By: Tong Kot Kuocnin, LL.M. Univ. of Nairobi, Kenya, AUG/06/2016, SSN;
It came though as a surprise to see that South Sudan is eating its own tail. Its tail is being eaten by the very same people who brought these sufferings and hardships. On Wednesday, the 3rd of July 2016 at 18:30 UTC (i.e. 9:30 South Sudan Local Time) on the VOA (Voice of America Radio Program, “Straight Talk Africa), one Pagan Amum, known to all South Sudanese people, vomited nastily and lashed out angrily against the leadership of South Sudan.
Not only did he vomit nastily and lashed angrily against the leadership, Pagan went further by suggesting the abandoned 20th century idea of placing a region (or country) under the protectorate of the most powerful country to be controlled and protected by that particular superpower state.
He suggested putting or placing South Sudan under direct control and protection of the United Nations if their call for a regional or international force that is equipped to the teeth to come dethrone the current leadership failed.
These two suggestions by Pagan, the third force and the placement of South Sudan under direct control and protection of the UN clearly indicate how unpatriotic Mr. Pagan Amum is, who strongly displayed an unnationalistic behavior.
He suggested the invasion of his own country by a foreign power. Pagan categorically betrayed the cause of the people of South Sudan as well as the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of South Sudan.
He has shown to be a materialistic leader and not a patriot and nationalist anymore and many of us who gave him the respect and veneration of a leader have withdrawn our confidence in him forthwith.
He has deeply betrayed us as a people and a country by calling for the deployment of a third brutal force which is coming into the country with hidden agenda as well as calling for direct placement of the country under direct UN control and protection.
This third force is coming for nothing but invasion of the country and looting of its resources by the foreign power that is collaborating with Pagan and the likes of Dr. Majak D’ Agot.
These are all unhealthy calls, suggestions and procedures by somebody who is interested in material welfare and riches like Pagan Amum and not somebody presumed to be a future leader of a sovereign and independent nation like South Sudan.
We have had enough of these selfish leaders who speak out critically of the government only when they’re no longer serving in the government.
Pagan failed miserably as Secretary General of SPLM with a lot of finger-pointing at him for unprecedented squandering and embezzlement of the party’s funds leaving SPLM in squalid condition and shape.
As Secretary General, he was the chief administrator of the party tasked to draw up party programs which are ultimately supposed to be translated into government programs since SPLM is the ruling party.
This, he absolutely failed to do relegating most of the SPLM Ministers redundant and confused of the programs to implement or execute and hence resulted into lack of service delivery to the people.
Now here we have Pagan again vomiting out nastily against the government he worked tireless to fail and suggest the country he immersed into the toilet to be placed under direct control and protection of a foreign power.
What does Pagan really understand of the intervention force into South Sudan? Or what exactly comes into his mind when he talks about placement of South Sudan under the UN? I may agree sincerely when people say limited knowledge is a disease.
Pagan hasn’t read enough to know exactly what it means to put a sovereign and an independent country under the protection of foreign power, and if he does, then Pagan must see things beyond his nose.
He must not be blinded by his hatred toward the leadership and suggest such terrible and detestable abandoned idea. To dethrone the current government is not a solution for the future of this country and its people.
It is not at all a detox to treating all political ills and shortcomings but it’s a detriment to the future of the country and its people, therefore, Pagan Amum is a devil’s advocate. Pagan must know that a leader comes and goes but the country remains and his jealousy, envy and hatred toward the government and the leader he has once served and adored must not make him become blind both in the eye and in the heart.
This country doesn’t belong to Salva Kiir but to the people of South Sudan, as the saying goes that, “a devil you know is better than an angel you don’t know.”
Pagan must not sell South Sudan to angels he doesn’t know, he better keep it under the control and protection of the devil he knows.
The writer is a Master of Laws (LLM) candidate at the School of Law, University of Nairobi specializing in Law, Governance & Democracy. He can be reached via: firstname.lastname@example.org