The dissolved National Congress Party in Sudan has taken a decision to continue the ousted president, Omar Al-Bashir, in his position as the party’s chairman until the completion of its term.
This came in a statement after the party’s Shura Council held a meeting, the first since the ouster of President Al-Bashir in 2019.
The statement confirmed the rejection of the decision to dissolve the party, describing it as a political decision that was not issued by a judicial body, and the dissolved National Congress Party confirmed that it understood the legitimacy of the youth’s demands, and acknowledged the mistakes that led to the outbreak of the situation.
The statement called for the transition period to return to its normal course. To prepare the country for general elections in October 2023.
Military officers ousted al-Bashir in April 2019 after months of street protests, before a power-sharing deal was reached between the army and civilian groups.
On July 21, the first session of Al-Bashir’s trial began with 27 others, on charges they deny, including plotting a “coup” and undermining the constitutional order.
On June 30, 1989, Al-Bashir carried out a military coup against the government of then Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi, and assumed the position of chairman of the leadership council of what was known as the “National Salvation Revolution”, and during the same year he became president of the country.
Al-Bashir was placed in Kober Central Prison (north of Khartoum) after the army removed him from the presidency on April 11, 2019, after 3 decades in power, under the weight of popular protests condemning the deteriorating economic situation.