Umma Party: Opposition Coalition a Failure
Khartoum – The existing political alliances are mere temporary coalitions and they are too fragile to remain in extant, Ibrahim Al-Amin, National Umma Party Secretary General, has said.
The opposition political parties should hold themselves accountable before criticizing the Government, he said, adding without “self-accountability” their tactics would not succeed.
He revealed that Umma Party set up a committee known as “national initiative committee” representative of all the political forces including armed groups to engage the Government to address current issues.
The Secretary General said his party is open to dialogue including with the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) to prevent political escalation and to conduct dialogue in a healthy environment.
He stressed the importance of improving relations with South Sudan by addressing the current crisis including halting harmful media campaigns, citing efforts by his party to pave the way for dialogue between the two country to improve relations.
Meanwhile, the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) said that any attempt by the opposition political parties to polarize masses without convincing platform would backfire.
If the opposition does not raise convincing issues it would not be able to win the support of the Sudanese people, NCP spokesperson, Badreldin Ahmed Ibrahim, said, adding that the Sudanese people enjoy a high degree of awareness to differentiate between national and partisan issues.
By Mohamed Omer El-Haj - Hana Abdel Hai, 16/05/2012