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Emmanuel Obeid - CRN
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 10:14
A US based organization in a statement has confirmed that the ruling National Congress Party or NCP of Sudan has taken a step to abolishing presidential term limits.
The vote by the NCP unanimously approves a proposal to amend its party regulations to allow the nomination of President Omer Bashir for next term.
According to the report the NCP constitution previously limited to two terms the nomination of the party candidates for the positions of the president and the vice president.
Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry John Prendergast says the step to abolishing term limit; President Bashir seeks to be president-for-life.
He adds that the United States and Europe stood against efforts of President Kabila to change the constitution and abolish term limits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Prendergast urges the two continents to do the same to prevent a deepening crisis in the Sudan.
Meanwhile a Senior Advisor at the Enough Project Omer Ismail confirms Bashir and his associates changed the constitution of the ruling party paving the way for him to stand for another term in 2020.
He says this move was taken in order for the president to remain in power for life to avoid accountability and continue his atrocities and feed the corrupted group that supports his regime.
The Enough Project anticipates that NCP parliamentarians would table a resolution to amend Sudan’s constitution to remove the current two term limits for the positions as soon as the national Parliament returns from its current recess in October.
It says a resolution would easily pass the National Congress Party and other related parties automatic majority.

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