Sudan's opposition leader refutes reunification with ruling party

"We believe that the NCP's killings and tribal conflicts in South Kordofan and Darfur are worse than what is going on in Egypt," PCP Political Secretary Kamal Omer told reporters.

Sudan's opposition leader refutes reunification with ruling party

World Bulletin/News Desk

Sudan's opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP), led by Islamic thinker Hassan al-Turabi, denied on Sunday any possibility of re-reuniting with the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) of President Omar al-Bashir, reiterating its commitment to the opposition alliance seeking to topple the regime.

"We believe that the NCP's killings and tribal conflicts in South Kordofan and Darfur are worse than what is going on in Egypt," PCP Political Secretary Kamal Omer told reporters.

The press conference was held to clarify the PCP's position after the party's deputy secretary-general, Ibrahim al-Sanousi, joined a march in support of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi on Friday.

The rally, attended by thousands of Islamists from across the spectrum, has been described as having united all Sudanese Islamists.

Al-Sanousi was quoted as saying that the Sudanese Islamic Movement was an extension of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and its founder, Hassan al-Banna.

Omer said al-Sanousi's participation in the anti-coup rally -- along with his remarks -- did not reflect the PCP's position.

He insisted that only the PCP's Political Secretariat reflected the party's official stance.

Omer went on to say that reunification with the NCP was impossible, pointing out that his party adhered to different goals and principles.

"We believe in democracy and freedom, unlike the NCP," he said.

"We even welcome any secular party to come to power if elected by the people."

The PCP is a member of the National Consensus Force Alliance (NCFA), which comprises liberal, secular and Islamist parties, including the National Umma Party of Al-Sadiq al-Mahdi and the Sudanese Communist Party.

In June, the alliance pledged to peacefully overthrow al-Bashir's government within one hundred days, blaming it for the partition of the country and the current economic slump.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Ağustos 2013, 17:30
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