Only elections can decide who leads Sudan, says Al-Bashir

KHARTOUM, Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir said on Wednesday that elections are the only determining factor behind who leads the country amid ongoing opposition protests since December 19.

Al-Bashir made the statement during a massive rally of his supporters at the capital, Khartoum.

Several Sudanese cities have been witnessing opposition protests calling on Al-Bashir to step down.

He told the rally that the country has been subjected to plots aiming to destroy and undermine it.

According to official figures, at least 19 protesters were killed and more than 400 others injured, while more than 800 were arrested.

However, the opposition argues that this is inaccurate, saying more than 40 people have been killed and over 1,000 others detained by government forces.

Source: Kuwait News Agency