Inspire Group in collaboration with SONYO Umbrella initiated a nationwide campaign, calling on political parties and their supporters to ensure peaceful campaigns across the country during the campaign period. This urged political leaders to desist from inflammatory announcements that could incite fellow citizens to violence during the campaigns. This encouraged the citizens to hold their political leaders responsible for their actions. While individual responsibility is emphasized, this campaign stressed that political parties and party leaders must control the conduct of their supporters.
“OUR SOMALILAND” is a campaign calling on all parties in the political conflict to work together towards peaceful elections.
— Inspire Group (@InspireGroupAF) October 30, 2017
Political parties should call on their supporters to maintain peace and tolerate each other during the campaign period. As political intolerance is not acceptable. The chaos and violence that characterized the recent election campaign is highly regrettable. It must not recur in the November 13th Presidential Election.
You must desist from being used as political tools of violence against each other or as agents of hate through social media. We urge you to use this platform to preach peace and influence positive change for Somaliland.
Elections are important for our democratic society and the nation is bigger than each of us. There will be Somaliland after November 13th, 2017. Let peace reign in every heart, in every homestead and every corner of our country.
We are emphasizing the need of a post-election follow up campaign in partnership with Somaliland National Election Commission support program designed to ease tensions between the election’s winners and losers. (Video link
We call on the National Election Commission to strictly enforce the law to sustain the confidence of Somalilanders. We call on Somalilanders to be watchful in the defence of their democratic rights and vote consciously to secure the future of our country. As the youth hold the future of this country.