Helsinki, 22 Jul 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Chairman of Somaliland’s second largest opposition party, Faisal Ali Warabe, expressed concern over Somaliland’s current uncertainty while on tour in the Finnish capital, Helsinki.
He warned Somaliland could be in for difficult times unless President Rayale backs off from his current position and leads the nation in a new direction.
The chairman accused the president of economic mismanagement and weak leadership. “The President has carefully orchestrated a criminal corruption scheme and exploited the nation’s limited resources. As a direct result of the weak leadership, inconsistency and vacillation he is directly responsible for the unrests in the West since it falls directly under his leadership and administration” he told reporters.
Mr Faisal declared that he had spoken about the dangers in the horizon in the past and that there is no imminent threat from outside the country; he worries Somaliland is fast deteriorating under the strain of the present “debauched” regime. He said the only danger threatening Somaliland is the one within.
“Today, President Rayale has clashed with the international community after he refused to respect his people, his unwillingness to abide by the constitution, will not spare those that elected him, he crippled the nation and he refuses to replace corrupted commissioners as suggested by the donors” he added.
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He signaled that he would not go quietly into the night if Rayale fails to meet election date-line and donors demand. He warned if funds for the election are suspended or frozen, “this would be the end of him.”
He concluded President Rayale will follow Abdullahi Yusuf and late dictator Siad Bare’s suit if he fails to meet election expectations as increasingly people are tired of his seven years of disastrous rule.
Who is Faisal Ali Warabe?
- Born 1948 in Hargeisa, Somaliland
- Chairman of UCID (Justice and Welfare) party
- He earned an MSc in engineering at St. Petersburg, Russia
- Social Science at the Helsinki University, Finland
- Speaks Somali, Finnish, Russian and English
- Regional director, Ministry of public works, Somalia
- Director of Planning and Building, Ministry of public works, Somalia
- Chief Engineer of Mogadishu city, Somalia