Home | News    Tuesday 12 January 2010

Sudan’s Bashir steps down as army chief, wins reelection backing from 20 parties

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

January 11, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir issued a decree late Monday, relieving himself from the position of the general commander of the armed forces in a procedural step required in order for him to run in the upcoming presidential elections as nominee of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

JPEG - 13.7 kb
Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir

The interim constitution prohibits members of the army, judges, senior civil servants and diplomats from running for elections unless they resign first.

Some observers in the Sudanese capital have speculated over the last few weeks that Bashir will ignore the requirement to abandon his position primarily for fear of being overthrown one day by his successor in leading the army.

In 1989, Bashir who was a Brigadier General at the time led a military coup against the democratically elected government led by former Prime Minister Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi.

Today’s executive order put an end to the military career of Bashir who graduated from the Sudanese military academy in 1966 and rose through the ranks to become a Field Marshal in 2004. He is the third figure after former presidents Ga’afar Nimeiry and Abdel-Rahman Siwar Al-Dahab to attain this rank.

On Tuesday, the National Elections Committee (NEC) will accept nominations for presidential and parliamentary elections. The NCP , Popular Congress Party (PCP). Umma Reform and Renewal Party (URRP) and other smaller parties named their candidates for to run for president.

Opposition parties have voiced skepticism that air and free elections could be conducted in light of NCP domination over the state bodies, press and powers of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).

Sudan official news agency (SUNA) quoted Al-Bashir as pledging to work for realization of democratic transformation through free and fair elections and to complete the peace process and stability in the country.

The Sudanese head of state made the remarks during a meeting with representatives of more than 28 political parties of the national unity government and other parties who gave him their backing in his bid for reelection.

The head of the Sudan’s People Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC), Lam Akol said that it is “normal” that political parties agreed to nominate Bashir for the presidency because the country’s constitutional system is based on the peace agreement which was signed by the Government of Sudan, headed by him and not the National Congress Party, as many people believe, and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), which was led by the late John Garang, a matter which necessitates cooperation with president Bashir to complete implementation of the peace agreement and the other peace agreements.

Akol told reporters at Bashir’s residence that the different challenges facing the country require a personality like Bashir, who is widely accepted and respected by all the Sudanese people, besides his experience and his clear achievements in the history of the country, saying that all these merits makes him eligible for realizing more national achievements in the presidency office.

The former foreign minister described the consensus of the political parties on the nominating “citizen Omar Al-Bashir” as a unique in the history of Sudan, urging other parties to join this national stance.

The General Supervisor of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Hibir Yusuf Nur-al-Dayem, said that al-Bashir has proved during the past period that he is “a principled man” and that he has been working to achieve certain goals in addition to his patriotism, a matter that makes him “a symbol of the country” and earned the respect of a tremendous regional and international levels.

The Chairman of the United Salvation Front, Joseph Malwal, and Amina Dirar, the Chairperson of the Democratic Party of Eastern Sudan made similar expressions of support.

Most observers expect Bashir to comfortably win the elections particularly in light of the arrest warrant issued for him by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague almost a year ago. A reelection will provide him with legitimacy in the international arena.

Last month, the Russian special envoy to Sudan Mikhail Margelov expressed skepticism about the chances for another figure to replace Bashir as president.

“I have not yet seen this alternative [to Bashir] even back in January when I had to convince [our] western partners that the arrest warrant by International Criminal Court (ICC) to arrest the Sudanese president is not viable and unrealistic” Margelov was quoted as saying in response to a question on availability of other candidates to run for president against Bashir.

(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.
  • 12 January 2010 06:04, by Gatwech

    Deaths reported in Dinka-Nuer clash, again!

    NO, THESE ARE DINKA CLANS FIGHTING OVER NOMINATION COMPETITION IN GOGRIAL BETWEEN SALVA KIIR’S GROUP AND THAT OF SALVA MATHOK GENGDIT.

    NOT NUER ARE WRONGLY REPORTED ON SOUTHSUDANNATION.COM...

    JUBA, Sudan (AFP) – JAN 11; New clashes erupted on Monday between Dinka and Nuer in Warrap State, an SPLA official said, with an independent local source reporting that at least 45 people had been killed in the fighting. "We have information that civilians from Mayom county in Unity State have attacked a village in Gogrial-east county of Warrap State," said Gen. Kuol Deim Kuol, of SPLA. He said that members of the Nuer tribe attacked Dinka villagers, this follows another clash between the same tribes in the same state at the turn of the new year that killed 140.

    repondre message

    • 12 January 2010 06:09, by Gatwech

      Dear readers,

      This is a very good move from Al-Bashir by stepping down from the army.

