October 21, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – A leading member of the ruling coalition in Sudan has called on the head of the Sovereign Council to hand over power to civilians and threatened to besiege the presidential palace in Khartoum
On Thursday, millions of Sudanese staged a nationwide demonstration to support the civilian rule in Sudan, following a recent rift between the civilian-led government and the military component.
Ibrahim al-Sheikh a member of the ruling FFC leadership called on the Sudanese army must now appoint another representative to replace Abdel Fattah al-Burhan at the Sovereign Council.
“We do not trust him. He promised to not disperse the sit-in but he did”, Ibrahim told Aljazeera before requesting the Sudanese army to name an alternative to al-Burhan in the Sovereign Council.
“The millions of Sudanese who took to the street on Thursday sent a strong message to al-Burhan and he has to resign with all the due respect otherwise we will surround the presidential palace until his resignation,” he said.
On 25 September, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo “Hemetti”, the deputy head of the Sovereign Council, warned that the ruling FFC coalition should not continue to threaten them with the mobilisation of the Sudanese street.
“We have the ability to bring out another parallel street,” he said.
The FFC forces say they want to settle five issues with the military component including the security reform, the economic activities of the military component, the formation of the constitutional court, the appointment of the chief justice and the attorney general and the rotation of the Sovereign Council chairmanship.
There were rumours about a meeting between Prime Minister Hamdok and al-Burhan but several officials cast doubts on such reports.