IS PRESIDENT GAS’ POLITICAL SHOWBIZ AND IVORY TOWER ATTITUDE HURTING PUNTLAND?

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Ismail Warsame Blog

Despite the President’s continuous travels and repeated tours in some parts of the country, while intentionally avoiding some, including those regions considered as his political power-base, and he is highly visible at receptions at Villa Garowe with Somalia’s International Partners, President Gas is politically isolated within a short time into his mandate as he has lost touch with reality in both Puntland and larger Somalia.

This self-imposed political isolation and complacency take place due to the following mistakes of his making:

1. The President chose to surround himself at State House with young novices as his key advisers, who neither have the political skills, education, nor the experience of working in any parts of Somalia, not to mention about having slightest field works in Puntland State of Somalia.

2. The President is incapable of gauging the mood and feeling of ordinary man and women towards his leadership performance in terms of the…

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