WADDANI accuses government of failing to restore security in clash hit regions

Somaliland’s opposition party WADDANI has accused the government of failing to manage the recent clashes in the Ceelafwayn and Cali Saahid regions. The party at the same time accused outgoing president Muse Biixi of undermining security institutions. The party’s Secretary of Information, Mahmoud Adam Jama “Galaal,” stated that the government needs to quickly deploy armed […]

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Somaliland opposition welcome mediation talks to end presidential elections impasse

The opposition parties of Somaliland, Waddani and UCID, have welcomed the decision made by the mediation committee regarding the electoral dispute in Somaliland. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi Irro, the Presidential Candidate of Waddani, stated that his party is in agreement with the mediation committee’s decision. “I, speaking on behalf of myself and Waddani party, unequivocally accept […]

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Main opposition parties give President Bihi a wide berth

Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi convened a meeting with the leaders of various political organizations to accelerate the groundwork for the impending elections and reinforce public security in the country. The two opposition parties, Wadani and UCID, did not attend the meeting, which took place in Hargeisa on Tuesday, despite their invitations extended by President […]

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Opposition hits at Electoral Commission for taking electoral dispute to Supreme Court

The leaders of the opposition parties in Somaliland, Waddani, and UCID, have criticized the recent decision by the Electoral Commission to refer the electoral dispute to the Supreme Court, a move the opposition calls an interference to enclave’s electoral process, while also stating that Somaliland can only be saved by holding the long-delayed presidential elections. […]

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Heroic welcome for Irro in Hargeisa as he demands for consensus over elections stalemate

Somaliland’s main opposition party Waddani says there must be a political consensus before the presidential elections are held. The Waddani party presidential candidate Abdirahman Mohamed Abdillahi Irro who was given a heroic welcome as he returned to the Somaliland capital Hargeisa from a tour across the country said a political agreement must be reached before […]

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Bihi’s term extension may plunge Somaliland into anarchy- Irro

Somaliland main opposition party Waddani has outlined why it is opposed to the two years extension of the term of President Muse Bihi by the country’s senate. In a statement signed by the party’s presidential candidate Abdirahman Irro, the move was termed as a gross violation of the country’s constitution and an affront to democracy […]

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Waddani officials visit party members held in prison

Officials of the leading opposition party Waddani in the weekend paid a visit to the party followers currently held in prison at the Baki district jail in Awdal region. Party chairman Hirsi Ali Hassan led the team that visited the prisoners who have been in police cells after being arrested during the national demonstrations called […]

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Be impartial in our political situation, opposition party WADDANi tell EU ambassadour

Opposition party WADDANI wants the European Union ambassador to be impartial in the political situation in Somaliland. The party’s top leadership opted not to meet up with the EU ambassador Tiina Intelmann who they feel is leaning towards the position taken by the government to extend the term of President Muse Bihi. Instead the party […]

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Somaliland election talks collapse as opposition accuse president Bihi for lacking commitment

Somaliland opposition parties have announced that the talks between parties and government, which were aimed at resolving the dispute in the elections, have collapsed. At a press conference in Hargeisa on Tuesday, UCID chairman Faisal Ali Warabe and Waddani chairman Hirsi Ali Haji Hassan said President Musse Bihi Abdi had withdrawn entirely from the ongoing […]

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Glimmer of hope as president Bihi meets opposition to ease political tension

In what could signal hope to avert the simmering political tension in Somaliland, leaders of the three parties met on Wednesday morning at the Presidential palace and agreed to resume negations to solve their dispute. This came after a mediating committee facilitated today’s face-to-face meeting. The speaker of the Guurti was also present at the […]

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