Somaliland 3 Official Political Parties
Once again we are cheering and waving the color of our party looking forward toward the Somaliland upcoming elections 2017. I am afraid that all this will increase the division of the public and push us more into tribalism to chose a leader.
Who will be crowned.
Your choice is KULMIYE (the ruling party) UCID (Opposition) WADANI (Opposition)
We will start the analysis with the current ruling party Kulmiye.
KULMIYE the ruling party come to power in 2010 no need to tell you who they are and their record for the last 6 years in power speaks for itself, the most corrupted government in the short time that Somaliland existed.
KULMIYE | Xisbiga Midnimada Iyo Horumarinta Somaliland
The Peace, Unity and Development Party (Somali: Kulmiye Nabad, Midnimo iyo horumar iyo, Arabic: حزب التضامن), also known as Kulmiye, is the ruling political party in Somaliland
Kulmiye Candidate is Col. Musse Bixi is SNM veteran and long time supporter and close allies to President Silanyo and he is The Chairman of the current ruling party Kulmiye – more information check the party web site at kulmiye.com
KULMIYE waa xisbi siyaasi uu leeyahay Qaranka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, waxa la asaasay bishii May ee sanna…dkii 2002, ujeeddadiisu waxay tahay sidii Somaliland ay u gaadhi lahayd himilooyinkeeda ay ka midka yihiin inay ka mid noqoto dunida xorta ah ee dimoqraadiga ah.
Xisbiga KULMIYE bishii Diisambar ee 2002 ayuu ku guulaystay kaalinta labaad ee tartankii doorashooyinkii degaamada Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, taasoo uu kaga mid noqday saddexdii xisbi siyaasadeed ee ugu horreeyey dalka ee sharci ah.
Xisbiga oo uu hoggaaminayey aasaasaha ruug-caddaaga siyaasadda Mudane, Axmed Maxamed Maxamuud (Siilaanyo) waxa uu ka qaybgalay tartankii doorashada madaxtinimada ee ugu horreysay Somaliland ee April sannadkii 2003-dii, iyadoo uu murrashax jagada Madaxweynaha uu u tartamayey Mudane, Axmed Maxamed Siilaanyo, ku-xigeenna uu ahaa Mudane, Cabdiraxmaan Aw Cali Faarax, horena u ahaa madaxweyne-ku-xigeenkii labaad ee dalka.
Kulmiye – Candidate is Col. Musse Bihi – You might find more information on Col Musse Bihi Biography check the party web site at kulmiye.com
Wadani Candidate – Mr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi the Chairman of the Parliament house of the representative of Somaliland and the Leader of the opposition party – more information check the party web site at wadani.com
Wadani needs no Introductions we all know how Wadani came to power Interesting theory about how Wadani party come to existent it is Hybrid offspring of 50% UCID and 50% KULMIYE party.
The leader of Wadani is none other Than Mr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi the man that holds two jobs as the Chairman of the parliament of the house of the representative of Somaliland for the last 10 years and the leader of the opposition party Wadani.
His ten years in power in the parliament was unproductive and in my opinion neglected his duty so he can advance his political status to became the fifth president of Somaliland.
WADDANI is one of the three official parties in the Somaliland region. The political association was founded by The Chairman of parliament Mr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi, who also serves as its chairman of Wadani Party.
WADDANI party has a strong diplomatic relations with both donors and other international community including IGAD member countries due to the personal connections and capacity of foreign relations of the party chairman.
The exodus of the unhappy Kulmiye Party supporter with the direction the party is heading they are abandoning Kulmiye to join Wadani party and that is a welcomed mass gain of strength for the opposition party Wadani. Recently in the news, Wadani Party welcomed large group of ministers and officials which defected from Silanyo’s administration at beginning of 2015.
Who is UCID Party
UCID Candidate are Mr. Jamaal Cali Hussen and Faysal Cali Warabe – more information check the party web site at ucid.com or newucid.com
Finally UCID party always when Elections time is near some sort of problem or issue arise, The Party is being torn apart internally with the dispute between the chairman of UCID Part Faysal Ali Warabe and the younger candidate Jamaal Cali Hussein on the issue of who will be the candidacy for the upcoming Presidential Elections in 2017, it looks like UCID party is sinking in quicksand all the way to the waist drowning. Definitely this feud damaged the party reputation and if not stopped soon it will contribute in the demise of the party prematurely. I will not count UCID out of the race yet hopefully the quarrel between the leaders will be dissolved and everyone can go back and concentrate on winning the election in 2017.
The OLD UCID Party 2003
UCID Party at the first presidential in Somaliland 2003 election – from Somaliland Net Archives.
UCID, is a new phenomenon in Somaliland’s political arena. It is a party that is based on modern thoughts of freedom and responsibility, on equality of citizens under the law and the necessity of good governance. At its most basic nature the party stands for uncompromising Somaliland Nationalism. Because of the clarity of its position and the persistence of its founder it has forced both UDUB and KULMIYE to take unequivocal positions on the question. UCID was conceived and born in the Diaspora in the rarified environment of a university setting or so it is seems. Faysal Ali Warabe, the founder of UCID is a civil engineer by trade and a politician by choice. He is a man whom opponents of the independence of Somaliland love to hate.
What is most amazing about UCID is that it was able to establish itself on the Somali political map so effectively. Win or lose, this party has already succeeded in setting the national agenda. Its ideas on governance, accountability, independence and political honesty are already the measuring rod against which other parties are evaluated.
Reference From: Somaliland Presidential Election Chronicles Part 1. 2, By Dr. Abdishakur Jowhar and A. Mohamed Ali Hashi ‘Dhimbiil’
Now OUR 3 contenders two of the parties have no problems in leadership issues except UCID party. They all compete gain your trust and of course your Vote but in Somaliland politics is very weird in a sense it’s hard to predict where anyone’s loyalties lies, people and politicians alike are always switching loyalties for their own gain, most of the times it’ the tribal line which separates the voters only few intellectuals in the public whom are die hard believers will show loyalties toward their party or to join a party for an idea and a cause. Somaliland system is not perfect but at least it’s functioning and of course it’s better than having noting like Somalia.
I am optimistic for the upcoming election and looking forward to a peaceful election that is fair and impartial to all. I will support the party that shows strong commitment to reform the government and who will find solutions to our broken Economy, the corrupt judicial system, health care crisis, tribalism, corruptions and nepotism will have my vote.
Effortlessly we try very hard to find more information’s on either 3 parties online but none of the 3 Somaliland national Parties web site’s are up to date or have enough information on the party agenda, goals, ambitions and what differentiated from other parties.
Let’s all hope that our election will be a peaceful one. Insha Allah,.