Clan Council of Elders pledge their support to candidate Abdirahman
An Iftar (fast breaking) and dinner ceremony attended
by Hawiye Clan Council of Elders was on Sunday night held at
campaign headquarter of 2012 Somalia Presidential aspirant Abdirahman
The chairman of Hawiye Clan Council of Elders, Mohamed Hassan
Had who spoke at the ceremony related his personal knowledge
for the candidate saying that Mr Abdirahman is an educated,
able and experienced person who is among the few candidates
most likely to win the 2012 race to the Somalia's top leadership.
Other council members who spoke at the ceremony included elders
such as Hassan Ilmi Yahye, Muhuyadin Hassan Afrah, Hashi Mohamad
Kulane, Hoshow among others and they all pledged their support
for the candidate stressing that he deserves to lead the country
since he played a remarkable role in the 2009 Djibouti peace
process that led to the birth of the current interim government.
They also praised the candidate's role in the regions inhabited
by Hawiye clans.
Candidate Abdirahman Abdishakur who addressed the elders spoke
in length about his political program for the country. He said
that the Hawiye Clan Council of Elders came to existence at
a critical time and has achieved great things since then. The
candidate urged the elders to hold high the reputation gained
by the council and work tirelessly for the good of the Somali
people and nation.
The meeting is part of a series of gatherings that the candidate
is having with different sections of the society and which are
aimed at publicising his political agenda and marshalling support.