The Political Secretary of the Sudanese Communist Party explained that the project had adopted some of the demands of the masses agreed upon in the charter of the Declaration of the Forces of Freedom and Change issued in January 2019 at the beginning of the revolution.
The Sudanese Communist Party considered that the presentation of the draft political declaration proposed by the Forces of Freedom and Change for the remainder of the transitional period is an attempt to gain time to complete the passage of the “soft landing”* project.
The political secretary of the party, Muhammad Mukhtar al-Khatib, described putting forward initiatives and pacts ahead of the “millions” marches as an attempt to destabilize the rising popular protest movements, which had clearly raised the slogan “no negotiation, no bargaining, no partnership, and no legitimacy.”
Al-Midan newspaper, the communist party’s spokesman, reported on Thursday that the proposed draft political declaration by the Forces for Freedom and Change for the remainder of the transitional period in this circumstance is nothing but an “attempt to gain time”.
The newspaper stated that it was a ploy to help “complete the soft landing project” ahead of the December 19 processions, as “they (government) used to put forward initiatives and charters before the million processions in order to create confusion among the mass movement.”
The Political Secretary of the Communist Party said that although the soft landing project had adopted some of the demands of the masses agreed upon in the charter of the Declaration of the Forces of Freedom and Change issued in January 2019 at the beginning of the revolution, it later “made the flawed constitutional document and the Juba Agreement” its reference points, and turned the military component, freedom and change, signatories to the charter, and peace partners, into partners.
The secretary also hinted that the resistance committees may be included into the soft landing project in order to “win over the public and split its ranks.”
*Soft landing is a term populated by the Sudanese communist party used to describe, as per the Communist Party’s Political Communications committee, “transcending national constants and accepting subordination and submission to US policy. The term has also been frequently used, as shown in this article, to refer to accepting subordination to the status quo.