Faisal Ali Warabe
Leader of the Justice and Welfare Party
Date of Birth: 1948
Place of Birth: Hargeisa
Faisal Ali Warabe, leader of the second opposition party, the
Justice and Welfare Party (UCID), has no political baggage from
ex-President Mohamed Siad Barre's regime. This has worked in his
favour and he has cultivated a successful, if relatively low key,
media profile. Popularity remains second to clan links in Somaliland
and Faisal's own Eidigalla/Isaaq is smaller than the Habr Jaalo.
Much will depend upon the inroads Faisal has made into Habr Awal
support. This is the clan of former President Mohamed Ibrahim
Egal and has tended to support the UDUB as the party of government.
Faisal formed UCID in 2001. It came third in the 2003 elections,
with only 16% of votes.
Since then, the UCID has won 21 of 82 parliamentary seats and
with the Kulmiye party in some disarray and increasing concern
over President Dahir Riyale's commitment to democracy, Faisal's
comparative youth - in his fifties - and his relatively clean
political image could even carry the day.
Vol 54 N0 3
Nevertheless, despite some pre-poll rumblings about rejection of the results by former UCID presidential candidate Faisal Ali Warabe they were largely accepted...
Vol 51 N0 14
This time Silanyo took just under 50% of the vote, and Riyale’s United People’s Democratic Party (UDUB) 33% (with 18% for Faisal Ali Warabe’s Justice and Welfare Party)...
Vol 51 N0 3
The two opposition parties, Kulmiye and Faisal Ali Warabe’s Party for Justice and Development (UCID), have accused Riyale and UDUB of conspiring to delay polls further...
Vol 50 N0 18
Nigeria: Cecilia Ibru, former Chief Executive Officer, Oceanic Bank; Nigeria: Erastus Akingbola, former Chief Executive Officer, Intercontinental Bank; Somaliland: Dahir Riyale Kahin, President; Somaliland: Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, leader of Kulmiye (Peace, Unity and Development Party); Somaliland: Faisal Ali Warabe...
Vol 44 N0 10
Silanyo and the third place contender, Faisal Ali Warabe of Ucid (the Justice and Welfare Party), reject this judgment...