Today, Sunday, the Sudanese Professionals Association launched a scathing attack on the political agreement that was signed on Sunday at the presidential palace in Khartoum, between Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and the army chief and head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, describing what happened today as “treason.”
And he considered, in a statement on his accounts on the communication sites, this evening, that the signed agreement was “political suicide” for Hamdok.
The assembly also stressed that the agreement “totally and completely rejected, and concerns only its parties.”
In addition, he stressed that he “adheres to the political declaration proposal that he submitted to the revolutionary forces previously,” considering that all his positions stem from that declaration.
Do not negotiate with the military leaders
In turn, the Forces of Freedom and Change coalition, a civilian coalition that previously shared power with the army, announced that it does not recognize any political agreement with the army.
He also added in a statement on his Facebook page, “We are committed to the usual pacifism, to the field paths defined by the resistance committees, and to unity behind national goals.” He considered not negotiating or partnering with the army leaders.
In addition, the Umma Party’s official spokesman, Al-Wathiq Al-Barir, announced in a statement, according to what was reported by Reuters, “the party’s rejection of any political agreement that does not discuss the roots of the current crisis in the country.” He stressed that “we will not be a party to any agreement that does not meet the aspirations of the revolutionaries and the Sudanese people.”
These responses came after the army and Hamdok signed a political agreement, according to which the latter was returned to his position as Prime Minister.
The agreement also stipulated the release of all political detainees, after weeks of unrest and demonstrations in the streets of the capital in protest against the army’s measures imposed on October 25, which led to the dissolution of the government and the former Sovereign Council, as well as the suspension of work by a number of committees, and the provisions of the document. Constitutional also, also imposed a state of emergency.
It is expected that Hamdok will assume a civilian government of competencies for a transitional period, provided that the partnership in governing the country remains with the military component, through the Sovereignty Council, before any subsequent handover of power to civilians.