NUBA ASSOCIATION IN FRANCE:Condolence on death of Bishop Philip Abbass by Dr Ahmed Osman Tyia Kaffi
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Feb 14, 2008 - 8:15:49 AM
Condolence on death
Bishop Philip Abbass
That Sudanese leader and a politician who had struggled by strong conviction and true national patriotism. A hero who
We are presenting our condolence to intimate family members of the deceased, and to all Nuba people in homeland and abroad. Also to different Sudanese popular masses suffering. And to those
Sudanese citizens agonized and depressed, who’s case had been actively championed
and courageously defended by Father Philip Abbass all along his life. Major questions of exclusion from development and marginalization of
indigenous ethnic groups and their cultural heritage undermined.
systematically by Bishop Ghabboush. He had
stand against uneven development and all forms of injustice, intentionally established in Sudanese society by successive
regimes of power in the country and he was explaining that nationally and
internationally. He was sincere and loyal
talking on behalf of people, in that patriotic combat
chosen by him
voluntarily as domain of commitment in national political struggle. He engaged himself in that line and had been dealing with it in total sacrifice, consistency, devotion, abnegation and absolute altruism throughout his life span. Looking to achieve first; the highest national common interests of the overwhelming majority of Sudanese citizens, confronted by governments of depredation
and anarchy in the country.
We express our grief deeply, after such big loss of a Sudanese national veteran who had formed
originality and authenticity in
political and spiritual leadership. We ask
almighty to lead Bishop Philip into
and reward him all blessings and give him
comfortable place of final emancipation
beyond human imagination. We would also solicit Allah to bestow peaceful healing spirits and patience on his direct family members. And to relieve all those who were hit by this grievous moan on final departure of Father Philip Abbass Ghabboush Adam
from this life.
Today, there is great heritage left behind handled to us by Father
Ghabboush, after news of his death. And we would like to assure
population, as a whole
that, good patriotic Sudanese men and women
emanating from Bishop Philip Abbass Ghabboush Adam’s
ideology expressing his own philosophy, are really present. And
had inherited his legacy long time ago, on how to give the
genuine freedom. His national vision on how to establish justice, democracy, equality and prosperity between all citizens of contemporary
. These fundamental concepts today, are deep-rooted in minds of Sudanese men and women and particularly within the Nuba elites present inside and outside the country. All of them are highly aware, whether civilian or military ranks and files among whom many had sacrifyed
and upgraded national struggle forward, when they joined the sudan people’s liberation movement(SPLM) and the sudan people’s liberaton army(SPLA) fighting in war from 1983-2005 for the noble cause.
Revolutionary, combative, objective & valuable education given by Father Philip to Sudanese people, in various manifestations, was so efficient and comprehensive. Therein the original political and spiritual philosophy of that man; in which he emphasized particularly
on national foremost contentious issues during his life; a meaningful framework of his enlighten ideas taught to
the society. These nature of inestimable lessons were implemented countrywide and are being put into action all over the Sudan.His independent political School had been understood and memorized by generation of present
era; characterized by strong vitality are competing now to come to power.The avant-garde Sudanese revolutionary fighters present on the ground today, leading the struggle with objective mentality of good thinking to rescue the country. It is a new national movement totally different in nature and orientation compared to the past. It is a spontaneous national movement due to awareness established increasingly in the society; propagated
and transmitted countrywide. Such transformation of attitude is due to understanding
of people to reason of political conflict and the heart of problem in the
precisely why the country continues
Bishop Philip has passed
away. We have come to crossroads and to a point of advanced responsibility than ever. To assume
and carefully take care of political legacy
handled to all of us, who are extremely aware of gravity of the situation today
in the country. Bishop Philip Abbass talked vehemently about importance of Nuba cohesion, solidarity, unity and sound organization to acquire pronounced strength whether political, social, economical and cultural etc. It is part of heritage
relayed to us. He
for it dearly, and that conviction should be respected by all of us after him. The Nuba in their different organizations should pay high attention to principle of unity and should carefully think beyond individual, personal confined interests or partisan ones.
Let us remember and ask ourselves why Father Philip spent entire of his political life working so hard to maintain unity of the Nuba??? He was a man of truth and was not looking for personal fame, wealth, or any kind of personal egoistic prestige. But he had sacrifyed his own life and the well being of his family, for the sake of the Nuba, and people under deprivation in the country. The great leader we have come to lose; worked with these honorable principles, which had given extraordinary strength to the General Union of Nuba Mountains (GUNM) during 1960s, leading to Sudan National Party(SNP), followed by Sudan National RedemptionParty(SNRP)and Sudan National Party United (SNPU). He worked day and night to make the Nuba united. And had been always anxious and very careful to have the Nuba people well organized behind him. He had been addressing the Nuba opinion systematically to maintain that unity needed for powerful actions.
Bishop Philip Abbass Ghabboush Adam, had given tremendous courage to people.
He taught us right from the beginning, to be first of all, confident and reliant on ourselves and ideas. Proud of our indigenous Sudanese black African culture. And had advised people all over the country to revive that indigenous Sudanese cultural identity; and should work relentless to develop and express Sudan African customs,
traditions, and that culture, should unequivocally, have its place in modern Sudan and
be promoted internationally.
Exceptional political education of Father Philip Abbass had had strong impact on students mostly belonging to marginalized areas in the
. Their spirits changed and had become psychologically strong and well prepared and had challenged dictatorship in
fiercely. Father Philip during his long combat taught and had given us good example
on how to endure strong principle of sacrifice. Whereby
any person of conviction struggling for a common noble cause; such
must forget about many personal desires and shall have to abandon privileges, to achieve common interests for all people. Leadership is commitment, planning, action and dedication.
The elements we have enumerated above are magnificent and concrete. They constitute foundations which many of us in the
, intellectuals and others, have learnt from father Ghabboush’s fundamental principles of his indigenous political philosophy and legacy transmitted to us throughout. Based on all this, it is left for us obviously now, to continue with these coherent values and put them into action, building on them then give them to those who will come after.
final opinion we would like to say at the end of this consolation word is that Bishop Philip Abbas Ghabboush Adam, was a distinguished, outstanding, corner stone Sudanese Nubian Politician and spiritual leader. He was strongly patriotic; and was patient to hear point of view from people. His opinion was listened to, and was highly respected by the overwhelming majority of Sudanese population, especially those from marginalized areas; for his powerful political ideas, and for his courage to challenge dictatorship. He is a national Sudanese hero indeed. He has gone physically however, he will be remembered for his inestimable instructive political approach; his ideology and philosophy, and his most
remarkable spirit of sacrifice; fighting for the sake of bulk majority of Sudanese population under oppression. These
ideas shall be consolidated and never be forgotten. Therein the struggle against all forms of injustice; therein establishment of authority of people in the Sudan; therein equal duty service and equal distribution of entire national wealth between all citizens; therein a secular constitution all over the country; therein unity of the Sudan; therein freedom of women; therein respect of human rights; therein freedom of opinion and media; therein a real fight against slave traders and against any form of enslavement in the country; therein a radical war against corruption; therein establishment of genuine democracy in the Sudan
and therein ultimate sacrifice. Elements above are part of inclusive program founded by Political Institution of Bishop Philip Abbass Ghabboush Adam. The criteria contained in that institution are lively intact in minds of Sudanese politicians who are fighting for the national cause and will follow the steps.
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