After the death of a protester against the military in Sudan.. the resignation of the governor of the island and warnings of international guardianship
The designated governor of Gezira state in Sudan, Abdel Hadi Abdullah, submitted his resignation, two days after the protests escalated over the death of a demonstrator from his injury, while Othman Al-Kabashi, a member of the “Sudanese for National Sovereignty” initiative, warned of international guardianship in light of the political crisis in the country.
A source in the state told Al Jazeera that the governor had submitted his resignation in protest of the violence against demonstrators.
The city of Wad Madani, south of Khartoum, witnessed demonstrations on January 17, during which clashes between protesters and policemen resulted in injuries with live bullets and tear gas, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors.
On Friday, hundreds of Sudanese demonstrated in the capital, Khartoum, to demand the return of full civilian rule in the country.
The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors announced that the death toll from the protests since October 25 has risen to 73.
The United Nations Mission to Support the Transition in Sudan, UNITAMS, announced that it will continue its consultations with the Sudanese parties within days, explaining that the meetings will include several parties, including the army, security forces, armed parties and movements, and families of those killed in the protests.
Since last October 25, Sudan has witnessed protests in response to exceptional measures taken by the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, most notably the imposition of a state of emergency and the dissolution of the Sovereignty Councils and the Transitional Ministers, which political forces consider a “military coup” in exchange for the army’s denial.
Al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok signed – on November 21 last – a political agreement that included the latter’s return to his position after his dismissal, the formation of a government of competencies, and the release of political detainees.
But on January 2, Hamdok resigned amid protests rejecting his agreement with Al-Burhan, and demanding full civilian rule.
For his part, Othman Al-Kabashi, a member of the “Sudanese for National Sovereignty” initiative, considered that Sudan is almost reaching the stage of full international trusteeship.
During a press conference, Al-Kabbashi called on all Sudanese to stand up to what he called foreign interference and called for the search for a national solution to the Sudanese issue, as he put it.