Thousands of Sudanese protested and remained camped put outside military headquarters in the country’s capital on Friday demanding a transition to the civilian rule, ignoring a state of emergency declared by the military amid President Omar al-Bashir forced resignation by the country’s army.
According to BBC news reports, the army leaders had carried out a coup in Thursday in Sudan, reassuring citizens their only concern aimed at public order.
A protester’s spokesperson said the country’s future would only be decided by the people demonstrating who had protested on Thursday to oust Bashir.
Following elections, the military has said they will look towards a transitional period, and as per this, it will be imposing a three-month curfew in the country, including suspension of the constitution.
It says, the army will be in power for a maximum two years, but could only last a month if sought a transition to civilian rule smoothly.
The military council’s political body head Lt-Gen Omar Zain al-Abidin has on Friday said, “The solutions will be devised by those in protest. You, the people, will provide the solutions for all economic and political issues. We have come with no ideology, we have come here to maintain order and security to provide the opportunity for the people of Sudan to achieve the change they aspire to.”
He asserted they have no ambition to hold power, and “are here to provide an all-inclusive umbrella”. “Our key responsibility is to maintain public order,” he added.