      NCP is a head of SPLM in making preparations for the elections while the SPLM is busy conspiring against comrades. I believe the next one week will be ugly for the SPLM after their hateful nominations rejecting right leaders and nominating incompetent ones. It will be a miracle for the SPLM to avoid internal conflict.

      I hope the so-called Juba conference of Sudanese opposition parties that was about to form an alliance has now failed. Every political party in that unholy alliance will have to nominate their presidential candidates. We need to know who are those top candidates for the SPLM.

      repondre message

    • 12 January 2010 06:15, by Lokorai

      Mr. President,

      Thank you for showing the world how professional and committed you are for democracy in the country. Allah to be with you sir!

      Its now the turn of Gaib Al Awel to turn in his uniform and compete as civilian. The title of C in C must now be dropped unless the NEC disqualifies him in the contest.

      President Al Bashir has set a tone and Gen. Kiir must follow suit to allow other generals who wants to eat their cakes do the same- their obession to have it both ways (having uniform and compete on political flatform.

      Our country is moving forward; the SPLA must now be depoliticize so serve as the army of the people of Southern Sudan, paying allegiance to any other political party including the SPLM DC.

      Lokorai

      repondre message

      • 12 January 2010 06:38, by Gatwech

        Lokorai,

        You are right. And this is what South Sudanese and Americans hate about Salva Kiir. Being an active military leaders does not go well with democratic transformation. He has to resign from the army. If he is elected president, automatically he will be the C-in-C, but not military officer with the rank of General. A civilian president is also a C-in-C of the army like in the other democratic nations. Is not right for Kiir to remain a military officer. He looks like a dictator in the eyes of the world. Now even Al-Bashir has realized this and proven to be better than Kiir in thinking about the issues of democratic transformation.

        Again, the coming nomination of SPLM top candidates for South Sudan and national presidency is the worst test the SPLM will definitely fail it. It is more likely to cause internal conflict in the next one week. I don’t trust the SPLM Political Bureau in fair thinking to nominate competent leaders. Their members are pre-occupied with destructive conspiracies against able leaders.

        repondre message

    • 12 January 2010 06:19, by thieleling

      Dear Gatwech,

      Thanks for correcting the false reporting implicating the Nuer on Dinka clans against Dinka clans violence in Gogrial’s East. Salva Mathok Geng & Salva Kiir are both from Gogrial. None of them is from Unity State. Why are the Dinka petty reporter forwarded false reporting?

      AL-Bashir stepped down in the respect of 2007 sudan election law, and I hope Salva Kiir will follow suit to step down as commander in chief of SPLA before announcing running for president just like Al-Bashir did. There is no mixing of military rule and democracy. Anyone can be commander in chief only after popularly elected by the populace in sudan.

      repondre message

      • 12 January 2010 06:42, by Gatwech

        Thieleling,

        You are right. And this is what South Sudanese and Americans hate about Salva Kiir. Being an active military leader does not go well with democratic transformation. He has to resign from the army.

        If he is elected president, automatically he will be the C-in-C, but not military officer with the rank of General. A civilian president is also a C-in-C of the army like in the other democratic nations. Is not right for Kiir to remain a military officer. He looks like a dictator in the eyes of the world.

        Now even Al-Bashir has realized this and proven to be better than Kiir in thinking about the issues of democratic transformation.

        Again, the coming nomination of SPLM top candidates for South Sudan and national presidency is the worst test the SPLM will definitely fail it. It is more likely to cause internal conflict in the next one week. I don’t trust the SPLM Political Bureau in fair thinking to nominate competent leaders. Their members are pre-occupied with destructive conspiracies against able leaders.

        repondre message

    • 12 January 2010 08:05, by Aduol Liet

      Tu Makuac Luolkoway.

      I have never seen a stupid person from Neur like you my friend. Look how fool are you.? The above article does not talk about what happen in Bor nor Jonglei State and I am not real sure if you just starting writing before knowing your organization or what is in your mind exactly.? Look to me that, your innate can not even think first. Please Mr, Tu Makuac, try to think first before beginning to post your nonesenseness and I have been observed you many times but I don’t get any sense at all and I see that, you are actual have nothing to contribute to rebuilding of Southern Sudan as a nation nor your writing organization here it may underline your Primary School I don’t think you have done Secondary School yet. I wish if I was you I should have go back to start School over again from grade one otherwise, you have nothing to help your family forgot about Southern Sudan politcs a part.

