Sudan..Freedom and Change agree to Hamdok’s initiative


Today, Tuesday, Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath sources reported that Freedom and Change demanded the transfer of the presidency of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council to civilians, and also agreed to the initiative of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok to resolve the crisis in Sudan.

In addition, Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath obtained the text of the message delivered by the Forces of Freedom and Change to Hamdok about his initiative to resolve the current crisis.

According to the sources, Freedom and Change agreed to the seven-member committee formed by the prime minister and pledged to start it and hold any meeting after next Thursday, explaining that the names of the representatives will take place next week.

Freedom and Change also demanded the separation of the two issues of evaluating the partnership between it and the military component and between Islah and the two Sudan Liberation Movements led by Mona Arko Minawi, and Justice and Equality led by Jibril Ibrahim.

Transfer of the Presidency of Sovereignty to Civilians

The letter stressed the reform of the Sovereignty Council and the transfer of its presidency to the civilian component in accordance with the constitutional document, as well as government reform according to an assessment between the Prime Minister and the Forces of Freedom and Change, as well as reforming the security and military sector and implementing security arrangements to reach a single national army.

Abdullah Hamdok (Reuters)

Abdullah Hamdok (Reuters)

It also stressed the need to reform the judicial organs, the formation of the Constitutional Court, the Judicial and Prosecution Councils, the appointment of the Chief Justice and the Attorney General, as well as the solution of the issue of eastern Sudan and the formation of the Transitional Legislative Council as soon as possible.

Hamdok Initiative

The road map presented by the Sudanese Prime Minister includes several elements, the most important of which are: “The need for an immediate halt to all forms of escalation between all parties and ensuring that the only way out is a serious and responsible dialogue on issues that divide the forces of transition, and a return to work in all transition institutions, provided that the differences are put in their rightful places. And that it be managed from other sites and in more mature ways, committed to responsibility and with one compass, is the interest of this people, its stability and development.”

Third, it is necessary to agree that issues such as terrorism and national threats, both internal and at the borders or from outside the borders, “should not be subject to any kind of speculation, bidding, or doubts of intentions.”

The “road map” presented by Hamdok also included refraining from taking any unilateral decisions or steps, and “not to exploit state institutions and agencies, which belong to all Sudanese, in the political conflict.”

Compatibility reference

He stressed the need for the constitutional document to be the reference for consensus among the components of the transitional authority.

And the “constitutional document” is the one that it drafted based on the power-sharing agreement that was reached between the civilian and military component in Sudan in July 2019 and sets out the foundations on which the transitional phase will follow, leading to the holding of elections.


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