Somaliland: Professor Samatar Throws the Hatchet, Joins Kulmiye Party

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samatarBy Gulaid Dalha

Borama, (Somali Commentator) -Making his political desire and reaching a future destiny, Professor Samatar has finally decided to join the ruling party of Somaliland – Kulmiye.

At a colourful event held at Borama, the capital city of Awdal region, the vice president of Somaliland Abdirahman Abdullaahi Ismail Saylee, the chairman of the ruling party as well as the presidential candidate Musa Behi Abdi and top brass Kulmiye officials welcomed Professor Samatar to the party.

In the glitzy event, the entire officials have unanimously agreed that Professor Samatar will immensely contribute in the party.

The chairman of the ruling party Hon Musa Behi Abdi stated that Kulmiye always works unity and togetherness. For this, he said they are ready to welcome the prudent Somaliland scholar Professor Samatar. Mr Behi reiterated the need to avoid tribalism, biasness, disdaining. He urged all Somaliland citizens to be hand in glove and avoid anything that is threat to the peace, stability and tranquility of this nation.

Nearly a two weeks ago, professor Samatar stated that it is time for him to join a political party to contribute the ongoing changes in the country.

Samatar who long opposed vehemently the sovereignty of Somaliland and campaigned for the unification of Somalia gave up the unionist ideology before few years when he was warmly welcomed back to his home country – Somaliland, in 2013.

Professor Ahmed Ismail Samatar is a prominent Somali writer, professor and former dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College. He is the editor of Bildhaan: an international journal of Somali Studies, and brother of Abdi Ismail Samatar, chair of the geography department at the University of Minnesota.

 

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