Al-Burhan says he aims to 'protect country from chaos'
On the 66th anniversary of Sudan's independence, Al-Burhan gives a speech where he reiterated his commitment to Sudan's political transition and elections.
Yesterday, the Head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, reiterated his commitment to "protecting the country from slipping into chaos" and preserving the transitional period.
On the occasion of the 66th anniversary of Sudan's independence, Al-Burhan gave a speech, saying that his country is committed to "building all institutions of transitional governance and organizing free, fair and transparent elections on time."
He added: "The dispute over power, the consequent loss of lives, destruction of property, and disruption of people's lives, necessitate that we all yield to the voice of reason."
He pointed out that "consensus is the way to accept serious dialogue, which is open to all, and the only way to rule is through popular delegation through elections."
Earlier, Sudan witnessed demonstrations amid strict governmental measures and cutting off roads and communications. The demonstrators announced that their destination was the Presidential Palace. The protesters reached the destination before the security forces were able to disperse them.
Today, Saturday, the Sudan Doctors Committee announced that more than 200 people were injured, including 39 with live bullets, during the December 30 protests in Khartoum.
The Sudan Doctors Committee said, in a report, that "More than 200 cases of injuries in total have been counted so far, including 39 injuries with live bullets, 3 critical cases, including one in intensive care and cases that require surgical intervention."