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Sudan’s NCP denies moves to register Islamic Movement


February 21, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Nafie Ali Nafie, the vice-chairman of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP), has emphatically denied reports on plans by some Islamists to re-establish the currently dormant Islamic Movement (IM) as an independent political party.

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FILE - NCP vice-chairman Nafie Ali Nafie

In a press conference held in Khartoum on Tuesday, Nafie was asked by reporters on the veracity of press reports that some Islamist figures were planning to re-register the IM as a political party.

“No, this is not true”, he tersely replied. Nafie added that if these rumours are based on the recent reform memo submitted by a group of Islamists, he has already met members of this group and they are not contemplating such move.

“This is a group which gave us advises and is talking from within. They share the same ideas and program of the NCP but they are only seeking better performance” Nafie said.

The IM was dissolved few years after Sudan’s Islamists took power in a military coup in 1989. It comprised a wide spectrum of Islamists including those who supported the coup and those who did not.

Following the 1999 schism in the NCP between supporters of the ousted NIF leader Hassan Al-Turabi and fellow Islamists who sided with President Al-Bashir, the IM was revived but it remained largely dormant, confining its activities to issuing statements on national occasions.

The IM’s secretary-general is Vice-President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha.

In January this year, news of a mysterious reform memo drafted by dissatisfied members of the NCP and the IM leaked to the media. The memo, reportedly signed by 1,000 individuals, underscored the urgency of addressing widespread corruption, establishing a citizenship-based state and banning the combination of party positions with constitutional positions.

Media reports in Khartoum spoke over the last two days about a number of Islamists intending to re-register the IM as a political party. As of Saturday, 18 February, nearly 2,000 members of the IM began receiving text messages informing them that the old group is about to re-emerge.

“The Islamic Movement is pleased to invite you to attend its first foundational conference which will empower the youth and those praying in the dark to dispel years of submissiveness and disappointment” part of the text message seen by Sudan Tribune read.

A source close to Islamists told Sudan Tribune that the group intending to re-register the IM is seeking by this step to activate its membership following the political changes that resulted from the breakup of the country with South Sudan’s secession in July.

The source revealed that their group had already begun the procedures to register the IM with the registrar of political parties.

He indicated that some NCP officials had sent messages urging them not to rush registration while some IM members opine that there is no need for registering it as a political party but there is a need to re-activate the existing structures.


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  • 22 February 2012 09:44, by mathem jech amer

    Even if they break into small units, their goal is the same, "Islamic Sharia".No difference between NCP and NIF, they can form NIF party, but still the same faces like Ali Osman. No change unless a new party with new faces is created or replace them by military coup or any other means.

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  • 22 February 2012 09:54, by John Juma DC

    Oooh there is something boiling in Khartoum. The stupid Nafie should not block the approved right of others and claiming are rumors. Bashir will be die like Gadaffi and Turabi is ready for spring in Khartoum.

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    • 22 February 2012 10:09, by 4Justice

      Nafie Ali Ma’ Nafie, NCP poster Boy my favourite character, LoL

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      • 22 February 2012 12:13, by Tera meki

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        Dinka Dominated spla/m means house-wife to Bapiny Monytuel and Omer Bashir in Khartoum.
        how can i listen to slave? from poor family, that name Nyagat is equivalent to you.

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  • 22 February 2012 12:16, by morogot batal


    NCP must be islamise.they are murderer,looters,rapers,theives,devels...sedeq allah al azim...how can ncp kill darfurians yet they are muslim.is islam by colour,tribe,continent,sectors,powers,or what???.you are not mulim.you kill so many muslim at many part of sudan that left a big question remain very WIDE in islam of sudan.how dont you expect islam to be reform???great devels....

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    • 22 February 2012 12:59, by 4Justice

      Hardcore thuggin 4ever, me and ma homies gotta keep mean thuggin til da end no one can stop us! that’s Nafie ma man

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      • 22 February 2012 22:53, by Kurnyel

        Reform NCP or Deform it, this evil party must go

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