Sudan’s ruling coalition accuses military of threatening transition

The ruling coalition in Sudan has said that the statements made by the President of the Sovereign Council, Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, and his deputy, Mohamed Hamdan ‘Hemeti’ Daglo, pose a direct threat to the democratic transition in the country.

The coalition said it would strongly oppose any attempt to undermine the transition in the country in response to the violent attack launched by the military component against the civilian government.

The Forces for Freedom and Change coalition condemned Burhan and Dagalo’s comments, accusing “politicians” of an attempted coup and stressing that the December 2019 revolution marked a path of transition.

He said the two military leaders had made “baseless accusations” which posed a “direct threat to democratic transition” in Sudan.

He said the coup attempt failed thanks to the efforts of the armed forces.

The coalition called for the reform of the military and security services and the implementation of the security clauses of the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA).

He also demanded the involvement of the civilian apparatus in the military investigations into the failed coup, in order to name the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

On Tuesday, the Sudanese government said it foiled the coup attempt and arrested 21 senior officers and soldiers, who are under investigation.

The prime minister accused parties within the armed forces and the remnants of the ousted regime of orchestrating the plot.

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council condemned in the strongest terms Tuesday’s attempt to disrupt Sudan’s transition by force.

In a press statement, Council members reaffirmed their full support for Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in his efforts to bring Sudan through a successful transition in a way that realizes the hopes and aspirations of the Sudanese people for an inclusive world. , peaceful, stable, democratic and prosperous. future.

Council members urged all stakeholders to engage constructively in the national initiative known as “The National Crisis and the Problems of Transition – The Way Forward”.

The head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), Volker Perthes, has rejected any calls for a military coup or the replacement of the transitional government with a military regime.

“I would also like to stress the need for the continued engagement of all stakeholders in an inclusive transition process and to realize the aspirations of the Sudanese people towards a peaceful, stable and democratic future.

In turn, the Sudanese Congress Party, one of the main factions in the ruling coalition, called the speech by the military leaders a “dangerous indication” and a call to monopolize power.

The party said in a statement that the success of the transition period is a “joint integrative responsibility” between the military and civilian components, noting that the statements by the head of the Sovereign Council and his deputy are an escape from responsibilities towards -vis of the transition. period.

The statement blamed the military for the failure to resolve the security chaos in the country and the repeated coup attempts.

He said the military failed to fulfill its duties of maintaining security, as stated in the constitutional document, which calls for the implementation of necessary reforms in the security and military agencies.

The party demanded that investment companies of the armed forces and security services be subject to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance.

He encouraged civil and military actors to engage and cooperate to achieve a full transition, as stipulated in the constitutional document and the JPA.

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