I mentioned in my previous article that, the host team in home and away competition, if it couldn’t score at least a goal in the first 15 minutes; it is very likely to lose the qualifying aggregate after the away match.
In the revolution of April 11, 2019 the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) was the host team. Due to impatience, lack of experience and detrimental uncalculated enthusiasm failed to score in the first 15 minutes. The opposing team of the elements of the ousted regime together with Islamic groups ranging between fundamentalists to the peaceful Sufis recovered from the coup shock and worked hard to consolidate their membership and efforts to face leftist avalanche that will dilute all the three previous efforts to apply strict Sharia laws.
The DFCF wasted valuable needed time in beating around the bush. They didn’t follow the scientific approach of achieving objectives which starts by well organized list of modalities which include detailed matrices in a pattern of priorities. Priority listing is the Pass Word to success.
The first priority could have been reached in the first 3 days. It is the formation of the Council of Ministers with a pre-selected PM. DFCF should have known in all democratic governance in Sudan, including transitional periods, the governance was parliamentary i.e. the prime minister is the top executive officers who controls the whole show. The supreme council was almost powerless. It was just a symbolic body in governance representing the sovereignty of the country. They wasted dear days in discussing the composition of a symbolic supreme council that has no powers.
At the onset of the success of revolution the council of ministers is formed timely could have done:
1. Purging and cleansing of all persons who were fully affiliated to the ousted Islamic regime in the civil service, army, police, security etc.
2. Set new polices in each ministry to rectify all distortion in the ideal bureaucratic systems.
3. Drawn sizeable assistance from friendly rich country of UAE and KSA by fully aligning to their axis.
4. Set programmes of rehabilitation of the failed and collapsed schemes in agriculture, transport, education and health care.
5. Extending and implementing the revolution slogan of Freed, Peace and Justice.
By those the DFCF could have scored more than two goals in the first 15 days.
Now after the elapse of more than 30 days from the take over the DFCF lost the golden chance of scoring a goal till now. The opposition – NCP members , Islamic Movement fundamentalists, PCP, Reform Now, Just Peace Forum et. Woke-up from the shock of osting Al Bashir and consolidated their activity to fight the common enemy – the secular DFCF -.
They infiltrated the sit-in groups, antagonized the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and finally succeeded in driving a wedge between the TMC and the DFCF by inciting some of their die-hard members to open fire on protesters, provoke the RSF by pelting them with stones plus and abnormal untimely war of barricading major streets in all parts of the capital very far from the sit-in area. This happened on a timely move to offset the breakthrough in the talks between the TMC and the DFCF. May 15 was supposed to be the decisive day to sign the agreement between the TMC and DFCF in which the DFCF gained more than expected. Suddenly and on the 13th, 15, 15th of May sporadic shooting was heard and tens of new deaths and injuries was reported including a major in the armed forces. The TMC decided to suspend the final steps of the talks for 72 hours (will end Sunday 19, May) asking for removing all barricades outside the sit-in area. What is alarming is the statement of the President of the TMCis that he said the peaceful slogan of the revolution is no longer valid whereas he mentioned in his statement tht some armed elements infiltrated the sit-in groupings. By this the TMC scored a doubtful goal in the injury time which needs the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to clear it.
So, after the 72 hours the situation in Sudan is open to all probabilities inducing the international military intervention on the basis of Chapter VII of the UN
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