jordan pulse -
The Jordanian Honorary Consul to Hungary, concerned with political affairs, Engineer Zaid Naffa, held a popular and consultative meeting today, Saturday, hosted by former MP Muhammad Al-Braysa and in the presence of political figures and young men and women from the Hashemi community to establish a political party.
The meeting began with a welcome from the party’s founder, Zaid Naffa, and included a speech by Representative Fayez Basbous, with the participation of the former Assistant Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education, Nisreen Al-Najdwai, and the economic activist and writer on Sabasi affairs, Mounir Dayyeh.
The party's founder, Zaid Nafaa, said that he is consulting and talking about the process of political reform, modernizing the system, and political events, and discussing two important files revolving around: Why do Jordanian citizens refrain from joining political parties, and what is the importance of political parties?
He pointed out that parties were previously attempted, but at the present time, by order of the master of the country, the election and party laws have been approved and the road has become paved for everyone to join, noting that anyone who objects to members and their families will be criminalized according to the law.
Nafaa pointed out that political parties are the ones that consolidate democracy and raise minds and people of knowledge to hold positions, noting that whoever heads the parties must be a beacon of knowledge and have a white hand, “no one plows the land except its calves.”
He explained that there is a gap between the language of experiences and the language of the new generation, and that we must reduce this gap by benefiting from previous experiences.
Naffa stressed that youth and women are at the head of the party and will be the first to hold positions as it is based on participation.
He pointed out our need for parties that are aware of the suffering of citizens, provided that these parties are funded intellectually and materially.
Chairman of the Palestine Committee and member of the Legal Committee in the House of Representatives, Fayez Basbous, added that the issue of comprehensive reform did not start today, and it has been since the accession of King Abdullah II, which His Majesty was keen on through discussion papers that began to be issued in 2004.
He pointed out that the previous parties were in a very weak position, pointing out that the reason for this was due to the financial situation, which was not going normally and therefore they were not effective on the ground.
Basbous stressed that comprehensive reform is political and economic reform, and that there is no political reform without economic reform.
Basbous said that the Jordanian people are eager for political and economic reform, but we need effective parties with programs to advance party work in Jordan.
He pointed to the Hashemite custodianship of the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Palestine, the role of His Majesty the King, and his recent speech, which were clear warnings that the whole world should bear the violations of the killings, displacement, and emptying of Palestinians from their homes and lands, in addition to the need for this custodianship to be supported and sustained by the Jordanian people.