They said the presence in the preparatory meeting of the NUP
, the RNM, the Sudan Call forces and the representatives of other national forces is imperative for a real dialogue away from the bluffing and tricks of the NCP and its associates.
Al-Fadil disbanded his breakaway group and rejoined the NUP
in January 2011.
It is noteworthy that the opposition "Sudan Call" forces include the rebel umbrella Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), NUP
, National Consensus Forces (NCF) and the civil society organizations.
He further said that Mahmoud pointed to ongoing government contacts with the NUP
regarding the return of al-Mahdi.
He also strongly denied the existence of a dispute between him and the previous secretary general Ibrahim al-Amin who was sacked by the NUP
Central Commission last year and former vice chairman Adam Musa Madibo, pointing out that the problem of the two men is with the party's institutions and that he enjoys a good personal relationships with them.
This effectively means that the fate of the NUP
is linked to the court decision on the case of [opposition leaders] Farouk Abu Issa and Amin Meki Madani who are currently being tried for signing the "Sudan Call".
They further accepted that the NUP
and the SRF represent the "Sudan Call" forces and vowed to join the internal process once the confidence building measures are implemented.
underscored that it will not recognize results of the upcoming elections, stressing adherence to the principles laid out in "Paris Declaration", "Sudan Call" and the "Berlin Declaration".
Al-Mahdi further termed as "contradictory" the government efforts to persuade the NUP
leader to return to Sudan, adding that the meetings with his son Abdel-Rahman are held in a family context.
leader Sadiq al-Mahdi flew from Cairo to participate in the three-day meeting which is expected to end on Friday.
leader Sadiq al-Mahdi (L) with the Sa'ihoon secretary general Fatah Ala'eem Abdel-Hai in Cairo on 8 February 2015 (Photo NUP
) Fatah Ala'eem Abdel-Hai
The security apparatus based its request made to the Council of Political Parties last December on NUP
chairman al-Sadiq al-Mahdi being a signatory to the 'Paris Declaration' and 'Sudan Call' accords with rebel groups stressing that it calls for dismantling the "one-party state" and mobilising all forces "to change the existing constitutional order in the country that carries a military aspect".