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Sudan govt: National Front for Change ‘calling for a military coup’

January 3 - 2019 KHARTOUM
Part of a heavy armed police presence in Khartoum last week
Part of a heavy armed police presence in Khartoum last week

The Sudan government has reacted angrily to the declaration of the National Front for Change (NFC), accusing the Front of ‘inciting the military to revolt’ and ‘calling for a coup’.

Abdelrahman El Khidir, head of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Political Sector, told a press conference in Khartoum on Wednesday that the memorandum of the 22 dissident parties in the NFC “a blow to the national dialogue project and an exit from the National Document in an immoral manner”.

The NFC yesterday called on the Sudanese army to support the revolution and the people’s uprising.

El Khidir also accused the NFC of inciting the army to overthrow the regime. He asserted that what is stated in the document is “inciting the armed forces against the dialogue and the constitution and calling for a coup against all of them, and this is unacceptable”.

He warned against exploiting popular protests to implement a political agenda away from the main reasons for the difficult economic conditions that triggered the demonstrations. He further said the government is working on a package of measures that began to bear fruit.


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