Darfur ready for elections says Nafie
From SRS - Sudan Radio Service:
7 April 2010 - ( Khartoum) – The deputy chairman of the National Congress Party says that Darfur is ready for the elections.
Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie was reacting to claims by the SPLM and opposition parties that Darfur is not ready for the elections. They say that the state of emergency in the region will not allow for the conduct of free and fair elections.
Dr. Nafie claims that the voter registration exercise in Darfur was more successful that in most states in the country.
[Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie]: “We are telling the people of Darfur here in Khartoum that the registration in Darfur was much better than in other states of Sudan and the participation of Darfur in the coming elections will be higher than in many states of Sudan. Darfur will vote for the NCP.”
He also accused some individuals living in western countries of using Darfur to earn a living.
[Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie]: “A few individuals continue to trade on the Darfur case in western countries and in Washington, Britain, Holland and Belgium and Geneva. Those people are a few individuals from Darfur. As is the case for many Sudanese, they claim to represent the people of Darfur and they living off the name of Darfur, issuing political asylum identity cards in the name of Darfur and getting financial support from illegal companies.”
The deputy chairman of the NCP, Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie, was addressing a campaign rally in Khartoum on Tuesday.