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By Ismail Warsame
Opinion Columnist

President of Puntland State, Said Abdullahi Deni, has arrived Garowe, the seat of the government today, in an unprecedented display of public welcome. observers have interpreted this untraditional public reception party as harbinger for important announcement to kickstart the President’s campaign for Federal Elections and his imminent declaration of Federal Presidential candidacy, the worse political re-election nightmare for Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, and perhaps, some other presidential candidates hailing from Banadir Region.

Taking advantage of Eid Al-Adha Holidays, all State officials, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Abdirashid Yusuf Jibril (Abwaan) and his deputies were at hand at General M. Abshir Airport today, perhaps with the diplomatic intention of covering up the lately simmering political frictions between the Executive and legislative branches of the government of Puntland. This issue was adjourned recently, subject to the return of the President to Garowe from extended overseas trip.

Perhaps, in unrelated event taking place simultaneously, Boqor Burhan Boqor Muse was enjoying a warm reception of his own in the town of Widh Widh in Ayn Region, to bless the announcement of a new titled elder, Garaad Mohamed Garaad Abshir Salah Jr.

Other election-related issues include the influx of Puntland Federal MPs into Garowe, a lifeline to the often vacant Garowe hotels. It is one of most profitable times when they have both the State President and Federal members of Parliament in town.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned.

Unprecedented public welcome


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