What is the Way Out? (1)

Dr. Elshafie Khidir Saeid

The people of Sudan will remain a crucible of revolutionary creativity and a beacon of inspiration for change. This fact was highlighted in the history of Sudan, and confirmed by the great December 2018 revolution, and before it the April 1985 uprising, and before them by the October 1964 revolution. But, despite this glorious legacy, and the respect and admiration from the whole world towards the Sudanese people, the behavior of the Sudanese political leaders and elites, mainly those in power today, does not go along that legacy and the worldwide respect.

Since the failed coup attempt two weeks ago, the country has been without a sovereign head, as the military component of the Sovereignty Council refuses to sit with the civilian component, so the Sovereignty Council has been paralyzed, and its leadership functions & tasks stipulated in the constitutional document have been disrupted. Instead of sitting under an atmosphere of partnership, frankness, and mutual respect, and initiating responsible handling of the disputed issues and raising the value of objective constructive criticism, and instead of activating the role of the Council of Partners for the Transitional Period, which was said when it was established that one of its main tasks is to contain any disputes between the parties, instead of all that, some leaders from both components rushed to the media to inflame passions through crude populist rhetoric.

Some political parties are complaining that they have been excluded from the decision-making & power-sharing processes. This is an accusation that deserves real attention and treatment, not denial and deafening. And the fact that these complaining parties want to establish their Freedom & Change platform (FFC2) since the original FFC has blocked its doors in their face, definitely this is their right and they are free to do so as long as they will not allow this FFC2 to host a Trojan horse for the infiltration of the enemies of the revolution from the crooks of the Ingaz regime.

I do believe that witnessing the establishment of more than one political platform, or FFCs, is the nature and the essence of pluralistic democracy. True, we are all dreaming that all those FFCs or other platforms who believe in the revolution should unite in one platform, or FFC, since all belief in the implementation of the slogans of the revolution and its program as stipulated in the constitutional document. But, unfortunately, our leaders and political elites insist to let our dreams down.

We do not see any other way out of the current crisis except to return to the platform of dialogue between the forces of the revolution, which are united under the Declaration and Charter of Freedom and Change signed in January 2019, the Juba Peace Agreement signed in October 2020, and the dialogue between the parties to the transitional structures formed under the Constitutional Document signed on the fourteenth and seventeenth of August 2019.

In compliance with the political, national, and moral duties, our political leaders should share the responsibility towards the fate of the Sudanese people and their country which is completely and effectively threatened to be exploded. In this regard, we renew our proposal, which we have repeated a lot, that the Chairman of the Sovereignty Council and the Prime Minister expedite the launch of a joint invitation to hold a round table conference to agree on how to get out of the current crisis and to draw a road map to accomplish the tasks of the transitional period and to lead it to the desired ends. More details in the next article.

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