Dr. Elshafie Khidir Saeid
In Sudan today, I think what should be at the top of the priorities of the agenda and activities of the political and civil movement and the resistance committees is an immediate task of two dialectically linked prongs.
The first prong is to make every possible effort to overcome the state of fragmentation and division between the political and the civil forces and to be re-united according to a new formula for joint frontal action, as well as to restore the healthy course of the relationship between the political and civil forces and the resistance committees on the one hand, and the armed movements signatory to the Juba Peace Agreement on the other hand.
All these forces agree on new constitutional measures according to which the current constitutional document is amended, or a new constitutional document is proposed, governing the issue of forming an agreed upon mechanism to immediately takeover, and as soon as possible, the power from the military and establishing the transitional governing institutions from non-partisan civilian independent competencies, with a precise definition of the tasks and powers of all these institutions and bodies, including the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
In the event of our inability and failure, or if we delay or slow down or falter in implementing this first prong of the immediate task, then it means that we do not read or understand the reality correctly, and that we did not realize the meanings and the significances of the speech of the Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan Armed Forces on the 4th of the current July, and the meanings and importance of the statement of the commander of the Rapid Support Forces on the 22nd of the month, and that our eyesight was blinded so that it did not see the imminent disaster and its possible attack on the country.
The second prong of this crucial task is that the political elites in Khartoum as well as the resistance committees should be fully aware that it is their responsibility to play a major role in resolving the tribal fighting and bloodshed in the different regions and states of Sudan, and that this awareness must be transformed into a tangible action that makes every effort to silence the racist discourse, and to address and manage the root causes of these conflicts.
As for the main entrance to the embodiment of this tangible action, it is the political and civil forces’ exit from the state of disillusionment and lack of mutual recognition in which the living, and immediately begin to take over the reins of matters through a broad civil front to steer the transitional period and the civil democratic transformation to the goals sought by the masses of the Sudanese people and revolted for them in December 2018.
From another angle, I think the effort to eradicate the racist discourse and stop tribal fighting is also one of the strong factors that can contribute to the unity and unification of the country’s political and civil forces and movements Hence our reference to the dialectical interrelationship between the two prongs of the mentioned above immediate task to be considered a top priority for the efforts and activities of the political and civil movement and the resistance committees in the country.
Of course, I am not saying that the political and the civil should freeze or put an end to the other activities they are doing now, but prioritize those activities taking into account the time factor and the state of liquidity as a result of the crisis in the country.