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April 21, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — The ruling Sudanese National Congress Party (NCP) accused opposition leaders of seeking to travel abroad and begin a campaign to smear the image of the recently held elections in the country.

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Sudan presidential adviser Mustafa Ismail

Sudanese voted from April 11-15 for president, legislative and local representatives in the country’s first multi party election since 1986. Southerners also voted for the leader of their semi-autonomous government.

Several heavyweight opposition parties boycotted the proceedings before voting started citing irregularities, and observers have already said the elections did not meet international standards. Those who participated later announced later they will not recognize its results.

The presidential adviser Mustafa Ismail who is also the NCP external relations chief was quoted by state media as saying that they have received intel indicating that opposition leaders want to tour abroad and "spoil the excellent results achieved in the recent elections through the media".

Ismail said the NCP is "carefully" monitoring the movements and actions of these opposition figures and attempt to abort their pursuits but declined to give the names of those individuals in question.

The NCP figure who headed a meeting at the party’s headquarters today said that it is important that the party "besieges party leaderships who flew abroad in an efforts to smear the image of the elections" adding that this electoral experience belongs to the people.

The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Mohamed Osman Al-Mirghani issued a statement this week denouncing the conduct of the elections saying that it "were exposed to fraud and rigging". He left to Egypt afterwards will also head to Saudi Arabia from there. His office denied that he has gone to a voluntary exile over the electoral dispute.

The Islamist opposition leader Hassan Al-Turabi said this week that all options are open in face of the "blatant rigging" in the elections but did not specify the measures on the table.

Today the governor of Khartoum who was announced a winner in the gubernatorial elections warned against violent protests after results are officially announced.

"Everyone can demonstrate if they respect the law, but if there are infringements, they will be dealt with," said Abdel-Rahman al-Khidir.

"We will not allow Khartoum to become Tehran or Nairobi," Khidir, a member of the NCP, told reporters in Khartoum.

He was referring to violent protests that broke out after disputed presidential elections in Iran last June and in Kenya in 2007.

The governor also called on Bashir’s supporters to use moderation when celebrating the expected re-election of the leader, who came to power in a military coup in 1989 backed by Islamists.

The announcement of the election results have been delayed and no new date has been set. Partial results has been announced all throughout the country primarily in the North showing a strong standing for the NCP.

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  • 22 April 2010 06:02, by king

    go ahead and dealt with them whoever going to protest but it is going mount to another ICC charge whoever responsible.

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    • 22 April 2010 06:51, by Gatwech

      Dear readers,

      Kiir and his secretary are brewing post-elections violence in the South!!! (please read Majut’s remarks on Unity state’s article). It is becoming clearer that his office is telling Taban Deng Gai not to accept defeat!!!

      Shut up ya Martin Majut Yak! Stop your wreckless behavior and come back to Canada where you used to work as watchman or gatekeeper. You are doing a disservice to the people of South Sudan there in the country.

      Do you mean that your office works to rig governorship elections and leave only what you called local politics where your ministers have lost?

      Your statement is admitting that you are working to rig election in Unity state to make Taban Deng win. This means you are telling Taban Deng not to accept defeat. Shame on you. The fire you are lighting may spread to your home towns very soon.

      Where is Salvatore Kiir Miyerdit?

      Is Salvatore Kiir happy reading that Unity state is going into chaos?

      Does Kiir enjoy to see this state where his deputy comes from getting into trouble?

      Why does he not tell Taban Deng Gai to accept defeat or allow for transparent verification of results if there is any room for doubt?

      Could Salvatore Kiir be behind the refusal by Taban Deng Gai to accept the results?

      Kiir groomed Taban Deng and always kept him in power despite the replacement of other governors since 2005.

      Taban was defeated in SPLM elections in 2008 by Dr. Joseph Nguen but Kiir refused to replace him with Dr. Joseph Nguen.

      Now Taban has lost again to Angelina Teny and Kiir is silent about it while knowing that Taban is refusing to accept defeat and is forcing the electoral commission to rig the votes and announce him the winner.

