“Only a Dinka can be South Sudan president:” Kiir warns Jieng Council of Elders set to meet in June to choose Kiir’s replacement

Apr. 2nd 2018 (The Nation Today); The Jieng Council of Elders is set to meet in June this year to choose the possible alternative to replace the current South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir Mayardiit, an ethnic Dinka who’s been in power since July 2005, shortly after John Garang’s death, The Nation Today has learned.

In an exclusive interview, Joshua Dau, one of the so-called elders of the Dinka community and the co-chair of the Jieng council of elders (JCE), told the Nation Today from Nairobi, Kenya, that the Jieng council of Elders will convene in June this year to elect an alternative to replace president Salva Kiir Mayardiit,

Mr. Dau emphatically stated that president Kiir has accepted to step down BUT ONLY ON THE ONE CONDITION THAT HIS SUCCESSOR AS NEXT SOUTH SUDAN PRESIDENT MUST COME ONLY FROM THE DINKA (JIENG) COMMUNITY.

“The President, H.E General Salva Kiir Mayardiit has accepted to resign without any reservations. He only had a very minor concern about where his successor would come from. He said the successor should come from the Jieng people and this is something minor. To chose the successor, we have called a meeting for June 2018 to decide who will succeed Salva Kiir as our new president,” Dau told The Nation Today on Monday.

Asked whether the Jieng Council of Elders thinks that President Salva Kiir has failed, he replied: “No, he has done a very great achievement. Kiir has built a foundation on which the next person who will be chosen in July by the Jieng Council will continue to build the nation.”

Dau did not mentioned whether the Jieng Council would propose nominating a non-Dinka South Sudanese citizen for the top job.

The Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) is a group of veteran politicians from the country’s largest ethnic Dinka group and closest associates of the country’s president, General Salva Kiir Mayardiit.

They claim to only represent the interests of the Dinka community.

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“South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has pledged to concede defeat should he fairly lose the planned presidential elections when peace comes to the war-torn country,” according to latest news from Radio Tamazuj today.

“It remains unclear who will vie against Kiir, 66, who has been in power since 2005. No elections were conducted since South Sudan became independent from Sudan in July 2011.

Speaking at a dinner party organized at the State House on Monday evening, the South Sudanese leader expressed interest in the next presidential race when peace is restored in the country.

However, Kiir said he will respect South Sudanese citizens’ decision in the event that he loses the election. “If peace comes today and we go for elections and somebody beats me in the election, I will not go to fight. It will be my end of my term in the office,” he said.

Kiir’s term in office will expire in August this year if no election conducted and peace accord signed with the rebels.” End of quote.

22 Comments

  1. Mr. Poster,
    Jeing council of Elders are a disease that can not be cured rather we opt to KoKorasms as a history could repeat its self. Jeing should have to govern themselves in their respected states which can be ruled by Jeing councils of elders if they wish to do so.

  2. Dear: All Of Us

    The so called Jieng Council of Elders(JEC),they had no right to pick President Salva Kirr next successor from Dinka. It will bring big problem in the whole country in the South Sudan in politics politically! The country and people in the South Sudan,they are not Dinka people alone.

    The candidates from political parties,those who wants to run for presidency office power,must come forward from their own political parties.And how many people are going to vying against incumbent current president Salva Kirr in his Presidency office power!

    If election go before NATIONAL POLITICAL SYSTEM IN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SOUTH SUDAN REPUBLIC,there going no peace and stability in the country at all at this point! Again,if no one contest Kirr in election, him,President Salva Kirr,will remain as President of the South Sudan Republic!

    Sincere Healing Lying!

    Abiko!

    KC,MO.USA

  3. Dear author ,

    Even if i am Dinka, i do not buy that idea

  4. Betterhumankind says:

    Dear All,

    Our country is handled by the irrational men and women whose purpose are to loot, grab, oppress and destroy. They only think of dinkas community to benefit in South Sudan wealth.

    This dinka community to my analysis, is pushing South Sudan for more division or autonomous states if they do not change their ideology of only dinka and not recognizing other communities. This is terrible in short time. I say this because the suffering of South Sudanese people including some innocent dinkas are on their hands in order to loot as they like but their time have came to an end if this happen.

    Those quiet communities will one day come out and voice enough is enough, we are tired. The Dinka community has shown the dinka weakness in South Sudan by dominating or directing the President Kiir who was elected by all communities to their will and the will of the dinka community at large.

