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Sudan’s URRP leader to run for presidency in 2010

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January 4, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – The Umma Reform and Renewal Party (URRP) announced today that it has nominated its leader Mubarak Al-Fadil to run for president in the April 2010 elections making it the third party in the country to name its candidate.

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The Umma Reform and Renewal Party (URRP) leader Mubarak Al-Fadil

Last week the Popular Congress Party (PCP) nominated Abdullah Deng Nhial who is from the South Sudan as its candidate. Long before that the ruling National Congress Party (PCP), has decided that president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir will seek reelection.

The other major parties including the Umma party led by former Prime Minister Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) led by Mohamed Osman Al-Mirghani and Sudan people Liberation Movement (SPLM) led by First Vice President Salva Kiir has yet to name a contestant though a decision is expected to be made shortly.

Al-Fadil told reporters today following the announcement that the “political and legal environment is not suitable for conducting elections unless two key amendments are introduced” to reverse the current policies by the ruling party and making political concessions.

He expressed skepticism that the general elections would enjoy fair and free environment and called on the UN and international monitors to step up their efforts for the sake of ensuring the integrity of the elections.

Al-Fadil was appointed by Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir as a presidential adviser for economic affairs in 2002 before being removed in October 2004. He has became one of the fiercest critics of the NCP ever since.

This week the URRP leader accused the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) of formulating a plot through several members of the dissolved Umma Liberation Army (ULA), the military arm of the mainstream Umma party, to incriminate him in a plot to overthrow the government. ?
A statement by Al-Fadil’s office said that the ex-fighters refused to cooperate with the NISS in their plan. He also said that an unnamed senior Sudanese official earned him that his work is conflicting with the interests of the ruling NCP making him a target of assassination.

“My blood will be a fuel to peace and freedom in Sudan” Al-Fadil was quoted as saying but the party warned the authorities of any attempts to physically harm the leadership.

Al-Fadil was detained for four months in 2007 along with a number of retired army generals, and accused of planning a coup attempt. He was released after it turned out that an intelligence informant supplied inaccurate information to the government.

The URRP leader was the driving force behind bringing together the SPLM and other Northern opposition parties in Juba last September to tackle the issue related to the democratic transformation and the elections. The NCP has fiercely criticized the conference accusing the participants of seeking to topple the government.

(ST)

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  • 5 January 2010 05:06, by murlescrewed

    Congratulations Mr. Al-Fadhil! We hope you are successful in your desire to unseat the corrupt and inept Igaz government so that there is a new political partner in the North.

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    • 5 January 2010 05:08, by Greater Equatoria

      He is better than the genocide criminal,albulshit.

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      • 5 January 2010 08:23, by Sala Gai

        Dear Sudanese

        NCP leader will not leave the presidency in 2010,it’s just wasting of time to run election for presidency in 2010.

        Once more his party has anouncing war how do you think gys there will good election in the country.

        Information to my really Southern.

        South is South,but North is North.let us United ourself for good governance.

        By Salah Gai

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    • 5 January 2010 06:45, by Mr. Awan Awan

      First, I wish you good luck with your nomination Mr. Al-Fadhil. Secondly, the poison snake, Mr. Turabi nomination to Abdulah Deng for presidency looks strange to me. Thirdly, It doesn’t matter for SPLM to declare its candidacy because we are leaving frankly. So, it doesn’t make any difference with us. The SPLM will declare its candidacy for political reasons only. We don’t want presidency at all. Our south is enough for us. Finally, we want the rest to join south secession. Thanks

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      • 5 January 2010 08:48, by gaidit

        Fuck you all arabs in the north part of Sudan and we remained
        in South,as Southern Sudanese and waiting for our independent in 2011 we are not concern of useless election.

        let south Sudan be peace country in future .

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    • 5 January 2010 12:13, by Machine

      Hey Al-Fadhil must you waist your resources trying to eye for what you are not worthy of.
      Please take my advice the forthcoming presidential election will be worn by a SPLM candidate.
      No any mongrel from the North is fit for the post.

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  • 5 January 2010 10:03, by tayeb M. Alhassan

    MORE OF THEM ARE COMING!!

    Let more of them join the big political show; WE finally will choose the best. It is our turn to put the right man in the right place. We understood and learnt how to play the political game of the national lofty interests. No party, heritage, tribe, religion or color will favor any one of them, only achievement of what they say in the election campaign will be the savor or a rope around their necks. Mind out!! Don’t say what you can’t do it and any waist of time will be a way to impeachment or oust.

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    • 5 January 2010 13:27, by JOINET

      Hey, President( Salva Kir). It is too late. We are eager to know who will lead us to April 2010 election.

      Why are you fearing. Even if will died as foretold , never mine.We will call you as an hero like Dr.Garang.

      Or you only love to sit comportably in your President Office in Juba. Pleas, shame on you coward Dinka.

      by Mayen.

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      • 6 January 2010 02:13, by AUGUSTINO DENG

        Hey Mr Joinet,

        I do agree with you my dear as you have said it in your comment that " we are eager to know who will lead us in April 2010 Election"? But, However, I don’t agree when you said "Coward Dinka". Sudan itself is not inhibitanted by only Dinka Ethnics. I believe there are so many tribes in Sudan. So, my friend, spelling out a wicked word to other community is not a right choice to use.

        May you please use a professional tone whereby other people can preceive you in a right way? You don’t know sometimes your advises may help.

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    • 5 January 2010 13:29, by JOINET

      Hey, President( Salva Kir). It is too late. We are eager to know who will lead us to April 2010 election.

      Why are you fearing. Even if will died as foretold , never mine.We will call you as an hero like Dr.Garang.

      Or you only love to sit comportably in your President Office in Juba. Pleas, shame on you coward Dinka.

      by Mayen.

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      • 5 January 2010 16:13, by james nyoma

        No need for SPLM to nominate a condidate for Sudan’s presidency. What we care is the presidency of South Sudan. We can manage with the post of the first vice president for the remaining 7 or 6 months after the election. For sure, we are going away. South Sudan is going aways.

        BYE BYE

        God bless South Sudan

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