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Somaliland Opposition Opposes postponing the presidential election

HARGEISA (SD) – Opposition parties in Somaliland have condemned the government’s plan to postpone the presidential election scheduled for November 2022.

Waddani opposition party chairman Hirsi Ali Haji Hassan has accused the Somaliland President of planning to postpone the country’s Presidential elections.

Hirsi said the president and his government had undermined the country’s election process and recently clarify their intention to first hold the party registration election.

“November 13, 2022 marks the end of the current presidential term, unfortunately elections are opposed by the outgoing President and his government” said Chairman Hirsi.

UCID Chairman Faisal Ali Warabe, also accused Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi seeking an extension, and has broken his election promise to Somalilanders.

“The president has divided the people of Somaliland along tribal lines, and through intimidation and imprisonment, which has led to their disappointment of Muse Bihi,” said Faisal.

Opposition parties in Somaliland have stated their opposition to holding the election of the political associations ahead of the presidential election.

President Bihi’s refusal to hold the presidential election on time comes as he is invited to the US to encourage and celebrate Somaliland’s past democratic gains.

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