Sudanese-British billionaire businessman and chairman of Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Mohammed Ibrahim, has condemned the coup d’etat which took place in Sudan on Monday.
Sudan’s top general earlier on Monday declared a state of emergency, dissolved the leaders of the country’s democratic transition, and announced the formation of a new government.
This was followed by soldiers detaining civilians, including the Prime Minister and other officials.
In a recent statement by the foundation, Mo Ibrahim condemned the coup and called for other friends and partners of Sudan to do the same.
The statement quoted Mo Ibrahim as saying, “Sudan’s transition to democracy, which the Sudanese people strove so hard to secure, is under attack following a blatant power grab.
“The Foundation expresses its full support for Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and the transition process.
“I urge Sudan’s friends and partners around the world to speak out now in condemnation of what is, simply said, a coup, and to take all necessary steps to ensure that the hard-won progress of the last two years does not go to waste.”