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SPLM-N Rift: Al-Hilu faction welcomes army’s support for its leader


June 18, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) led by Abdel Aziz l-Hilu Sunday issued a statement welcoming the support of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) to his leadership.

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SPLM-N spokesperson Arnu Ngutulu Lodi (ST Photo)

The command of the SPLA-N issued a statement on 16 June declaring its support for al-Hilu’s appointment as temporary chairman of the SPLM-N by the Nuba Mountains Liberation Council (NMLC).

"This is a positive step in the right direction to correct the course of the revolution. It is not a coup, as claimed by the sacked (leaders)," said the SPLM-N al-Hilu Spokesperson Arnu Ngutulu Lodi in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Sunday.

He said that the decisions to appoint al-Hilu and to remove Malik Agar and Yasir Arman from their positions were made by the SPLM-N structures in the Nuba Mountains area and the Blue Nile state. He further pointed to the "widespread support" of al-Hilu among the SPLM-N membership and supporters.

Observers wonder why the military command decided to support al-Hilu but at the same time requests him to return to the Nuba Mountains within 10 days and gives him one month to hold the general conference.

Also in their letter of support, the military also reassured al-Hilu and dismissed the "inaccurate reports" he received about the situation on the grounds.

In his statement, Lodi said al-Hilu is genuinely disinterested in power and contributed to build a national SPLA-N that fights for all the marginalised in Sudan.

"We warn against any attempt by others to strike at its unity," he added.

The spokesperson said al-Hilu’s call for the right to self-determination for the Nuba Mountains is a cornerstone of the New Sudan project.

"It is a genuine and democratic right and is in line with the SPLM’s proposal for voluntary unity and the restructuring of the Sudanese state on a new basis in which all Sudanese are equal," he said.

"This is a programme for all Sudanese. We call on all the forces of change to unite in order to achieve it," he stressed.

With al-Hilu call for self-determination, analysts said that the rebel leader abandoned the SPLM-N national agenda and wants to focus on the separation of Nuba Mountains from Sudan eventually to join South Sudan.


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  • 19 June 2017 03:54, by sudani ana

    I don’t know why you losers should worry yourself with Sudanese affairs. You have your own miserable country now. So enjoy your own shit hole and keep your noses out of Sudan affairs. Don’t worry about us. SPLA -N rebels will be crushed and peace will come to Sudan. So STFU

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  • 19 June 2017 05:01, by Newsudan

    Jalaba Sudani Ana
    SPLA N will always fight to the end,until you are destroyed, Al Hilu is like Dr Garang who will fight you until his last breathe so long you defined Sudan as Arabic Islamic state until Newsudan vision of equal citizens is achieved.

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    • 19 June 2017 06:03, by pabaak

      This is wrong decision from Nuba mountains liberation council to make quick decision that will hurt future of SPLM-N why he Abdhal Aziz don,t listen to Agar And Araman to sit down together and safe the unity of Movement. Agar still having SPLM as National movement which will make hard for Aldhala Aziz to gain support internationally

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      • 19 June 2017 06:12, by pabaak

        Leaving Sudan to who? SPLM was on victory side and was on ofensive side but you will he on defensive side trying to defend little gain which not good

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  • 19 June 2017 12:37, by sudani ana

    For all South Sudanese who commented above; so you have totally destroyed your country and now all you wish for is for Sudan to be destroyed too. You make me laugh with your hearts full of venom like snakes. And you still come back to Sudan as refugees!! Have some self respect you idiots

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    • 19 June 2017 23:17, by pabaak

      AlSo called SudanAna, if you’re an Arab Jalaba then you even have a country to claim you very know what word Sudan for. And will be of time will go their rightful owners. South Sudan staying over they’re in own country just like others Sudanese staying in South Sudan. Unleast you’re colony Arab then just don’t know who you’re.

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      • 19 June 2017 23:27, by pabaak

        Do you even have country to claim? It will be a matter of time Sudan will go rightful owners. Just stay like a guest but has to respect the owner of the house. South Sudanese living overs there they are not rerefugees they in thier second Country.

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  • 19 June 2017 13:04, by Newsudan

    Jalaba Sudani ana
    your monster El Bashir is the one fueling war in the south. where do you think Riek ios get trained armed,used SAF weapons n uniforms,you even host rebels commanders in Khartoum hotels, who is not aware of your proxy war, since 2005.

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