Govt tries to sow division among opposition, says Gelle

The former information minister who is currently vying for president accused outgoing leaders at Vila Somalia of engineering the narrative to create confusion and mistrust within the CPC.

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Govt tries to sow division among opposition, says Gelle

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The council of the presidential candidates’ [CPC] spokesman Dahir Mohamud Gelle accused the Somali government of attempting to create division among the opposition coalition.

“We assure all citizens that our unity is stronger than ever before,” said Gelle in response to rumors circulated on social media claiming that they split into parts.

The former information minister who is currently vying for a president accused outgoing leaders at Vila Somalia of engineering the narrative to create confusion and mistrust within the CPC.

In addition, Gelle blamed Farmajo for failing to take a leading role during the successive talks between the caretaker PM Mohamed Hussein Roble and the candidates in the Decale hotel in Mogadishu last week.

"We stay united and we must continue to uphold the right to practice the freedom of speech and that is precisely what we were expecting from the government," he said.

But deep inside, he added, the government has taken offensive measures against the opposition demands of free and inclusive election to take place in the country.

Farmajo whose 4-year term ended last month wants the opposition candidates to be out of the electoral talks between his administration and the five regional states in Somalia, arguing they are not political stakeholders. 

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