    Irrationality and weakness are out,

  5. mading says:

    Liar, liar, unknown rebels, who want nothing but to preach Muonyjaang hatred, I am a Dinka who want nothing, but a peaceful transfer of power from Kiir to next president. South Sudanese will elect from any tribe in our country, not only from Dinka tribe as a rebel childishly put it.

  6. McZieu says:

    I honestly believe that the author has an ill intention. This is just a counterfeit, unfounded, and baseless information that deserves no attention. JCE does not represent the entire nation, rather only one tribe and therefore, cannot select the president of the nation on behave of the whole nation.

  7. THE ARTICLE IS RESONATE TWO HUNDRED YEARS JEING RULE THAT JEING COUNCIL OF ELDERS SENT TO THIS VERY FORA BEFORE. I BELIEVE THIS VERY ARTICLE IS INTENTIONING HOW JEINGES MINDSET ARE NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. DR. JUSTINE YAAC WAS A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR THOSE WHO ARE DOUBTING ABOUT THIS JEING ARTICLE. KOKORA IS ALREADY AT ITS PEAK.
    EQUATORIANS SHOULD DEMAND DINKA TO LEAVE OUR LAND. THREE REGIONS ARE GOOD TO RULE THEMSELVES. ATENY WEK ATENY HAD SAID NO ONE WILL RULE SOUTH SUDAN EXCEPT ANOTHER JEING AFTER KIIR BECAUSE OF THEIR POPULATION AND THEIR BRAVERY UNLESS SOME ONE HAVE TO FIGHT OFF FROM THEM AS THEY DID LIBERATE SOUTH SUDAN FROM ARAB.
    ATENY WEK ATENY COULD NOT LIE AS HE IS CLOSE TO JENGES LEADERSHIP. THOSE OF WANI, TABAN AND OTHERS ARE CONSIDERED AS PUPPETS LEADERS, BUT THEY ARE THERE TO SUPPORT JEING PURPOSE.
    JEING BELIEVE TWO HUNDRED YEARS ARE THEIRS. FOR YOU NONE JEING PEOPLE, THE ACTION OF KIIR IN GROUND TELL ITS ABOUT MIATHINGORS MILITIAS ACTIVITIES.

  8. Aldo Wol Makuei says:

    The above article is a mere arsenal of complexes designed and handed down by tribalistic schemes that have crucified our souls. South Sudan belongs to all regardless of our tribal affiliation otherwise we have not crawled out of our holes. The devil wants to make us the most wicked type of people. Though it does not make any sense but it is working…. What a joke

    May God of Ancestors Bless South Sudan
    Aldo Wol Makuei

  9. Mpot says:

    You are all victims of fake news.. you all reacted without checking the authenticity of the document.. it is easy now days to setup junubin against each other..

  10. False Millionaire says:

    April Fool’s day!!!

  11. Deng Hanbol says:

    Mohamed Siad Barre, the former president of Somalia once said, ” when I came to Mogadishu…there was one road built by the Italians. If you try to force me to stand down, I will leave the city as I found it. I came to power with a guin; only the gun can make me go.” That was exactly what happened to Siad Barre.
    In the worst- case Scenario for the Dinka president Salva Kiir, there’s no doubt in my mind that very soon he will relinquish power to another Dinka. I’m telling you the truth; Jaang are not kidding they want to kill two birds with one stone. Salva Kiir believes that the JCE was the one entrusted him power and so he will comply with (Jaang) their demand. The fact is, Dinka people with the same characteristics, they are lacking any sense of shame. But nonetheless, Naath, Equatorians, Chollo as well as the people of Western Bahr- el Ghazal are poised for action. I have very confidence in these four allies that they will not allow that happen.

  12. Lokosang says:

    This can be a fake news or can be truth, but if you make a critical analysis you would reach into a conclusion that the premise that Kiir wants to hand over leadership to a fellow Dinka can be true. Let us put these facts together.

