By Abdirisak Itaqile
Hargeisa, (Somaliland Monitor) -Somaliland Presidential Spokesman Eng. Hussein Adam Egge aka Hussein-Deyr has sent a congratulatory cable to Somaliland citizens living in the UK for their refusal to participate in the protest against the creation of a UAE Military base in Berbera that was held by small number of People mostly from Somalia complimented by a few Somalilanders with Somaliweyn beliefs outside the UAE embassy in London last Thursday.
“On behalf of the president of Somaliland H.E Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo and his administration, I hereby congratulate all British Somalilanders for their show of love to country and political maturity that led them to abstain from the demonstrations”.
Despite the planned attendance by thousands of protestors, last Thursday’s static demonstration outside the UAE embassy in London attracted few than 100.
“With the negative reception to the protest accorded by British Somalilanders maybe the Somalia authorities shall have learned a lesson to the fact that it is impossible to coerce our citizens to perform acts detrimental to Somaliland” Hussein Deyr said
Presidential Spokesman also made clear that the protest had nothing to do with real issues pertaining to the award of the military base since the demonstration was organized by the Somalia embassy in London together with a few traitorous Somalilanders under direction from the Somalia federal Government in Mogadishu.
“Why would president Farmajo of Somalia be more worried about the fate of Berbera which is not in his jurisdiction presumably more than the elected leader of Somaliland who has the mandate from residents? Quipped the presidential spokesperson while warning that the weak government in Mogadishu is utilizing a few self-seeking citizens for acts of treason against their country Somaliland” Hussein Deyr added.
Presidential Spokesman Eng. Hussein Deyr went on to say: “The Somalia government would cease to interfere on internal Somaliland issues if denied services of traitorous citizens, who are paid by Mogadishu to malign and debase their country especially with international forums.
Urging all citizens to emulate the example set by British Somalilanders in their refusal to participate in the Somalia organized demonstrations outside the UAE embassy London, Eng Hussein Deyr went on to stress on the fact that absence of any Somalilander in the government corridors in Mogadishu would completely seal the fate of interference.
Meanwhile, Somaliland president Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud “Silanyo” strolled into Westfield Shopping centre of West London, to mingle with shoppers and diners in the area.
The President’s appearance in Westfield dissipated all suspicions and fears surrounding the president’s health.
The government accused Waddani, one of the two opposition parties in Somaliland, of propagating and spreading unfounded rumors against the President’s health stemming from that party’s virulent opposition against the government’s grant of a military base to the UAE in Berbera.
With the President on his early evening stroll in Westfield was the First Lady, Amina Mohamoud Jirdeh, the President’s personal Secretary, Ali Ahmed Ali, one of the young advisors at the Presidency, Khadar Ali Gass, the former CEO of the Somaliland National Television.
His Excellency the President is on a short personal leave in the United Kingdom.