Sudanese civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigns

Sudan’s civilian, Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, resigned after being deposed in an October military coup and reformed to power more than a month ago.

His move on Sunday came as a mass protest in Sudan. He gave them information of resigning first at his Youtube account after that amid weeks of protest in Sudan against both the military’s power grab and its subsequent deal with Hamdok.

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According to medics, security forces killed three protestors hours before his televised address, bringing the total number of individuals killed since the coup to 57.

Hamdok’s resignation is the latest disruption in the whole country’s difficult transition to democracy, which began with the ouster of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in 2019.

SPEECH OF HAMDOK

In his speech, Hamdok was sad and stated that his meditation efforts with civilian and military officials had failed to achieve the necessary consensus to be able to deliver the people the promise of peace, justice had no bloodshed.”

The November agreement that reintroduced Hamdok called for an independent technocratic cabinet overseen by the military. However, the agreement was abandoned by the pro-democracy movement, which demanded that power be transferred to a fully civilian government.

While making an announcement of his resignation, Hamdok stated that Sudan needed to restart talks in order to place on a “national charter” and “draw a roadmap” to achieve the transition to civilian rule.

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He also precautioned the political deadlock could become existential trouble.

According to the Hamdok, “I tried my best to save our country, I possibly try my best to safe our country from gliding into a tragedy. But, unfortunately, our nation is going through a risky turning point that could endanger its survival unless it’s urgently rectified.”

Hamdok was born in 1956. He previously worked as a Sudan finance minister and has several years of experience as an economist and senior policy analyst specialised in development across Africa.