Waddani Party’s Resentment towards the Security Forces


Waddani Party’s Resentment towards the Security Forces.

By:Mohammed Dahir Ahmed

Wadani Party’s top brass and their partner Damuljadid sect have shown extreme abhorrence and hatred towards Somaliland Armed forces.

Waddani party officials this week staged various death threats to senior police officers, which became a shock to the Somaliland public, since people confused with Waddani’s core objective as a political party or a mafia cartel.

Waddani Chairman and Presidential candidate Mr. Abdirahman Irro told delegates in his party central committee conference which was held in Hargeisa;” this Country does not need soldiers”. Belittling and degrading the services of the  men and women serving day and night with little substance in the Somaliland Military,Police,Custodial corpse, Immigration and Security shows his  extreme antipathy towards them.

Wadani party wrote a letter back in 2014 to the friendly countries that support Somaliland Rapid Response Unit (RRU) to suspend their support. This further shows their extreme abhorrence for the Somaliland security forces.

Renown world leaders such as Winston S.Churchil and  John  F.Kennedy expressed in various quotes in the importance of armed personnel services to the nation and its people.

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would ham us”

Winston S. Churchill.

“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:’ I served in the United States Navy”

John F. Kennedy

The leader of the Damuljadid sect Hersi Ali who have recently joined Wadani party, belittled and shown his extreme acrimony  towards the armed forces in various platforms. A local security expert told me that some groups in Somaliland see the armed forces the only obstacle against them in reaching the power.

The popular Indian Ocean Newsletter Magazine published in Paris France have a written the following piece when Hersi Ali, a senior member of Waddani party’s politburo.

Somaliland; Hersi Ali Haji Hassan, an Islamist in the Wadani party :Following his attempted constitutional coup in October 2015, the Somaliland former Minister to the Presidency, Hersi Ali Haji Hassan, has resurfaced in the principal opposition party, Wadani. The president of Wadani and Speaker of the House of Representatives Abdirahman Mohamed Abdilahi, known as Cirro,co-opted him onto the party’s executive committee on 5 October. Reactions of disapproval were not long coming: the Ethiopian government has already expressed its concerns about Hersi Ali Haji Hassan. He is under surveillance by the Ethiopian and American intelligence services since he was involved in creating a radical Islamist group in the Burco region in 2008”.

By:Mohammed Dahir Ahmed,






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