BY: Comrade Peter Kleto
It has now become very clear to South Sudanese at large and to the whole world that the government of dictator Salva Kiir is seeking a military solution to the almost a year conflict. The Juba authoritarian regime is planning day and night to eliminate all democratic voices in the country so that it continues to massacre, harassed, intimidate innocent citizens, and corrupt public funds at will and without being accountable to anyone.
I want to inform all fair-minded and those with South Sudan in their hearts that in order for peace to rain in South Sudan, Dictator Salva Kiir must step aside in order for Democratic, Visionary and Charismatic leader comrade Dr. Riek Machar Teny to lead the country into prosperity.
It is very instructive to mention that on November 7th, 2014, Juba government and our Chairman Comrade Dr. Riek Machar agreed on the existence of two separate armies in the pre-interim period and that the prime minister in the name of Comrade Dr. Riek Machar will be responsible for the implementation of the agreement among many responsibilities outlined in the document.
The parties were given sometime to consult with their constituencies and then report back to Addis Ababa to continue with the negotiation.
The Juba government on November 25th, 2014 surprised the IGAD, South Sudanese and the international community by coming up with a wild statement rejecting and annulling the November 7th 2014 agreement.
The government of dictator Salva Kiir said it will only accept one army under one command and government cabinet minister Elia Lomuro said there is no way one community can demand 50 or 70 percent of power while South Sudan has 64 tribes.
Where is or was Martin Elia Lomuro when one tribe was and still is ruling the country since 2005? Did Martin Lomuro question Salva why 90 percent of government seats are occupied by one community?
Lomuro must know that SPLM-In-Opposition is a people’s movement for all South Sudanese and is a nationalistic movement fighting for the freedom of all unlike the rotten Juba government that is only fighting to feed the stomach of government officials like Martin Elia.
The demand of 50 or 70 percent of power by SPLM In Opposition is even less compared to its public support from all tribes or communities both inside and outside the country.
SPLM In Opposition commands more than 90 percent of Support of South Sudanese inside and outside the country and the less than 10 percent composed of opportunists in the government and their relatives or friends who are being bribed to go against public interest.
The government demand that only defected soldiers will be reintegrated and given the same rank they had before they defected will never be accepted by SPLM-In-Opposition. This is a non-starter.
The government has been recruiting thousands of civilians into the army in addition to the tribal army recruited and trained by Dictator Salva Kiir and yet the government is not talking about taking them out of the system.
We must recall that when CPA was signed between SPLM and National Congress Party, President Omar Al Bashir did not say only those who defected on 16th May, 1983 will only be accepted for reintegration.
We would still be fighting now if this condition was imposed on the people. This position of the government shows their lack of interest and commitment to peaceful resolution of the conflict.
It is also very imperative to inform the public that on November 27th, 2014, the government launched a series of attacks on our positions in Fangak country, in Upper Nile, but were pushed back by our gallant forces.
This is another violation of cessation of hostility agreement and a declaration of war. It is also important to point out that the government in Juba is only interested in causing rift within political parties, civil society groups and among communities and so forth, and this is quite telling that the Juba regime lacks vision and direction for the country.
The efforts the government of Dictator Salva Kiir wasted on confusing and instigating violence among the 64 tribes or communities in the country would have been used to bring about peace and stability in the country.
The plan to caused rift within the different leaderships, tribes or communities in the country have been witnessed by the political parties union in South Sudan under Dr. Lam Akol and Civil societies leaderships under Deng Athuai Mawiir.
Lastly and not the least, the government of dictator Salva Kiir imposed war on the people of South Sudan by eliminating democratic voices in the country and other leaders including Comrade Dr. Riek Machar had to run for his life.
This follows by massacring of thousands of ethnic Nuer who have nothing to do with politics or with Dr. Riek Machar. They were killed simply because Dr. Riek Machar who wants to democratically compete for SPLM Chairmanship hails from Nuer ethnic group.
It is hard fact that Dr. Riek Machar would win if he is to compete with Salva Kiir democratically and this is the main source of fear from Salva Kiir and his clique.
In plain English, the government did this to scare all other minority tribes in the country from seeking leadership position by sending a message to those with leadership ambition that anyone who attempts to seek leadership would meet the same fate as Dr. Riek Machar.
I now called upon all South Sudanese to join SPLM-In-Opposition in order to bring about change that the country needs in order to move forward. South Sudan problem is not anything but extremely poor leadership under Salva Kiir.
SPLM IO Oyee!
Republic of South Sudan Oyee!
Freedom Fighters Oyee!
Federal system Oyee!
Comrade Peter Kleto
Greater Toronto Chapter.
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