Home | News    Tuesday 30 May 2017

SPLM-N accuses internal group of leading “political and military coup”

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

SPLM-N leader Malik Agar (2L) attends a graduation ceremony for SPLA-N fighters in Blue Nile State on 29 January 2017 - (ST photo)
May 29, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) has accused a group within the Movement of leading a political and military coup against its heritage and vision, saying it attacked military garrisons in areas under its control.

In a statement entitled “What is going on in the liberated areas of Blue Nile and in refugee camps at international borders”, SPLM-N chairman’s office said some members started to incite specific tribes against other tribes in refugee camps, pointing to armed attacks against herders from particular tribes inside the liberated areas.

According to the statement, the accused group is comprised of some SPLM-N members who supported the decisions of the Nuba Mountains Liberation Council (NMLC) and the right to self-determination of the two areas.

Last March, SPLM-N deputy chairman Abel Aziz al-Hilu resigned from his position saying the secretary-general Yasir Arman disregarded his demand to include the self-determination in the agenda of peace negotiations.

On 25 March, NMLC, an SPLM-N political body in the South Kordofan announced its support of al-Hilu’s demand for self-determination and relieved Arman from his position as secretary-general and chief negotiator.

The statement pointed that the same group attacked military garrisons in the “liberated areas”, saying they mobilised some SPLA fighters on tribal bases.
According to the statement, they also attacked the headquarters of the chairman of the SPLM-N chairman and the commander-in-chief of the SPLA.

The statement described the move as an attempt to overturn the entire political and military heritage of the SPLM and its vision and transform it into a regional movement, saying the behaviour of this group is more dangerous than the war against the government.

The SPLM-N leadership stressed it would move forward to maintain the unity of the Movement on the basis of its vision as a movement for all Sudanese, saying they wouldn’t fall into the trap of the ethnicity and tribalism.

The statement added they wouldn’t abandon their goal even if it takes some time, stressing their major enemy is the Khartoum regime and those who stirred up sedition within the Movement since last March have served the regime’s agenda.

South Kordofan and the neighbouring Blue Nile state have been the scene of violent conflict between the SPLM-N and Sudanese army since 2011.

Talks between the two sides for a cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access are stalled since last August.

(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.
  • 30 May 2017 11:54, by Daniel Aru

    I believe SPLM-N is facing a lot of challenges during this year, the internal conflict which started from the Nuba Conference will results to many other incidents such as the current scenario in the Blue Nile and other places as soon as I am fearing it will take place in Nuba Area too. The only solution is for all leaders of SPLM-N to reconciled with short period of time, or other wise things wil

    repondre message

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


Buying peace with oil? Why not? 2018-07-19 14:21:08 By Peter Kuot Ngong First of all, in my opinion about the proposed governance structure that is being discussed while being publicly criticised by South Sudanese, I would like to say that, (...)

South Sudan parties should agree on power sharing 2018-07-17 12:45:03 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi A Revised Entebbe Proposal released yesterday in Khartoum as part of the Igad-led High Level Revitalization Forum HLRF of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the (...)

On Sudan’s al-Bashir trip to Russia for FIFA World Cup final 2018-07-16 20:26:24 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The attendance of the genocidal criminal, the fugitive from the International Justice Marshall Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir to watch the Football Finale in Russia is Slap (...)


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.