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Sudan’s NUP appoints Mahdi’s daughter as deputy chairperson

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July 5, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - The opposition National Umma Party (NUP) on Saturday has appointed, Meriam al-Mahdi, daughter of the party leader, al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, as deputy chairperson.

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Meriam Al-Mahdi is the daughter of the National Umma Party leader al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, who has been in jail since 17 May 2014 (AFP)

Al-Mahdi acknowledged the news in a WhatsApp message, saying she was informed of the appointment during her father’s detention last May.

Several NUP leaders blame al-Mahdi for appointing his sons and daughters in leadership positions and accuse him of preparing them to bequeath the party at the expense of its historic leadership.

Al-Mhadi has 10 sons and daughters including Um Salama, Randa, Meriam, Rabah, Zeineb, Tahra, Abdel-Rahman, Mohamed Ahmed, Bushra, and Siddig.

His daughters have been engaged into politics since early time particularly Meriam and Rabah while two of his sons, Abdel-Rahman and Bushra, are army officers.

Abdel-Rahman was appointed as presidential assistant in 2011.

Meriam, said in a WhatsApp message that the institution of the presidency is comprised of an unspecified number of deputies, advisors, and assistants, pointing they are appointed by the party leader according to the NUP constitution.

She added that the party formed a higher regulatory committee to look into the structure of the institution of the presidency, general secretariat, and politburo and make its recommendations.

Meriam noted the committee recommended that the number of deputies must not exceed 4 and should include at least one woman, addinging the institution of the presidency accepted the recommendation and embarked on completing its structure following the recent meeting of the central commission.

Accordingly, said Meriam a fourth deputy has been appointed besides Mohamed Abdallah Al-Douma, Siddig Ismail, and Fadl Allah Burma Nasser as well as several advisors and assistants.

(ST)

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  • 6 July 08:54, by Pif Paf

    This is why the opposition in Sudan are useless. We are lacking true and serious opposition in the country. How can Mahdi’s children continue to be appointed by Mahdi to position within the party. Where is the democracy here? Its ironic how these parties talk about bringing real democracy to the country when the cant practice it amongst themselves.

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