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GPC and the JMP Agree on Excluding Sa’ada from Rallies

Throughout the last few weeks, most governorates of Yemen have witnessed various public events organized by the GPC, and rallies and marching protests by the opposition parties represented by the blocs of the JMP.

Although slogans of the JMP and GPC oppose each other, both agreed to exclude Sa’ada governorate from any rally or demonstration.

In a statement to National Yemen, the general secretary of the local council in Sa’ada, Mohammed Eidah Alimad, had confirmed that the governorate was about to host a mass rally for the GPC on the twelfth of this month.

Yet the general committee of the GPC headed by the president Ali Abdullah Saleh called to freeze all planned protests, rallies and sit-ins, aiming at providing a positive atmosphere for the resumption of dialogue between the GPC and its allies on one hand, and the JMP and its partners on the other hand.

Alimad said that the GPC is fully able to hold rallies that can be attended by thousands of people. He also denied the idea that JMP have many supporters in Sa’ada.

NY learned from sources in Sana’a that Sa’ada governorate was at the bottom of the list among the rallies held from Taiz governorate on the fifth of January.

They also mentioned that the prime minister, minister of the local administration Rashad Alalimi along with Shura Council member and the GPC member of Sa’ada governorate Salah Ala’jam were planning a rally in Sa’ada.

But representatives of the GPC refused to join them due to the security situation in Sa’ada, but they were welcoming of participation in any other rallies in other governorates.

Spokesman of the JMP Dr. Mohammed al-Qobati in a press statement last week referred to the exclusion of the JMP blocs from Sa’ada as what he called “a preliminary measure taken based on the security and the political situation which Sa’ada has faced since 2004.”

Al-Qobati also added that the second phase of JMP blocs will include Sa’ada.

Spokesman of Houthi group Mohammed Abdul Salam expressed his  willingness to coordinate with the JMP to undertake rallies and marches in most directorates of Sa’ada, but at the same time he considered that the Houthis had “transcended demonstrations against the regime,” pointing that their position is “the strongest among all the elements opposing the regime.”

Throughout the last few weeks, most governorates of Yemen have witnessed various public events organized by the GPC, and rallies and marching protests by the opposition parties represented by the blocs of the JMP.

Although slogans of the JMP and GPC oppose each other, both agreed to exclude Sa’ada governorate from any rally or demonstration.

In a statement to National Yemen, the general secretary of the local council in Sa’ada, Mohammed Eidah Alimad, had confirmed that the governorate was about to host a mass rally for the GPC on the twelfth of this month.

Yet the general committee of the GPC headed by the president Ali Abdullah Saleh called to freeze all planned protests, rallies and sit-ins, aiming at providing a positive atmosphere for the resumption of dialogue between the GPC and its allies on one hand, and the JMP and its partners on the other hand.

Alimad said that the GPC is fully able to hold rallies that can be attended by thousands of people.

He also denied the idea that JMP have many supporters in Sa’ada.

NY learned from sources in Sana’a that Sa’ada governorate was at the bottom of the list among the rallies held from Taiz governorate on the fifth of January.

They also mentioned that the prime minister, minister of the local administration Rashad Alalimi along with Shura Council member and the GPC member of Sa’ada governorate Salah Ala’jam were planning a rally in Sa’ada.

But representatives of the GPC refused to join them due to the security situation in Sa’ada, but they were welcoming of participation in any other rallies in other governorates.

Spokesman of the JMP Dr. Mohammed al-Qobati in a press statement last week referred to the exclusion of the JMP blocs from Sa’ada as what he called “a preliminary measure taken based on the security and the political situation which Sa’ada has faced since 2004.”

Al-Qobati also added that the second phase of JMP blocs will include Sa’ada.

Spokesman of Houthi group Mohammed Abdul Salam expressed his  willingness to coordinate with the JMP to undertake rallies and marches in most directorates of Sa’ada, but at the same time he considered that the Houthis had “transcended demonstrations against the regime,” pointing that their position is “the strongest among all the elements opposing the regime.”