The Forces for Freedom and Change in Sudan considered, on Monday, that the latest political agreement is an “extension of the coup measures” announced by the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, “and stands against the popular movement in resisting the October 25 coup.”
This came in a meeting of the Central Council of the Forces of Change (the highest body of the Forces of Change / the former ruling coalition), regarding developments in the political situation in the country, according to a statement seen by The Eastern Herald.
“The meeting discussed the political agreement and considered it an extension of the coup measures announced by Al-Burhan on October 25,” the statement said.
He renewed his rejection of the agreement as “a rejection of the goals and charters of the Sudanese revolution and a disregard for the issues of democratic transition in the 2019 constitutional document.”
He mentioned a number of these issues, including “the issues of transitional justice and accountability for those who committed crimes against the people, the necessity of structuring and reforming military and security institutions, and ensuring that the military institution does not interfere in the political process.”
On Sunday, Al-Burhan and Hamdok signed a political agreement with the aim of ending a crisis that Sudan has been going through for about a month, in light of intense international pressure and continuous internal demonstrations calling for full civilian rule and an end to the partnership in power with the army.
The Forces for Freedom and Change considered the political agreement between Al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok “not meeting the aspirations of the people and standing against the movement in resisting the October 25 coup in Sudan,” according to the statement.
And on Monday, 12 of the dismissed ministers out of 17 ministers nominated by the Forces of Freedom and Change, by a decision of the commander of the Sudanese army, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, announced their written resignation to the head of the transitional government, Abdullah Hamdouk, in rejection of a political agreement signed by Al-Burhan and Hamdok, Sunday, in an attempt to end the crisis. in the country.
Since last October 25, Sudan has been experiencing a severe crisis, as Al-Burhan declared a state of emergency, dissolved the Sovereignty Councils and the transitional ministers, and dismissed the governors, after the arrest of party leaders, ministers, and officials, which sparked continuous protests rejecting these measures as a “military coup”.
Prior to Al-Burhan’s latest procedures, Sudan has been living since August 21, 2019, a 53-month transitional period that ends with holding elections in early 2024, during which power is shared by the army, civil forces, and armed movements that signed a peace agreement with the government in 2020.