By Gulaid Dalha
“All that are flimsy lies. I received an official invitation letter from US, but for many reasons, I quitted going USA,” Kulmiye’s flag bearer – Muse Behi Abdi
Hargeisa – Somali Commentator – After re-launching the voter registration in Marodijeh region, on Saturday, 1st May, the chairman of the Ruling Party as well as the presidential candidate, Musa Behi Abdi, yesterday monitored some districts in the capital city of Somaliland, Hargeisa.
During his observation, the presidential candidate of the Ruling Kulmiye Party, Mr Musa Behi registered himself at the Civil Service Institute CSI. Shortly after becoming an eligible registrant, Mr Musa conducted a brief report on Somaliland’s contemporary issues, voter registration exercise, his trip to Kenya and so on.
In his remarks, the chairman said, “Constructive criticism is vital – this is the only way ebullience can betide. We all call Somalilanders to play their role – come to guide us, come to construct your children educationally, come and participate the rebuilding processes.”
Speaking about the voter registration drive, Mr Musa said, “Register yourself. You can vote who you want cause the change in need. There is also another way you can do – you can run for any position; you can run for a presidential and a parliamentary election, you hence change what you had previously been in dire need to tackle. I reiterate every Somaliland citizen has the right to elect and to be elected.”
Musa Behi Abde, Kulmiye’s Presidential Candidate, also reminded the citizens that only through this registration, they can make their dreams real, and at the same time, warned the citizens against rebutting the system. “Some people say they will neither cast their vote nor run for the election. What a ridiculous idea they believe in. Try to convince us your ideas through logic evidence. Even our religion ordered us to take in-depth discussions on the existing issues pertaining problem solving via a common term ‘shuuraa’.”
On the other hand, Kulmiye’s flag bearer, Mr Behi denied a recently published news on some local newspapers that USA refused to send a visa to Musa Behi. “All that are flimsy lies. I received an official invitation letter from US, but for many reasons, I quitted going USA. As a party leader, I have a lot of work to do; voter registration drive is underway. You also know the life-threatening drought that has stricken the country. I told them that I cannot attend. But in turn, a high ranking delegation including the government and Kulmiye will soon pay a visit to USA, inshaa Allah. ”