By Leonard Kamugisha Akida
The interim leader of the Sudanese transitional military council Ahmed Award Ibn Auf has denied mass allegations that the military council meant to lead the coup affected country is a continuation of the ousted government.
Speaking to the members of the press earlier today, Award defended the army saying it’s ready to step down as soon as a new government is elected.
“We have no ambitions to stay in power, we are working on the people’s demands,” Ahmed Awad vowed to the media.https://theparrots08.blogspot.com
Its widely known that in the ewee hours of yesterday, Thursday 11 April, 2019, the Sudanese forces responded to the long demands of the protestors and staged a coup de tat that seen Dictator Omar All Bashir being removed from the country’s fatty position.
However, according to the protestors, the removal was not only what they wanted but also an end to the pro Bashir government (National Congress Party government) which still remain in achievable goal. These accuse the military to have masterminded the coup and allege them (army) to continue administering as it was in the past government. They call for a civilians government.
While making an important announcement yesterday that caused a change of the regime, Awad declared a three months state of emergency that also led to the suspension of the 2005 constitution, and declared a transitional council that will lead the country for the next two years. He also ordered for an immediate arrest of former President Omar All Bashir and also release of all political detainees.
“…the independent military transitional council representing the people of Sudan shall head the state, supervise the transitional processes and ensure there’s ceasefire in the whole of Sudan,” Awad said.
Bashir who came into power in 1989 and had served the country for nearly 30years but his leadership has met with strong resentment from Sudanese and international states. A famous opposition being remembered by the International Criminal Court 2008 sanctions against mass loss of lives, crimes against humanity he committed in the city western Khartoum’s Darfur, the sanctions that are still valid have for long termed him as a Dictator.
Protestors accuse him for mismanaging country’s economy, corruption alongside other offences that have caused his removal. The protests started in December 2018 after the government increased bread prices and yesterday marked its first achievement goal.