Military and governmental career
Auf was appointed First Vice President in February 2019, replacing Bakri Hassan Saleh
following President Bashir's dismissal of his cabinet in the wake of mass protests.
On 11 April 2019, he announced on Sudanese national television that the government had been dissolved and the constitution suspended. He said the military would be in charge, with a 10pm curfew and a two-year transition period.
He declared closure of Sudan's airspace for 24 hours, closure of border crossings, and a three-month state of emergency. The National Assembly
was dissolved, with Auf adding that Sudan was preparing for "free and fair" elections. He resigned the next day due to continued protests which stemmed from the fact that many people considered him a leading figure from the previous government, this was further aggravated by his decision not to extradite al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court
As his final act Auf made Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan
, who serves as general inspector of the armed forces, his successor.
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