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Sudan's Sadiq al-Mahdi: 'We Seek to Agree With Military Council on Constitutional Declaration'

Sudan's Sadiq al-Mahdi: 'We Seek to Agree With Military Council on Constitutional Declaration'

Saturday, 27 April, 2019 - 12:45
Sudanese demonstrators chant slogans as they attend a mass anti-government protest at the Nyala market in South Darfur, Sudan, on April 24, 2019. (Reuters)
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Sudan’s head of the National Umma Party Sadiq al-Mahdi called on Saturday for the continuation of the sit-in until all objectives are reached.

In a press conference in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, al-Mahdi said: “We call for the continuation of the sit-in until all the people’s goals are met.”

However, he added: “We seek to agree with the military council on the constitutional declaration.”

He also called on the protest leaders to deal with the Transitional Military Council “with wisdom and not with anger.”

Al-Mahdi said he appreciated for the Transitional Military Council’s respect for the opposition’s role.

He stressed that the National Congress Party (NCP) and its allies must be stripped of the illegal privileges.

On Thursday, al-Mahdi warned that Sudan could face a counter-coup if military rulers and the opposition do not reach agreement on a handover of power to civilians.

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