بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Specifically Merciful
The Need For A Truly Unifying President
No amount of international help and action programs can work and get Somalia back on its feet as a functioning and unified country until it gets a president who is truly a unifier and trusted by all those who believe in a unified, just and peaceful Somalia. I would like to state that I will be such a president if elected for the post, if Allah deems so.
First of all, the qualities of leadership the office of the president or for that matter a greater leader are integrity, honesty and competencies. These are rare commodities in Somalia since the fall of the Somali state in 1991 but these are the qualities and competencies I bring to the post if elected, given my academic background and long professional experience with a reputable international development institution, namely the World Bank.
Secondly, I come from a region in Somalia, the Khatumo State of Somalia, whose history is rooted in the service, liberation and unity of Somalia and is geographically the bridge that unifies Somalia, north and south. The Khatumo people had made their name in only serving their country, and have no history or tradition to dominate or do injustice to others and for these reasons they are trusted by Somalis from every region.
Electing a candidate with the necessary qualities required by this challenging leadership post, and coming from a region trusted by most Somalis is what Somalia today needs and that is what I represent. I hope to gain the trust and support of all Somalis who truly care about the unity of their country and in a fair, just and peaceful Somalia.
Unlike most candidates who want the post for what they can get out of it, I on the other hand want to genuinely serve the Somali people and set them on a new course to regain their dignity and improve the qualities of their lives given all they have endured in the last two decades. Having had a successful career in the World Bank and serving the international community, I owe it to my people to get out of my comfortable life and serve my people who need me most. I hope and pray I will be given that chance.