Within 36 hours of Bashir toppling coup leader Ibn Auf steps down in Sudan

A day after Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was ousted by army the head of ruling military council stepped down naming Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Burhan as successor.

General Aawd Ibn Auf made the announcement in a live televised speech on state television to the nation on Friday amid demands of protesters in tens of thousands in Sudan‘s capital city Khartoum for a civilian-led transition.

Ibn Auf said, “I, the head of the military council, announce I am giving up the post… This is for the benefit of our nation, without having to look at special interests.”

He was sworn in as head of a transitional military council a day before. His resignation was greeted by protesters with cheers in Khartoum.

In his address to the nation the General added that Burhan would steer the ship to safe shores.

Earlier this year in February Burhan was appointed as the chief of staff and head of the ground forces by the Bashir government. He is also one of such generals who reached to protesters in recent weeks meeting them face to face and giving them a year to their views.

In his address to the nation the General added that Burhan would steer the ship to safe shores.

However, the protesters are now waiting for the kind of plan and vision the new leader has for the country and smooth transition of power.

Protesters said the overthrowing of Bashir and resignation of Ibn Auf within was result of struggle, sacrifices and patience by them for about four months.

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