According to local media reports, cited by Reuters, Lieutenant General Kamal Abdul Murof Al-Mahi will be Ibn Auf's deputy on the military transition council.
Sudan has seen months of protests that first erupted in the country in December. The rallies were initially caused by a rise in prices for bread and other consumer goods that greatly increased the vulnerability of Sudanese citizens. The protests then took on a new dimension as Sudanese citizens started calling for the resignation of Bashir, who has been in power for nearly 30 years.
However, on Thursday the opposition Sudanese Communist Party slammed Ibn Auf's statement on the changes in the country's government, labeling them as a military coup and calling on the people to continue rallying until their demands are met.
The head of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party also called on Sudanese citizens earlier in the day to continue protests and to reject any statements that did not meet their requirements.
The Sudanese Professionals Association, organizing rallies in the country's capital of Khartoum, said that the revolutionary forces wanted power to be handed over to a civilian transitional government. People are reportedly dissatisfied with the fact that most of the members of the military council are part of the ruling National Congress party, and they want to see new leaders.