Sudan’s key opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi steps down

Leading Sudanese opposition figure Sadiq al- Mahdi (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

September 19th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-Sudan’s key opposition figure Sadiq al-Mahdi, head of the National Umma Party (NUP), has stepped down as chairman of the Nidaa Al-Sudan, an alliance of all major opposition factions, and called for a review of partnership and collaboration with other opposition groups.

After his resignation from the leadership of the coalition party, Sadiq urged all opposition groups  to convene an emergency meeting and review the leadership structure in order to decide on the way forward.

“The current stage requires a review of positions, including the structure of Nidaa al-Sudan and its alliances with other national powers,” Mahdi said.
“I hope that we meet as soon as possible to discuss the new structure and the options available now,” he added.

The Nidaa al-Sudan is an alliance of all political factions including the National Umma Party, the National Congress Party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and the Justice and Equality Movement.

Sudan’s military and political leaders recently formed the first civilian-led government following the ouster of former Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in April.

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