Source: Sudan Vision
The National Congress Party (NCP) has underlined that dual nationality will not be an option in case of separation through the South Sudan referendum set for Jan.2011.
“We can answer the advocates of the dual nationality by saying: If the dual nationality is a crucial issue, then why is the call for secession initially?,” he inquired. The ruling party member renewed government commitment to protect southerners and their property in the North should the break away was their option.
Southerners and their assets in the North are secured. And there will be no individual or collective deportation. Rather there will be an interim period, now under dialogue. As , according to the international law , no person should be without a nationality, the Sudan will issue nationality , but not on ethnic basis , it will be issued in favor of who is entitled in accordance with our national law, said Ghandour. He said the Abyei issue could be overcome through dialogue, stressing that the matter has been referred to the joint committee by the higher-level Panel haired by Mbeki. Thereafter, it will be tabled before the President Al-Basher and his Deputy, Salva Kiir in the presence of the mediators.
“We hope that there be good faith and all parties work for resolving Abyei issue in a way that will reserves the rights of all the citizens of the region and render Abyei a link of bilateral relations and integration between the two states in case of separation.” He said adding, “what is wanted is a political will and a full awareness of the importance of a fair resolution of the issue.”
He stressed the importance of completing the remaining 20% of the border demarcation process and resolving the dispute over the five areas, besides, Abyei.
External file: NCP: Dual Nationality Not An Option in Case of Secession