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Sudanese scholar declines military’s offer to be prime minister

November 12, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – A Sudanese scholar declined an offer by the coup leaders to be appointed as prime minister tasked with the formation of a new transitional cabinet.

In statement s to Aljazeera TV on Friday, Hunud Abia Kadouf confirmed reports that the Sudanese military leaders had proposed to him to form a new cabinet but he declined the offer.

Kadouf was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the International University of Africa in Khartoum by the minister of higher education on November 7, 2020.

Previously, he was the Dean of the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws at the International Islamic University Malaysia.

Kadouf was born in 1944 in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan state.

After the military coup of 25 October, al-Burhan said he would appoint a technocrat prime minister who would lead a cabinet including apolitical ministers representing the 18 Sudanese states.

The coup leader said committed to the constitutional document concluded with the Forces for Freedom and Change in August 2019.

However, he unilaterally appointed a new Sovereign Council on the 11th of November and maintained the representatives of the military component and the former rebel groups who joined the collegial presidency according to the Juba peace agreement.

(ST)