According to a source close to Hamdok, the ousted PM agreed to the plan to stop the carnage, although the civilian coalition that shares authority with the military had stated that it rejected any discussions with the “putschists” and that protests would continue on Sunday.
According to Fadlallah Burma Nasir, chairman of the Umma Party, who attended the meetings that led to the agreement, Hamdok would establish an independent cabinet of technocrats under the new agreement between the military and civilian political groups.
According to a source close to the former prime minister who could not be reached for comment, Hamdok is on board with the accord to end the carnage following the coup.
On the other hand, activist organizations driving the protests after the coup, on the other hand, have asked that the military leave politics entirely.
On Sunday, the civilian coalition Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), which had been sharing power with the military, issued a post on Facebook saying it does not recognize any agreement with the military.
The FFC statement stated, “We reiterate our clear and previously proclaimed position: no negotiation, no partnership, and no legitimacy for the putschists.” The statement stated those who carried out and supported the coup should face justice, and it urged people to attend the current wave of anti-military rallies on Sunday.
The coup d’état sparked widespread anti-military protests, with medics allied with the protest movement claiming that security forces have murdered 40 citizens in increasingly harsh crackdowns.
When the military seized power on Oct. 25, Hamdok was placed under house arrest, derailing a promised transition to democracy following the toppling of Omar al-Bashir in 2019, which ended his three decades of dictatorial leadership.
Under the power-sharing agreement reached with the military after Bashir’s ouster, the military disbanded Hamdok’s government and imprisoned a number of civilians who held senior posts.
Western governments that had supported Sudan’s political transition denounced the coup and withdrew some aid. According to sources close to Hamdok, as a precondition for negotiations, he wanted the release of all political inmates and a return to power-sharing.