Situation in Lasaanod is calm, says Speaker Abdirizaq


By M.A. Egge

The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Somaliland Hon. Abdirisaaq Khalif Ahmed has pointed out that he has just returned from Lasanood to update the Head of State H.E. Musa Bihi Abdi on the situation at ground in Sool region hence was quite hopeful of good tidings ahead.

He stated that the government is always ready for unconditional dialogue and that issues should be looked at from a positive point of view.

Hon. Abdirizaq praised the President for the move to withdraw the troops from the city of Lasanood to reduce the tension following recent riots, saying that the move brought great calmness.

He said that he had high hopes that the Lasaanod traditional leaders’ meeting will not cause any problems for the nation, and that nothing negative was expected to come out of it.

Speaking on the issues, he told press over the week, “I went to Lasanood, the capital of Sool region, from Turkey, and we all know the problem that happened. I went there after consulting the president and other leaders of the country with the aim of getting to grips with the situation at hand in Lasaanood city, and to share real information with the president”.

He thanked the President for removing the forces out of the town to gain better rapport with the residents and calmness was realized.

The Speaker observed that the traditional ‘Isimada’ conference that opened in the town of Lasanood kicked of peacefully and that calls for peaceful stability were heeded.

He pointed out the meeting was on freely without undue pressure from any quarters and that he expected and hoped to fruitfully end soon with positive outcomes.



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