Many questions were raised by the head of the Sovereignty Council, Army Commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, by the decision to dismiss the head of the Rapid Support Forces, Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, known as “Hamidti”, from the position of deputy head of the Sovereignty Council and to appoint a landlord in his place. Why has the dismissal been delayed until now, despite the passage of more than a month since The ongoing clashes led by Hamidti against the army?
In his explanation of Al-Burhan’s delay in making the decision to dismiss Hamidti despite the passage of 34 days since the start of the clashes between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, the Sudanese writer and political analyst Diaa El-Din Bilal explained – in his interview with the “Beyond the News” program (20/5/2023) – that the military pressures Which was an exercise on the Army Command and Lieutenant General Al-Burhan has been greatly reduced as a result of the field changes.
He added that these field changes made Al-Burhan move to a stage after these operations, especially in light of the decline in military operations by the Rapid Support Forces, describing them as proactive arrangements for what the situation might turn into in the future.
He also considered that the selection of Aqar to occupy the position of Vice-President of the Sovereignty Council aims to strengthen the home front and move the leaders of the peace agreement, instead of the neutrality square that they require.
With regard to the legal bases on which Al-Burhan relied in appointing a landlord, Bilal indicated that the law governing the current period is the military conflict, and therefore Al-Burhan resorted to this option as it is an emergency matter that must be taken in the context of proactive measures to strengthen his front.
On the qualifications of Aqar, Sudanese writer and political researcher Muhammad Turshin said that he is flexible and that he relies on him to put pressure on rapid support to enter into serious talks, stressing that Sudan cannot enjoy stability in the presence of more than one army, expecting that an agreement will be reached based on To integrate the Rapid Support Forces into the army within less than two years.
He added that the military scene in the current period is dominated by a state of uncertainty, and therefore Al-Burhan wants through his changes to devote himself to managing the military establishment and tightening control over it, indicating that the army adopts the dialogue approach to effect a breakthrough that will return the military operation to its normal course and move forward with the remainder of the transitional period.
It is noteworthy that Agar addressed the leadership of the Rapid Support Forces after the issuance of his appointment decision, saying that there is no alternative to the stability of Sudan except through a single and unified professional army, and that the war has no victor. He also expressed his desire to sit down for dialogue with an open mind and heart, as he put it, stressing that the army is an ancient Sudanese institution, before saying that there is no alternative to peace but peace, and there is no entry to peace except through dialogue, as he put it.
He also confirmed that he had accepted this position, “not a substitute for anyone, nor a siding with any party other than Sudan,” he said. He pledged to continue working to reach a cease-fire and then stop the fighting permanently.
The appointment of Aqar came as part of a package of decisions issued by the President of the Sovereignty Council and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces in Sudan, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, which included decisions appointing Lieutenant General Shams El-Din Kabbashi as Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, according to a statement by the Sudanese army.
According to the same statement, the decision also included the appointment of Lieutenant General Yasser Abdel Rahman Hassan Al-Atta as Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and Lieutenant General Ibrahim Jaber, Adviser Engineer, as Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.