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Sudanese opposition calls on DUP party to join efforts to topple the regime


June 18, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese opposition coalition the National Consensus Forces (NCF) called on the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to join its efforts to bring change in Sudan and to topple the regime of President Omar Bashir.

Mohamed Osman Al-Mirghani (file photo)

Led by Mohamed Osman Al-Mirghani, the second political force in Sudan joined for the first time a coalition government led by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in December 2011.

Al-Merghani was the former leader of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), an opposition umbrella including the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) who fought the regime before the signing of 2005 peace agreement.

However, the DUP chief who was opposed to the South Sudan independence, joined the first post separation government, saying the nation’s integrity was under threat.

In a statement released on Monday the NCF called on the DUP to withdraw from the coalition government and to join opposition efforts to bring down the regime.

The opposition coalition appealed directly to the DUP leader Al-Mirghani calling him to "contribute to the country’s liberation from totalitarianism".

"Keen to defend the interest of our country and our people, We, in the National Consensus Forces, call on Mohammed Osman al-Mirghani and the Democratic Unionist Party to withdraw from the government as soon as possible before the flood that threatens it," said Farouk Abu Essa, chairman of the opposition NCF and former leading member of the NDA.

"Because its determination to increase the prices is a crime against the people," he stressed.

The call comes while the opposition is hopeful to mobilise the Sudan’s streets following the austerity measures announced by the government and the rampant inflation hitting the national economy.

University students in Khartoum staged protests in the Sudanese capital and different towns to reject the drastic economic measures to be announced officially this week.

Abu Essa stated on Monday that opposition were working to set up a youth body as part of efforts exerted to challenge the regime.

He said an organisation called ’Youth for Change’ was supposed to be announced on Monday evening in Khartoum but the security forces stormed the meeting and arrested the participants.

Since last December the DUP has remained divided over its participation in the NCP government. Hatim Al-Sir, the party’s candidate for the presidential elections in April 2010, considered the withdrawal from the government as "national duty and party responsibility".

"The masses of the Democratic Unionist Party are expecting the resignation of their leading members participating in the government, in protest of the adoption of harmful policies without prior consultations with them," Al-Sir underscored.

A different DUP minister complained recently of being marginalised by the NCP leadership but Al-Mirghani reaffirmed his support to the government after meeting First Vice-President Ali Uthman Taha.


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  • 19 June 2012 09:59, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    DUP,has join the NCP govt because they do not have more money or what? Merghani also he look very old,the mind of reasoning is not longer there,since his son refuse to follow him is good.


    • 19 June 2012 10:19, by Logic

      NCP, DUP, PCP or NUP, they’re all the same, full of religious bigotry and all that nonsense of Al-Asyaad bullshit.

      These parties are backward and haven’t moved with the times, only a coalition of new visionary leaders can rule N.Sudan now. The old way of doing things is long gone.

      Ofcourse we have to get rid of their whining internet warriors too...lol! You know who you are fools.

      • 19 June 2012 12:09, by Northern Sudanese


        Leave Sudan alone, care about your dead south! internet warriors? do you know that internet warriors is the only thing which keeps south sudans head up? you on the internet give south a good image while in reality the south is in a different image. why do you care so much about sudan and not ssudan? Darfur,Sk and BN can NO WAY be considered insect brothers!!!!

        • 19 June 2012 15:52, by Hardball

          You don’t need have this sad look in your faces, you allow Bashir to be in power for 23 years and now your county is at its best. What you sow is what you reap! How you like now!

      • 19 June 2012 15:53, by Hardball

        You don’t need have this sad look in your faces, you allow Bashir to be in power for 23 years and now your county is at its best. What you sow is what you reap! How you like it now!

    • 19 June 2012 12:25, by Aaban

      For the betterment of this African people, we need to get rid of this bigot gangs from cowardice Ja’alin out of our country. Their time is over, time for us as citizen of this nation,

  • 19 June 2012 10:16, by Madina Tonj

    Those still supporting National criminal provider NCP are losing their minds. Khartoum regime is weak both military and economic and political. Omar al Bashir thought separation of South Sudan will leave him chance to lead Northern Sudanese to nowhere. The youths of Libyan and Egyptian were very braver human being, some were doctors, some were lawyers, some were Students and others were buisnsse

    • 19 June 2012 11:06, by zulu

      Aha The state is in a systemic denegeration. It is falling down fast and quickly. Let us wait a few more days. Where is China, Russia, EU or AL?

      • 19 June 2012 12:10, by Northern Sudanese


        where is US,Israel when you are starving to death from hunger?

        • 19 June 2012 21:50, by zulu

          Yes, we are sturving but offer thousands of animals to feed our soldiers. The other thing today is hunger is looming in the hasel africa. that area includes north sudan, chad and Mali. US and EU is pumping in over $1.2bln to address this crises.

  • 19 June 2012 15:29, by Deng

    North Sudanese,
    Where is Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and UAE who promised Al bashire with a 2 Billion dollar aid? see how much NCP blind fold you idiots that there were large Sum of money coming. Now the truth speaks more louder. NCP is broke, they tried to deceive the entire population in the short run and stupid people like you believed their lies. Go To HELL WITH AL BASHIR.

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