Khartoum – National Umma Party (NUP) leader Imam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi said that he decided to return to Sudan, adding that a committee from the NUP has been formed to
arrange for his return.
He said that he was intending to return after the agreements on cessation of hostilities and ceasefire.
Al-Mahdi affirmed in an interview with Al-Masri newspaper in Cairo Sunday the his return is unconditionally, adding that his desire was to return accompanied by some of the holdout leader after agreement on cessation of hostilities, but now he will return in the framework of his popular and organizational responsibilities inside the country.
He pointed out that it is possible for the government to welcome his return or to consider it – without reaching any agreement – a sign of confrontation.
"I don’t know what they are going to do, and I don’t wait for any assurances, but I'll return notwithstanding the government's stance" he added.
Al-Mahdi pointed out that the AUPSC has appointed a high committee to supervise the Sudanese dialogue other that the internal national dialogue, and accordingly the AU Roadmap was endorsed after the signature of the Sudanese government in March 2016 and Sudan Call in August 2016.
"It is possible that a meeting would be held under the chairmanship of Thabo Mbeki to discuss the procedures of confidence-building on ceasefire, releasing the political detainees, freedoms, peace agendas and governance, after which the dialogue will continue inside Sudan" Al-Mahdi concluded.
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