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Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok speaks during an interview in Khartoum, Sudan, on May 11. (Ashraf Shajli/AFP/Getty Images)

An aide and office director of Sudan’s now-arrested Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok told CNN the premier was aware of the military’s plans and was under pressure to dissolve the government.

The adviser, Adam al-Hirekah, said he visited Hamdok on Sunday evening where he discussed the current situation. Hamdok met with Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who announced the coup on state TV on Monday.

“I say that he was cautiously optimistic that there was an opening to the agreement, but I think the military side wanted him to dissolve the government, not a process between political parties until an agreement was reached,” he said. said. He told CNN. Becky Anderson.

“This morning, when I heard what happened I went to the PM’s residence, he is my boss and friend. I went to his residence, unfortunately he was not there. His wife and he were taken by the soldiers to an undisclosed location,” he said.

Burhan said in a statement that the power-sharing council and government had been dissolved and a state of emergency was declared over the past two years following a balanced power-sharing agreement with the civilian constituents, leading to “peace and peace”. Will be in Sudan. “Will be. And a threat to unity”.

“What Gen Burhan mentioned in his address was actually the most consensus between the two sides, but as the PM stood very strongly against dissolving the government without due process. I think this was the biggest point of contention,” said Hirika.

When military rule returned, Hirika warned of civil war in Sudan.

“Well, I think the bigger picture, a return to military rule, would mean more civil war in Sudan and resulting instability in the region,” he said.