Home | News    Thursday 15 December 2016

Sudan’s national dialogue is not inclusive: PCP

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

December 14, 2016 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) which is supportive for an internal national dialogue on Wednesday accused the ruling National Congress Party (CNP) of not implementing the outcome of the political process initiated by President Omer al-Bashir.

JPEG - 54.8 kb
3rd meeting of the national dialogue national assembly in Khartoum on Thursday 20 August 2015 (Photo - SUNA)

In October, the National Dialogue Document, which is the basis for drafting a permanent Constitution for Sudan was signed. However, main political and armed opposition groups still boycott the dialogue as they demand to implement confidence building measures .

PNP Secretary General in Khartoum State, al- Tahir Hamdon, pointed that the ruling party did not implement the outcome of the National Dialogue, adding that the dialogue was not inclusive for all the opposition forces inside and outside Sudan.

The Presidency of the Republic has tabled in parliament some constitutional reforms related to the formation of the national government as recommended by the dialogue document. However, the government didn’t introduce a bill re-establishing freedoms as agreed in the dialogue actors.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in Khartoum, Hamdon said that “if we say the national dialogue was inclusive, then we will be lying to the Sudanese people”.

He stressed the need to implement the constitutional reforms and reach the holdout opposition s and armed forces and to engage the dialogue with them, saying, "we must accept all views."

Hamdoun further called to open the outcome of the national dialogue conference for discussions with the holdout groups and to add their inputs in order to create a conducive environment paving the way to end the political crisis in Sudan.

The proposition joins calls by the opposition Sudan Call forces to consider the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference as first step towards a comprehensive dialogue.

The Islamist Popular Congress Party splinted from the NCP since 1999, and joined the opposition ranks since that time but it supported the dialogue process and participated in all its forums.

The National Umma Party of Sadiq al-Mahdi and “Reform Now Movement” chaired by by Ghazi Salah al-Din al-Attabani have withdrawn from the process as they balm President Bashir for refusing to release political freedoms.

Early in December, Sudan’s Dialogue Higher Coordination Committee known as 7+7 has dissolved itself and approved the formation of an extended committee to follow up on the implementation of the dialogue outcome.

(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.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Salva Kiir’s cunning strategy 2018-05-19 07:40:06 By Duop Chak Wuol Salva Kiir likes to preach democracy to confuse people, looks for ways to legitimize his atrocious regime, uses deception to promote his despotism, and calculatingly waits for (...)

Lessons for South Sudan and IGAD-Led peace forum 2018-05-16 23:28:16 James Okuk, PhD “The polis exists to assure the good life” – Aristotle. “For however strong a ruler may be, he will always have need of the goodwill of the inhabitants if he wishes to remain in (...)

Clarity on Malong’s SSUF status also crucial for peace and accountability 2018-05-14 22:59:18 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi While declaring the formation of his armed movement in the name of SSUF early last month, the former SPLA chief of general staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan announced the (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.