“Empowerment” officer says Atta called Burhan coup a “failure”

An officer in the Empowerment Removal Committee, Abdullah Suleiman, said that Sovereignty Council member Yasser al-Atta visited him in prison to complain about the “failed” Abdel Fattah al-Burhan coup.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The officer in the committee designated to dismantling the regime of June 30, 1989, Abdullah Suleiman, conveyed statements about the former head of the committee, a Sovereignty Council member, Yasser Al-Atta.

Al-Atta, as per Suleiman, had reportedly described the coup staged by army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan in October of 2021 as “a failure.”

One of al-Burhan’s first decisions after his military coup was to freeze the empowerment committee’s work to “review its performance,” before arresting its most prominent leaders.

Suleiman, who was released in May, said that al-Atta visited him in prison in Soba, and described to him “the failure of the coup staged by Al-Burhan” in terms of security and economics, inability to form a government or designate a prime minister.

He revealed that the visit took place during the last month of Ramadan.

The earlier empowerment removal committee recovered many of the money and assets looted by the leaders and loyalists of the ousted regime of Omar al-Bashir.

Suleiman also accused the Director General of the Sudanese Mineral Resources Company, Mubarak Ardol, of seizing at least 86 kilograms of gold, by “placing his hands” on the Sawi Mining Company, after it was transferred to finance from the Holy Quran Society.

Through his Facebook page, Ardol responded to the accusations and said that he intends to take legal action against Suleiman.

Ardol caused a lot of controversy in the past by transferring funds belonging to the company’s social responsibility sector for organizing an inauguration ceremony for Minni Arko Minawi, who was just appointed as governor of Darfur at the time.

Suleiman also criticized the Sovereignty Council’s decision to retire him and described it as unconstitutional.

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