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NUP leader El Mahdi: Sudan’s transitional govt ‘deadlocked’

October 13 - 2019 OMDURMAN
NUP leader El Sadig El Mahdi (File photo)
NUP leader El Sadig El Mahdi (File photo)

El Sadig El Mahdi, head of Sudan’s opposition National Umma Party (NUP), has warned that “the current transitional regime is deadlocked because of manoeuvres on peace, conspiracies by former regime members, opportunistic foreign interventions, as well as economic conditions”.

In his Friday sermon at the El Hijra Mosque in Wad Nubawi in Omdurman, the imam also warned, against the exploitation of the state, of obstruction of the coup by some ideologues, and some members of the former regime.

He stressed that “the Sudanese people are immune to dictatorship after they were stung by the experience of the former regime”.

He said that the NUP and its allies will call for general elections.

He called for what he called “digging out the manoeuvres of the peace project”. He said he considers peace as part of the permanent constitution, adding that among the challenges facing the transitional system will be imbalances within the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC).

He described the transitional emergency programme submitted by a committee of the FFC as “weak”, stressing the support of the NUP for the transitional government until the end of the transition period.

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