BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
Sudanese residing in Kenya have pleaded with the rival factions battling for control of war-torn country to lay down their arms for the sake of peace.
Through Sultan Ahmed Hussein Ayoub Ali Dinar, the Sudan nationals urged the two factions- armed forces and the rapid support forces to drop the hard stance and engage in dialogue, to save lives and stop further destruction.
“The people of Darfur have suffered death, destruction and displacement and will not allow any party or entity to repeat the experience of the Darfur war,” he said.
Speaking in Nairobi, the Sudanese said the war in Darfur produced a bitter reality for the people of Sudan and in the Darfur region, and which requires everyone’s wisdom and vigilance to stay away from adopting any negative positions aimed at expanding the war throughout the country.
“Our people in Darfur have faced difficulties and lived for many years under the damn war and do not want to return to that dark chapter of their lives, and we are confident that our country and the Darfur region in particular will overcome the war station,” said the Sultan.
He called on sons and daughters of Sudan including opinion leaders, science and culture, leaders of armed movements, parties, civil society organizations, to hold their hands and work together to strengthen the social fabric and to make every effort to put out the flames of sedition
“Our people throughout Sudan, and Darfur in particular there is hope and golden opportunity despite the harsh conditions of war, which we must take to manage a dialogue on the basis of equality, justice and ensuring rights that works on. It addresses the imbalances of Sudanese life in all its political, economic and social aspects and prevents the recurrence of the war scenario,” said the Sultan.
He added that in the sense and in a purely national spirit, I appeal to the leadership of the armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces to put weapons aside and immediately go to the platforms of dialogue to address differences.
He reiterated the nationals call to the private administrations in Sudan and Darfur in particular to avoid tribal and ethnic alignment, division of society, and the fight and calls for sedition aimed at expanding the war.
“I reiterate my wishes for urgent recovery, wounded and solidarity with the families of the dead, and we affirm our encouragement for all community initiatives and the efforts of officials in driving people’s lives and providing basic services to citizens and maintaining their security,” said the Sultan.
He added that in appreciation of these critical circumstances, we address you all this call, which we make from a purely national point of view that (stop this war), stop it after we all were unable to prevent its establishment, we were all unable to protect our homeland from killing, destruction, displacement and asylum.
Sultan Ahmed said they recognize and they must also admit that they have all made unavowable mistakes against their homeland and their people, especially our future generations of young men and women.
He said Instead of giving them an advanced prosperous homeland, we have left them wounds, blood and tears, so this war must stop now, and encourage efforts to stop it and not allow it to expand further.