Eric Reeve Calls For Tough Measures Against Anti-Peace Politicians In South Sudan
April 24, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– Speaking on BBC, Eric Reeves, a professor of English Language and Literature at Smith College in Northampton, who has spent the past sixteen years working as a Sudan researcher and analyst, calls on Salva Kiir government to sideline hardliners.
Blaming politicians like Michael Makuei, the Minister of Information, for opposing the peace agreement and continue to delay its implementations, Reeves believes that unless Makuei and other hardliners are silenced, there will be no peace in South Sudan.
“I would highlight again information Minister Lueth who has been so conspicuously unhelpful for so many months. He opposed the peace agreement, he is the one who has made so much trouble about the number and size of weapons” Reeves said.
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Reeves, a sympathizer of Kiir’s government, proposes that hardliners like Lueth on both sides must be sidelined for South Sudan Peace agreement to hold.
“Spoilers need to be sidelined otherwise” Reeves said.
Makuei, a loud politician who speaks for Salva Kiir government, has been quoted in international media like BBC and Al jazeera for outrageous hate speeches and incitement of tribal hatred over the last two years, however, both his president Salva Kiir and the international community have ignored his negative impacts on peace agreement.
Makuei has picked his own fight against any politician in SPLM-IG, SPLM-IO, other opposition parties and with members of NGOs.
In his latest speech, Makuei warned that his government will not accept any other demand from SPLM/SPLA-IO.
“We expect Dr. Riek Machar to move in as soon as possible together with Chief of Staff. Any delay there after the government of South Sudan will not be ready for it, any further conditions will not and I repeat will not be accepted by the government of South Sudan” Makuei Said.
According to many analysts, South Sudan will never be stable without Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the leader SPLM/SPLA-IO who will be sworn in as the First Vice President upon his return.
Due to delayed clearance approval, Machar may arrive in the capital, Juba, on Monday for the formation of Transitional Government of National Unity.