Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, decries the situation in Sudan. In a recent statement, he called on the leaders of the coup to release political leaders who were arrested and resume consultations immediately.
The statement which was published on the official website of the African Union stated that, “the Chairperson calls for the immediate resumption of consultations between civilians and military within the framework of the Political Declaration and the Constitutional Decree.”
“The Chairperson reaffirms that dialogue and consensus is the only relevant path to save the country and its democratic transition… The Chairperson further calls for the release of all arrested political leaders and the necessary strict respect of human rights.” the AU said.
The statement follows a dissolution of the country’s civilian government and sovereign council by the military led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, resulting in the arrest of top politicians including Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.
According to the ministry of Information, abdalla Hamdok was arrested and detained after his refusal to partake in the plans to topple the government. “After he refused to be part of a coup, a force from the army detained prime minister and took him to an unknown location.” The ministry revealed.
The Putschist announced in a televised address that, elections will be held in July 2023 to return the country to constitutional rule as the General justified that, the coup was necessary to “rectify the revolution’s course”.