Another vice-president for Sudan?

There is a certain amount of speculation, among the dark wheelers-and-dealers of Khartoum, that Sudan may soon have a second vice-president. That President Bashir is right now considering offering the hand of friendship to a former foe. Pretty much like he did with John Garang (then leader of the SPLM) in 2005.

Of course, this is not something you will see written anywhere at the moment, and it is not something that right now, alas and alack, I have time to follow up on. But I wanted it written down here, in black and white, so that, in a few weeks or a couple of months, when the deal is announced, you can all sit back in satisfaction and say “I knew that already.”

Nor can I, I’m afraid, even give hints as to who the second vice-president might be. You’ll just have to wait and see.

But the cynic in me thinks Bashir is being extremely clever, with his beady eye on those 2009 elections, and his foes are being all too fallible. Peace is good, sure, but at what cost? And are the men that have followed a leader so long going to forgive someone who sells out so easily, for personal gain?

If I am wrong, and you don’t hear of a deal taking place, then this will only be because Bashir wasn’t able to offer a sweet enough deal.

Advertisements

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: