Sudan: Arrests and killings of NCP members in the south confirmed

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Sudan’s main political party, National Congress Party (NCP) has said that five of its members have been killed in Al Timsah locality of Raja County in Western Bahr El Ghazel State.

Agnes Lukudu, who heads NCP in southern Sudan has confirmed that some members of the ruling party have been killed.

“Five of our party members have been killed. That is unfortunate. We have been told by eye witnesses that the killers were dressed in military uniforms,” she said.

The killers are said to have sped off in a vehicle after the killings. No arrests related to the killings have been made yet.

In another incident, 19 NCP members were arrested and put under detention in Hai Kator in Juba over charges of bribing people to vote for their party, according to Agnes Lukudu.

35 NPC members were arrested also in Juba recently while travelling from Khartoum to Western Equatoria to support party members in the elections.

But, Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM), the main political party in southern Sudan, says it has no hand in the killings nor the arrests of the NCP members.

SPLM official in Ghazel state, Peter Kol said that the killings could have been carried out by those who want to cause chaos in Sudan.

Meanwhile, vote counting has been scheduled to take place tomorrow (Friday) and final results are expected to be announced by Tuesday.

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