Hamdok Resigns, Leaves the Solution Key on the Table of the Political Forces

Al-Sammani Awadallah

The local, regional and international reactions towards the resignation of Dr. Hamdok varied considering that the man left his position to allow for his successor to continue the transition amid a road full of challenges and mines.

Observers considered tendering the resignation as throwing a stone of a deep water pool leaving a lot of questions that need an answer from the political forces.

Hamdok’s resignation has created new political literature considering that it is the first of its kind of a Sudanese prime minister.

Darfur Region Governor, Mani Arko Minnawi commented on the resignation by describing it as one of the current political situation circumstances, while his peer in the armed struggle movements, head of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), and minister of finance and economic planning, Dr. Jibril Ibrham said that the resignation at this time is regrettable.

Sudanese Professional Alliance led by Omer Al-Degair warned against the consequences of the resignation considering it as a result of the clogged horizon, adding that as it put an end to the 21st November political declaration between Hamdok and Al-Burhan.

Internationally the US Administration expressed hope that a new prime minister is selected to succeed Dr. Hamdok according to what is stipulated in the constitutional document according to which the government would be handed to civil rule towards the conduction of free and fair elections.

Transitional Period Challenges:

The resigned prime minister recognized that the government of the transitional period faced great challenges on top of which the tarnishing of the national economy, the international isolation, corruption, debts that exceeded US$60 billion, besides the deterioration of the civil service, education, and health along with the drop of the social fabric which is apparent in Darfur, South Kordofan, and the Blue Nile wars besides other difficulties facing the national course.

Hamdok said in his resignation address pointed out how the transitional government dealt with those difficulties and the achievements in peace by the signature of the Juba Peace Agreement with the armed struggle movements.

He said that their approach was dialogue and consensus in resolving all the issues admitting that they failed in some issues.

He affirmed that the division amid the civil components and the differences between the military and civilian components had it impact on the government and the society.

Hamdok put the whole political forces and civil society organizations in front of historical national responsibility warning against slipping towards disaster a matter that requires all to sit in a roundtable.

He pointed to the efforts exerted since he signed the political declaration with Al-Burhan in an attempt to reform the democratic transformation path, stopping the bloodshed and releasing the political detainees besides preserving all that had been achieved in the last two years along with sticking to the constitutional document.

Hamdok sent a message to the armed forces (SAF, RSF, Police, and GIS) when he affirmed that the people are the actual sovereign power and that the army should obey the orders of the people in preserving the unity and protecting its borders besides defending the goals and principles of the people.

The Key Solution:

Hamdok, who has been a prime minister for more than two years considered that the keyword to resolve the continuous crisis for more than six decades is to resort to a roundtable that represents all the Sudanese community components to agree on a national charter and to draw a roadmap to accomplish the democratic civilian transformation on the light of the constitutional document.

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