Omar al-Bashir party blasts Sudan power-sharing deal

Sudan’s former ruling party National Congress Party (NCP) has published a statement criticising the power-sharing agreement.

Former President Omar al-Bashir party blasted the military council for failing to transfer power to civilians, saying that it had instead empowered a “political group with agendas”.

It also scrutinised the military for excluding Islam as a source of legislation.

This is the first time the NCP has commented on developments in Sudan since Mr Bashir was ousted by the army in April following widespread protests.

Anti-Bashir protesters are now campaigning for a transition from military to civilian rule

The ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change (FDFC) reached a constitutional agreement at the weekend to form a Sovereign Council on 18 August to lead the country during a three-year transitional period.

The final power-sharing agreement between the Sudanese military council and protest leaders will be signed on 17 August