On Sunday, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned from his position amid a political deadlock and nationwide pro-democracy protests that led to a violent backlash by security organs.
The partnership between the military and the civilian leadership had failed to lead to the transition and establishment of the basis for civilian rule and democratic transformation, the Sudanese prime minister admitted in a televised speech.
In his address to the nation, Hamdok said: “I accepted the post of prime minister in August 2021 based on the constitutional declaration and political consensus between the military and civilian components, a model that I commended at several events. But it failed to continue with the same harmony when it began.”
He also warned that he tried his best to lead the country to avoid the dangers of sliding towards a disaster, and now the nation is currently passing through a dangerous turning point that may threaten its survival.
He further added: “I said to our national army including the military, Rapid Support Forces, police and intelligence service that the nation is the highest sovereign power and the military belongs to it, working under the command of the nation to secure its life, unity and territories.”
A crisis and nationwide protests against a coup staged by the military on October 25 last year is the context in which Hamdok’s resignation took place.
On November 21, Hamdok signed a deal with the military to rescue the country’s transition period and return to the constitutional declaration, part of which was suspended by the coup.