He called for an end to the campaigns of “disinformation and lies”… Al-Burhan sets a condition for handing over power in Sudan

The head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council in Sudan, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, affirmed that power in the country will not be handed over except to those who come through elections or political consensus.

This came during a speech delivered by Al-Burhan yesterday, Wednesday, in front of officers and soldiers of a division of the Sudanese army in El Fasher, North Darfur state, in the west of the country.

Al-Burhan stressed, according to a statement from the media of the Sovereign Council, that the armed forces, all regular forces and political parties are committed not to hand over what he described as “the secretariat of power” except to those who come through elections or political consensus. “We want to hand over power to Sudanese citizens elected by the people to rule Sudan,” he said.

The Sudanese army chief pointed to the need to confront what he described as “misleading, fabrication and lying” campaigns through social media that are harmful to the security of the country, as he put it.

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.

On November 21, Al-Burhan and Abdullah Hamdok signed a political agreement that included the latter’s return to the presidency of the transitional government, the formation of a government of competencies, and the release of political detainees.

But last January, Hamdok resigned from his position, in light of protests rejecting his agreement with Al-Burhan and demanding full civilian rule, especially with the deaths of 64 people during the demonstrations since last October, according to the Sudan Doctors Committee.

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