      What is Kiir up to in this situation?

      There is a saying in Nuer that a branch of a falling tree may hit you.

      This means that if Kiir thinks it is non of his business to see Unity state going into violence because of his friend’s violation of democratic process, he might be surprised tomorrow that the situation in Unity state can spread like wild fire to the neighboring states.

      It is advisable for Salvatore Kiir to act and tell Taban that enough is enough.

      Call Taban to Juba and promise him a ministerial position.

      Look all leading politicians from different parties in the state are uniting against your lonely friend, Taban Deng Gai. How will he lead without the recognition of all those parties and their majority supporters in the state.

      If Angelina Teny alone could defeat him, then how will it look when the supporters of the other five candidates join the supporters of Angelina Teny.

      Please stop the fire before it can spread to Warrap state as the cause of this mess!!!

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      • 22 April 2010 07:06, by man of men

        gatwich or ngundang
        KIIR MAYARDIT or SPLM is not like your nuer community where you can just jump into samething that you don’t have any true information

        just leave my brother alone lat nuer do for themself as long as they are nuer who don’t know anything in their life

        How came you always whan DINKA TO SLOVE YOUR PROBLEM MAN? WAKE UP SAY TRUTH AND YOU WILL BE THE LEADER OF TOMORROW SHAME ON NUER FOR EVERYTHINGS LEAVE KIIR ALONE HE GAT SAME THING TO DO REATHER THAN WASTING HIS TIME SLOVE YOUR OWN ATTITUDE. YOU BORN EMPTY AND WILL DIE EMPTY

        WHERE IS YOUR GANG LEADER TO CONVENCE HIS EX_ WIFE TO QUIT THE GUBEMATORIAL?

        BY THE WAY TABAN KICK ASSES

        DEATH TO REIK

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        • 22 April 2010 10:33, by Simple Man

          Hey!hey!man let me warn you, donot generalize the whole Nuer community for your selfish interest in Kiir/SPLm. Please bear in mind that, Nuer as community is needed badly by southern sudan as a nation. Remember that south without present of Nuer community will at least miss something and it will never happen to achieve the goal of struggle minus this tribe in the south.

          Therefore, we all need one another for a complete south sudan nation.
          stop preaching tribalism among southerners.
          By simple man

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      • 22 April 2010 07:40, by Lual Chol Kuir

        Hey dear citizens of Southern Sudan don’t let yourself be fool by this idiots Nuers like Gatwich who are supporting this prostitute Angelina, we do all believe in a democratic Southern Sudan but that is not how we can achieve if we apply the same stupid philosophy which were used by her ngundang coward husband MR DOG Macher during 1991. Dear followers Citizens of Southern Sudan It’s a time for all us to stand up together with incumbent Taban Deng and tell this prostitute with her husband to go back to her old prostitution job in London because as you all know that injustice somewhere is a threat to justice anywhere so please don’t listen to any allegation made by Angelina. Now a day’s Angelina and her idiot husband are they Taliban in Southern Sudan.
        To this prostitute Angelina where were your fat ass with your ngundang Dog Macher during the war? You guys weren’t there. So how can you claim to be governor of the state while you got no ideas about what problems are facing loyal Citizens of Unity state? Please leave Mr. Governor Taban a lot as governor and the choice are all yours whether to go back to Khartoum government as this primitive coward Gatwich always claim that you have sign an agreement in 1991 or back to your prostitution job in London but even I’m little bit suspicious that you will bring HIV to Southern Sudan.
        By all means necessary Mr. Governor Taban Deng deserve to a governor of unity state because he fought for freedom of his followers citizens of Southern Sudan, honestly Angelina Dog she wanna be governor of unity state so that she can corrupt the wealth of Sudan State.

        Fuck Ngundang
        Fuck Angelina and Macher

        SPLM under Mr. Governor Taban Deng in unity state oooyyyeeee

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        • 22 April 2010 10:06, by Gatwech

          Lual Chol Kuir (aka Dinka Boy in Bor town),

          The fact that you were born by a donkey mother should not allow you to insult mothers of humans.

