He is considered one of the most successful SPLA/M commanders in the history of the SPLA and worked with South Sudan's Leader John Garang in an aim to create a Sudan that is democratic, fair and free to all Sudanese population. He was born, raised and educated in the Nuba Mountains. He lost the election for governor of South Kordofan to Ahmed Haroun in a poll rejected by the SPLA as rigged. He is fighting the Sudan People's Armed Forces in the South Kordofan conflict.
- "Sudan:SPLA rejects South Kordofan win for Ahmed Haroun". bbcnews.com. 2011-05-16. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-10.