The head of the Beja Opticals and the Independent Al-Amoudis, Mohamed Al-Amin left for Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath channels, confirmed the government’s recognition of the issue of eastern Sudan, and accused UN envoy Volker Peretz of trying to exclude them from the scene.
Turk said: “The existing authority bears part of the eastern crisis, and if it implements 50% of what we agreed upon, the crisis will be resolved.”
The head of the Beja glasses added: “Volcker calls on others to form a new government that may bring us worse, and the rest of the members of the tripartite mechanism do not contact us with them.”
The tripartite mechanism includes the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Africa (IGAD), and the United Nations Integrated Mission to Support the Transitional Phase in Sudan (UNITAMS).
Turk continued, “We are working to form a large mechanism from the regions of Sudan that aims to create a new Sudan that will not be run by elites.”
He reassured everyone not to take any step that would “close maritime navigation.”
“If the tripartite mechanism imposes its agenda on the homeland, we will demand the secession of the East,” he said.
And he threatened, “We have means of pressure, including civil disobedience, which can paralyze the movement in eastern Sudan.”
He pointed out that “national consensus can solve the region’s issues, especially as we demand federalism.”
He explained that “there is no disagreement with the military establishment, because it is not a political party.”
He revealed that “a number of regions feel the absence of stakeholders, because the tripartite mechanism’s contacts are with those belonging to the previous government.”
He concluded: “We have no interest in disturbing any positive atmosphere, because we want Sudan to be a country for all.”
Later, on Thursday, the Political Secretary of the Supreme Council of Beja Opticals in Sudan, Sayed Ali Abu Amneh, threatened to raise the pace of escalation if the council’s demands were not implemented.
Abu Amneh said in a statement published by the council on Facebook that the Sovereign Committee “failed miserably in resolving the issue of the East and implementing the counterfeit, and we question its will to reach a real solution to the problem of eastern Sudan.”
Abu Amna accused the central government of “trying to impose tucked-up leaders that have nothing to do with the East and its cause.”
He said: “If the demands are not implemented, we will raise the pace of escalation to include the entire region, and it will not be just a treasury to supply money to Khartoum.”