Opposition to protest against Somaliland poll result
NAIROBI, 22 APRIL 2003 (IRIN) - The main opposition party in the self-declared republic of Somaliland says it will protest against the results of last week's presidential elections by peaceful means.
The presidential candidate for the Kulmiye (Solidarity) Party, Ahmad Muhammad Silanyo - the main challenger to incumbent President Dahir Riyale Kahin - told IRIN that his party "categorically rejects" the results of last week's elections "as they have been announced".
Silanyo, however, stressed that his party would not do anything "to compromise the integrity, peace and stability this country [Somaliland] has achieved".
"We will, however, resort to peaceful means to rectify the injustice done to us," he said. MORE