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SPLM’s northern sector accused of inciting U.S to wage war on Sudan


April 24, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – North Sudan’s ruling national congress party (NCP) has accused the northern sector of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) of inciting the U.S to wage a new war on the country.

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Yasir Arman, secretary-general of the SPLM’s northern sector

The accusation was made by Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tahir, the speaker of the Sudanese parliament and head of the NCP’s politbureau, during a public rally in South Kordofan State on Sunday.

Al-Tahir claimed that the SPLM had requested the U.S assistance in waging a new war on Sudan, and stressed that his party would not allow the SPLM to complete its plot.

A delegation of the SPLM-northern sector had recently visited Washington where the party’s secretary-general, Yasir Arman, reportedly called on the U.S Administration not to lift the economic sanctions it has been imposing on Sudan since 1997 unless the government of president Al-Bashir demonstrates commitment to democratic transformation.

Arman’s statement sparked fury in Khartoum where the spokesman of the country’s foreign minister Khalid Musa told reporters last month that Arman’s call constitutes "a breach of national agendas and principles."

The SPLM is the ruling party in South Sudan which massively voted to secede from the north in a referendum held in January as part of the 2005’s deal which ended decades of north-south civil wars in 2005.

In the same public rally, the NCP’s incumbent candidate for gubernatorial elections in South Kordofan State, Ahmad Harun, criticized the “new Sudan project” advocated by the SPLM’s northern sector, describing it is a “racist and separatist” ideology.

Harun, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of war crimes allegedly committed during a government counterinsurgency campaign in the country’s westernmost region of Darfur, has also been accused by the SPLM of standing behind the incidents of violence which occurred this month in the state’s village of El-feid, where the paramilitary Popular Defense Forces (PDF) killed at least 17 people and burned hundreds of houses.

The incidents come ahead of the May 2 legislative and gubernatorial elections in South Kordofan, which failed to hold them when Sudan organized countrywide elections in 2010 due to disagreements over the 2008 census and delimitation of geographic constituencies.

The two frontrunners for the state governor office, Harun and Abdul Aziz Adam Al-Hilu of the SPLM, have been actively campaigning since the Khartoum-based National Elections Commission (NEC) announced the beginning of electoral campaigns period on April 4.

In a separate development, the SPLM’s candidate Al-Hilu urged South Sudan president Salva Kiir to release citizens of South Kordofan’s who were arrested during the recent fighting in Unity State between the south’s army and militia groups allegedly backed by Khartoum.

In a letter to Kiir seen by Sudan Tribune, Al-Hilu accused unnamed bodies of turning South Kordofan citizens from cattle-herders into soldiers for southern militias.


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  • 25 April 2011 14:16, by Waucity

    Ncp, get a live, American will never go to war with you, you are being finish by Darfurians and you will be beaten through election, so why would America go to war with you...Just shut up and find some dignity for yourselves...OLD MAN LYING ALL THE TIME..CHILDREN ARE BETTER THAN YOU, LET ME TELL YOU. YOU FAILED TO GET YOUR PROVINCE FROM EGYPT AND SO SHAME ON YOU. SPLM OYEEEEE!!!!

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  • 26 April 2011 09:02, by Madina Kebir

    Dear South Kordofan State’s citizens.

    Faliure not to elected SPLM in your State will be a big mistake ever. The SPLM was about to change the dynamic of Sudan government but the NCP don’t want to let others Parties come with their Ideas and now Sudan is divided because of Omar al Bashir’s policies.

    Please elected SPLM and forget about the criminal guy that, was been indicted for genocide, war crimes and crime against humanity. There is nothing wrong on calling International to get written off this Khartoum government including Omar al Bashir and this man who said, he is seeking to be elected as South Kordofan State while, the ICC Judges are looking for him. Nubian must not let to be fool by Khartoum government, you may never know that, Khartoum has now remain very thin and will be suffering for economic in year to come please mark that.

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