By Hared Odah
The political drama in Somaliland is getting exciting by the day. People are lining up to take a front seat in Hargeisa’s Theater of Politics for the upcoming showdown between Silanyo’s Minister of the Presidency, Mr. Hersi Haji, and the Speaker of the Parliament, Mr. Abdirahman Irro.
At a recent Liverpool event hosted by some of the UK Somaliland diaspora, the Minister has bragged about his political prowess. He made his points through not so funny folklore anecdotes and in the process ridiculed the Speaker of House as unworthy opponent who was just lucky in passing one by-law in Parliament because of his absence.
According to Media reports, both the Minister and the Speaker are getting ready for a showdown. The Minster is back from his UK trip and is betting on his usual tactics that carried him a winner so far. The Speaker is also back from his Ethiopia trip, and he is rumored to have become changed man. He is infuriated by Hersi’s sarcasm lighlty, and WADDANI supporters are asking him to take a strong stance against the Public ridicule of the Minister.
Hersi speaking moments after he arrived in the country
Upon his arrival at Hargeisa’s Egal Airport, the Speaker has delivered a short public speech intended as a pep talk to his MP supporters to step up to Hersi’s challenge and defend their honor too. It is believed that his advisors are urging the Speaker to use the Minister’s gaffe for public support for WADDANI Party. They are counting on the Speaker — who is surely determined to show what he is really made of — to show all Somalilanders once for all that “HE IS THE MAN!”
The Speaker knows full well that if he loses the match to Hersi, he may as well kiss good bye to his dream of becoming the next President of Somaliland. All eyes will be soon glued to the TV for all Somalilanders to see “WHO COUGHS UP MILK FIRST!”
Hope we enjoy the showdown. HORNCABLE TV is expected to carry the showdown event live, or events for that matter. As for anyone planning to watch on UNIVERSAL TV, don’t count on it. It is already banned in Somaliland and will certainly not carry the event or events. For those few who still get there news from QARANKA TV, get prepared for an edited versiion tailored to Minster’s EGO! Guess why?