Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sudan: Leader of the National Umma Party launches "10 Points to Salvation" presidential bid

Miraya FM reports Al Sadig Al Mahadi, leader of the National Umma Party, launched his presidential bid in Omdurman on Monday with promises of good governance, attractive unity, north – south dialogue, economic development and most importantly peace to all Sudanese. Al Mahadi’s campaign, aptly termed “10 Points to Salvation” was met with rousing cheers and chants as Umma supporters thronged the party headquarters chanting Umma's slogan “Road to Salvation”.

Umma’s leader, in his first presidential rally, criticized the polices and programs of the National Congress Party (NCP), and said many in Sudan have become hungrier and poorer as a result. Some have even been driven to become beggars, while others suffer without proper medical care.

He accused the NCP of unlawfully exploiting state resources in its electoral campaign and urged the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to investigate
Miraya is a 24 hour, 7 day a week radio operated by the United Nations Mission in Sudan in partnership with Fondation Hirondelle, a Swiss non-governmental organization.

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