Trouble Looms In Sudan As Protest Leaders Vows To Finally Take Over Power From The Military On Sunday

The protest movement in Sudan has stated that it will inaugurate a civilian ruling council on Sunday, putting pressure on the military council who seized power after ousting President Omar Al Bashir in a coup d’etat last week.

Image result for sudan coup and protestThe powerful group known as the  Sudanese Professionals Association has invited its supporters, foreign diplomats and journalists to be available on Sunday outside the military headquarters where the protest has continue ever since the ousting of Al Bashir’s regime asking for an immediate transition to a civilian ruler.

“This press conference at 7:00 pm on Sunday will announce the names of a civilian council,” the SPA disclosed in the statement released on Friday.

Image result for sudan coup and protestThe group which organised the four months of nationwide civil unrest that led up to he end of Bashir’s iron fist, has resolute on its stand against the military council, demanding that it should be dissolve immediately.

The SPA, which organised the four months of nationwide protests that led up to Bashir’s overthrow, has toughened its stand against the military council, demanding its immediate dissolution and replacement. one of the group leaders named Ahmed al-Rabia, disclosed this to AFP.

Image result for sudan coup and protestThe military who assume power immediately after Al Bashir had promised that the military will hand over power to a civilian after two years transition period in a speech which partly reads below

Accordingly, I, the minister of defence and head of the Supreme Security Committee, announce the removal of the regime, the arrest of its head (al-Bashir), and his detention in a safe location.

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I also announce the following.

Firstly:

The formation of a transitional military council to take over the administration of the nation’s government for a transitional period of two years.

The suspension of the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of the Sudan of 2005.

The declaration of a state of emergency for three months and a curfew for one month, from 10pm to 4am.Image result for sudan coup and protestThe closing of Sudanese airspace for 24 hours, as well as all ports of entry in Sudan until further notice.

The dissolution of the presidency, including deputies and assistants, and the dissolution of the cabinet. The undersecretaries will be tasked with conducting all work necessary.

The dissolution of the National Assembly and the Council of States.

Image result for sudan coup and protestThe dissolution of the state governments and their legislative bodies. The governors and security committees will be tasked to continue their duties.

All components of the judiciary, the constitutional court and general prosecution will function as normal.

A call to all those who bear arms and all armed groups to join the nation and contribute to its building.

Maintaining the day-to-day life of citizens, with no exclusion, revenge, aggression, or attacks on public or private property, and preserving dignity and honour.

Image result for sudan coup and protestA strict imposition of public order, prohibition of any breakdown of order, and the fighting of crime in all its forms.

A ceasefire in all of Sudan.

The immediate release of all political prisoners.

Paving the way for a peaceful transfer of power, the building of political parties and preparation for free and fair elections and a permanent constitution by the end of the transitional period.

Secondly:

A commitment to all treaties, charters and conventions, local, regional and international.

The continued operation of all embassies, missions, diplomatic bodies and accredited organisations in Sudan and Sudan’s embassies overseas.

The preservation of human rights and dignity.

The observation of good neighbourly relations.

Working to maintain balanced international relations that bear in mind the higher interest of Sudan and non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs.

Thirdly, the procedures:

Securing military units, vital locations, bridges, and places of worship; securing and ensuring the continued operation of facilities, communications, ports and air traffic, and securing all services.

Fourthly:

Honourable people of Sudan, we, the members of the Transitional Military Council – which will be formed in the second statement – as we undertake to bear this responsibility, are keen to preserve the safety of the citizens and the nation.

We hope the citizens will bear this responsibility with us and tolerate some strict security procedures, doing their part in ensuring the safety and security of Sudan.

 

 

SOURCE: PUNCH,AL JAZEERA

 

 

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