      Back to the article for Sudanese killer Omar al Bashir, I thought the Idiots of what they call National Congress Party will tell him to step down for good, but I am very surprise to see this criminal wanted in my native Country being appreciated by his guilty Party National Congress members for the killing he have had been committed in the Sudan. I belief my native Country Sudan have been mess up a lots because of Arab agendas perhaps, for the killing innocences of these real African who have been owning Sudan since the God creation of human bengs history.

      The U.N. And others worldwide of Super Powers nations in this Earth namely U,S, French and UK. I am appealing to them very strongly that, They must not allow this Sudanese criminal to seek for another relection, because he did not obey the International Rule of the Law which he himself had been given indictment recently and he disobeying it which mean that, Omar al Bashir don’t respecting any nation mention above of the Super’s Powers nations and the U.N. And others should have told Omar al Bashir earlier that, you will not be allow to seek relection before coming to obeying the ICC rule. If the U.N. Dose not act rapidly and intelligently for now then, others world dictators leaders in the worldwide will repeated same path of Omar al Bashir foot-step for disobeying ICC and probably it is going to be very hard for U.N. To make argument if they fails it to arrested this Sudanese criminal indictment and it will give weakness to U.N.

      In the end, I can tell although the general election for this April is coming too soon, I wish the none of the Sudanese citizens do not have to be fool by these Idiots of National Congress Party that, there will be a free and fair election in the Sudan this is absolutely nothing will happen like that, for instance, this Omar al Bashir’s government now has ban the peaceful protsting in recent months at Khartoum nor Omudruman [Raan Dhurmon originally from Dinka word meaning crying for mother] and the arresting two Officials SPLM leaders have shown to the whole worldwide that, there will be no any kind of democartic sign in this coming April of the Sudan general election unless, the National Congress members and with his indictment wanted Omar al Bashir death all in the Sudan. Fof the SPLM side, even though your candidates are needed in Sudan general election for now, we want you to be really focusing on the Southern Sudan’s independence at most because Arab people are thieves and there is no way to trust such a criminals people in this world period. We have been stayed in United Sudan unfortunately, our problems with them does not end peaceful and that is why we have lost about 3 million people in two decades this time around we do not want any single leader in Southern Sudan to fool the whole Southern Sudanese for the Idea of United Sudan and it will be a big mistake and our answering is NO, NO, NO more other mistaken needed.

      repondre message

      • 12 January 2010 09:04, by Master

        "Real African who have been owning Sudan since the God creation of human bengs history".

        Would you people stop these lies and spreading this funny propaganda. The people who are in North Sudan and Darfur and East Sudan are civilizations that started from the dawn of Mans - Its history and documented. As for you so called "real africans" are merely Ugandans and Kenyans who migrated in 1700.

        Discoveries of statues of Nubian Kings are discovered all the way down to Southern Kurdufan. So stop your delusional statements and give your self the pride of civilization. ITS ALL DOCUMENTED IN HISTORY - YOU HAVE NO HISTORY.

        Sad excuse for humans

        repondre message

    • 12 January 2010 13:57, by Deng Akol Agut-tungdoun

      HEY THERE,GOOD NEWS, BASHIR DOGS OF EARILY 19910S ARE NOW MOURNING BOTT IN JUBA AND KHARTOUM!

      Can any man guest why the above boot lickest are mourning? Bashir is now going down his ugly grave and must soon be forgotten so where will his remaining dogs survives? This why they are mourning bashir before his ugly death.

      Thaks to the ICC and the late Dr. John Garang de Mabior for having nailed Bashir on the bloody cross before the tragedy of the Choper crush.

      Bashir, Riek, Lam, Tar and Nafier are soon joining Deng Nhial and John Garang de Mabior, the two are in Paradise and the five shall go to hell, they are to ripe what they had sowed during their life time.

      Be bless.

      Deng Akol Agut-tungduon, a man far away from tribalism.

      repondre message

    • 12 January 2010 16:07, by Axan

      Gatwech,

      You are just a willingly fool who for God sake,just fellows what comes by....you are just like a pet who mimics its owner’s training cues. what will you benefit for being class-conscious? today Riek is this and that....tommorrow Nuer never do that, when they really did, and more sadly, beshier is a great man for stepping down...

