SANA’A, Dec. 02 (Saba)- A number of Yemeni young women and men, who withdraw from the protest squares, announced in Sana’a the formation of the Arab Spring Party, under the slogan 'justice, development and progress.
During the announcement ceremony, Amal Lutf al-Thawr, the head of the party, said: "The party was formed to announce the advent of a new stage that will help pave the way to address all issues, mainly the unfortunate ones that have been ongoing in our beloved Yemen, which led to the spread of chaos, tensions, intolerance, and divisions".
She noted that the Arab Spring Party is present to end the struggles of the youth by echoing their voice, announcing their true demands, and finding ways to achieve them, adding that the party seeks to acknowledge their existence as an entity away from the control of any party or tribe, for they are the backbone and the source of strength to all fields related to justice, development, and progress.
Al-Thawr revealed that the Arab Spring Party will address all complex issues, pending matters, and hot topics in an honest manner, and present them accurately, so as to ensure that the youth's ambitions and goals are translated into action and tangible solutions that would save the country from its crisis. She states that this can be accomplished through honesty and transparency in the process of dealing with daily issues, away from grudges and divisions that had damaged the Yemeni society and economy. The party will also work for ridding Yemen of internal sedition and foreign interferences.
On his part, Alawi al-Hutami, member of the organizational committee of the Arab Spring Party, stated that the party was founded on a number of vital national principles, including supporting the forces that call for quick and decisive amendments using legitimate, lawful, and constitutional methods, maintaining the national beliefs, and putting the national interest first. He added that the party considers the citizens and the youth to be the true safety valve for the protection of the nation and its abilities, and the ones who guarantee the implementation of reforms and change for the better. The party seeks to make peace with everyone and coexist for the sake of the nation, its development, and prosperity.
Al-Hutami noted that the interferences made by the different political powers, for the purpose of achieving their desired political demands at the expense of the demands of the youth and the Yemeni people, were obstacles in the path of the Yemenis that sought to drag them into blind tribal, partisan, and regional dependencies, which are already controlling the minds of many youth.
The youth before they started staging protests did not have a place in the political arena and did not represent anything to the political parties. However, when they began staging protests they gained immense power, which made the political parties try to impose their control over them and protect them so as to achieve their own political victories.
He noted that this particular stage might drag the youth back to where they were before the protests, if the youth fail to confront everyone and unite over specific and clear goals to ensure the safety and progress of the nation and root out corruption and occupy the decision-making posts.
Alawi al-Hutami, member of the organizational committee of the Arab Spring Party, said: "The youth of the Arab Spring Party would like to say to all those who harmed the nation that you have gained money, power, and authority through many means, but we are armed with our will, intellect, and ambition. We are committed to exiting the cycle of illusion and marginalization, and protecting the sovereignty of the nation and the national gains. The youth will achieve the goals of the 26 September and 14 October revolutions and strengthen the Yemeni unity."
Furthermore, a number of speeches were delivered by representatives of civil society organizations and syndicates to praise the youth of the Arab Spring Party and laud their efforts exerted to form an independent entity to express their demands and ambitions in a civilized way according to the constitution, laws, and political system.