2015 and 2016 are one of the worst years of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) because of the repeated and severe defeats in the battles of the most famous forces in the province of Goz Dango, which the movement fought against the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
After this defeat it became difficult for the movement to restructure its military and organizational institutions because of the loss of equipment, mechanisms and trained combatants.
Under the leadership of Jibril Ibrahim, the political and organizational weakness appeared clearly on the movement. The political and field leadership accused him of the absence of the horizon and further increased his anger at him, the rates of escape and splits increased, and high voices calling for reform.
In this context, Engineer Abu Bakr Hamid Noor, head of the JEM delegation to the peace initiative, said that peace is the only option available to the Jibril group to get out of its crises. He pointed out that the lack of realism in which the movement has been managed and intransigence in peace delinquency and marginalization policies Which is practiced by Jibril in the face of all calls for reform within the movement brought to this natural result that ended the isolation of Jibril by a number of leaders and expected the exit of more Jibril group during the coming period
Noor added, In May, 2017, he returned to the country accompanied by a number of JEM leaders, including Suleiman Jamous, secretary of humanitarian affairs at the movement, Hamed Hajar, the military leader, Abul-Qasim al-Bashir, director of the movement’s office in Canada, and leader Abdul Karim Kari, saying the group has sided with the option of peace and national dialogue through the initiative of Chadian President Idriss Dubai, which calls for the return of the parties to the peace table through the Doha agreement.
He added that their reform group returned to Khartoum with a comprehensive integrated initiative to address the problem of Darfur by focusing on the displaced, refugees and all aspects of human affairs. He explained that the initiative was presented to the government and the people concerned with Darfur file
Noor stressed that the policies of Jibril have departed from the peace tracks and have become against the interests of the country and the people of Darfur in particular, which led a number of leaders to get out of it and isolate it, stressing that the peace initiative put forward by the leaders will pay the remaining justice and equality for peace.
For his part, Mohammed Yacoub, a dissident leader of JEM, said reform operations expanded within the movement, where the Secretary of Political Affairs led the movements and contacts with some of the leaders of his trusted executive office to promote a memorandum calling for reform.
He called for holding a general conference and discussing the administrative and military situations, pointing out that there is another group of leaders of the movement, including Dr. Abdul Rahman Ahmed (Secretary of Economic Affairs), Mohammed Adam Badr al-Din (Secretary of Political Affairs) and Babekr Hamdin (Secretary of Social Affairs) and Dafa Al-malik a member of the legislative demanding regulatory reforms, citing the fact that the decline in the financial resources and mismanagement great security and penetration of the movement and chaos that resulted in splits and divisions.
He said that this group is currently arranging to join the peace of the official channels and preceded by the group Abdul Rahman Arbab located in the Raja region South Sudan, which came out after sharp disagreements with the Mayor Tahir representative of the movement In the south is estimated at about 150 individuals on a number of vehicles and weapons, pointing out that the political and military leaders bear the responsibility of Jibril Ibrahim responsibility for the failures experienced by the movement and accused him of controlling the resources of the movement and the lack of transparency in the administration in addition to accusing Others rise in some to the level of treason.
He added that many of the leaders of justice and equality are fed up with the war and are seeking to find a way to preserve their face through peace talks. He pointed out that Jibril’s request for political asylum in the Netherlands indicates the extent of frustration and despair he experiences as a result of differences, after his failed attempts to restore those who have gone out of his way.
Under the leadership of Jibril Ibrahim, which has been criticized by the leaders of the movement and the defeats suffered by the movement and the loss of human cadres and the split of the most important leaders, it is difficult for justice and equality movement to restructure itself and arrange its home and address the phenomenon of fall and frustration among the elements.