          Just wait for the outcome because neither Taban Deng Gai nor Kuol Manyang will see 2011 as leaders.

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          • 22 April 2010 14:59, by okucu pa lotinokwan

            NCP party,should not be very proud of the out come of this election,it is a process of implementing the CPA signed in Nairobi-Kenya,what should NCP party should know even,Omer bashir will be arrested by the ICC,whether by crook or crooked,but this time first let him finish the process of CPA implementation.
            For Gatwech your uncle Bashir is still in power enjoy but your day is coming where you will him to ICC

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      • 22 April 2010 18:17, by Bill Dhieu Manyang

        Dear Gatwach,

        This my second time that I am going to talk to about your irresponsible writing that you have dominated the web. My worry is what sort of leader would you be in Southern Sudan where you can not differentiate between politics and tribal issues but I believed whatever you do there will be no way where you can do it alone with your own.

        Tribes are our identities but you should not always cite them for no reason. I am not interested in your messages that almost carry nothing but division. You will pay the price of what you are doing in the nearest future should you not stop it now.

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        • 22 April 2010 23:37, by kuminyandi

          Dear Bill,

          Gatwech is a paid agent of NCP. This impostor works as an insider for the government at Sudanese Embassy in Washington DC. His main duties are to sabotage and creates divisions within the Southerners in this website. Gatwech uses multiple computers with different names such as Kim Deng, Theileleng, Deng Naath, GatRaan,etc,etc. Gatwech sits 24/7 infront of computers to monitors and discreit criticism against NCP or the governmen of Sudan. Last week, Gatwech reported in this web and without shame that he voted for Albashir at Washington. This impostor is dangerous for our Southern, he needs to be stopped by rebuking his divisive comments very seriously. And thank you Bill for rebuking this NCP stooge. The struggles continue.

          Kumi,

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        • 22 April 2010 23:40, by kuminyandi

          Dear Bill,

          Gatwech is a paid agent of NCP. This impostor works as an insider for the government at Sudanese Embassy in Washington DC. His main duties are to sabotage and creates divisions within the Southerners in this website. Gatwech uses multiple computers with different names such as Kim Deng, Theileleng, Deng Naath, GatRaan,etc,etc. Gatwech sits 24/7 infront of computers to monitors and discreit criticism against NCP or the governmen of Sudan. Last week, Gatwech reported in this web and without shame that he voted for Albashir at Washington. This impostor is dangerous for our Southern people, he needs to be stopped by rebuking his divisive comments very seriously. And thank you Bill for rebuking this NCP stooge. The struggles continue.

          Kumi,

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    • 22 April 2010 17:45, by Garang Arok

      Look at the NCP fraud/crime syndicates trying to affirm a positive image on the fraud masked election..just want to continue their rule of tyranny through jahid and islamic extremism..there will time to put the sudan existing rule of nature to a dead halt.

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  • 22 April 2010 06:38, by yazB

    aah that’s a shame! These opposition leaders just don’t have the right to do so! They should just let the footages speak for themselves!

    Now you got the elections under wrap, next comes the referundum and you will do the same with possibly 99% in favor of unity.

    Wake up you lot the tide is building up! We first thought we would wait for the referundum to finish before toppling the hell out of you but now it’s irrelevant and the whole process has fallen over your empty heads and we are coming! These are just the coming ups

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  • 22 April 2010 06:44, by Padiet Gagag

    Why are you delaying the announcement of the presential position,and you annonced the partial position.If you know that you might not annount the result,or you could not voted or go to ellection that was a collusion. Basher is ready to go to international court for crime he has made in Dafure.

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    • 22 April 2010 08:01, by Toposa Boy Southerner

      KHARTOUM, Sudan — Elections just held in Sudan did not meet "international standards", EU monitors and former US president Jimmy Carter said on Saturday.

