- A long serving former civil servant in Puntlands administration has defect to Somaliland after falling out with his longtime ally President Faroole.
Mr. Mohamed Nur Dabayl was the Governor of Bari region of Puntland also Known in Somaliland as Sanaag region for the last 8 years this until he was fired a few months ago after forming an opposition party known as UGAB whose support base is drawn from the Warsengeli clan ,a minority in Puntland. The defecting official known the architect of undermining Somaliland rule in the Eastern Region and for his hardline anti-Somaliland attitude came to Hargeisa with his supporters who are mostly from his clan.
The former civil servant turned Politician and his political organization (UGUB) failed to be registered as a political party because didn’t fulfill requirements set for approval hence opposition claims of cheating in the verification process whose motive was to deny them participation in the political process by the President Farooles government.
This prompted an outright rejection and denunciation of the results by almost all political parties in Puntland that failed to make the approved list, in turn they accused President Faroole of manipulating the results which created a tense atmosphere in Garowe ,Bosaso and most of the country.
Goth Mohamed Goth/Somalilandpress