Somaliland minister of health, Suleiman Isse Ahmed has announced that he is to contest Kulmiye ruling party running mate today.
He made the announcement in a well organized and well attended ceremony held in Hargeisa, Somaliland capital.
He is likely to face a hard contest from his rvals including the icumbent Somaliland vice president, Abdirahman Saylici.
Mr. Suleiman used to be the leader of Sool, Sanaag and Ayn which was a rebelion that existed before Khatumo was formed.
They used to struggle for the emancipation of the eastern regions from Somaliland control.