Home | News    Sunday 26 January 2014

Sudan’s DUP calls upon government and opposition to make compromises

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

January 25, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Hatem al-Sir Ali, the leading figure at the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Mohamed Osman al-Mirghani, has called upon opposition parties and government to make compromises in order to overcome the difficult situation facing Sudan and agree on major national issues.

JPEG - 11.3 kb
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) ex-presidential candidate in the 2010 elections (AFP)

Al-Sir told the pro-government Ashorooq TV that resolving Sudan’s problems is contingent upon creating an conducive environment to achieve national consensus, emphasizing the need for a strong political will from all political parties including the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

He noted that the meeting of the DUP delegation with president Omer Hassan al-Bashir on Wednesday concluded that the new phase necessitates reaching national consensus.

The DUP official further said the meeting was a preliminary one, adding that they discussed political issues and challenges and reached common understandings adding that both parties agreed to continue dialogue.

Al-Sir said that political forces should refrain from adopting exclusionary policies, saying that all sides must make concessions.

He said the political initiative launched by his party leader seeks to bring all political forces to a national dialogue in order to tackle issues of war, economy, freedoms, foreign relations and the new constitution.

The DUP leading figure also called for drafting a national constitution which reflects aspirations of all Sudanese people.

But the head of the opposition alliance National Consensus Forces (NCF), Farouq Abu Issa, said that compromises should be made by the NCP and not the opposition.

“The oppressor must make the compromises not the oppressed. We were oppressed by the government,” he said.

Abu-Issa called for establishing a transitional government that organizes a constitutional conference in order to offer the necessary solutions for the Sudanese crisis.

He said according to al-Meghar daily newspaper on Saturday that the current regime must be removed and its policies must be annulled, asserting they are only concerned about the future of Sudan and its unity.

The head of the NCF further pointed they call for cancelling restrictive laws and establishing an interim government.

The NCP is putting the final touches on a major proposal for political reform in Sudan which would form the basis for dialogue with other political parties.

Bashir was reportedly working on this initiative since last year that was meant to set the stage for political transformation in a country gripped by conflict and crises for decades.

(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.

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


The leak AU’s report and IGAD’s threat of sanctions 2015-03-06 20:15:39 By James Okuk On March 7, 2014 and based on decision of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) and after consultations with different parties involved in the outbreak of the mid-December 2013 (...)

Doubts remain over South Sudan peace talks 2015-03-04 21:22:01 By John A. Akec News of a possible end to South Sudan’s 11-month-old conflict was received with guarded optimism at the start of February, and there were good reasons for this. On January 21, (...)

What do we expect from the final South Sudan Peace Talks? 2015-02-27 08:41:32 By Luka Biong Deng As the alleged final and last round of peace talks on South Sudan commenced in Addis Ababa, the people of South Sudan attach little hope and expect nothing as they have been (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Archbishop Taban calls for reconciliation and forgiveness 2015-02-23 09:30:38 February 2015 Greetings from Peace Village, Kuron. It is really a Peace Village. I had my peaceful Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in Kuron. God really blessed the area with Peace. You can (...)

WFP appreciates US additional support for S. Sudan’s hungry 2015-02-19 08:20:15 17 February 2015 (JUBA)- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$165.5 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to feed (...)

Press Release from the SPLM/A (IO) in Uganda 2015-02-11 09:39:09 February 10, 2015 1. The office of the SPLM/A (IO) and the presence of its diplomatic representation that was established under the Kampala outcome of the 21st August 2014 is operational and has (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.