Written by – Iman Mahmoud
Today, Monday, the head of the Sovereign Council in Sudan, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, announced a number of decisions in his first speech since the arrests campaign that took place in the early hours of the day.
The decisions were as follows:
Dissolution of the Sovereignty Council.
Declaring a state of emergency in the country.
Dissolution of the Council of Ministers headed by Abdullah Hamdok.
Suspension of work on some articles in the constitutional document.
Freezing the work of the Empowerment Committee.
Exempting governors in various parts of Sudan.
A government of national competencies that will run the affairs of the state until the elections scheduled for July 2023.
Joint military forces arrested Muhammad al-Faki, a member of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council and head of the Empowerment Dismantling Committee, Khaled Omar, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Yasser Arman, political advisor to the Prime Minister, Ibrahim al-Sheikh, Minister of Industry, and Faisal Muhammad Salih, an advisor to the Prime Minister’s media.
A member of the Empowerment Removal Committee, Wagdi Saleh, the head of the Sudanese Congress Party, Omar Deqir, Urwa, Muhammad Naji Al-Asam, a leader in the Professionals Association, Sadiq Urwa, a leader of the Umma Party, Jaafar Hassan, the official spokesman for Freedom and Change, and Al-Rih Al-Sanhouri, a leader in Freedom and Change, were also arrested, according to what the Sudan website reported. Tribune”.
Sudan has been in a state of tension since a failed coup attempt last month gave way to a sharp exchange of accusations between the military and civilian parties, who are supposed to share power after the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir in 2019.