A Sudanese presidential candidate on Tuesday staged a sit-in in Khartoum to protest what he describes as “bias” on the part of the country’s official electoral commission. Hamdi Hassan Ahmed, who is running as an independent in presidential polls slated for April 13, accused the commission – and state media – of harboring bias for certain candidates during the campaigning period. “The electoral commission and the state-run media are very biased,” Ahmed told The Anadolu Agency. “They support the ruling party candidate and don’t allow us to express our views.”
Incumbent President Omar al-Bashir and 15 other candidates will contest the three-day election, which is scheduled to kick off on April 13.
According to the electoral commission, more than 13 million Sudanese citizens are eligible to cast ballots.
The campaigning period is scheduled to end on Thursday.