March 1, 2023 (KHARTOUM) – A leading member of the Coordination of Forces Signatories to the Framework Agreement accused the military of obstructing the political process in Sudan, adding that the chances of ending the coup are slim.
Three months after the signing of the Political Framework Agreement, the gaps grew between the civilian and the military signatories, particularly after the murder of a protester.
Before that the Sudanese general surprised the public opinion by their repeated calls to integrate the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and to add more political forces to the forces indicated in the deal.
In remarks on Wednesday evening to Al Jazeera, Kamal Omer, the head of the political sector of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) said that the “coup regime” does not want to make the political process a success after its refusal to create a conducive environment.
“It seems clear now that the coup regime is not serious about the political process and maintaining security,” Omer said.
He further said that the statement issued by the Supreme Coordinating Committee of the signatories to the framework agreement stressed that the behaviour of the army leader hinders efforts for a political solution.
The PCP official called to dismiss the head of the Sudanese police.
” “In my opinion, the chances of a framework solution have become slim in the face of the military’s intransigence and systematic killing, ” he emphasized, before pointing out the erosion of confidence between the civilian and military components.
Last February, Al-Burhan called to open the agreement for more political forces, while one of the army commanders and a member of the Sovereign Council, Shams al-Din al-Kabbashi, said that the signing forces are not sufficient for political stability in the country.
Sudanese police announced, on Wednesday night, lifting the immunity of the killer of the protester. Also, the statement said he has been under arrest and a committee has been formed to investigate the murder.
For his part, a Sudanese lawyer Moez Hadrat called to hold the Khartoum state governor in his capacity as head of the state’s security committee accountable for the killing of the young protester
“The members of the Khartoum state committee, including the governor, should be investigated, as they are responsible for securing and protecting peaceful protests,” Hadrat told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.
The human rights defender further stressed the necessity of prosecuting the police leaders for allowing to give weapons to the police officers, pointing out that all police leaders, including the Minister of Interior, should be held accountable for killing peaceful demonstrators.