On Sunday, the Sudanese are preparing to go out in demonstrations in the capital, Khartoum, and other cities of the country, in rejection of the political agreement signed between the army chief and the head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan And Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk, and against the exceptional measures issued on October 25.
Since Saturday, hundreds have begun to flock to Khartoum from the states to participate in the million-dollar processions, which coincide with the third anniversary of the December 2018 revolution, which toppled the regime of Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for more than 30 years.
to the Republican Palace
It is also expected that the authorities will resort to closing bridges and main roads and deploying large regular forces, to prevent the demonstrators from reaching the heart of Khartoum.
For its part, the coordination of the Resistance Committees in Khartoum said in a statement that the processions will go to the Republican Palace to demand the handover of power to civilians.
Demonstrations in Khartoum (archive from AFP)
In turn, the Forces for Freedom and Change called on all sectors of the people to participate in the peaceful demonstrations, and put forward a political declaration stressing the need to carry out comprehensive political reforms during the transitional period ending with free and fair elections.
Political agreement is the most effective way
was the prime minister, Abdullah HamdoukOn Saturday, he stressed that the political agreement is the most effective way to return to the path of civil democratic transformation, pointing out that his signature on the political agreement came in his conviction that it would lead to the bloodshed of young people.
Hamdok also added in a statement posted on Twitter: “We are facing a major setback in the revolution’s march that threatens the country’s security, unity and stability.”
He also stressed the government’s adherence to justice and the accountability of perpetrators of crimes and violations against citizens.
Abdullah Hamdouk (archive from AFP)
sensitive transition phase
For its part, the Sovereign Council announced, on Saturday, that the country is going through a sensitive transitional stage, stressing the importance of not compromising the security and stability of the country because without security it is not possible to talk about a democratic transition in Sudan.
The council said that the next stage will witness the holding of free and fair elections, and this must be preceded by peace and stability to contribute to the return of the displaced and refugees.
Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan (file photo from AFP)
It is noteworthy that on November 21, Al-Burhan and Hamdok signed a political agreement that included the latter’s return to his position and the formation of a government of competencies. However, political and civil forces expressed their rejection of the agreement, pledging to continue protests until full civilian rule is achieved.
This came after the military forces imposed, on October 25, exceptional measures, dissolving the government and the former Sovereignty Council, suspending the constitutional document, and imposing a state of emergency.