Splinter group of the Arta TNG courting supporters as far places as Buroa, Hargeisa and the Emirates .
Nairobi (AllPuntland) – Abdiqassim Salat Hassan, the former head of one of the splinter groups of the mortuus Arta TNG is said to be in full activity collecting people in favour of his political idiosyncrasies from places as far as Hargeisa, Buroa and the Emirates.
A contender himself for the candidacy of the Presidency for the transitional federal government to be formed at the end of the ongoing Somali peace talks, Abdiqassim is said to be gathering as much supporters as he could to win the Presidency.
Former clerks and sympathisers of one of the splinter groups of the Arta TNG have been travelling in many parts of
Sources close to the Arta TNG confirmed that delegates had been dispatched to northwest
One of his deputy Prime Ministers, Osman Kaluun visited Hargeisa and Buroa and is now in the UAE soliciting people who will vouch their support for Abdiqaasim in the yet-to-be-determined final round of the Somali peace talks when members of the National Assembly (MPs) will be selected to appoint a President for the Federal transitional government of
Yusuf Dheeg, himself from northwest
Mohamed Ibrahim Habsade, a deputy for one the splinter RRA groups who accompanied Abdiqassim on his last trip from
There is talk that IGAD representatives are assisting the Arta TNG and Abdiqassim to build a strong support base in his favour from other regions of
Our reporter in
One political analyst commented “It does not surprise me that Abdiqassim is campaigning again, and he knows fully well that this is no Arta”.
“The competition in
Nonetheless, there appear to be signs of hope for the Somali peace talks despite fresh round of disagreements stemming from reported irregularities and alterations of terms of the 29th January peace accord by IGAD representatives. All eyes are now on IGAD and partners, and how well they will tackle this predicament of their own making, and how efficiently the impasse could be resolved.
AllPuntland News Desk