Al-Bashir says security in Darfur remains top election priority

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Al-Bashir says security in Darfur remains top election priority

Posted 2015-03-05 08:41:43

The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has pledged to achieve security in Darfur, and said it is the highest priority in his electoral program. Al Bashir, who was speaking Wednesday in an electoral meeting in the capital of West Darfur state, El-Geneina ahead of the general elections next April, said West Darfur set a good example for peaceful coexistence and social harmony, pointing the state is free of rebellion and tribal conflicts. He stressed that his government is committed to undertake development projects in West Darfur, and vowed to complete the road linking the state’s localities and securing the borders. The Sudanese president underscored that provision of security is the top priority for his government, saying one day will come and people could travel between El-Geneina and Kordofan and "they do not dread anything except Allah (God)". Al Bashir added that IDPs and refugees should return to their villages following restoration of security, saying they don ...