Sudanese political forces condemn assassination attempt on PM

Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok
Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok

The assassination attempt on Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has drawn widespread condemnation with the country’s political forces rallying behind Prime Minister Hamdok.

The Sudanese Freedom and Change Alliance, part of the government coalition, condemned the incident in a statement as “a terrorist attack.” “The terrorist attack constitutes an extension of attempts by forces intending to abort the Sudanese revolution,” said the alliance in the statement. It added that the strength of the people alone will abort all the attempts targeting the revolution, calling on the people to take to the streets to express unity and cohesion.
The Sudanese Federal Umma Party, for its part, issued a statement expressing deep regret over what it termed as “a brutal and barbaric incident that is new to the Sudanese society.” The party urged the security and police authorities to expedite the arrest of the perpetrators and present them to deterrent trials, voicing solidarity with the prime minister.

Meanwhile, the dissolved National Congress Party (NCP) also condemned the attack against the motorcade of the prime minister. “Today’s assassination attempt against the prime minister is new to the Sudanese society and to values of its tolerance and social cohesion,” said Ibrahim Ghandour, the NCP Chairman, in a statement. “We condemn the incident and may God protect our homeland and people against chaos and sedition,” he noted.
Sudan’s Council of Ministers described the bombing incident against the motorcade of the Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok as “terrorist act.” “The motorcade of the Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Monday morning came under a terrorist attack while en route from his home to the headquarters of the council of ministers,” said the cabinet in a statement.

For its part, Sudan’s Sovereign Council condemned Monday’s assassination attempt against Hamdok. “Attempting to target the prime minister is a terrorist operation and we will confront it unitedly,” said Shams-Eddin Kabashi, a member of Sudan’s sovereign council, in a statement. “There is no place for terrorism in Sudan, neither in the past nor in the future,” he said. “Peace is our main key to combat terrorism and political violence.” Kabashi reiterated that terrorist attempts and violence would not cripple the endeavors of establishing the modern civilian state. Earlier in the day, Hamdok survived an assassination attempt when his motorcade came under a car bomb attack at the entry of the Sudanese army bridge in the capital Khartoum.

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