Farmajo is loved in PL, I never deny this to @Calaf hadi manta ay dhici lahayd '1 man 1 vote' I would concede to you that there is no-one coming close to Farmajo. Why u think Farmajo was trying to do 1 man 1 vote? and why u think the opposition was stopping it in every corner? it's not just cause it was left to late? Farmajo could've started the one man one vote program early on during his tenure but he knew no-one would 'tolerate' it because if the vote goes to the people, Farmajo is the clear winner. The opposition are bringing your ass to the 'auction war' and U know deep down an auction war never favors the incumbent, the incumbent will be stripped of his money in the early rounds because he has to 'pay' during the first rounds or else he won't get to a second round.
Where-as the opposition will not dump all their money in the early rounds and will field 'clan diverse' field so they steal their clan votes, it's when it gets to the second round is when the coalition starts to play hard. This is when the incumbent is finished in terms of his funds and he has no 'coalition' usually from the opposition camp. It's always the incumbent vs a range of clan candidates in the first round and I think it's purely intentional that strategy so they can 'divert' the votes away from 'farmajo' by getting clans people to vote for their clan. That's why u will see in the first round 'farmajo' in the lead like all incumbents will be and then a range of candidates with medium level of votes.
It's when the second/third round happens and farmajo is 'fully cashless' due to the first round, that's when the coalition creates another 'camp' this time ensuring 'two' candidates are endorsed so they don't put their 'eggs' in one bag like 'farmajo' will constantly be doing. If it gets to the 'third round' the money will continue to be 'spilled' higher as the votes in the second-third rounds 'count the most' not the 'first round' because 'qabiil' is being used at this stage to siphon away 'farmajo voters'. If it reaches the third round and it's farmajo and one of the 'coalition' tag-teams left, the one who lost will be 'told here is bit more cash for your voter camp' and re-direct their voting to the leading opposition camp and this is when the election is over. That's why u never see it as 'tight' race in Hamar, it's clearly predictable the strategies used.
I won't lie to you Mr Marehan boy, you should never allowed an election be held outside the popular vote. U should've of appealed to the emotions of Somalis saying ' i want your voice to count' and took 'big stance' against 'bribery' declaring a 'corruption' watch dog or something for the election and anyone found with bribes is considered a 'lost vote'. Those two things are not in your favor, u don't want an election being held by the 'elites' as the elite want 'power'.
Nor do u want an election to be based on money since it won't work in the incumbent favor and never has and it cannot work in their favor as their outstretched in the first round paying of mps to last the second or third round. While the biggest mistake u did was turn PL/JL against u. U need the 'elite opposition' broken down and joining in you in a 'coalition' then it would get interesting because it's a bit fairer now rather then just 1 man like farmajo trying to survive 3 rounds of voting, with thm they're fielding a number of elites and their choosing who survives the best, their not running one candidate thru 3 rounds and therefore they will provision their 'bribery' when the 'stakes are the highest' in the third round and when farmajo is at his lowest in money. U never take on the criticism of Farmajo, u do sometimes acknowledge criticism of his approach but majority of time your cheerleader.