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The National Umma Party declares its support to agreement between Burhan and Hamdok

Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Abdalla Hamdok sign a political agreement, in Khartoum, Sudan on 21 November 2021. [Sudanese Presidential Palace - Anadolu Agency]
Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Abdalla Hamdok sign a political agreement, in Khartoum, Sudan on 21 November 2021. [Sudanese Presidential Palace - Anadolu Agency]

On Friday, the Sudanese National Umma Party (NUP) announced its support for the political agreement between the President of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok.

This was disclosed by Major General Fadlallah Barama Nasser, the designated head of the party (one of the largest components of the Central Council of the Forces for Freedom and Change), during a television interview with the Sudanese Al-Hilal Channel.

Nasser said: "We described what happened on 25 October as a fully-fledged coup and we will resist it by all peaceful means, but when the situation returned to normalty, we decided to support the political agreement between Al-Burhan and Hamdok with full force."

Nasser, who worked within a mediation committee to resolve the Sudanese crisis after 25 October, added: "We have returned the Sudanese people to their democratic path."

He added: "Hamdouk has returned to his work as prime minister and we have succeeded in releasing political detainees and stopping appointments to the civil service. Also, we have fulfilled the street's aspirations to return to democracy."

Nasser continued: "Hamdouk was complaining about the political incubant; he wanted to dissolve the government (before October 25) because it is not homogeneous, besides, he wanted the decision to come from the forces of Freedom and Change Declaration, and we should not accuse the man."

Last Sunday, Hamdok and Al-Burhan signed a political agreement that includes 14 articles most notably the return of Hamdok to his position, about a month after his dismissal by the army, and the formation of a technocrat government without party affiliations.

Sudan has been suffering, a severe crisis since 25 October when Al-Burhan declared a state of emergency, dissolved both the Sovereignty Council, and the provisional Council of Ministers. He also dismissed the governors after the arrest of party leaders, ministers, and officials; which sparked continuous protests that consider what happened as a "military coup."

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