Darfur governor calls for shortening transitional period
The governor of Darfur called for the need to shorten Sudan’s transitional period and initiate arrangements for holding elections within a political, civil, and military partnership.
Mini Arko Minawi, governor of Darfur, said it was vital to shorten the transitional period and focus on initiating electoral arrangements through a political, civil, and military partnership.
Arko Minawi said in a tweet: “The transitional period must be shortened in order to focus on electoral arrangements through the partnership of political, civil and military forces, without causing any disruption to the historical demands and slogans.”
A transitional period of at least three years had been agreed upon between the Forces of Freedom and Change and the former ruling military council in August 2019, and it was agreed that the military would hand over power to the civilian component after 18 months.
Howeer, army commander Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, disbanded and took over the government of former Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok on October 25, 2021.
The putschists found support from the armed movements that signed the Juba Agreement – Minawi included – and some political forces that split from freedom and change coalition.