SPA Accuses Parties of Seeking Self-Interest

By: Najat Ahmed

Khartoum- The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) has acknowledged presence of differences among the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change (FDFC) as it criticized declaration by some parties of the alliance of individual stances towards the pending issues in “search of hasty interests.”
The SPA indicated in a statement Sunday that when it had presented the Declaration for Freedom and Change by the end of last year it had been intended to create a unified struggle block that would be able to lead the process of change, toppling the regime and then leading the transitional stage.
It added that the alliance had experienced in the last weeks continuous differences among some political organizations that had not been committed to the collective decisions of the alliance by issuance of unilateral statements in search of hasty partisan interests.
The SPA said the conflicting statements and stances would undermine the trust among the components of the Sudanese people at a time when unity is dearly needed to complete the missions of the revolution, which has still been faced by many challenges and plots by the enemies.
The SPA hinted to its rejection of the mediation proposals, by stressing that it would only accept formation of one civilian sovereignty council, with limited representation of the military.
A mediation committee, which comprises neutral Sudanese personalities including businessman Osama Dawoud and journalist Mahgoub Mohamed Salih, proposed formation of sovereignty council of 10 members, seven of them civilians and three from the military under the chairmanship of 1st. Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Al Burhan besides a security and defense council of seven military members and three civilians.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chairperson of National Ummah Party (NUP), Mariam Al Sadek Al Mahdi, has indicated that the mediation proposals have surpassed the document of the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change.
She indicated that the powers of the sovereignty council, which is proposed by the mediation, are limited and agreed upon, besides a council for defense and security, with a government of competencies and a legislative council.
NUP leader Imam Al Sadek Al Mahdi, on his part, said they do not recognize the constitutional document that was presented by the Forces of Freedom and Change to the Transitional Military Council Thursday, considering it as a hijacking as they were not consulted on it.
Others from the Sudan Call, meanwhile, considered the state of confusion which is experienced by the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change as a result of absence of a leadership structure that organizes the relations among the components of the alliance.

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