Former Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed Abdilahi (Farmajo)
Former Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed Abdilahi (Farmajo)

Former PM of Somalia: “In order to see the reunification of Somalia & Somaliland again, we have to respond to the wrongs, discrimination & injustice of the past.”

By Mahmoud Qodah

Somalilandmonitor -Former Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed Abdilahi (Farmajo) conceded that Somaliland’s decision on re-inserting its 1960 independence has not been baseless and an infatuation based pronouncement, as he added that Somaliland was right to do so and break the merger after 30 years of injustice and isolation resulted by its involuntary union with Somalia.

“In order to move towards peaceful and greater Somalia (Somalia and Somaliland) in the future, beforehand Somaliland should be given compensation and reparation as it became a victim of injustice, isolation and discrimination after it had voluntarily united with the rest of Somalia in 1960”

“The problem in Somalia didn’t start in 1991, but honestly it had started in 1960 when our brothers, Somaliland voluntarily merged with Somalia. As such we need to address the past injustice which is a crucial part of the process of healing and reconciliation in order to see once again Somalia and Somaliland re-unification. Thus we have to ask forgiveness from them (Somaliland) and then again send for a re-unity plea to them”

Former Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed Abdilahi Farmajo who likewise running for the Presidency of Somalia which it’s presidential and parliamentary elections are expected to be held in late of this year said this in a ceremony he was delivering his presidential campaign speech in Mogadishu.

Mahmoud Qodah

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Mohamoud Qodah is the Co-editor-in-chief of Somaliland Monitor. He also serves as the assistant editor of the Republican English weekly newspaper published by Jamhuuriya media Group.

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  1. Dear Farmajo.

    Greetings from Hargeisa. We are glad to hear that you finally acknowledge mistakes were made to Somaliland. Such kind of honesty is indeed rare from our brothers in Mogadishu.

    I am aware that elections are due (latest news is the postponement) in Mogadishu. You are trying to vie for one of the topmost posts. As such, bringing the issue of Somaliland will ultimately gain you “political mileage”. Fair thinking. But what you are forgetting is that Somalilanders will NEVER be fooled by such gimmicks.

    You were the PM. What did you do during your tenure? Is it now that you have woken from your deep slumber and realised of these past injustices? In my view, it is just TOO late to talk about it. Somalilanders have moved on with their lives and rebuilt their cities while bombs have been exploding in Mogadishu.

    Do not pretend to be our friend now when you see the progress that have been done in our own way, with very little “recognition” from outsiders and politicians like you. Somalilanders are too smart to see through manipulative politics like yours.

    Did you watch the first US presidential debate between Mr Trump and Ms Hillary Clinton? May be not. You were soundly asleep when it was being streamed live all over the world. Trump caused an uproar from the largely silent audience when he asked Hillary where she was in the past 30 years and what she had done to help ease the problems of the American public!

    I ask you the same thing: WHERE have you been for the past FORTY years? Did you suddenly start seeing visions of Somaliland in your dreams? Don’t you think it is just too late now in this election year? Lets face it, your comments are not motivated by any altruism in my opinion. On the contrary, I feel you are driven by selfish self-interest (“hunguri” as they say in my native Somali).

    Please keep your rhetoric to yourself. We know who our true friends and enemies are. You can come disguised as an angel but we are mature enough to think on our own.

    To conclude, I’ll request you to concentrate at the problems right next to your door. They are many and challenging. Only then can you be qualified enough to talk about Somali “Weyne” issues. Of course, I can imagine you groaning at all this. You may think of me as an enemy. Not at all. I am neither biased nor discriminative. FYI, I gave the same advice to a local politician here who came up with a similarly strange idea of Somaliland helping our brothers in Somalia during your elections. My comment is still there in this paper if you care to read or confirm!

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