Home | News    Tuesday 9 October 2018

Sudanese regime figures urged me to return to Sudan, says al-Mahdi

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

October 8, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sadiq al-Mahdi; leader of the National Umma Party (NUP) Monday said key Sudanese officials proposed him to return home where he can continue to plead for democratic reforms.

JPEG - 41.3 kb
NUP leader al-Sadiq al-Mahdi (C) talking to Presidential Assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid (L) & NCP Political Sector Chief Mustafa Osman Ismail (R) in a meeting held in Cairo on 6 October 2015 (ST Photo)

After his election as the head of the Sudan Call last March, the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) filed a case against al-Mahdi accusing him of plotting against the constitution because he is leading armed groups that resort to violence.

In a weekly message he used to release every Monday, the opposition leader said that over the past two months he had received calls from "ten key figures" who realized that the solution to the Sudan crisis lies in "political reform that achieves peace and democratic transition."

"They believe that I have an important role in this area, so they are urging me to return to the country, even as an opponent."

"But in the regime, there are enemies of the country, enemies of truth and truth, and they see me as a threat to their empowerment, which enabled them to monopolize power and money,” he further emphasized.

He further pointed to the 10 cases lodged by the NISS against him last April saying they know that he seeks to a comprehensive negotiated solution including the armed groups but disregarded all that to focus on the fact that the alliance he leads includes rebel groups.

Al-Mahdi currently is residing in London after the Egyptians authorities prevented him from entering the country. The ban was decided reportedly in line with the recent understanding between the security apparatus in the two countries to prevent opposition activities.

On Sunday, the Umma leader said he would return to Sudan before the end of the year. On Monday he added that he requested his party to form a team of lawyers to defend him in the expected trial.

“We look forward to a fair and public trial to try the regime through it for its documented crimes,” he said, adding “Before I return, I will request the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Troika and the European Union, but also the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council to monitor this trial”.

Recently, the Sudan Call rejected a proposal by the African Union mediation to amend the Roadmap Agreement signed by the Sudan Call and the government in 2016. This deal is seen as the basis for an inclusive process which has been criticized by opposition groups that refuse to negotiate with the government.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Ezekiel Lol reignites political begging as a Freedom of Expression 2019-06-14 22:49:39 Gatdiet Peter Here, the question is: to what extent does a politician become a “political beggar”? A politician becomes a beggar and (re)focuses on the “politics of begging” as soon as (s)he has (...)

Crisis in Sudan: Will Sudanese mediators unlock the impasse? 2019-06-08 11:47:09 by Luka Biong Deng Kuol* The Optimism for the New Dawn in Sudan Since the eruption of the Sudanese popular uprising on 19th December 2018, the protesters have made history not only in (...)

Why comrade Pagan is right? 2019-06-03 04:11:01 Luka Kuol, I followed the interview of comrade (cde) Pagan with Tereza about his decision to relinquish his leadership of the SPLM Former Detainees and his utter lack of trust of the unification (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.