Parliament Repealed South Sudan-related Laws
Khartoum - The National Assembly cancelled in its session yesterday morning the referendum law, Joint Integrated Units (JIUs) law, the universities of Upper Nile, Bahr Elghazal, Juba, Rumbek, North Bahr Elghazal, West Equatorial, Torit, and John Garang Memorial college laws. The head of legislature and justice committee Alfadil Haj Suleiman said that these laws became invalid with the separation of the South.
Also the Parliament adopted in its session yesterday the bill for cancellation of some laws for the year 2012. The head of the legislature and justice committee Alfadil Haj Suleiman stated that secession includes land, people and matters related to the state such as sovereignty and rights. Therefore, all laws that existed before separation must be cancelled as they are irrelevant to Sudan. As for the referendum law, he said it was linked to a particular event which already passed and resulted in separation and the birth of a new sovereign state neighboring Sudan.
In a related context, member of the National Assembly Mahdi Ibrahim disclosed negative effects made by SPLM in the wake of separation to influence some African countries that have close links with it by convincing them that Sudan is African state where Moslems and Arab control the state and exploit its wealth for their interests.
He said that the visit made by Sudan delegation assigned by the speaker of the National Assembly and led by Ahmed Abdelrahman to Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda has had great echo in correcting the external image of Sudan.
Mahadi called on giving special consideration to media besides supporting Sudanese embassies in those states to play their role to the fullest. He indicated that the visit made by Sudan delegation has shaken up the presence of SPLM in that area.
It is note worthy, the National Assembly adopted in its session yesterday the law of establishing Wad medani national college as the first of its kind out side Khartoum state.
By Mohammed Babiker, 16/05/2012