      Do you understand your arguments?

      repondre message

    • 13 January 2010 15:34, by Yier Edward

      Hello my dear friend,you have gone very far and let me mind you,what had happened and is still happening now between Dinka of Warrap and Nuer of Mayom needs no nonsense and false reports because i think if not addressed well by leaders from both sides it will come a time when you stop talking as you do and start crying for if not handle properly then it will eventually be worst between both sides.
      Listen and lsiten attentively,Salva Kiir and Salva Mathok Gengdit as blindly said compet for no seat in Gogrial.That is for your information and next time ,don’t talk over issues like this for the sake of talk,talk over it when you think you have enough clues.

      repondre message

  • 12 January 2010 06:10, by Dinka Boy

    Nobody cares about stepping down of Criminal Bashier from militray to parlimentary. We just want South Sudan to be seperate so that we can solve our tribal differences in the matter of amonth.

    People like Lam Akol are not Southerners. Can you guys read his statements of him praising Bashier like his husband. We knows that he is the husband of Riek Machar.
    Both of them are pro-Arab traitors who kill their own people for just food.
    Let get independent so that we can get out zaal(aggresion) from Nuer.
    Thanks

    repondre message

    • 12 January 2010 07:44, by boduop

      Dear Dinka boy,

      No matter how you insult Dr. Akol or Dr. Riek in this article who is about Bashir steps down from being general in Sudan armed forces and Bashir is not like Kiir but he is a criminal. Kiir is going to be a criminal just wait,leave alone Dr. Riek or Dr.Lam who are not your classmates or agemates.If Lam Akol is praising Bashir,what of Abel Alier,Austaz Bona Malual, Professor Moses Machar,George Kongor Arop and so forth,are these the wives of Dr.Riek or Dr.Lam Akol? you are very small minded indeed and you need to be open minded otherwise if my brother Dinkas behave like this,Southern Sudan will be set on fire,we will be like Somalia believe me.

      Many Dinka generals are not the Division commanders in the SPLA? you will not know and you will be surprise i tell you my dear in the sincerely speaking. Most of Dinka generals are in the civil because they like moneys.

      Good luck to know this top secret.

      Botrus Oduop.

      repondre message

      • 12 January 2010 07:58, by boduop

        Dear Dinka Boy,

        you see this breakdown to prove what i told you.

        Division8 in Jonglei State is major gen Peter Bol=Nuer.
        Div2 in Juba gen James Gong Beliw=Nuer
        Div3 in Malakal Upper Nile State gen Gatluak Thayiep=Nuer.
        Warrap State Gen Both Peter =Nuer
        Lakes State James Gatduel
        Unity state Yal Both and so on.

        this what you should know, don’t talk blindly.

        Botrus Oduop.

        repondre message

        • 12 January 2010 08:14, by Dinka Boy

          Dear shutup,

          You don,t even know divisions and who governed them.
          Go back, that is not how i speak.
          I know only division 8 is governed by Bol Kong and that is it none of what you said is the kind of born empty and will die empty thinking.
          Thanks

          repondre message

        • 12 January 2010 11:48, by pan africa

          every bodies out from dinka in south sudan have already knows what is in Nuer mind these Nuers people they only love the big possition for looting and robbing some small girls and killing that isit, and that is the only things Nuer people have in their minds Nuer never never thinks for the futuer or what will happen tomorrow never. these people they have had different mind in human nature. and their principle are the above mention.
          today will not back tomorrow!!!!!!!!

          repondre message

          • 13 January 2010 10:54, by Akim A. Gatluak

            Can you stop lecturing hate and divisions among the people of Southern Sudan. Why are you so Embeded on the idea of division. Are you realy a Southerner? It appears to me like you are some kind of Enemy Hiding your face on the web and trying to steer up some trouble.
            You know, Dinka and Nuer are Brothers and Sisters and will always fight and come back to their senses just like brothers do. They are the same people Dude.Dinka does this and that, Nuer don’t do this and that, Dinka don’t do this and that: Nuer does this and that, don’t make sense. Leave the people alone man!I hope Dinka and nuer don’t listen to this kind of bullshit divisions.
            May Peace be to All Southerners.

            repondre message

      • 12 January 2010 14:11, by Lorolokin

        I agre with you Bro.Boduop, Dinka boy is an empty plastic bag that you can just fill with food stuffs.I thinks he is judging things according to the tribe.

