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Vote Siilaanyo’s legacy out

Election is good in one way and bad in another way. It is good when metaphorically understood. But it is bad when its metaphors are not well understood.
Election rages and pauses, but its concept continues to become tortured poetry in nights and days because there are motives and morals, there is philosopghy, there is meditation, and there are obligations and duties that exist beyond the threshold of just picking up a presidential candidate.
Election is good when we understand its beauty.  Basically the beauty of any election becomes plain for all to see when all of us take a pause and examine the two fundamental questions: One, are we promoting the rule of law and the Constitution? Two, are we strengthening or weakening the institutions?
Election is bad when it does not create new starting points, when all that it fails to take is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional national vision reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new opportunities.
Election gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us before the voting day – a time when we can look back on the years that have passed and prepare for the years ahead.
The quality of our choice that we will make on 13th November 2027 will decide anf determine what we want to be as a nation. What kind of a state you wish Somaliland will be in the future? Do you really believe that tribalism can become the divine spark that will build Somaliland state?
We must recognize that there is divide in this campaign. We must reslize that there is hate in this elrction. We must realize that many of us think emotionally rather than intellectually when it comes to elect the leader that our nation needs. Many of us think that things will remain the same as before, and that reinforcing the existing stystem that conflates what is legal with what is immoral will work after Siilaanyo.
The voting day is tomorrow. And as they say, “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
Do not shy away to define reality and refine what is in your own mind when it comes to choosing the best presidential candidate that our people need at this critcal time. He who thinks ahead gets the first. Looking ahead is where the future lies.
By:Jama Falaag
    Hargeisa, Somaliland
jamafalaag@gmail.com