Hargeysa, Somaliland, May 22, 2010 (SL Times) – The Campaign Manager of
Kulmiye party for the western regions, Eng. Bashe Abdi Gaboobe called
the cancellation of the independence celebrations of May 18 and June an
unfortunate decision by the government.
He said the decision was unjustified because most people had already
taken their voting cards and the May 18 celebration would not have
prevented those who had not gotten their cards from getting their cards.
Bashe Abdi Gaboobe made this statement to Haatuf newspaper in a
telephone call from Gerissa where is leading a Kulmiye party delegation
tour of the western regions.
Speaking of their activities so far, Bashe Abdi Gaboobe said, “We are
now in Gerissa and we are headed to Zayla. We have traveled from Gabiley
to Borama. When we reached Dila we were met by a big delegation led by
Professor Ismail Mumin Aar. From there we went to Borama. Upon reaching
Borama, we were met by a big delegation led by Kulmiye’s Vice
presidential candidate, Mr Abdirahman Zaylai. We addressed Kulmiye’s
supporters and different segments of the community at the party’s
premises in Borama and told them to take their voting cards and to
maintain the peace and security. From there we moved on to Boon, Harirad,
Qulujeed, Abdiqadir, Sheekh Aware, and Fardo lagu Hidh. We were warmly
welcomed and people were chanting long live Kulmiye even in Qulujeed,
President Rayale’s hometown.”