        Kinkak

        repondre message

  • 12 January 2010 06:11, by murlescrewed

    This is only a symbolic step because Al-Bashir is nothing without the expressed allegiance of the military. The election is already fixed in his favor and those running are doing so at a disadvantaged point.

    Southern parties supporting Al-Bashir have been bought and co-opted into unholy alliance. As long as they get their money, they will always play a second fiddle to NCP.

    repondre message

    • 12 January 2010 06:50, by Gatwech

      Murle Screwed,

      It looks like you have clue about how the army is run. There is nothing like symbolic stepping down in the army unless he reinstates himself tomorrow.

      Al-Bashir is technically not a military person now after Monday’s resignation from the army. He will not wear military uniform again. But that does not prevent him from being the Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C). There is a big difference between being the C-in-C and wearing uniform.

      Being C-in-C is automatically attached to being the president even in democratic nations. But you don’t wear a uniform. Even in the upcoming elections in the South, the person who will win the election as South Sudan president will automatically be the Commander-in-Chief of SPLA even if he is a civlian or member of a different party (not SPLM).

      Salva Kiir should also resign from the army, get rid of uniform and still be the C-in-C.

      repondre message

      • 12 January 2010 06:58, by murlescrewed

        You are even more naive than one could ever imagine. Do you really believe that Al-Bashir is going to let army be a professional and free from his micromanagement? Of course he is going to be the commander in chief of the armed forces. That is obvious even to a village idiot. He is formally out of the army but that does not mean that he is going to allow the army to act against him. He has to have some insurance against instances of a coup unless he really wants to the coup to take place so that referendum is impossible to hold.

        repondre message

    • 12 January 2010 06:54, by Kim Deng

      Gatwech & Thieleling,

      The same suicide and cheap-conspiracy against the Ringleader of self-determination for South Sudan, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon during the SPLM 2nd National Convention is likely to repeat itself in a matter of weeks if not days.

      The top candidates for South Sudan and National presidency is going to be very ugly test for the people of South Sudan unless these coward Jaang/Slaves change their doom calculation.

      repondre message

      • 12 January 2010 07:31, by thieleling

        Thanks Kim,

        The U.S, EU, the world & south sudanese are watching Kiir’s miserable cheap conspiracy like a hawk!! Kiir is known for not making intelligent and effective decisions. If he continues anti-democratic behavior even during this critical time, this may be the last string that kills the Camel for SPLM. The Americans, and the world will then blame Kiir for allowing the disintegration of SPLM. Time for SPLM’s evil, jealous conspiracies expire. KIIR MUST TO HOME-(Gogrial)!!

        repondre message

        • 12 January 2010 08:18, by boduop

          Dear Kim, Thieleling and Gatwech,

          Let us just wait the implementation of this conspiracy at the corner by Kiir’s boys and we will not be worried they will face it.
          Kiir’s boys want to overthrow Kiir but fearing Dr.Riek and Paulino Matip.Let them try now.

          Botrus Oduop.

          repondre message

  • 12 January 2010 08:18, by marial mach aduot mach

    There is no doubt about that, Beshir times are limited as army chief and president of Sudan. However it is a best time to mindless about his resignation as a southern Sudanese due to the fact that we are going to opt out in matter of 12 months, but how about DR. (Delinquent) Lam? I am not really sure about what will happen to him, or otherwise this most barbarous politician will turn himself into another Bona Mawal or whoever his name when the south finally declared because they are not welcomed in the South. Thanks to those who Stop Bona from addressing the heroes who never been to Khartoum.
    As a matter of fact I am not a big supporter of southern Sudanese running for the upcoming general election to be held this year rather than working harder for the referendum. This is the right election we dreams of, and this is the election where every southerner should be a running candidates for it. To hell with Beshir and Arabs followers like Dr. Lam, Riak Gai, Bona, and other pathetic element who warships the Khartoum dictatorships in exchanges of money. And glory to Generals Kiir, Mapit, Kuol manyang, Oyei, James Hoth, Igaa, Amum, and Araman.

