Sudanese ruling party denies changing slogan
Sudan’s ruling National Congress party denied on Friday reports that it had adopted a new slogan calling for "peace" to replace an earlier one calling for "jihad".
A statement Friday by the office of NC Secretary General Ibrahim Ahmed Omar denied earlier remarks attributed to him by the press that the party had changed its slogan from "Jihad, Victory, Martyrdom" to "Peace, Unity, Development." According to AFP, the party had no official slogan, the statement said, while "Jihad, Victory, Martyrdom" is the slogan of Sudan's paramilitary Popular Defense Forces, and has not been changed.
The slogan of "Peace, Unity, Development," in the meantime, had been adopted by Sudan's "political leadership" to rally popular support to Khartoum's efforts to negotiate a peace with rebels from the country's mostly Christian and animist south, the statement said without specifying which leadership. (Albawaba.com)
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