The civil administrations in east Sudan gave the transitional government 48 hours to stop the move towards closing entryways to the region, which was announced by the Supreme Council of Beja Leaders and Independent Mayors , and carried out effectively, on Friday.
The Supreme Council of Native Administrations in east Sudan affirmed its rejection of the move to close national roads and isolate the region from the capital and the rest of the states, according to what entities in the east announced.
The Supreme Council of Beja Leaders declared the start of escalation in the face of the center, to pressure for the abolition of the “East Path” in the Juba Agreement for Peace in Sudan, which being rejected by the citizens of the region.
The Council has been opposing the eastern path since its signing within the Juba Agreement last October, and criticized what it called the government’s neglect of the demands of the region’s citizens.
The ceiling of the Beja Council’s demands rose when they called for the dissolution of the government itself.
In a statement on Friday, the Supreme National Administration in East Sudan called the closing of roads and disrupting vital institutions a crime against the Sudanese people.
They described that the goal was to undermine the Sudanese revolution and serve the return of totalitarianism and tyranny.
They called on the government to assume its responsibilities in preventing road closures and endangering the lives of citizens.
The Beja council declared that the government had 48 hours to prevent the roads closure, saying that otherwise “We will fulfill this duty and will not hesitate to protect our people, preserve their interests, and their dignity.”
Yesterday, Friday, the head of the Hadandawa tribes, head of the Supreme Beja Council, Sayed Muhammad al-Amin Turk, led the closing of the national road linking the east with the capital, Khartoum, at several points.
According to media reports, a partial closure has been implemented for the movement of cargo and goods between the ports and across the country, with some exceptions, with the closure possibly extending to other facilities if the government does not respond to the council’s demands.
For its part, the Native Administration held the government accountable for the chaos and lawlessness in the region, and considered that everything that is happening in the east is a product of the government’s weakness and acquiescence to blackmail.
The administration stressed that what is happening requires dealing with by force of law, which strictly forbids disrupting vital institutions and endangering citizens’ lives.
It announced that it will cease any negotiation with the government, accusing it of manipulating the issue of the East and employing those who reject solidarity to serve the government’s agenda in its internal struggle.