Written By: Mohammed al-Kibsi
Article Date: Sep 6, 2012 - 3:27:38 PM
Over seven thousand members of the General People Congress party (GPC) including 1000 female members are to take part in the festival of celebrating the 30th anniversary of the GPC to be held on Monday.
CHaired by Saleh, Yemen GPC celebated 30th anniversary on MOnday, in Sana'a.
Fatma al-Khatary member of the General Committee of the GPC said that the party’s female members are to contribute effectively in the festival, adding that over 1000 female leading members are to take part in the festival in addition to their presence in the different committees that are organizing and coordinating for the celebration in the 30th anniversary of the GPC.
“What distinguishes this festivity is that it coincided with the first memorial of martyr Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani, member of the General Committee of former Spokes Person of the Senate, a matter that embodies the GPC’s fulfillment to its sincere leadership and within this frame a number of the GPC leaders that had distinctive contribution in the process of the GPC are to be honored,” said al-Khatary.
The conference is to be chaired by former president of the republic, and president of the GPC, Ali Abdullah Saleh and is expected to be attended by President of the Republic Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi. However some sources expected Hadi would not attend the celebrations due to the sensitivity of the current political situations.
The sources think that President Hadi was elected by all political parties as president of the republic and therefore should not be a president of any political party.
Founded in 1982 by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the General People’s Congress had been a constant in Yemen’s political history with over three decades of political success under its belt.
Although the party suffered much criticism in 2011 when Yemenis rose to demand social and political reforms, largely influenced by the Arab Spring Movement, the faction aka the ruling party suffered through a tumultuous time. .
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