Sudanese Revolutionary Front rejects power sharing agreement

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The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF), which is one of nine parties forming the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), has rejected the agreement made between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and (FFC), saying the negotiation made last week was unacceptable and would complicate the national process.
This occurred the same day as an accord was signed in Khartoum, in the late afternoon at Jupiter Hotel in Addis Ababa.
A delegation made up of the FFC and the SRF was on the way to agreeing to the draft declaration. The goal was to achieve peace and participate in negotiations over the constitution with the Transitional Military Council.
“It’s the act of disrespect for Sudanese people and the mass will not accept it as it marginalizes SRF and is designed at the back door,” said Gibril Ibrahim, the Deputy Chairperson of Sudan Revolutionary Front.
Gibril added that they want to help pave the way to establishing a civilian government.
“The next step should be bringing back an inclusive agreement and for the board to make a lasting solution, adding he was open to sitting with FFC to make the agreement acceptable for all Sudanese.
Last Wednesday, the ruling TMC and opposition FFC coalition signed a power-sharing deal in Khartoum after long talks, in a move paving the way to hand over power to a civilian administration.
The accord stipulates that a new transitional ruling body be established, made up of six civilians and five military representatives.
The civilian representation will include five from the umbrella protest movement Alliance for Freedom and Change.
A general will head the ruling body during the first 21 months of a transition, followed by a civilian for the remaining 18 months, according to the framework agreement.
The governing council is to oversee the formation of a transitional civilian administration that will operate for just over three years, after which elections would be held.
“There is still a chance to overcome this crisis if what will be reached between them and their allies in the FFC is included in the political agreement before to strike a deal on the constitutional declaration,” said Mohamed Zakaria Farajalla, SRF spokesperson.