On Wednesday, the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok said that democracy is not a gift or a grant, but rather is forged by the people.
Hamdok added that each people’s path towards democracy is carved in its own unique way.
“The entire world is moving in the direction of becoming democratic,” he said.
The Prime Minister pointed out that the struggle in Africa against colonialism was necessarily a struggle for democracy.
He stressed that the Sudanese struggle since independence and until today, is aimed at establishing an independent democratic system that meets the aspirations and needs of the people.
This is the first statement the Prime Minister has made since Tuesday’s thwarting of a military coup attempt in Khartoum.
Undermining Civil Democratic Transition
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister said that the failed coup attempt was aimed at undermining the democratic civil transition.
He pointed out that what happened was an orchestrated coup by parties inside and outside the armed forces that represented the remnants former regime trying to abort Sudan’s civil democratic transition.
He pointed out that the coup – which is a manifestation of the national crisis – clearly indicates the need to reform the security and military agencies.
The Prime Minister explained that the failed coup attempt was not a spur of the moment thing but rather a well-planned endeavor; represented by lawlessness in cities, exploitation of the situation in eastern Sudan, attempts to cut off national roads, closing ports, disrupting oil production, and continuous incitement against the civilian government.
He noted that Tuesday’s events call for a complete review of the transitional experience with full transparency and clarity, and access to a partnership based on the slogans and principles of the revolution, and a path that leads to a civil democratic transition, and nothing else.
The Prime Minister stressed that the government, along with relevant agencies, including the dismantling committee, will take immediate measures to fortify the transition, and continue to dismantle the former regime, which still poses a threat to the transition.