December glorious raised the slogan (Freedom, Peace, and Justice) and endeavored to translate it on the ground from several angles and by all means towards Sudan of justice, development, and dignified life.
The slogan has faced great challenges considering – for instance – that the peace achieved in Juba is incomplete because SPLM-N (Al-Hilu) and SLM (Abdulwahid) were not among the signatories. The tribal conflicts expanded amid the enormous components in eastern Sudan and South Kordofan a matter that represents an obstacle to achieve comprehensive peace and allow for a freedoms environment, hence slowing the development and foreign investment in the country.
First Vice President (VFP) of the Transitional Sovereign Council, 1st Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo has arrived in Damazin in Blue Nile State to participate in its governor’s inauguration, Ahmed Al-Umda.
The VFP was accompanied by a Member of the Sovereign Council, Malik Agar, Dr. Al-Hadi Idris, Darfur Governor Mini Arco Minnawi, the Secretary-General of the Sovereign Council, Lt. Gen. Mohammed Al-Ghali, ministers and representatives of Forces of Freedom and Change.
The VFP and the accompanying delegation were received at Damazin airport by the acting governor, Jamal Abdul Hadi, leading figures in and dignitaries.
It is worth noting that the President of the Sovereign Council, issued a constitution decree according to which the Blue Nile and South Kordofan State were given self-governance as stipulated in Juba Peace Agreement signed on 3rd October 2020.
The VFP addressed a mass rally in Damazin describing the occasion as one of the Juba Peace Agreement fruits, revealing obstacles facing the implementation of justice and applying justice.
Himditi did not hide the sufferings of the Blue Nile citizens due to the war which claimed the lives of thousands and left huge damages including the displacement of people and absence of basic services e.g. education, health, potable water, and roads.
He hailed the leaders of the armed struggle movements who are now partners in the transitional period government. He also lauded the role of the South Sudan government which mediated the negotiations and hosted the rivals till the peace agreement was signed.
Himidti said in his address to the mass rally in Damazin that the peace achieved requires guarding and commitment especially in the Blue Nile, affirming that the implementation of peace is more difficult than singing it, so more patience, strong will, continuous work, and joint coordination are required among the parties to the peace process and the communities.
He called on the citizens of Blue Nile to work jointly to support the new government in the state to enable it to achieve the aspirations of regional development, stability, and peaceful coexistence.
The VFP revealed in his address the challenges facing the government of the transitional period on top of which is economic difficulties besides the security challenges represented by the hate speech and tribal conflicts which require playing positive roles to contain such phenomenon.
He urged the local administrations, Sufi sects, religious leaders, women, youth, and the government to work jointly to build peace and boost the social values of the Sudanese people, calling on Abdulwahid and Al-Hilu to join the peace process, urging the regional and international community to continue their support to the peace process and implementation of the peace.
Himidti added that the Blue Nile region has strategic importance considering its neighboring two countries (South Sudan and Ethiopia), urging the government of the state to build good relations with those neighbors to achieve joints interests and maintaining peace and stability.
He said that the slogan of the revolution (Freed, Peace, and Justice) has summarized the missions of the transitional period, so from its first day the transitional government worked in the implementation of the slogan, adding that the transitional government succeeded in achieving partial peace which will be complete soon.
But he affirmed that there are challenges that require consideration to avoid dragging the country into chaos, referring to the recent incidents of blockading the highways and damaging the properties of the citizens which will affect negatively the stability and security.
He called for practicing rational freedom and democracy like the civilized nations do.
He disclosed that the challenges which the country is facing should be recognized and dealt with jointly, announcing his welcoming to the Prime Minister’s initiative, for supporting it besides other initiatives presented by other parties aiming at resolving the crises of the country.
Himitdi said that inclusive consensus is the only way out to achieve the goals of the revolution towards democracy through ballot boxes.
He concluded his address by advising the government of the Blue Nile to expand its consultations, doubling the development projects, repatriate the IDPs and refugees, stability of nomads, opening investment opportunities, and improving the services of health, education, and road construction. He appreciated the role of women, youth, students, local administration, farmers, and nomads.