Editorial :Political Senility!
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An exchange of words has occurred between two of Sudan’s key opposition leaders, Hassan Al-Turabi and Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, after the latter reminded the former of his past association with the government.
Al-Mahdi, who is the leader of the National Umma Party (NUP), fired the first shot when he said that Al-Turabi’s Popular Congress Party (PCP) talks a lot but does little about its much vaunted pursuit of regime change.
Al-Mahdi went on to accuse the PCP of being part and parcel of the current regime, in reference to the fact that Al-Turabi was the mastermind of the military coup that brought Sudan’s President Omer Al Bashir to power in 1989.
According to Al-Mahdi, political parties did not enjoy a semblance of freedom like that of today when Al-Turabi was in power.
Reacting to the Al-Mahdi allegations, Al-Turabi lashed out at Al-Mahdi, and accused him of lying.
Al-Turabi stressed that there would not be any military coup in Sudan, and that even if someone wants to do it, no other party would be consulted.
As a matter of fact the Sudanese people these days sleep and awake on the meaningless statements and recriminations by the opposition leaders.
Exchanging blows between the two leaders harmed the feelings of millions of Sudanese people who are followers of this political leader or that to the extent of placing them in holiness position.
Are those statements within the heritage they are going to leave of the future generations in political actions? Is this all what they have to teach their successors in their political parties in political ethics?
We believe that such actions represent a political senility.
Al-Mahdi is one of the Islamic intellectuals who tours the globe to preach his thoughts and mediate here and there to resolve the disputes, then how come he conducted such attacks and airs what is supposed to be secrets.
Al-Turabi is also one of the international intellectuals and has his admirers for his remarkable contributions in moderate Islam, then how come he restored to the recriminations weapon against his in-law and a leader of one of the biggest political parties in the country?
However, such behaviours from the two leaders will tarnish their image in the regional and international forums which they are always part of.
Didn't our respected two leaders know that what they are doing is threatening the stability of the country?
Where are our respected leaders from the unification of ranks which you kept calling for every morning?
We urge our respected leaders to stop their war of words otherwise they will lose the reverence of the Sudanese people in general and their followers in particular.
By Sudan Vision, 09/01/2012