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Sudan’s Burhan’s response to Hemetti: The army would hand over power only to the agreed cabinet or after elections

Sep 21, 2022

Neelam Rahim – neelam@radioislam.co.za

4 min read
21 September 2022
15:30 CAT

Abel Fattah al-Burhan, Head of the Sovereign Council, through his spokesperson, stated on Saturday that he would only render power to a civilian cabinet agreed upon by all the Sudanese or an elected government.

The statements of al-Burhan media adviser Tahir Abu Haja were released by the official news agency SUNA after an announcement by his deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo Hemetti, saying they agreed to hand over power to civilians. Abu Haja said they are committed to exiting the military institution from politics, as al-Burhan stated on July 4.

In discussion with Radio Islam International, Sudanese journalist Saeed Abdallah said Abel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo Hemetti have been working in harmony since April 2019. But recently, there have been complex statements from the two men regarding the Sudanese political crisis and a resolution.

According to Abdallah, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo Hemetti lately stressed the need for the military institute to leave politics and hand over power to civilians. On the other hand, Burhan, through his media advisor Abu Haja said power would only be handed over to a government agreed by a consensus reached by all political forces through an elected government.

Therefore it is clear that there is a complex between the two men and a complex within the military institution regarding the method of solutions to the current Sudanese political situation.

There have been ongoing protests since October last year.

Abdallah stated that the comments of Abel Fattah al-Burhan since 2019 are constantly changing, from his opinions to his statements.

“We would prefer to look at actions as we have got enough of rhetoric.”

He added that this is the right time to change and have a civilian government. In these 50 years, we have seen deterioration in the economy, health, education and even society.

“We do think this is the right time for us to build a new government system in order to get a welfare life for the Sudanese people, which is what the people who are protesting at the moment are seeking.”

Listen below to the interview with Aanisa Essack and Sudanese journalist Saeed Abdallah on Radio Islam’s podcast.



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