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SPLM-N Rift: Blue Nile body rejects removal of Agar and Arman

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SPLM-N leader Malik Agar (2L) attends a graduation ceremony for SPLA-N fighters in Blue Nile State on 29 January 2017 - (ST photo)
June 13, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Blue Nile Liberation Council (BNLC) of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) has rejected decisions by Nuba Mountain Liberation Council (NMLC) to sack Movement’s Chairman and Secretary General.

Last week, the NMLC decided to install SPLM-N Deputy Chairman Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu as temporary chairman of the Movement and relieved Malik Agar from the leadership of the armed group together with the Secretary General Yasser Arman.

In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune Tuesday, the BNLC rejected the NMLC decision to sack Agar, Arman and the commander of the 2nd infantry front, Maj. Gen. Ahmad Al-Umda.

The statement, which was signed by Bashir Sifa Matar, said the NMLC has no constitutional right to remove Agar, Arman and Al-Umda from their positions, saying the decision to remove the Movement Chairman and Secretary General is reserved only to the National Liberation Council.

It also denounced the move by the SPLM-N spokesperson Arnu Ngutulu Lodi to support the NMLC decision, saying Lodi is no longer the spokesperson of the Movement but the NMLC.

Recently, Lodi has joined al-Hilu’s group and issued a statement calling on the Movement base to support the new leadership.

In two executive decisions Monday, Agar relieved Lodi and the heads of SPLM-N chapters in United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands and Canada who issued similar statements in support of al-Hilu.

The Sudanese army has been fighting SPLM-N rebels in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan, also known as the Two Areas since 2011.

(ST)

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  • 14 June 2017 09:12, by Planetmars

    The are not the blue nile liberation council. The same illegitimate malik faction hijacking the name blue nile liberation council to create chaos. facts remain the same on the ground. malik, yasir Arman and Ahmed Al Umda are removed politically and military dislodged in the blue nile. no going back because the dead as a result of the their careless politics will not come back. They should learn

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  • 14 June 2017 09:18, by Planetmars

    continue
    to move on. Join the people under a new leadership or take you old mentality to where to might still work.

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  • 14 June 2017 11:13, by Son of BLue Nile

    Malik and his likes should stop from Using the name Blue Nile to confuse people the same people who are in Blue Nile are the one who fought with your force and the same people your are accusing of refusing to accept the decision made by their Nuba brothers cheap lair.

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