Mohamed Tahir Ayala

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Mohamed Tahir Ayala
14th Prime Minister of Sudan
In office
23 February 2019 – 11 April 2019
Caretaker: 23 February 2019 – 14 March 2019
PresidentOmar al-Bashir
Preceded byMotazz Moussa
Personal details
Born1950–51 (age 67–69)

Mohamed Tahir Ayala (born 1950–51) is a Sudanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Sudan from February to April 2019. He previously served as the governor of Gezira state beginning in 2015.[1] On 11 April 2019 he was deposed along with the other members of the government in the 2019 Sudanese coup d'état.


Ayala was born in 1950 or 1951 and graduated in economics. Soon after the 1989 Sudanese coup d'état he was appointed director of the Sudan Seaports Corporation and later became federal minister for roads and bridges.[2] In 2005 he was appointed governor of Red Sea state.[3][4] In November 2017, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir offered Ayala his support for the 2020 presidential election if he were to stand.[5][6] In response, Ayala said, "The demand of the Gezira people and my demand is for 2020 to be the year where al-Bashir is elected for a third term in office. That’s the demand of all of the Sudanese people."


  1. ^ "Sudan's al-Bashir appoints state governor Mohamed Tahir Ayala as prime minister".
  2. ^ " - Connecting People Through News".
  3. ^ "Eritrean Airlines launches Port Sudan route - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan".
  4. ^ "Eritrean Airlines Begins New Flight From and to Asmara-Port Sudan -".
  5. ^ "Turning point in Sudan as Bashir supports new president to lead ruling party".
  6. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "Sudan's Bashir says would support state governor in 2020 president vote".
Political offices
Preceded by
Motazz Moussa
Prime Minister of Sudan
Succeeded by
Post abolished