      The country’s first competitive elections in more than two decades "struggled to meet international standards" but did not entirely succeed, EU vote monitoring chief Veronique de Keyser said in Khartoum.

      Carter also said the elections "fall short" of meeting international standards.

      "Turnout is very high, 60 percent, but with significant deficiencies ... Theses elections did not reach international standards, not yet," De Kuyser told a news conference.

      "They have not reached them all but some of them," she said.

      But De Kuyser said the fact that there were domestic poll watchers proves the keenness for "democratic transformation."

      The election was a "major step that opens up democratic space in Sudan."

      Africa’s largest country held its first multi-party elections in two decades, but with the polls’ legitimacy brought into question by the withdrawal of the two main opponents to the re-election of President Omar al-Beshir.

      Three days of voting, which began on Sunday, were extended until Thursday because of a series of delays and logistical problems.

      Around 16 million registered Sudanese voters had been asked to choose their presidential, legislative and local representatives. Southerners also voted for the leader of the autonomous government of south Sudan.

      On Thursday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed the election and urged all sides to conclude the electoral process without violence.

      But as the counting continued, one top UN official in the south of the country warned on Friday that the impoverished region faced a major food crisis that could effect millions of people.

      "We have a very general problem of food insecurity across all of southern Sudan," Lisa Grande, the UN Deputy Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Juba, south Sudan, told AFP.

      "We are looking at a situation where 4.3 million people require some forms of food assistance during the year," she said.

      Failed harvests, people displaced for security reasons and rising food prices have all combined to create a "humanitarian perfect storm," Grande said.

      Seven out of the 10 southern states were in trouble, she added.

      "What we are avoiding is a free fall, when people are dying in mass. We are in a situation of struggle. We are at the break," Grande warned.

      Voting proceeded calmly in most places, but the results could ignite tensions in more contested areas, particularly in south Sudan.

      De Kuyser said there were "more irregularities in the south than the north".

      The election was seen as a bid to restore Beshir’s stature after he was indicted by the International Criminal Court in March 2009 for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in the western region of Darfur.

      An aide to Beshir, Nafie Ali Nafie, said on Thursday that Beshir’s re-election would prove allegations against him are "false."

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      • 22 April 2010 08:19, by Toposa Boy Southerner

        Lady’s and gentlemen

        The election was never free never fair
        Down with occupant down with corrupters down with illegal government
        Down with dinkas slave of Arab silver BAGARA the dog of albeshiir the most wanted criminal in the world today for killing of millions and millions of Sudanese from south and Darfur

        Win win the people of Sudan we will get ready of them

        Criminals Dinkas

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        • 22 April 2010 19:49, by Daniel Deng Monyde

          Dear friends,

          It is evident that NEC is both incompetent and has failed in its mandate to the people of Sudan, to be impartial and conduct a free and fair election, and this has already manifested a flawed election process, marred with several irregularities that NEC has witnessed but has been silent about and condoned, since no action has been taken against the perpetrators of the same, who are operating with impunity. NEC has consequently gone ahead to make a world record of registering unprecedented election irregularities, some of which, no doubt, were done purposely by design to the interest of certain others.

          This is being further aggravated by the monotonous continued postponement of the announcement of the election results, with no sound reason, save for the same lame and bogus excuses in the name of logistics, poor communication and other nonsense of the sort.

          We are fed up of this endless nonsense in a clear bid to rig the elections by the NEC, in favour of their masters, against the will of the people, who have clearly expressed their choice through the casting of their ballots. Rigging elections means cheating the people, and imposing a leader not of the people’s choice and therefore an unpopular and unacceptable government, without support and confidence of the people, and this will not go without catastrophic repercussions.

          What is the purpose of conducting an election and then deny the people their choice. What kind of democracy is this? The purpose of the elections is for people to choose leaders of their choice, and this decision must be respected. Imposing an illegitimate leader who is not the people’s choice is an insult to the people and the martyrs who paid the ultimate sacrifice of their lives for this freedom and democracy, and this is not without terrible consequences.

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