Babiker Faisal, head of the Executive Office of the opposition Federal Assembly, considered fears of the return of the “Keyzan”—affiliates of the ousted president al-Bashir regime – to be in place, in light of the military’s control of the reins of transitional rule in Sudan.
AlTaghyeer: Amal Muhammad al-Hassan
The head of the Executive Office of the opposition Federal Assembly, leader of the Forces of Freedom and Change, Babiker Faisal, reiterated their categorical rejection of the agreement of the heads of the Sovereignty Councils and the coup ministers, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Abdullah Hamdok, to “grant the coup decisions legitimacy”.
In exclusive statements to AlTaghyeer, Faisal confirmed the inability of the agreement to accomplish the tasks of the transition, which he considered the real motive behind the coup.
Faisal considered the fears of the Sudanese public regarding the return of the elements of the ousted regime of the former President Omar al-Bashir as logical, saying that “the Keyzan are expected to return as long as the military continues to control the transitional government.”
Faisal also confirmed that the head of the judiciary, who was recently appointed by the Sovereignty Council on Thursday, belongs to the dissolved National Congress Party.
The Federal Assembly head exec revealed that the assembly has had over seven of its members arrested by the coup authorities since October 25th more than seven members, headed former member of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Muhammad al-Faki Suleiman, the governor of Khartoum Ayman Khaled Nimr, along with Jaafar Hassan Osman, Muhammad Naji al-Asam, Muhammad Mubarak Shammo, Muhammad al-Mushrif Alqam, and Ahmed Abdullah Karmoush.
The coup’s authorities, led by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, on October 25, launched a massive arrest campaign against executive and political leaders and activists from various political parties and orientations.
The coup authorities also took decisions to remove heads from almost all state institutions in the capital Khartoum and other states, and dissolved a number of committees formed by the Freedom Forces Coalition under the orders of al-Burhan, foremost of which was the Empowerment Removal Committee.
While al-Burhan and Hamdok announced the commencement of the release of detainees several days ago, a large number of politicians, executives, activists, and members of the resistance committees and revolutionary bodies were kept in custody until Thursday night.