Home | News    Wednesday 7 May 2014

Sudan’s PPAC rejects Republican Party’s registration request

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

May 6, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Political Parties Affairs Council (PPAC) has officially declined to register the Republican Party (RP), saying the latter’s principles contradict with the Islamic creed, social peace and democratic principles necessary for carrying out political activity.

JPEG - 14 kb
Founding father of Sudan’s Republican Brotherhood movement Mahmood Mohamed Taha

The PPAC said the RP’s registration request violated provisions of Article (1/5) of the 2005 interim constitution and Article (14) of the 2007 Political Parties’ Act.

However, lawyer Nabil Adeeb described the PPAC’s citing of Article (1/5) of the constitution as “strange” and “funny”, saying the clause talks about sources of laws and it is directed at the legislative body.

He added that Article (14) is related to violence and has nothing to do with the RP principles.

Last December, the RP applied with the PPAC in order to obtain the right for practicing political activity. However, several individuals and associations appealed to the PPAC against RP registration.

RP founder Mahmoud Mohamed Taha was a progressive Sudanese religious thinker, leader and trained engineer. He was executed for apostasy in 1985 at the age of 76 by the regime of Ja’afar Nimeiri. Since then the RP political activity has steadily receded despite an increase in the number of its supporters and affiliates in recent years.

The daughter of the RP’s founder, Asma, accused unnamed influential bodies of pressuring the PPAC to reject their registration request under the pretext that the RP’s principles contradict with the Islamic creed and are based on sectarian lines.

She described the PPAC decision as “defective” in every respect, saying it represents a restriction on freedoms of expression and organisation which are guaranteed by the constitution and the political parties’ law.

Asma pledged to resist the PPAC’s decision by all legal means.

Last April, Asma accused what she called “obscurantist forces” of labelling RP members as “apostates and infidels” in order to ban their activities.

(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


Economic woes compel a shift in Khartoum’s “strategic alliance with Iran” 2015-03-30 21:04:12 By Eric Reeves Sudan Tribune reports today a remarkable declaration by the Khartoum regime’s foreign minister, Ali Karti: “We were never allies with Iran: Sudan Foreign Minister” The Sudanese (...)

What is wrong with the IGAD peace process? 2015-03-29 22:39:56 By Alfred Ladu Gore 1. The Effects of Flawed Methodological Approach on the Fundamental Issues Arising from the Crisis Situation in South Sudan In the methodological context of this paper, it (...)

Creating peace in South Sudan requires extraordinary precautions 2015-03-29 11:55:31 By Panther Alier On March 6, 2015, South Sudanese were hit again with grim news, the failure of the government and rebels led by Riek Machar to agree on almost everything that was on negotiation (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Seventy-six organizations call for publication of AU Inquiry Report as deadline for peace passes 2015-03-07 05:04:51 6 March 2015: FOR Immediate Release SOUTH SUDAN: The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) should immediately consider, publish and disseminate the final report of the Commission (...)

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 (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.