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Silaanyo’s man, Muse appointed flag bearer for Kulmiye party ahead of 2016 polls

Storyline:National News

Somaliland: Kulmiye Party has endorsed President Silaanyo’s close ally Muse Bihi to contest for the state presidency in 2016 a week after fall out in the party which saw nine senior government officials quit office.

Bihi whose favour with the president led to mass fall out in government was given a majority nod by the party as it struggles to deal with internal wrangles.

The incumbent president Ahmed Mohamed Silaanyo speaking at the conference said that he welcomed the chairman of the party to be the flagbearer of the party.

He noted that the party members believed in Bihi as the best placed to face off with other parties’s presidential candidates in the 2016 race.

“We have got a better mechanism to deal with the issue of picking party presidential flag-bearer and Bihi has been elected to represent the party,” said Silaanyo.

Speaking at the same forum, Bihi said Kulmiye is determined to lead Somaliland with Justice.

“We shall hold on to Kulmiye because we want to lead people of Somaliland and steer the nation towards prosperity” he said.

Further, he insisted that for free, fair and credible elections to take place, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission must be sincere and responsible.