Popular Congress Party headquarters, Khartoum

Sudanese Islamists deny resorting to violence as they plan for protests

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A leading member of the Sudanese Islamist Popular Congress Party (PCP) on Saturday denied accusations of preparing sabotage operations in the country, saying they adhere to peaceful opposition.

Already one month after its formation, Hamdok’s government is criticized by the Sudanese Islamists who started to reorganize themselves hoping to mobilize the street against the Forces for Freedom and Change after their exclusion from the upcoming formation the transitional parliament.

Islamists activists launched calls on social media for a national protest calling to overthrow the forces of freedom and change, and to form a new government.

The anti-FFC’s campaign in the social media calls to start with protests in the neighborhoods before to hold demonstrations at in the big town and to move 21 October towards the army headquarters in Khartoum to demand the military to remove Hamdok’s government.

Ammar Alsjad, a PCP leading member, however, dismissed claims they plan to carry out sabotage actions or to disturb the public order.

He told Sudan Tribune that the national and Islamic forces have given the FFC, an “adequate opportunity”, but now they will “work to correct the course of the revolution”.

“We want to fully support Hamdok, and his mandate, away from the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Sudanese Professionals,” he said.

The PCP was part of the National Congress Party of Omer al-Bashir but broke away following divergences with the al-Bashir faction. However, PCP joined the National Dialogue Process he launched and participated in his government despite the lack of desired reforms saying they want to preserve the Islamic laws in Sudan.



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