    There is a council call Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) mainly from Dinka ethnic group. It is this council that gives advise to the president how to appoint ministers, how to distribute the wealth of the state, it is this council that advises the president how to distribute power sharing among the Dinka of Baher El Ghazal and Upper Nile.
    It is this council that advise the president how to appoint puppets from other ethnic groups to make the government look national in the eyes of the international community. It is the same council that advise the president that they control the security sector, the army and the police.
    If you go to every state in South Sudan you would find almost all the police commissioners are from one ethnic group.
    This are facts not lies as some used to deny the truth. Go to foreign missions you would find three quarters of the employees are from the same ethnic group. Therefore what do you expect from the JCE, just to relinquish all this privileges’! no they would do the impossibility to ensure they keep their hegemony over others.
    To over come that, we must all say no to dictatorship, no to ethnic domination, and no to tribalism.
    Let us dismantle the current dictatorial regime with its Council of Elders and form a united Democratic government that respect human rights, freedom of expression and equal opportunity to all the citizens regardless of tribe, religion and ethnicity.
    This regime and its Council of Jieng Elders have caused humanitarian catastrophe, economic collapse, dis-unity among South Sudanese, raping of innocent women and girls, killing of innocent people just because they are from other ethnic groups. Therefore this regime and its council must go and the coming government must not repeat what the current government has done to avoid any grievances in the future by any ethnic group that may feel is being targeted.

    • info@southsudannation says:

      Lokosang,
      Brother, history has clearly shown that a tribal kleptocratic government like that of Kirler Kiir will never change its tribal domination UNLESS THIS REGIME IS OVERTHROWN OR THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF IS PHYSICALLY REMOVED OR ELIMINATED.
      In the long history of African dictatorships, we have witnessed how gradually the Obote’s, Idi Amin’s, Mugabe’s, Nkrumah’s, Mengistu’s, Toure’s, Niemery’s, Gadaffi’s, Mobutu Sese seko’s and Mubarak’s regimes were removed, overthrown and extinguished so that change could be effected in those countries.
      In our South Sudan, KOKORA was an epitome of a ‘coup’ when the Tambura’s and Lagu’s engineered the process that politically overthrew the jieng hegemonic tyranny of Abel Alier in South Sudan.
      So, since we’ve already once gotten rid of a tribal dictatorship in Juba, the days are now numbered for the eviction of Kiir’s tyrannical reign. He will go the way of Abel Alier and the other dictators aforementioned above.
      Editor

  13. Mr. Editor,
    You stated the truth. Wani Igga would have to wake up from his funny baba Jaa Baba Jaa cowardly zone and say KOKORA oyee…. three regions oyeee!!!! Jeing republic has to leave Equatoria to their region with their leader Mri Innu.
    Enough is enough…. we could not continue living with these wild untamed animals called JCE. This group call JCE will never heed to any understanding unless you beat them with big sticks which is KOkora.
    MR. Joseph Lagu had done before.

  14. Dinka Enclave says:

    Editor and all KOKORA Fanatics above
    Here he goes again MTN hunter, Big Mouth and Internet Worrier. So you want Kiir to just give up power and give it up to MTN hunter like your big mouth? Yes, tell me because I am not getting you? Do you think Kiir is stupid enough to give power to MTN hunters and idiot like your kinds?
    Second, why do you want to overthrow the government in Juba now you have already tried twice, both in December 15, 2013 and in July 2017.
    Thirdly, you cannot compare the current situation in South Sudan with your so called “the long history of African dictatorships”. You are MTN Hunter because you want to wipe the whole Dinka people from the face of South Sudan. Does this make any sense to you? Now who is evil, MTN hunter or Dinka people? Why blame the whole Dinka people for just one man like Kiir?
    Lastly, KOKORA was never an attempt of a coup, instead, KOKORA was invented by the Arabs to manipulate weak people like your uncle Lagu and Tambura. KOKORA never work and it will never going to work. The only time South Sudan will experience a real peace is when people like you stop calling Dinka “MTN” and to denounce violence otherwise enjoy your leftover food in Canada.
    dinkaenclave@gmail.com

  15. Dinka Enclave says:

    Arabbmoi Maii above,
    Stop making noise coward. Why shouting on the internet if you really want Equatoria Republic? Cowards like you will only win the war here on the internet. I though your uncle Thomas Cirilo has enough guts enough to chase Dinka out of Equatoria. Vice President Wani Igga is the real South Sudanese because he is a wise person. This is my Equatoria and you are not going to do anything about because it belongs to all South Sudanese. KOKORA wicked OOyeeee
    dinkaenclave@gmail.com

