HARGEISA, 25 February 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Somaliland government strongly denied reports say the vice president passed away in Paris. Today, some of the media reported that the Somaliland’s Vice President, Ahmed Yusuf Yassin passed away this morning while he was at a hospital in France.
According to a press release from the government’s spokesman, Said Adani Moge, said the Vice President is doing fine and getting his medications in a hospital in Paris. He said those reports are bias and aimed at creating confusion among Somaliland citizens.
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Few weeks ago, the Somaliland’s Vice President was taken to France for medical treatment and being admitted in a hospital. Since then, there are uncertain reports about the VP’s health as there was no official statement about his health situation from the government.
Mr. Moge said the media should not circulate such reports before they make sure the reality.
This is the first time that Somaliland government officially speaks about the health status of the Vice President.