Recent outcome of CIC Meeting in Garowe is an unattainable dream – Puntland Deputy President

Puntland Deputy President Abdihakin Haji Omar Amey has once again differed with his boss President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, and lashed out at the outcome of the recent Council of Interstate Cooperation (CIC) meeting held in Garowe. 

The Deputy President said; “I see the outcome of the meeting as an unachievable dream which has astounded every Somali citizen. I can conclude that it was an ill-advised decision reached in haste,” said Amey, while talking to the Mogadishu-based Radio Kulmiye.

He accused the federal state leaders of being responsible for the political tension in the country. 

Meanwhile, he welcomed the recent decision taken by the Chief Minister of Galmudug Sheikh Ahmed Shakir in dismissing the Garowe outcome. 

“I hugely laud my friend Sheikh Ahmed Shakir for his bold decision. I  agree with him that dialogue is the only option to end the rift,” he said. 

Amey also welcomed military commanders in Garowe who have also opposed the Garowe meeting and were subsequently fired by President Gaas.

This is not the first time that the DP of Puntland has opposed decisions arrived at by his boss, a move that demonstrates internal rifts among the top leadership of the federal state.

The regional governments have accused the federal government of creating political crisis in their respective states.