Undisclosed agreement between President Bihi and Col. Arre

Hargeisa(SD)-Col Arre a decorated Somaliland Commander has defected from the Somaliland army in the beginning of 2018 due to the El-Afweyn conflict.

Since then, Traditional leaders from Col. Arre’s clan and Somaliland government have been trying to resolve the issue.

The side of the El-Afweyn conflict, aligned with Kulmiye, had an issue with the president extending amnesty to Col. Arre’s rebel group due to deaths attributed to the Colonel and his troops, which led to his defection.

That is why the public and some traditional leaders were confused at the meeting, and about the drama that played out in front of the cameras this week at the presidential palace in Hargeisa.

You had the Garhajis traditional leaders requesting that president Bihi pardon the rebel group, and him only pardoning the troops and not Col Arre.

The reason being, the president not wanting to alienate his supporters in El Afweyn and also wanting to bring peace to Sanag region.

According to sources close to the president and are briefed in the matter, told us that president Muse Bihi and Col. Arre spoke and have an agreement in place.

The source also indicated that all of Col. Arre’s demands were met in secrecy, and the president gets to save face with his supporters.

To insure this, it was agreed that all parties play along, including Col. Arre’s rejection of the president’s offer.

Otherwise, you would’ve had the Garhajis leaders coming out of the presidential palace fuming and condemning the president, rather they were seen posing Selfies and declaring peace.

However, the El Afweyn Kulmiye supporters are left not knowing what happened, pundits declaring that the Kulmiye coalition is in tact and Garhajis are humiliated.

Far From it, the government got what it wanted, so did the Garhajis and Col. Arre.

But the Kulmiye partisans who wanted revenge and those that wanted to politically cash in on the situation got played.


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  1. Hi
    any thing else regarding this issue and how it is resolved is nonsense, except that Somaliland’s law is adhered. After and since freedom of Somaliland (openness and democracy fought for and brought in by SNM) Quite clear, well learned, well recorded that populations in the eastern regions of somaliland are many years behind than those in western regions in terms of understanding state,government and governing system. The way they understand state is get money from, get rich from it, otherwise cry with tribalistic fascism or run and go to sell the somaliland name to enemies of somaliland. While in western somaliland people understand sucrifice your blood and money and every thing to build somaliland first, benefit for all later. The eastern issaqs wanted always and their mentality of state is “swallow the egg’. just they need to learn to wait and see and yes, count the development every day. If things proved govermernment is not improving situauation and developing country change by vote not other stupid thinking always which results zero benefit for all.

  2. Muse and hj were humiliated and they have swallowed the bitter bill.
    In addition to that hj are losers with kulmiye losing ground and respect.

    We will see the jeegasn are now very fragile and they are losing confidence with themselves.

    Hurrah hurrah the justice now will see momentum.

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