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Do you think Ali Abdullah Saleh will stay in Yemen after presidential power is handed over to Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi? Why?

Published on 5 March 2012 in Readers Views

Basam Al-Forari, 26, English teacher

According to my mind, he will not stay because he has committed lots of crimes. So he cannot live safely .He was granted immunity but it cannot protect him from victims’ families. They will look for him in order to take revenge.


Ali Naji Hadi, 24

Ali Saleh does not have a secure refuge in any place, particularly in Yemen. As we know, the curators of martyrs will not forgive or forget their sons and brothers who were killed in the revolution. I think the ousted president will stay outside Yemen to seek a safe place. And certainly, if he fled from people in the present life, he will not escape in the hereafter.


Khalid Al-Karimi, 23

I think the once Yemeni president will remain in Yemen. It does not make sense to assert that his departure is inevitable. He still has a safe atmosphere, particularly in the two years to come as President Hadi is at the helm. However, this is not the salient reason behind my thinking. Saleh appears to prefer to stay on the soil of Yemen whatever the consequences are to be. Mubarak, the former Egyptian president is an example. He pledged once in a speech to face his demise nowhere but in Egypt. Now he has been enclosed by imminent death which is better than fleeing. Thus, Saleh’s personality resembles Mubarak’s.

He may prefer the toughest choice over departure. In addition, Saleh has not been rendered infirm. He can pose threats if he seriously desires. Anyway, let us not be obsessed with his future destination. Actually, it is better to put aside the word “prosecution” and get focused on Yemen’s restoration. Our concerns should not be confined to the phrase “the prosecution of criminals.” We may cause the persecution of the whole nation while in pursuit of the word prosecution.


Nabeel Abdullah, 34, businessman

Ali Abdullah Saleh said that he would remain as general secretary of the GPC , but I don’t think that the sponsors of the initiative will allow him to settle in Yemen and he must stay away from the political dimensions for the safety of Yemen.


Sabreen Jamal 22, final year student

Ali Abdullah Saleh will never leave Yemen and he will stay because he still owns the power through Hadi. It’s not easy for him to go after 33 years in power in Yemen. There is a big possibility that he will be back through his son Ahmed after two years and the new presidential election because owning the power is in his blood.


Ibrahim Ahmed Rajeh, 22, student

My point of view is that I think he should stay in his original hometown of Sanhan, but if there’s a push against him from other countries to leave he will have no choice.

 

Next week’s question: 

The national dialogue conference will take place by the end of March, according to the GCC Initiative and its implementation mechanism. What topics you like to be highly discussed and highlighted during this conference?


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9 Response(s) to “Do you think Ali Abdullah Saleh will stay in Yemen after presidential power is handed over to Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi? Why?”

  1. ahmed yafai 8.04.2012 at 17:36
    unfortunately,he will use every method he could to stay in yemen and he, as previuos readers indicated,will still have his connections to the power, the only way to get him and his clonies out of their corrupted way of running things is for president hadi to be aggressive and start putting them behind bars where they should be
  • Moatassem Adel Muhammed Alhattami 19 11.03.2012 at 09:58
    Ithink there are so many issues that should be discussing during the conference, but the youth requiring is the basic thing because they sacrifice so much for the success of revolution.
  • Moatassem Adel Muhammed Alhattami 11.03.2012 at 09:57
    Ithink there are so many issues that should be discussing during the conference, but the youth requiring is the basic thing because they sacrifice so much for the success of revolution.
  • Hussein Al-Hakimi 10.03.2012 at 18:23
    My point of view is that the great national struggle of Yemeni women and the appreciates their real participation in revolutionary action as well as their contribution to the public life :politically,economically,socially and culturally ,must fairly represent in the institutions of political decision-making centers. must widely expand women opportunities in real partnership..to establish ''civil'' modern democratic state. this what i want to be highlighted in the Next National Dialogue Conference.
  • tony ali 7.03.2012 at 16:10
    HE WILL STAY IN YEMEN BECAUSE HE IS THE BEST PRESIDENT YEMEN EVER HAD!!!! ALI ALI ZAIN ZAIN!!!
  • Bassem alzubairy 7.03.2012 at 11:57
    What are the obstacles to the implementation of the initiative of the Gulf Cooperation Council
  • khaled awlaqi 6.03.2012 at 14:22
    yes . i think ,mr.president should stay in his home he is election president not killer man such other
  • Arafat Shadeiwah - 27 6.03.2012 at 08:16
    I don't think that Ali Abduallah Saleh will stay in Yemen after he handed over the Power due to the Families of the People whom were killed during the revolution will attack him everywhere in Yemen and Keep in mind that Al-Ahmer Family. With my best regards,
  • khalil ahmed 5.03.2012 at 13:28
    i think he will stay in his country because both Ali sale h and opposition party are responsible for many crimes so no one afraid of punishment .they practice the rule of forgive me i forgive u.
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