A distinguished Sudanese scholar, theorist, author and politician. He has a lengthy history of combating military dictatorships in Sudan in order to establish democracy, the rule of law, peace, and political stability.
In the 1980s, he was subjected to political imprisonment, and he spent many years in concealment during the struggle against the Islamic Salvation Regime. He played a prominent leadership role in the formation of political alliances that led opposition efforts and unified the Sudanese behind a comprehensive plan to accomplish a national democratic revolution in the country. He also has an estimated number of writings and articles published in Sudanese, Arab, and international newspapers and magazines on the consolidation of democracy, national consensus, the intersections between the roles of the tribe, the army, and politics, and the establishment of the modern civil state in Sudan.