Dagalo Accuses Sudanese Parties of ‘Obstructing’ Peace
The leader of Sudan's Sovereign Council, Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan, said on Friday that his country is passing through exceptional circumstances imposed by the reality of the transitional period.
On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Burhan called for spreading a spirit of forgiveness in the country to enhance national unity.
“There is a need to exert efforts for building state institutions during this transitional phase,” he said.
For his part, his deputy chairman, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, warned that some parties plan to obstruct peace.
Dagalo said the parties seek to incite strife and to settle their own scores to destroy the country.
“The international community wants to achieve peace in Sudan. However, unfortunately, some parties inside the country do not want peace,” he said.
Also on Friday, Chairman of Sudan’s opposition Umma Party Sadiq Al-Mahdi rejected to extend the transitional phase.
In a sermon delivered on the occasion of Eid al-Adha from Wad Nubawi mosque in Omdurman, he spoke about the "failure of the transitional period.”
After months of protests in Sudan, negotiations led last year to a joint civilian-military transitional government to govern the country for a period of 39 months.
In his evaluation of the transitional period, al-Mahdi disapproved Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok’s request to place Sudan under "UN tutelage.”
The NUP leader also criticized the PM’s acceptance of the principle of paying compensation to US victims of terror attacks committed by the ousted regime in order to remove Sudan from the list of countries that support terrorism.
The Umma Party leader said that the communist faction of the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) recently established an alliance with the SPLM-N led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu and formed a secularist bloc with external support from the right-wing American evangelical groups that seek to divide Sudan.
"This secularist bloc, with its declared policies, would provide the Islamist bloc with more reasons to justify its existence and actions,” he said.
Leader of the Original Democratic Unionist Party Muhammad Uthman al Mirghani expressed on Friday his support to the transitional government “until holding free and fair elections to allow the Sudanese people chose their representatives.”