    Long live SPLA

    Long live southern Sudan

    repondre message

  • 12 January 2010 08:39, by wakou mu

    Lam Akol endosre Bashire so that he should get some money.
    why don’t he care about the life of the southern Sudan whom Bashir has destroyed

    repondre message

  • 12 January 2010 09:14, by John Sebit

    Dear Southerners, let’s cease bitting about the bush after being blindflod by so call Bashir.
    The security truth behind this decree is concealled, let’s cogitate first & then write afterward.
    As far as Am concern Bashir, the Arab World & Ael-qaida have hidden agenda behind Al- Bashir’s step down.
    Bashir have never been Democratic since 1989 & will never practic democracy, So let’s wait for the effect in a month time.
    Coming to what happened between warap & Unity state community was politically motivated, Am sorry to say it but the truth can never conceal it. The NCP is using some Southerners as a vichle to ethnic cleansing us.
    It is not happening only in warap & Unity but south Sudan wide. Therefore I would like to spire this time to request our leaders to look @ home base than oneself.
    You can not kill your mother, father & children, what price have you paid?
    So let’s watchout

    repondre message

  • 12 January 2010 11:12, by Public Voice

    As it sounds a very good step for Mr Bashir to step down as Commander of the armed forces on the one hand, On the other hand It’s a trick Mr. Basir is using to lure supporters into thinking that he has truelly and really turned democratic. But Since when did a leopard stop from eating goats, sheep and the like just because it has been baptised a christian.
    This is a message to Mr. Bashir and his bootlicker Dog-tor Lam Akol.We are not to be cheated and can’t fally for your silly little tricks. Lam is a total Anti secession of the South cause hebenefits from his master Bashir. Just like a dog eats and enjoys the remnants of his master’s delicious meal, He wants to continue enjoying such previledges at the expense of Southerners.
    THOSE SOUTHERN WHO WILL FOLLOW LAM & CO. ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR A ONE DAY MEAL WHICH WILL STOP AS SOON AS SUDAN UNITES.

    BUT AS FOR THOSE WHO ARE FOLLOWING THE AIMS AND VISSIONS OF THE SPLM, I ASSURE YOU THAT AWAITING U IS A NATION FULL OF GHEE AND HONEY FOR EVERYONE(ON A GOLDEN PLATE)

    SPLM OYEE!
    SEPERATION OYEE!
    SOUTH SUDAN OYEE!

    repondre message

  • 12 January 2010 13:51, by Daniel DENG

    You guys you suppose to think why Mr. President has resigned in this particular time? Is that the democracy you know? I don’t think so .Politically think scrutiny and pass the massage to ordinaries idiots.If it is a democratic step he could have been resigned from army long time ago, but it is a tactic from NCP to block Sudanese people that they are able to transform into democracy.

    repondre message

  • 12 January 2010 15:11, by Komyien

    Dear readers,

    This is the best move made by president Bashir since he took power.During his dark days ,he was in charge of both the armed forces and civil duties;hence making him like a snake that bites using both its mouth and tail.

    Now no right for his multi-oppressions and instead, he will use his rotten mouth to convince the public and I do not know if he can really make it.

    Long live to the end of his dark days oyeeeeeeeee(x100).

    repondre message

  • 12 January 2010 15:30, by James Okuk Solomon

    If Kiir is serious to contest for April 2010 general elections in the Sudan at any level of government, he is supposed to resign immediately from being the Commander-in-Chief of the SPLA, which is considered as a non-partisan army of Southern Sudan.

    That means Lt. Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial should be the next person to take over the SPLA commandership in Chief because he is the deputy SPLA C-In-C to Kiir. The same good luck that came to Kiir after the untimely death of Dr. John Garang de Mabior should be allowed to come to Matip too with Kiir’s aspiration to run for a civilian executive post in the coming elections. May be this shall be the end of Kiir’s political life or the real beginning of it; who knows!!!

    Those who thought that the position of deputy SPLA C-in-C that was assigned to Pualino Matip in 2006 was just an accommodation post without powers, are going to regret their foolish conspiracy if they attempt to overlook and down-step him.

    If Kiir sends his nomination application to the NEC without retirement first and giving the top SPLA powers to Paulino Matip or whoever he trusts, he will surely get disqualified from contesting April 2010 elections. Hon. Molana Abel Alier shall not compromise or sympathize with Kiir if he fails to fulfill the nomination conditions.

