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Sudanese opposition says ready to engage in power transition talks

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Omer al-Digair Sudan Call leading member and Sudanese Congress Party reads an opposition joint statement outside the army headquarters on 8 April 2019 (ST Photo)
April 8, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change (DFC) have expressed readiness to engage in direct contacts with the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) to facilitate the peaceful transition of power in the country.

Last January, the Sudanese Professional Association and the opposition groups including the National Consensus Alliance, Sudan Call and the Unionist Gathering signed the DFC which calls on President Omer al-Bashir to step down and the removal of his regime.

The DFC leaders on Monday held a press conference at the mass sit-in site in front of the army headquarters stressing adherence to the demand of the Sudanese people that al-Bashir and his government should resign immediately and unconditionally.

They announced the formation of a council for political contacts including DFC and the revolutionary forces to communicate with the regular forces and the effective internal and international powers to complete the political transition and hand over power to a transitional civil government.

The DFC also called on the SAF to support the choice of the Sudanese people to move to a transitional democratic rule.

“This move would be achieved by direct contacts between the DFC and SAF command to facilitate the peaceful transition of power to an interim government,” said a statement read by one of the DFC leaders during the press conference

Furthermore, the DFC urged the regional and international community to support the demands of the Sudanese people’s revolution, stressing serious desire to establish balanced foreign relations that is based upon mutual respect for the principles of neighbourhood and joint cooperation.

Thousands of Sudanese have been pouring into the army headquarters since Saturday to call for ousting the regime of president Omer Hassan al-Bashir.

The DFC on Saturday declared a general strike as well as an open-ended sit-in in front of the General Command of the SAF demanding the removal of the regime of President al-Bashir.

(ST)

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  • 8 April 21:12, by Pakuai

    "Sudanese opposition says ready to engaged in power transition talks" Careful what you are wishing for. What if the army grab the power by force from Omar Hassan El Bashir just like he did in 1989 and tell you desperadoes to go home? Didn’t you fellows learned from Libya. Where then so-called "Libyan Army" which was cheerled by European, the US and gulf Arab state media propaganda and bombs>>>

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    • 8 April 21:23, by Pakuai

      And the then Muamar Gaddafi was eventually deposed from power. Where is Libya now? Where are then bunch of foreign mercenaries were screaming for blood with then "free Libyan arm now?" Where are the NATO and their then bankrollers of gulf Arab states of Qatar and Saudi Arabia in Libya now? Another tragic example is Syria. Where are the then "free Syrian army now" How did it all turned out in Egypt

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      • 8 April 21:35, by Pakuai

        Anyway, f-ck up your hellhole, but keep it right there and don’t even look Southwards, you know the game though. You are not welcome. Robert Mugabe was removed from power a few years ago and we saw some Zimbabweans demonstrating against the successor of Mr. Mugabe? Mess up your hellhole by playing into the Europeans, the US, their Israeli attack dog and their gulf Arab states financiers and cabals

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        • 8 April 21:46, by Pakuai

          cheap and dirty intrigues, but l am pretty sure most of you would live to regret later. But all the same, North Sudanese can dance on ahead. A NEW WORLD ORDER ’from Jerusalem’ to Tigris river, Euphrates river and right up to our ’Nilotic valleys and plains’ would be ushered in soon, by the most ’sovereign countries of the US of A, France, the UK, Israel and this WORLD NEW ORDER government would be

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          • 8 April 21:55, by Pakuai

            financed by the gulf Arab states, rich Europeans, Americans and so on. ’HEIL the UN WORLD ORDER’ government. But we don’t want cheap and dirty so-called NEW WORLD ORDER government crap here in South Sudan though. Anyway fellows, good with your endeavors.

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