December 2, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – The Democratic Bloc groups said they informed the head of the Sovereign Council of their rejection of what they called the “bilateral agreement” between the military component and the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC).
The leaders of the Sudan Liberation Movement – Minni Minnawi and Justice and Equality Movement and their allies on Friday met with the leader of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to discuss the ongoing political developments in the country.
Speaking to the media, the deputy head of the coalition Gibril Ibrahim made a solemn and short statement to the media announcing their rejection of a framework agreement based on the draft transitional constitution crafted by the Sudanese Bar Association.
“The bloc affirmed its rejection of any exclusionary bilateral agreement because it cannot lead to political stability, smooth transitional period or economic stability in the country,” said Ibrahim surrounded by the leaders of the coalition.
In return, they demanded that the military component stands at the same distance from the political forces. Also, they demanded the formation of a national committee to combine all the constitutional proposals in order to come out with a single document, he added.
The Juba peace agreement signatory groups backed the coup of General al-Burhan in October 2021 because they have a political difference with the FFC.
The bloc political secretary Minni Minnawi on November 28, accused the military component of asking the tripartite facilitation panel to deal only with the SLM-MM and JEM but not the Democratic Bloc.
Ibrahim concluded his statements by criticizing the role of the international community to facilitate an agreement between the political forces and the military component.
He said they inferred in Sudan’s internal affairs and violated its national sovereignty.