Home | News    Monday 9 December 2013

Sudan cabinet reshuffle excludes state governors, presidential aide


December 8, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The deputy chairman of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and presidential assistant, Ibrahim Ghandour, has said that cabinet reshuffle does not include states governors and stressed that the new government wasn’t formed randomly.

JPEG - 22.8 kb
Ibrahim Ghandour (photo SUNA)

He pointed in a press conference on Sunday that previous changes of states governors were carried out due to repartitioning of several states, emphasising that the NCP is not currently considering any changes among states governors.

Ghandour said that recent changes in the executive branch were based on specific criteria including abilities and experiences of the ministers and weren’t carried out blindly.

He pointed that president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir asked the NCP leadership office to make nominations for all executive positions, stressing that he made his choices among 120 nominees.

The presidential aide further added that Bashir had consulted with a committee formed by the party’s leadership office before announcing the new government formation, stressing that the whole process was made through consultations among the NCP leaders.

Meanwile, the former speaker of the parliament, Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir, said that reform within the NCP would continue through members, programs, and performance, calling upon party members to adhere to its rules.

He demanded the Sudanese political forces to agree on criteria for practicing freedoms, saying that lifting restrictions on freedoms is conditional upon arriving at an agreement on that criteria.

Al-Tahir said that the NCP has already developed its view on the elections law and waiting for the other political forces, calling for accepting the other and focusing on the issues not the persons.

The former speaker of the national parliament was alluding to the sacking of the former NCP leading figure, Ghazi Salah Al-Deen Al-Attabani from the party.

"Ghazi is a human being who makes mistakes and we don’t worship Allah (God) through persons but through obedience and behaviours", he said.

More than 30 of the NCP top members, including the former parliamentary caucus head, Al-Attabani, presented a memo to president Bashir in September, criticising the government’s decision to remove subsidies on fuel and other basic commodities, saying it “harshly” impacted on Sudanese citizens.

Bashir formed a committee headed by Al-Tahir to investigate signatories to the petition, which was circulated publicly.

The commission of inquiry recommended dismissing three members, including Attabani, and temporarily suspending nine others. The decision was endorsed by the NCP leadership council and the Shura (consultative) council.

Al-Tahir stressed that loyalty, obedience, and discipline are the criteria for evaluation within the NCP, calling upon party members to adhere to the rules and regulations.


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.
  • 9 December 2013 10:54, by Akol Liai Mager

    Will changing Haj Ahmed with Ahmed safe NIF’ thugs from SRF? Absolutely no and BIG No.

    repondre message

  • 9 December 2013 15:52, by machar

    this changes of sudanese ministers will never give conducive Administration form of government ruling capacity as a theme in president ideas.
    there was some one who says that if you run after somebody there must be things running after you too.
    Ali Osman taha must go because he was the person who kill our leader john garang.Bashir get rid of him Taha is a terrorist

    repondre message

  • 11 December 2013 11:41, by machar

    Sudan reshuffle of its ministers was big and great objectives for the people of republic of south sudan, because Ali Osman Taha was the bottle neck to the people of south sudan of killing Dr.John De mabior in helicopter from Uganda to his way home.
    we extremely urges Bashire to continue fired these N C P members for what they definitely hope to be.

    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

Abyei: Peace cannot be achieved through partial solutions 2014-04-16 06:23:14 By Maiwen Dot Phoet April 15, 2014 - Over the past month, reports received from sources on the ground in Abyei confirm the withdrawal of soldiers affiliated with South Sudan’s army and police (...)

Why justice must be served to save South Sudan 2014-04-15 06:05:07 By Amb Joseph Ayok Anei April 14, 2014 - In May 1981 a Muslim called Ali Agca attempted to assassinate His Holiness Pope John Paul II. However, after his recovery, the Pope not only prayed for (...)

Will Kiir honour the Zebra (Maguar) and stay the prosecution of Pagan? 2014-04-15 05:25:56 By Dong Samuel Luak April 14, 2014 - President Kiir is well known among his comrades of intelligence and calmness, he never forgets, always forgives, but for him the year 1991 is not forgivable (...)



Latest Press Releases

Letter to the South Sudanese government on the ratification of the African Charter 2014-04-16 06:24:18 Letter to the Government of South Sudan on the ratification of the African Charter H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit President of the Republic of South Sudan Juba, South Sudan CC: Dr. Barnaba Benjamin (...)

In Sudan, at least 26,000 primary school children risk repeating an entire school year 2014-03-21 08:42:00 UNICEF SUDAN PRESS RELEASE In Sudan, at least 26,000 primary school children risk repeating an entire school year Khartoum, 20 March 2014 --- Primary school-aged children in Sudan are in (...)

Civil society groups call on AUPSC to support holistic peace in Sudan 2014-03-11 07:22:46 An Open Letter from Sudanese Civil Society Addressing the Meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) on the Humanitarian and Political Crises in Sudan H.E. President Thabo (...)


Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.