SPLM pulls out of South Kordofan polls
SPLM pulls out amid NCP's attempts to rig results...
KADUGLI ( May 13) – The Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) in South Kordofan State Friday resolved not to recognize the results of the elections there saying the National Elections Committee (NEC) has rigged the results.
Results of the legislative and gubernatorial elections were due to be announced last week but were postponed after SPLM reported serious irregularities and cases of rigged ballot boxes during the counting process.
In a press statement issued yesterday by the SPLM office in Kadugli, the SPLM resolved not to recognize the outcome due to be announced by NEC and will continue to keep its agents out of the results aggregation.
The statement also called on the masses and the citizens to “cooperation with us in this peaceful democratic process to correct the situation.”
International observers had predicted that the SPLM’s candidate Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu would win the race from NCP’s candidate, NCP’s incumbent governor Ahmad Harun who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes committed in the Darfur genocide.