Nafie Ali Nafie: NCP will respect southerners' choice - South to South Dialogue Conference started in Khartoum on Saturday
Dr Nafie described the Conference as a historic landmark in the history of Sudan. He said the CPA belongs to the people of Sudan and should be owned by neither the NCP nor the SPLM.
From Sudan Radio Service, Monday, 16 November 2009:
NCP Will Respect Southerners' Choice
(Khartoum) - The National Congress Party will respect the choice of southern Sudanese to either self-determination or unity following the referendum in 2011.
That statement from Presidential Assistant and Deputy Chairman of the National Congress Party for Party’s Affairs, Doctor Nafie Ali Nafie. He addressed the opening session of the South-South Dialogue Conference in Khartoum on Saturday.
[Nafie Ali Nafie]: “I would like to say the NCP believes strongly in the implementation of the CPA and is fully committed to conducting the referendum for self-determination for the people of southern Sudan and will accept fully the outcome of this referendum and will respect it whatever the outcome may be on condition that this referendum must be free and open to all sons and daughters of southern Sudan so that the decision will be the decision of the people of southern Sudan but not the decision of the political forces, be they the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement or even other Southern parties.”
Doctor Nafie added that the CPA belongs to the people of Sudan and should be owned by neither the NCP nor the SPLM.
[Nafie Ali Nafie-Arabic]: “I would like to say this agreement is not someone’s property, it neither belongs to the NCP nor the SPLM, but it belongs to all Sudanese people and for that reason the CPA belongs to all Southern Sudanese not just to the SPLM alone. And as such, I would like to say any attempt to destabilize the implementation of the CPA, attempting to bypass the CPA in order to achieve options for Southern Sudan without involving all the people of southern Sudan and without referendum, is not just rejected but it will prevent the chance for the south, its people sons and daughters to decide for the south.”
Doctor Nafie described the South-to-South-Dialogue Conference which started in Khartoum on Saturday as a historic landmark in the history of Sudan.