SUDANESE FRONT FOR CHANGE
These demonstrations have erupted spontaneously and have not been orchestrated or organised by any of the traditional political forces. Although these demonstrations are lead by various youth and student organisations and groups they are all united under the banner of overthrowing the NIF Regime, restoration of democracy, implementation of peaceful solutions to various areas of conflict, up-rooting corruption and bringing to justice all individuals and groups responsible for atrocities and crime against humanity.
These demonstrations have so far been peaceful exercising their constitutional rights. However, they are confronted by unprecedented and brutal measures by the government forces including indiscriminate arrests, torture and arbitrary killings. There are some elements within the traditional Police Forces who refrain from attacking the peaceful demonstrations and this lead the government to resort to the Mujahideen forces which are known to be very fanatic and aggressive. The government also transported the Gengaweed forces from the Darfour region. These forces have committed genocide and arbitrary killings in the past. These forces are also now guarding Khartoum after midnight and they are instructed to eliminate any individuals who may seem suspicious to them. There are also confirmed reports that the government has activated a unit which belongs to Al-Quaeda organisation. This unit has been put on full alert to be utilised against the popular up-rising.
a. The Declaration has excluded all other forces which genuinely have been fighting against the NIF government, mainly regional liberation movements in Darfour, Kordofan, Blue Nile and Eastern Sudan.
Also excluded are:-
Professional bodies and trade union organisations leaders, who historically orchestrated and lead the previous popular revolutions in October 1964 and April 1985.
Modern youth forces which are now in the vanguard struggle against the NIF dictatorship.
Other political organisations which are not part of the NCF and which have genuine reservations about the political orientation, affiliation and conduct of some of the NCF members.
b. The Declaration is rather vague, compromising and reflects the historical ideological contradictions between the parties forming the NCF groups.
c. The Declaration shies away and avoids tackling the problems and issues which constitute the foundation of the political crisis in Sudan since independence especially the issues of injection of religion into politics and the acceptance of the pluralistic nature of the Sudan.
The Declaration stops short of committing itself to the dismantling of the NIF regime and eradicating it’s policies. Implicitly, some elements within the NCF are advocating only decorative changes at the level of the Head of the State whilst preserving the whole structure of the State apparatus with it’s pro-Islamic political orientation.
We in the SFC believe that coupling the NIF regime is only the first step towards restructuring and rebuilding the Sudan on new foundations based on secularism, democracy, pluralism and equitable development. We will continue to strive and passionately and objectively canvass and mobilise youth forces, modern and regional forces under these banners to achieve our goals.
Dr. Ahmed Abbas Abu Sham
Sudanese Front for Change
The 12th of July 2012