HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Somaliland main opposition leader, Mr. Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo has arrived in Hargeisa’s Egal International airport on a private plane a moment ago to a warm reception.
Mr Silanyo who flew from the Ethiopian capital, after returning from the United States, was welcomed back to the country by the Vice-Chairman of Kulmiye Party, Mr. Musa Bihi Abdi and hundreds of thousands of his supporters who were waving Kulmiye Party flags, cheering and whistling as they greeted the leader.
This is the biggest turn out for any Somaliland leader since it restored it’s nationhood as a result most of the main roads in the capital are jammed as they rallied to welcome Silanyo and his wife, Amina Waris.
Radio Hormuud (Somali language):[audio:silanyo_back.mp3]
Photos by Abdirasak Sh. Elmi & Muktar Irro/GNN-Hargeisa, courtesy of WaryaTV.
Somalilandpress, 31 January 2010