Umma Party

Beloved Imam Alsadig Almahdi President of the National Umma Party and Imam of Ansar Allah and the legitimate democratically elected Prime Minister of the Sudan

About Umma National Party (UNP)

The Umma Party (UP) is the party of Independence, founded in February 1945 to strive for that cause.

It is the party which led opposition to all the three military dictatorships which usurped power in the Sudan.

It is the party which won a plurality of votes in most of free and fair elections which were held in Sudan after independence (1956).

In terms of the peace process in Sudan, it is the party, which had greatly contributed to most compromise ideas, ultimately becoming the building blocks for Peace Agreements in Sudan.

During the times of despotic Governments, which altogether covered more than four quadrants of the time since independence, UP bore the brunt of oppressive Regimes’ policies, there were and still going during the current despotic regime, systematic efforts to uproot, defame and oppress political parties, trade unions and all organizations of civil society. UP, which changed its name to Umma National Party in 1986, had and is having a lion share in defamation and suppression.

Although the UP was a coalition between traditional forces (The Ansar Religious Corporation) and groups of non-Ansar graduates, UP witnessed effective modernizing and democratizing efforts.

Despite the short democratic periods, it held –since its foundation up to 2009, seven National Conventions.

UNP now is the backbone of political opposition to the current Regime. It is the major political organization in both the traditional and modern sections of Sudanese society, addressing the aspirations of new social forces; namely, women empowerment, youth participation and fair regional and ethnic involvement, with concerns of human development and ecological balance (In the 2009 UNP Constitution, women have a quota of 25% minimum representation in all party structures, Trade Unionists a quota of 10%, and all regions and ethnic groups are represented).

UNP also addresses Human Rights’ friendly religious and cultural revivalism; realizing transparency, democratization, participation and the rule of law.

UNP funding underwent different phases, starting with a paternal phase in which the party’s patron was financing most of its activities, and reaching now to popular self finance. Nonetheless, because of the current economic hardship in the country and the empowerment policies of the Keleptocratic reign, all parties other than the ruling one are suffering financially.

The party started highly centralized, but later adopted a decentralized Federal Structure which delegated the authority to the regions.

It is now championing just and comprehensive peace linked with real democratization via either credible dialogue or popular uprising.