By: Cornelius Khan, South Sudan, JUL/28/2018, SSN;
I absolutely have no personal grudges against Riek Machar but his 30 years plus reign as Nuer and South Sudan leader and his proven never-dying-greed-for-power, his reckless and ignorant decisions, his lack of strategies and his satanic desire to throw the country on fire if his desires are not met, made me dislike him.
Now, after thousands have died, millions displaced, billions of national resources went to waste, livelihoods vandalized and the country is brought to her knees, Riek Machar wants to come back to Juba as First Vice President (FVP).
-Is he wise or foolish for him to destroy our lives just for him to remain in the South Sudan leadership?
-Is Riek Machar really coming back to Juba just because of the title FVP?
– What is new that he coming to offer to South Sudan?
– Now, does any one doubt what Riek Machar was fighting for position?
Honestly, everyone doesn’t want him back to Juba because death, destruction, instability and suffering accompany him.
Now, civilians hearing that he is coming back are scared to death because his presence Means War and destruction. He is simply a symbol of death and destruction and the whole Naath people have been characterized that way. Sad!!
After all the noise, the slogans about “Salva Kiir must go,” and failing to achieve a single item of his demands and failing to overthrow the Government by force, why can’t he simply step aside honorably instead of him waiting for his supporters to push him aside?
We all know, his supporters now have come to know him better and are willing to overthrow him since all he is killing people for the position of FVP.
It is always wise to step aside peacefully instead of waiting for the angry mob to push you out.
He has failed and there is absolutely no question about it and the best he can do is call it a day. But, we know him and his greed for power, he will never give way to others unless he is pushed by force.
If he failed in the frontlines, failed to achieve his goals in negotiations and finally forced to sign what was asked of him to sign, can he do anything after that in Juba?
Again, this time round, he is coming to Juba alone because we will not allow him bring his militias to Juba. No Riek Machar’s militia will be allowed to come and caused havoc again.
We will be the ones to protect him and it will be up to us to decide his fate. He will be allowed to Juba just to give peace to the ignorant villagers whom he misled otherwise his time is up.
Lastly, we still call upon the Nuer (Naath) to stop putting their hopes in the weak Riek Machar and start paying their loyalty and support to Gen. Taban Deng Gai, the man whose actions speak louder than words.
Be wise, be bold, be decisive and stop following the lost crowd, make that decision right now!!
Did I hear that the so-called South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) has refused to sign the peace agreement? I must thank them for sparing us time and space and letting them go lick their financial wounds since that’s what they are fighting for.
Maybe they are misled by the American slogans but they will regret this for a very long time.
CONTINUE TO FOLLOW RIEK MACHAR AT YOUR OWN RISK!!