According to information filtering from a rendezvous confirm that the
Federal Government of Somalia and her administered region of Puntland held
an anti- Somaliland conference in the town of Baidoa South west region of
Somalia. Information reaching the Horn Newspaper from reliable sources
concur that the closed door meeting agenda was Somaliland and the recent
skirmishes in Tukaraq. During the meeting journalists were kept at an arm
The president of Jubaland Sheikh Ahmed Madobe advised that they should come
up with a unitary decision against Somaliland.
The Puntland president Mr.Abdiweli Ali Gaas who also spoke at the meeting
stated that the Tukaraq war and Somaliland Military forces have exerted
maximum pressure on people who ply the Lasanod/Garowe route. He went on to
say that the Somaliland armed forces have exerted pressure on the people of
Lasanod who have the same ideology like the people of Garowe. He added
that time had come for Somaliland to be attacked using all means possible
political, economical and even physical and called on the Federal
government to lead the war. The Puntland president revealed that Somaliland
has political connections with some rogue politicians in Garowe trying to
sabotage Puntland’s interests. He added that the clique of [politicians
want to support some politicians who are in favor of Somaliland to run for
political seats in Puntland.
The South West region of Somalia president Shariff Hassan Sheikh Adam who
hoisted the meeting called on a line of communication should be
established with Somaliland and it should be asked to withdraw her armed
forces from Tukaraq and if Somaliland refuses to comply he said then a
decision should be reached. He advised all to go slow on the current state
of affairs because Puntland is holding an election whilst her economy is in
Federal government of Somalia president Mr.Farmajo stated that to defeat
Somaliland all and sundry should unite. He advised the Puntland president
Mr.Gaas to support Somalia foreign policy instead of going alone for
instance he cited the Gulf States conflict as an example of where Puntland
At last the Somalia government was shouldered the responsibility to start a
war against Somaliland from different fronts political, economical,
military and diplomatic to name a few of the clandestine ant-Somaliland
agenda put forward. The participants of the meeting called on Somalia
government to exert influence on the US and UN to pressurize Somaliland to
withdraw her armed forces from Tukaraq.
The meeting was attended by the president of Somalia Mr.Mohammed Abdillahi
alias Farmajo who was flanked by his Prime Minister Mr.Hassan Khayre,
president of the different Somalia provinces and some rogue politicians
from Somaliland graced the event.
Before going to press we contacted a Somaliland politician in Baidoa who
did not want his name mentioned and asked about the meeting deliberations
he refused to divulge details.
One of the points from the meeting states that Puntland should be supported
with arms to fight back Al-shabab. However political commentators in the
Horn region underscored this as legalizing Puntland to receive the arms
Somalia receives from international arm dealers.