Dr. Machar In Kampala To Meet President Museveni

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, greets Dr. Riek Machar of SPLA after negotiating the withdrawal of his troops in South Sudan(Photo: Nyamilepedia)

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, greets Dr. Riek Machar of SPLA after negotiating the withdrawal of his troops in South Sudan(Photo: Nyamilepedia)

Jan 24, 2016(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s former Vice President, the leader of the armed opposition and the First Vice President designate, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, has traveled this morning to Ugandan’s State House in Entebbe to meet president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Machar, who has spent the last one month at his headquarters in South Sudan’s Pagak, re-organizing and restructuring the SPLM/SPLA in Opposition, briefly addressed the media on Sunday evening at Bole Sub city on the outstanding issues before proceeding to Uganda to meet President Museveni.

The meeting which will take place in a few hours, on Monday morning, is expected to persuade the Ugandan government to intervene in pushing the Salva Kiir’s government to revoke a presidential decree that creates 28 unconstitutional states in attempt to derail the recently signed peace agreement.

Although the opposition leader proposed 21 states in accordance with the former Colonial districts, the creation of Salva Kiir’s 28 states has delayed the formation of Transitional Government of National Unity.

According to the opposition, the 28 states violates the peace agreement which was signed on the bases of 10 states and also violates South Sudan’s transitional constitution.

The oppositions have called on Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission(JCE), Inter-governmental Author on Development(IGAD), TROIKA and the international community peace guarantors to pressurize Salva Kiir government to commit to implementation of the peace agreement but all in vain.

Despite that Machar’s has downplayed Ugandans call to visit Kampala and meet president Museveni in the past two years, this visit is seen as a game changer between the two parties which fought in South Sudan for more than a year.

Museveni’s government is the only government that openly took side in South Sudan conflict in support of Salva Kiir’s government.

While Museveni proudly announced the victories of his troops in South Sudan conflict and traded military equipment and technologies with Salva Kiir’s side, president Museveni denied the allegations of coup against Dr. Machar and his colleagues in presence of Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa in 2014.

The Ugandan president also stormed out of the peace signing venue in August 2015 after he was accused by the IGAD leaders of derailing the regional efforts to end the South Sudan’s conflict.

Despite that Uganda has not fully withdrawn its troops from South Sudan’s territories as required by the Compromised Peace Agreement, SPLM/SPLA-IO sees Ugandan government as an important partner to engage to end the conflict in South Sudan.

11 comments

  • well don Dr. Riak. Great leaders always do not leave any stone unturned when coming to the question of oeace of his country. For sure this country will never be the same. We need reforms and we must get it. Let us stand together and behind our strong leadership in IO. The peace and the massive reforms are already around the corner.

    Dr. Riak, you have hammered out a very good deal in this peace agreement and let it be implemented as it is without any half additional state to the 10 states. No any thing Call jenge 28 states. This country does not belong to one tribe, it belongs to all of us. And there is no anything call dinka council of elders mixing themselves in the country affairs. No any country in this world is ruled by council of elders, we have never heard such a thing in life.

    hello tolio, have you heard of any country being ruled by Council of elders in this modern history, tell me which country?

    • Tolio

      DINGIT NA TUGGÖ

      The created 28 states are for every South Sudanese. They have never been known as Dinka’s or JCE’s states.

      Just because you or Riek Machar disagree(s) with those states doesn’t mean you should call those 28 states Dinkas or JCE’s.

      Formation of unity government is more important to implementation of peace than Machar’s and everybody else’s disagreement against 28 states.

      If you run an opinion poll on the establishment of 28 states today, there isn’t doubt that majority of people are happy with 28 states.

      The leader of opposition is wasting his time, campaigning against 28 states which he somewhat helped created under his 21 states’ proposal.

      As for your need to know whether there is a country in today’s world which a council of elders rule or not, the answer is absolutely not. The JCE doesn’t rule South Sudan. The executive branch,legislative assembly and the high court rule South Sudan. The JCE only advises the president on particular things. It is people like you, Machar and his other supporters who say the JCE rule the country when the reverse isn’t true.

      By the way Turkmenistan, a country ruled by president Nyizosi has a council of elders. It advises that president on daily affairs whose cabinet ministers are aappointed by that president(source:country studies.Us/Turkmenistan/28.htm). Is this a surprise? To you, yes it is. To me and people of Turkmenistan, no it isn’t. Turkmenistan is great. Its having a council of elders is not an issue.

      • Tolio
        You wrong no one like fabrication of this tribal 28 states because it took land from other tribes who are no dinkas and gave it to Dinka in order those tribes whom their land gave to Dinka they will be minority and they will not have voice or they will be threatened by Dinka majority in that state for instance Bentiu is Nuer city now it was given to Ruweng Dinka and the question is does Bentiu nuer will vote yes for 28 states absolutely not. The creation of shows irresponsibility from incumbent president who just to fuel the war and because Machar is too weak he wouldn’t do any thing and will just run to Uganda to implore the Uganda president to convince kiir to accept the peace even is bad for them because they in weak position.

