Kiir’s Ultimatum to Machar: Report to Juba Within 7 Days
Feb 12, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– The President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit has given an ultimatum to his newly appointed First Vice President and the leader of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition Dr. Riek Machar Teny only seven (7) days to report to Juba to form the TGoNU as per requirement of the Agreement they both signed in August 2015.
In a Presidential Press Statement signed by Presidential Press Secretary Ateny Wek Ateny seen by Nyamilepedia, President Kiir says he has taken necessary steps to implement the Agreement and issues an order to the First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan Dr. Machar to immediately report to Juba within 7 days to form the TGoNU.
“Having taken key steps towards the implementation of the Agreement, I now call upon Dr. Machar, who is also the First Vice President of the Republic to report to Juba immediately so that together we form the TGoNU within seven (70 days from today, Friday the 12th February, 2016,” reads the Presidential Statement.
Kiir also wants the SPLM-IO leadership to send him the names of the candidates that will fill up the Ministerial Portfolios allocated in the TGoNU that is yet to be formed, and further stating that all other issues pertaining to the Agreement would be dealt with in Juba within the provisions of the TGoNU.
Kiir used Presidential Decree number 60 to appoint Machar as the First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan. The SPLM-IO leader is unable to be reached for comment whether he would comply with 7 days ultimatum.