Sudan: Hamdok calls for new political agreement
Amid reports of protests scheduled today, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok warns against “the beginning of a backslide into a pit that leaves us neither a nation nor a revolution.”
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok said, on Saturday, that his country’s stability and unity were in danger, calling for a new political deal to safeguard Sudan’s future.
On the third anniversary of the December Revolution, Hamdok said, "We face today a major setback to the path of our revolution that threatens the country’s security, unity, and stability, which alerts us to the beginning of a backslide into a pit that leaves us neither a nation nor a revolution."
"Unfortunately all these attempts have stumbled because of the insistence on the differing stances and views of the different forces," he added.
The Sudanese Prime Minister renewed his invitation “to all revolutionary forces and all those who believe in a civilian democratic transition to agree to a political covenant that addresses the deficits of the past and achieves the remainder of the revolution’s goals."
Hamdok’s statements came as new protests are set Sunday to mark the third anniversary of mass demonstrations that ended the term of former President Omar al-Bashir.
Since September 25, demonstrations erupted in the Eastern provinces in Sudan (the Red Sea and Al-Ghadaref) where protestors even shut down the Port, Sudan’s airport, and export oil lines.
Sudan's dismissed Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok had been returned to his home a day after a military coup.
"The prime minister has been accompanied back to his own home in Kafouri district and security measures have been put in place around the perimeter of his home," the source, who requested anonymity, told AFP.
Simultaneously, the leader of the Sudanese armed forces General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan declared a state of emergency, announced the dissolution of the Sovereign Council and the government, and called for elections in July 2023.