  • Riek Machar with his cohort are campaigning for the reversion of the constitutionally created 28 states whose its 28 governors are already inaugurated with most of them taken oath of offices more than a week ago, this is like removing an already conceived zygotes from your lawful wife.. 28 states are the basis for taking town to the people as all the services needed are too closer to the communities and therefore the 64 tribes comprising South Sudan have all agreed over the move even himelf (Riek)’s own community also accept their Southern Liech state #Dignit why don’t you advice Riek to advocate for the implementation of ARICSS than the reversion of 28 states and come to Juba instead of going to Kampala for unaccepted agenda since the days for the formation of the TGNU are over

    • it really shameful for Rik Machar to go to Nuer enemy. who is Uganda dictator Museveni” Uganda are Nuer enemy they allow their dictator Museveni to bring their troops to Nuer land and kills Nuer people . They is no need for Machar to go to ugnanda and talk to ememy.about the creating of 28 states by Savla Kirr. Machar should know that the creating of 28 states by Kir cannot be solves by Museveni because Museveni is enemy of Nuer. Museveni was a one who setup everything either 28 states or any He a one behind them. Enemies can put anything inside the plane and blowup the plane to kills Nuer leaders as they always do to kill their enemies. Machar cannot trust Museneni because Museveni is second enemy of Nuer tribe. ever the creating of 28 states by Savla Kirr it maybe come first from Museveni because Museveni want Nuer land and they mixed together with Dinka to occupy the land white rest of International communities they don’t say anything to Savla Kirr about the creating of 28 states. white at the time opposition of SPML10 try to create 21 states. everybody of International communities say no to SPLM-10. and why not now to say no to Savla kirr by these groups of International communities..
      what I can say is Machar should remember that Museveni is always a kills of many leaders and Machar should also know that he cannot be always close Museveni period.

  • JOHN YOAL CHUOL

    Good move fearless machar to required for full implementation of peace agreement from maseveni since he has been a block of every things in south Sudan, I hope with out says from maseveni peace cannot be implemented by salva kiir alone since his source of power come from maseveni and also take machar

    • If there is no towns build before this tribals 28 state, it doesn’t mean that there was no towns in south Sudan. Dinkas should not full us around. They’re have been caught redhanded.it’s now ourturne to think about our existence we the others community. Dinka are now doing their what Hitler called the labunroam.for Dinka only. They haven’t got a national political agendas.

    • John
      You said fearless,but will never achieve any thing and if machar become president he will be worsened than kiir. He will nominate his children and his wifes.

  • tolio,

    I do not know why you alway love OLD STONE AGE STYLE OF RULE. Follow all the comments from any organisation or individuals. The Troika has pointed out very clearly that the creation of illegal 28 states is the main obstacle for the formation of the GNU. The TROIKA is more wise than you my brother. The G10 and the DC disagree With you on this issue. Why don’t you try to touch Your head before urguing yourself to this underrating?

    You also urged for the formation of the GNU before constitution. What do you think will guide the formation of this GNU without a constitution. I believe you just force yourself to be understood, no any body from the 63 tribes plus the internation community can take Your urgement into consideration. You must be ashame of what is happening in this country day and night. This is not the country you, me and everybody has been dreaming from. No and never. What is needed is you must accep the policy of reforms which are on the way without Your tribal 28 states. It is really a big shame for you defending Your dinka Council of elders. Your elders have agreed that they are the ones who created the 24 states but they do not know about the other 4. Do you think the jenge tribe is the only tribe which has elders? Do you think the other 63 tribes do not have elders? Why kiir can not listen or appoint his Advisors from the other tribes and why mainly from jenge? Tolio, you behave like an animal. You must consider that there are some other tribes sharing this country with you people.

    tolio, human beings are created the same. They know how to learn from others. Other tribes have learnt from you and they will never allow you to take them back to what you have been dreaming. Put into Your mind that no body want to be directed by any Council of elders. still you deny that Your elders has nothing to do With the affairs of this country. they themselves have declared that reversing the 28 states back to 10 states will bring another war. Tell Your ELDERS not to try this Dangerous game. All of them will find themselves slaves in Abeyei or in BAGARA LAND for SLAVERY ONCE AGAIN, including you mr. tolio, beek, amen and mula Ibrahim the mudukuru.

    For right now, nothing you can do only you must accept the peace implentation as it is. And we vote you out in 2018. Is it clear ya tolio

  • Gat.darwich

    Very commendable job. Killer nyankiir and lunatic-fanatics Jenges council of evils lives supporter must be sternly warned of not being party to the annexation project –28 virtual states imposition period