    It will never be acceptable to appoint someone above Matip if he is still the SPLM deputy C-in-C; Matip should be the one to take the lead or he should be told to go home so that someone else could take over the command of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army.

    repondre message

    • 12 January 2010 19:48, by Time1

      South sudan is still going through the interim period and south sudan president can be a military man or a civilian untill the end of the CPA interim period, but after 2011 referendum then only civilian will be allowed. Salva Kirr is allowed by south sudan constitution to stand for presidency of south sudan untill the end of the interim period.

      repondre message

    • 13 January 2010 02:00, by Matung Neng-neng

      Dear: Audience
      I comment on who said Mr. Kiir should stepdown just like Mr. Bashir does, but I don’t recommend on who said the word reget because L.T General Paulino Matip was born in great Bentiu, I don’t believe that he would reget of his rescent joined of SPLA with his Bawar-Brigade (Any-nya-II) at any time, but the only thing that I have been notice resulting from his new moves,and new post is that Bentiu people won’t benefit much on this new post as they used too. Furthermore,
      First, let me review to you some of the terrible wars where Nuer at Bentiu fought and servived:
      1) we fought with British for # of years( with speads only)
      2) Arabic Kala for # of years(with speads and guns)
      3) Dinka all the time(with sppeads and guns)
      In those war we have never surrender and we are still the family of Nuer and Bentiu still remain to be the land of Nuer. I don’t know why you are rushing such bad words out and if you believe you can make the L.T General Paulino feel sorry about what he does, what are you waiting for, why don’t you go ahead to try it out?
      Please, don’t make the L.T General Paulino feel angry of you for he will perminantly occupy Juba and all Dinka areas and nobody will stop him.
      I just point this out to you! Take care!
      Matung

      repondre message

  • 12 January 2010 19:45, by Time1

    Omer bashir keeps saying he will implement the peace fully this time, when is that time? it has been 5 years now, there is only 9 month left for CPA, so when will the NCPA realise that they have wasted alot of precious time which would have been used to make Sudans unity attractive, but unfortunately it is too late now,NCP will have to learn from it mistakes and live with the consequences of their stupid immature political games. We all know Omer bashir will win his way into the presidency through hook or crook.

    repondre message

    • 12 January 2010 23:15, by Master

      You Southerners are paranoid schizophrenic !!!

      You have a disease and you need to be cured

      No one is trying to trick you !
      But your too sick to know that.

      What happens to paranoid Schizo.

      He doesn’t look after himself or his family/people, he spends his whole time & money worrying what that other guy is doing in the North.

      repondre message

      • 13 January 2010 03:43, by Majang

        Dear beloved Southerners.

        First of all I would like you all those who has contributed positive and negetive comments on this webside,that there is always a way that seem right to every man by himself.and this is what I want to expres.why are you guys wanted Salva Kiir to do the same thing that Basher does?look at the article again they say he was told to do so by his own polictical porty.so why are you guys from south trying to copy NCP History?don`t we have our own ways of creating our history?and are you sure to think salva must also resign just because Basher has did?how about if we go back to war? where will you put him again? since we are not yet Independent. country.Salva must not do that why because South is unindependent yet,there are so many crimals who don`t know Laws, can take it in other way round.so be masure to dream the Vission not just trying to coppy the vission from others.thanks.

        repondre message

        • 13 January 2010 06:21, by Mr man

          Majang

          you are right people must think well before they here.

          repondre message

        • 13 January 2010 19:06, by Mr man

          You Righ Mr majang, we don,t give a damn about Bashir, he did that not because he is steping down man, that an other to confuse the southerner man, you should open you eyes, weather he steping down or steping up, ICC will never late you go man.crimnal president...
          ICC Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
          S-Sudan, Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee............

          repondre message

  • 13 January 2010 06:03, by Mr man

    Basher is stil a crimal.

    repondre message

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


South Sudan needs citizens’ participation in politics 2019-09-14 18:11:41 By Biong Deng Biong On the 4th December 2012, Isaiah Abraham was tragically gunned down in cold blood outside his residence in the South Sudan capital, Juba. The gunman was apparently ‘unknown’. (...)

Has Thomas Cirilo realize the importance of the enemy of my enemy is my friend? 2019-09-09 13:29:06 By Clement Maring Samuel When I read a tripartite agreement signed by Gen. Thomas Cirilo; Gen. Pagan Amum Okiech; and Gen. Paul Malong Awan who represented their parties of SSNDA; R-SPLM, and (...)

President Kiir: The Nelson Mandela of South Sudan? 2019-09-09 12:44:31 By Biong Deng Biong There is no reservation that Nelson Mandela was a great leader, but how does President Kiir fair? More often, we focus on the negative performance of leaders while forgetting (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

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 (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.