The Yemenis will mark for the first time their national day under a rule other than Saleh's. The 22nd anniversary of the reunification of the country and the establishment of the Yemeni Republic will be on next Tuesday, under the leadership of President Hadi, who belongs to the southern Governorate of Abian. It is the first time for the whole Yemen, to be governed by a southerner including the northern governorates which had not been governed for hundreds of years by a leader outside the Shiite Hadawi sect (named after the founder of the Hadawi state,) leading many to think that no leader outside this sect would be acceptable.
What happened is that the people had contributed strongly to the peaceful popular revolution against the former President who belongs to them. They also marked a significant turn out in the presidential elections on last February 21, in the advantage of President Hadi, breaking the stereotype image which some thought that it had not and would never change.
It proved their deep faith in Yemeni unity, and before that it overcame the fanaticism and regionalism disease, to show that they only seek a leader who can achieve security, stability and establish the state of the rule of law and institutions, regardless of his sectarian or geographical belonging.
President Hadi, will be the first southern President for the unified Yemen, to give speech on the eve of the national day, where he revives the values of unity, security and stability, ending forever the concepts which his predecessor tried to establish in his last year's speech of the 21st anniversary when he said that Yemen will disintegrate after him and al-Qaeda will seize five governorates if he leaves power , in addition to other fantasies through which he tried to scare the Yemenis if they continued their revolution against him.
President Hadi is waging comprehensive war against al-Qaeda and works for restoring security and stability. His most important next mission will be the recovery of unity spirit in the hearts of all his countrymen and in the south in particular.
If we reconsider the story of the Yemeni unity which became for the first time debatable and susceptible to review, we should try to feel the site of the painful wound which is about to destroy this social humanitarian unity, rupture the spirits and disperse the hearts before shattering the earth and scatters the geographical cohesion.
As we cannot deny the great national role of the two southern and northern leaders, Saleh and al-Beedh in the reunification process on May 22, 1990, however they bear the responsibility of destroying it.
While the latter has adopted the separation scheme since 1993, which led to 1994 summer war, and returned to adopting it again four years before from his exile, the first, went on destroying the spirits and hearts intentionally or unintentionally for eighteen years, and prepared the whole Yemen for disintegration, unaware of the seriousness of what he was doing.
The ones with lost rights, who used to believe that their interests lie in separation, have no option other than exploiting this bad corrupt administration in all the country and in the south in particular, other than convincing the young generations that the unity and not administration is to blame.
These southerners should have convinced their citizens that unity is innocent from the practices that can only be committed by a real separatist, even if he is clothed in unity dress and covers himself by its name. They would have won the round, had it not been to the despair from any real change which prevailed over the northern citizens, and it is also the same feeling that prevailed in the south.
All used to think that the overthrow of Saleh's regime is impossible. The despair of the southerners in their peaceful movement since 2005 increased, due to the failure of achieving rapid success, and for not finding interaction from their brothers in the north.
They did not know that the factors of the popular revolution were not yet ripe for a similar movement in the north against Saleh, until the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions toppled their tyrants at the beginning of 2011, reviving the hopes and triggering the popular revolution in the north. It was welcomed in the south changing its movement into a revolution which restored in reality the unity of feelings and goals for all Yemenis without exception.
The squares were formed in most of the Yemeni governorates, and the Yemeni revolution found unprecedented regional and international support to end Saleh's power.
The Yemenis under the leadership of President Hadi, is on the threshold of a new era of their unity and new state so as to restore its good health and start building a new system, law, institutions, development and services.
President Hadi and his government should present visions and concepts for this, where their political issues will be discussed at the national dialogue conference and the economic ones will be discussed at the Yemen friends and donors conferences.
The rational logic requires that a new chance should be given to the unity issues under the rule of the new President and the new Reconciliation Government so as to correct the mistakes of the former regime and return the rights to their respective owners.
It will also rebuild the social justice concepts, and starts a serious move for draining and fighting corruption so as to restore the state's prestige. All this is possible, because as the people succeeded in overthrowing the corrupted regime, they will also be able to restore justice and build the new regime based on the civil state, justice, equity and public freedoms.