October 19, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – The ruling Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) Tuesday called for separate discussions with the military component on the stalled transitional reforms from the rift between factions of the coalition.
In an extraordinary meeting on 18 October, the Sudanese cabinet decided to form a “crisis cell” to settle the political strife between the civilian and military components from one side and the rift between the FFC groups.
On the same day, the ruling FFC held a meeting to discuss the initiative of the cabinet and released a statement welcoming it on Tuesday. Also, the coalition proposed to separate between two issues.
“Evaluating the partnership and reforms of the transition’s institutions, and holding a dialogue over it between the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Military Component,” reads the statement.
“Secondly, completing and strengthening the FFC structures, and engaging a dialogue over it with the Sudan Liberation Movements led by Minnawi and the Justice and Equality Movement,” added the statement.
The ruling coalition underscored that the dialogue on each of the two issues must be prepared separately and based on the Constitutional Document governing the transitional period.
The FFC forces balm the military component of delaying the security reform, which should lead to integrating the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militiamen in the Sudanese army, al-Bashir handover to the International Criminal Court.
They accuse the head of the Sovereign Council of obstructing the formation of the constitutional court, the appointment of the chief justice and attorney general among others.
The civil component seeks furthermore to control the commercial companies managed by the army and RSF leader who is also deputy chair of the Sovereign Council.
The statement mentioned the eastern Sudan crisis as one of the top issues to be handled by the process, besides the formation of the legislative council, and the full implementation of the Juba Peace Agreement.
The ruling FFC said that the government reform should take place after an assessment between the Prime Minister and the Forces of Freedom and Change.