The head of Sudan’s provisional military political council, Omar Zein Abideen says the army has “no ambition to hold onto the reins of power”, and stressed that they are ready to step down as early as a month if a government is formed.
Addressing a news conference in the capital, Khartoum, Omar Zein Abideen promised that the new transitional government will be run by civilians.
Organisers of the months-long demonstrations that triggered the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday urged pro-democracy supporters to protest against a military takeover.
On Al-Bashir’s removal, Zein Abideen said the military acted to meet the demands of the people.
He warned that the army will have “zero tolerance against any violation, and any misdeed to take place in any corner of the country.
Omar Abideen, highlighted the army’s role in maintaining “public order, “security and stability” during the transitional time.