Shock, reservation and waiting.. How does the Sudanese street view the Burhan Hamdok agreement?
The controversy that prevailed in the Sudanese councils and their platforms did not focus on the content of the political agreement between Al-Burhan and Hamdok as much as they were concerned with the reasons for Hamdok’s signing of this agreement, as many believe that the man failed his supporters, while others call for patience and not rushing to judge Hamdok’s acceptance of the agreement.
Khartoum – The Sudanese street was deeply divided over the political agreement that was signed the day before yesterday, Sunday, between the army chief, the head of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, after weeks of political tension that characterized the political arena over the past 3 weeks, after the actions taken by the army commander and the dissolution of the army. Under which the civil government suspended some provisions of the constitutional document and declared a state of emergency in the country.
The controversy that prevailed in the Sudanese councils and their platforms on social media did not focus on the content of the agreement and whether it represented a way out of the crisis as much as they were concerned with the reasons for Hamdok to sign this; Where many believe that the man failed his supporters as he extended his hands to the army commander accused of turning against the civilian partners in the Coalition for Freedom and Change, the political incubator of the transitional government. taken on October 25th.
On the other hand, others call for patience and not to rush to judge Hamdok’s acceptance of the agreement, in view of the fact that the man was under house arrest for more than 3 weeks and does not know the extent of the pressures he was subjected to to accept signing with Al-Burhan, especially since he spent less than two hours after leaving his compulsory prison, as well. They say.
During an exclusive interview with Al-Jazeera, Abdullah Hamdouk said that what happened last October 25 of the measures taken by the army chief is nothing but an unconstitutional takeover of power, then adds by saying, “In all norms, this is a coup” and later explains the reasons for his agreement to return to work with The team that turned against him by saying, “The choices in this world remain governed by what is possible… We have reached this agreement to open the way for our country to follow the path of civilian rule.”
However, Ahmed Al-Tayeb, a student at the University of Sudan, rejects the two men’s agreement and does not seem convinced of the justifications given by Hamdok. Al-Tayeb tells Al-Jazeera Net that he did not even care about knowing the terms of the agreement, and that Hamdok’s appearance next to Al-Burhan and Hemedti was enough for him to distract from following up on the details, and adds, “I immediately went out to join the protests against the agreement.
As for Talal Al-Tom, one of the youth of the Resistance Committees, he says to Al-Jazeera Net – while he was busy laying pieces of cement to block a side road in the Sajana suburb, to further express his rejection of the agreement – that the signing of Al-Burhan and Hamdok on a joint agreement was a “blow” in the faces of the rebellious youth against the military and their aggressive behavior in Confronting peaceful demonstrators, and he believes that signing the agreement is nothing but aggravation of the situation because those who reject it are more than his supporters, in addition to that it will not end the killing machine, as Hamdok claims, according to his opinion.
The journalist, Tayeb Abdel Majid, wrote on his Facebook page, saying, “Now Hamdok is between the shock of the bettors, the reservation of the hopeful, and the waiting of the observers.” “.
Nada Al-Rasheed strongly opposes the Hamdok and Al-Burhan agreement and sees in it an additional complication of the already engorged political scene due to the widespread killings carried out by the regular forces against peaceful youth. Any accountability or retribution for those who were killed while they were angry because of his arrest, the ministers, and those who refused the coup against his legitimate government.
But Imad Hassan considers the agreement signed between Al-Burhan and Hamdok a temporary way out of the current crisis and says that he used scapegoats, starting with Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, and not ending with the four parties that dominated the political scene and accused of giving the opportunity to the “October 25 coup” as the only declared pretext. .
Hassan believes – in his speech to Al Jazeera Net – that the agreement remains acceptable at the minimum, which is the return of Hamdok to his position as prime minister, and waiting for this acceptability to grow until we know what went on behind the scenes on the one hand, and what the man will do in the coming days from positions and decisions that really affect the reality on the ground The political agreement, thus easing the tension in the street and in the corridors of political forces, and therefore it is not possible from his point of view to judge the political agreement itself, before knowing what lies in store for the coming days.
For her part, Shahd Al-Tai – a housewife – believes that the breakthrough in the political crisis in Sudan depends on two factors, the first of which is the details that will be included in the “Hamdok-Al-Burhan Agreement”, which will prove how serious the army and the security committee are in reform and democratic transformation, and the second factor, she says to Al Jazeera Net, is represented in Hamdok’s ability to convince the Sudanese street and national competencies to support his independent behavior from his traditional political incubator.
And she added, “If the security committee accepts the required reforms in the army and other regular forces in a way that achieves a form of security stability, and Hamdok manages to succeed in managing the state in a way that achieves qualitative economic stability in the lives of citizens and the management of the constitutional conference and the electoral process, only then will Sudan cross the horizons of sustainable democracy.”
Muhammad Jaber Abdullah – a leader in the Justice and Equality Movement led by Bakhit Dabjo – welcomes the “Hamdok-Al-Burhan Agreement” as an important step to complete the transitional period and reach the elections on time, and stresses before that the need to review the implementation of all peace agreements concluded between the Government of Sudan and armed struggle movements and commitment and address its imbalances to ensure the achievement of a comprehensive and just peace.
Jaber stresses – in his speech to Al Jazeera Net – the importance of working to protect the constitutional system and preserve basic freedoms for political action and freedom of expression, urging all partners of the transitional period to make more efforts to address outstanding issues quickly to complete the political transition in a comprehensive manner while respecting the rule of law and human rights And completing the democratic transition as the main exits for settling the political crisis in the country.