Somaliland: Government Spokesman Criticizes Puntland President


The minister of information, culture and national guidance Mr.Abdirahman Abdillahi  Farah Diriye (Guri-Barwaqo) has condemned the president of Puntland Mr.Abdiweli Gaas who has openly called for an all out war against the Republic of Somaliland. This is according to news distributed by Somaliland News Agency ( The Puntland president was speaking on the floor of the provincial parliament in Garowe town.

Minister Guri-Barwaqo press release read.

“The provincial administration of Puntland based at Garowe led by warlord Abdiweli Gaas have announced to break international law by attacking the Somaliland province of Sool. The Puntland administration claim to the region is based on tribal connection which goes against the 1964 declaration by the AU in Cairo, Egypt.  These naked provocations to expand territory through tribal alliance go against international norms and seek to open a Pandora box of more land cases in the Horn of Africa region. If not nipped in the bud the Puntland scenario will seek to grow tentacles and disturb international boundaries erected by colonial governments.

The Puntland president went further to insult the good standing of the people of Sool as people who have sold their future for salary from the Somaliland government.  Minister Guri-Barwaqo stated that the people of Sool were at the fore front of fighting for Somaliland independence from the repressive regime of Somalia and at no time will they want anything to do with Somalia.

The minister told Mr.Abdiweli Gaas that Lasanod town can never become north Galka’ayo and Buuhoodle can never become Qardo. In this respect the Puntland president needs to stop lying to his people to further his cling to power through anti Somaliland propaganda. Warmonger Abdiweli Gaas while addressing the provincial parliament called on war against Somaliland.

The wishful thinking of Abdiweli Gaas is a day dreaming fantasy to try to win support from his countrymen so that they can extend his tenure of office, a stupid ploy to remain in power call it.

The government of Somaliland will always promote peace with her neighbors and particularly Somalia which has talks ongoing, following the deliberation of the 2012 London conference.

“The talks will only include the former boundaries erected by the two colonial masters to have colonized Somaliland and Somalia the British and Italians respectively.”



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