Home | News    Friday 15 August 2014

Sudan’s NCP likely to nominate Bashir for new term: official

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 14, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – A leading ruling National Congress Party (NCP) official said that the party is leaning towards re-nominating president Omer Hassan al-Bashir for a new term in the April 2015 elections.

Mohamed al-Hassan al-Amin, member of NCP leadership council, said that most of the party grassroots conferences recommended picking Bashir as their candidate.

“All indicators point towards having Bashir as the party candidate,” al-Amin said.

The NCP official also emphasised that internal and external factors require the retention of Bashir in power, pointing to what he called threats and the international war on political Islam of which Sudan is considered to be adopting as well as other political commitments.

In recent years, Bashir has asserted that he will not run for a new term and went on to say that he spent enough time in power and that the country needs new faces.

But later he backtracked by saying it is up to the party’s institutions to decide on the 2015 presidential candidate and that he will respect their decision.

Bashir who ruled the country since staging a military coup in 1989, faces an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court (ICC) which has restricted his international travels and his meetings with western officials.

His health has also came into question recently after undergoing two throat surgeries in 2012 to remove a tumor and two knee replacement surgeries this year.

The 70 years old leader has also recently started delegating more of his domestic and international appearances to his 1st VP Bakri Hassan Saleh.

In a related issue, al-Amin rejected demands made by the National Umma Party ( NUP) and Popular Congress Party ( PCP) to postpone elections.

The National Elections Commission ( NEC) said the two parties made the requests on the grounds that they need to prepare financially for the polls.

But al-Amin said they will not allow for a constitutional vacuum and stressed that they will not form a transitional government as opposition demands.

(ST)

info portfolio

Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir takes part in a ceremony in (...)
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.