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NUP youth blast party leader Al-Mahdi

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October 16, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Youth members of the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) in Sudan have strongly criticized party leader Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, blaming his opaque positions for the debilitation of the party and strengthening of the regime.

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FILE PHOTO - NUP leader Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi speaking to reporters following a meeting with President Al-Bashir who is standing behind

In a statement issued on Tuesday, NUP’s youth sector accused Al-Mahdi of neglecting and subjugating party members until the NUP became a toothless entity. The statement attributed the state of weakness, fragmentation, discord and loss of political direction in the NUP to Al-Mahdi’s “gray” positions.

These positions, according to the statement, indirectly contributed to the weakening of the opposition and strengthening of the regime. “Al-Mahdi’s role even went beyond that after he started providing prescriptions and advices to the regime in big and small manners until the NUP became accused of being the stealth partner of the [ruling] National Congress Party” the statement read.

Al-Mahdi has managed on more than one occasion to alienate many of NUP allies in the National Consensus Forces (NCF) by advocating positions seen as soft by regime change proponents, including his repeated warnings against violent attempts to change the regime as well as his hints at possible change within the ruling NCP.

The statement of the youth sector is yet another confirmation of the widespread dissatisfaction among NUP members over Al-Mahdi’s style of leadership and the perception of his cozy relationship with the NCP.

The NUP officially refused to join the government that the NCP formed last year but Al-Mahdi’s son Abdel Rahman was appointed as an adviser to President Omer Al-Bashir, fueling speculations that Al-Mahdi is trying to straddle the opposition and the NCP.

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  • 17 October 2012 10:51, by Kenyan the cushite

    re:coup this is lies and propaganda from the NCP regime. dont worry South Sudan, your neighbours in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda will not sit and watch as some greedy rat supported by the NCP takes power. we have worked to hard to allow a reverse. we will choke the coup diplomatically and militarily untill a SSese Kiir ir back in power. we will not watch our brothers go back to hands of fake arabs

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    • 17 October 2012 20:32, by NileWill

      Shut up Kenya boy, this is non of your business.

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  • 17 October 2012 11:57, by Akol Liai Mager

    Sadiq has been fooled by NIF once again. He has been told to join NIF in fooling the North Sudanese people that the hand over of Power to Abderaham Sadiq in a coup secretely cooked just like that of Turabi and his Brother In-Law Sadiq on Friday Night 30/06/1989. This scenario will never ever happen again as Sadiq and his son will be fooled again and again. Mahadi name will only be in a history.

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    • 17 October 2012 12:04, by Akol Liai Mager

      Mahadi name will only be heard in a history lessons accepted or unaccepted by the so-called Al-Mahadi’s Family. To Jallaby Abu Jalabiya, South Sudan will never ask North Sudan in a restoration of Power in an event of Coup or no Coup in South Sudan. The NIF forces of evil cannot turn to angels beoze they are known of their evilism.

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      • 17 October 2012 12:56, by Robot

        sadiq,
        you are alienated lot. Sudan succumbed to wars because of your ideologies of arabisation and islamization... look here your two terms as the prime minister brought nothing but havoc, you have tried enough and later gave in that "THIS SOUTH SUDAN LADY WILL NOT BE EASY TO GET".. now where on Earth would you think you will fool South Sudanese?.

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  • 17 October 2012 12:45, by hellonearth

    WHERE ARE YOU WITH THESE ISSUES THAT CONCERN YOU DIRECTLY?????????

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