The Revolution Needs Inspirational Leadership

Osman Mirghani

One of the biggest catastrophes of the Sudanese glorious revolution is that it lacks a godfather, one person, or a group of people to direct the reins to the right path; such inspirational leadership could direct the compass to what serves the interests of the nation.

But unfortunately, the Sudanese revolutionists at most times adopt slogans without sound judgment.

In similar African revolutions in other countries, some leaders controlled the spirits of the ethical rhythm of the revolution such as Mahatma Ghani of India, Saad Zaghloul in Egypt, and Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

In the first Sudanese uprising in October 1964, the leadership was extended to include great leaders such as Ismail Al-Azhari, and Mohammed Ahmed Al-Mahjoub, so the literature of that revolution was sophisticated and competitive producing singers like Mohammed Al-Amin and Mohammed Wardi who translated the words of poets of Hashim Siddiq (The Epic) and (Green October) of Mohammed Al-Maki Ibrahim.

But unfortunately, the current revolution (December revolution) and despite the sacrifices provided is recognized that it doesn’t have inspirational leadership or literature and was dominated by meager wording amid exchanged insulations in the social media outlets without any ceiling to hate speech.

The youth chanted unconsciously against their national army and other regular forces without any respect thinking that it is a kind of braveness!

Those youth could be excused because they do not have enough experience and they did not find the inspirational leadership to design what we can call the national contact line.

However, such a trend might lead to disastrous consequences considering that the Sudanese army doesn’t belong to Al-Burhan or Al-Bashir or Nemieri, or Abboud, but it is a national institution established more than a century ago during which it sacrificed thousands of its heroes to protect the homeland.

The mistakes of the youth are acceptable because as we said they lack maturity and experience. But what is annoying is the absence of the elder’s wisdom in designing the aspired change.

In short, our revolution needs an inspirational ethical leader.

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