  16. Mondeto says:

    Dinka must go! We know South Sudan Government is a Dinka-JCE government, no doubt about that. Leave us Equartorians alone. You are the disease of South Sudan. You are not respecting others. You are not welcome anywhere in the South Sudanese hearts because of your Arrogance in your tribe.
    You have applied the Arab rules, divide and conquer, and you are worse than the Arabic speaking North Sudanese. It is 100% JCE-Government that is going to select one of its family
    to replace him, the chief Salva Kiir.
    They want to finish the unfinished business of domination. Because Equatorians are their threat. Well, Greater Equatoria tribes are the majority that poses a threat to them. Equatorians must be ready to kick them out of our Region, greater Equartoria.
    Mark me, there will be no peace coming to South Sudan very soon. Lobong Lojore, Governor of Eastern Equatoria (Kapoeta state, creation of JCE) has been bought by the Dinka Government to maintain the power. No secret here.
    You see, everywhere you go, JCE has monopoly in everything in the country, South Sudan. They are so happy in the office when they see it, when they speak all Dinka asking the security organs in Equartoria, in everything in the foreign countries that they can only speak Dinka because they are only Dinka to control the rest of the tribes under the gun.
    So in order to dismantle this regime, we must dismantle the security organs, SPLA, JCE militias. Or otherwise Kokora must be implemented if they are unable to adhere to Peace Agreement.
    Wake up Equatorians! It is time for you! It is time for Equatoria… Equatoria to act right now.
    Equatoria independence or federalism. Pure and simple.
    We need to depose a sell-out Equatorian like Governor Lobong of Eastern Equatoria State and many others.

    • Dinka Enclave says:

      Mondeto
      Cowards like you with big mouth are only good at shouting and making of unnecessary noise here on the southsudannation.com. Your dreaming of Equatoria Republic will only end up in a nightmare. Keep dreaming cowards. The KOKORA that you are dreaming of is a nightmare. This is my Equatoria and you are not going to do a damn thing about it you MTN hunters. Wicked KOKORA Ooooooyeee, Internet Worriers Ooooyeee, my Equatoria Oooyee
      dinkaenclave@gmail.com

    • Mor-amook says:

      Dear uncle Moii, Mondeto and the likes, this is freedom we fought for when you ran to Uganda and obtained nationality there. You now write nonsense as you like and insult. But, with Jalaba you were quite in Uganda refugee camps. You used to obey jalaba, telling them that the fight was between madukuru and jieng. I am sure you now have dual citizenship. The above article was nothing but a fabrication from you as propaganda to generate more hatred against jieng. that is simple as that!

      Your Kokora will come with Jesus! This is not 1980s, idiots. Just talk, but we will not allow you to install tribal government compose of Equatorian and Nuer as you are advocating for.

      Continue with your internet war, the cowards. Why did you not start liberation for Equatorian independent from Jalaba by then, if you did not want to stay with Jieng? Jieng and other tribes died in all corners of equatoria to liberate it for you, and now you say, we need kokora.

      You will never achieve that!

  17. Mading says:

    Mondeto.
    Do you really know the bad things Arabs soldiers who were in Juba during the war did to your Equatorians women and men at that time? Tell a woman who was living in Juba in 1991-2005 that Dinkas are 100% worse than Arabs, she will chase you with a knife.
    People like you, Mondeto, Editor, Toria, and Eastern turned warriors over night, because you know that you are dealing with your Dinkas brothers, who will not hit like the way Arabs soldiers used do that is why big talk is taking place now on this web.
    Because you were hiding far a way from Sudan, so you don’t know how mean Arabs were to our people.

  18. Mr. Amook, Kokora is a real. Equatoria must liberate themselves from Jeingesms and born to rule Jeing mentality. Your just nothing to us Equatorian. We do not know why you Jeing not to develop your states and bring your problem to others. Your Jeing president want to move the Capital to Jeing states which was a good idea. Every tribes in South Sudan do not like Jeing people because of frenzy behaviours. We shall liberate ourselves Mr. Mad Mading cows disease.

  19. Vozoki says:

    Mr. Poster: shame. It is really a shame that you posted this. But I thank you for that. We are aware that we are now led not by thinkers. I actually regreat claiming that we have leaders. In fact it is illogical to again have Dinka, as a leader of this Nation. Dinka is only one tribe, the other 63 tribes are there, having great men and women, with vision for all South Sudanese. It is enough. We have learned from Dinka the so called “selfishness” , we now need common sharing. Which we can only have if and only if we get a non- dinka to rule this country. “The Jieng council of elders”, which I doubt their maturity, cannot descide for all South Sudanese. Not at all. That irrational.

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