By M.A. Egge

The late respected veteran politician and legislative member Ali Areye was laid to rest yesterday in Hargeisa in a state funeral held in his honour with the mourners led by the VP H.E. Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismael Seyli’i.

The VP was joined by the speaker of the parliament, the defence minister, several MPs and numerous eminent personalities amongst others.

The late MP who passed away last week in a Turkish hospital had his body flown back to the country yesterday and immediately buried thereafter.

The deceased was a firebrand who had special oratory acumen which moved crowds and he often spoke his mind.

The mourners at the graveside not only paid tribute to his lifetime accomplishments in diverse obituaries, but the aloe sent their condolences to the immediate family members, relatives and friends of the late lawmaker.

He had sought medication in Turkey after following ill recently.