Somaliland opposition parties have threatened to return to the streets if President Muse Bihi fails to commit to holding presidential elections in November.
Feisal Ali Warabe, the chairman of UCID party accused President Bihi of showing no commitment to working with the opposition to have the elections held as per the constitution.
He further said Bihi is not ready to sit with the opposition leaders to have a peaceful process.
“We suspended nationwide protests because we wanted to give dialogue a chance. But President Bihi does not show commitment to listen to his political opponents and wants to follow his decisions without giving special consideration to the constitution,” said the UCID party boss.
He said Bihi’s administration used excessive police force against opposition peaceful demonstrators.
“We are not giving ultimatums to the president but we are hoping he will accept to negotiate. But if the talks fail we will proceed with our nationwide protests to demand the election takes place on time,” he stated.