South Sudan Opposition Parties Weight For a Complete Overhaul of Kiir-JCE Totalitarian Government
August 24, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- A three-day conference by South Sudanese opposition parties and representative groups from minority communities, who met in Nairobi, Kenya between August 18-20, is calling for a complete overhaul of the “totalitarian regime in Juba”.
Failure to reinvigorate and reverse decisions unilaterally made or imposed by President Salva Kiir, the groups hint for a full-scale struggle to overthrow the current regime.
“The parties to the Consultative Meeting have to cooperate and coordinate efforts in all spheres of the struggle to overthrow the totalitarian regime in Juba,” reads part of a communique extended to Nyamilepedia.
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The meeting was attended by senior politicians who resigned their positions in Kiir’s government after the war resumed in July this year.
The politicians concluded that Salva Kiir and the Jieng Council of Elders have scraped the August Peace agreement and strongly condemned “a coup by Taban Deng Gai” as a mean to kill the ARCISS.
The parties condemned all other violations to the peace agreement and call on Salva Kiir to reverse all the unilateral decisions that have been singly made by Kiir faction since August 2015.
“The consultative meeting called for the revocation of all decisions and actions unilaterally and arbitrarily taken by president Salva Kiir since the agreement was signed in August 2015” The communique continued.
The group described the situation in the country as a contradiction that fits a tribal group led by president Salva Kiir and senior elderly dinka politicians, call the Jieng Council of Elders, against South Sudan nationalists who are calling for nationalism in the country
“The political situation in South Sudan underlying the current civil war is a contradiction, as well as a struggle, between narrow ethnic sectarianism represented by President Salva Kiir and Jieng [Dinka] Council of Elders (JCE) on the one hand and South Sudan nationalism on the other hand,” reads the communique.
The meeting was organized by Dr. Lam Akol, a senior politician who led 18 opposition parties in the country and temporarily served as the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security in the recent government of Transitional Government of National of Unity that has now collapsed.
Dr. Lam has quitted all positions that he served in the country and now formed an armed opposition call National Democratic Movement (NDM).
During the consultation, Dr. Lam was joined by representative of SPLM in Opposition led by Dr. Peter Adwok Nyaba, former Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, and Manawa Peter Gatkuoth, Deputy Chairperson of National Committee for Information and Public Relations.
Other representatives include Clement Juma Mbugoniwia from the People’s Revolutionary Movement/Army (PRM/A), Juma Zackaria Deng of Western Bahr El Ghazal Group (WBG Group), Fr Joseph Otto of Eeastern Equatoria Group and concern politicians that include Hon. Justin Joseph Marona(MP), Hon. Pasquale Clement Batali(MP) and Dominic Akwai Henry Bahgo .
The groups have resolved to cooperate and work closely with IGAD-Plus, IGAD countries and the international community.
“The parties affirm their coorporation with the IGAD region and the International Community to resolve in the process of full implementation of the Agreement on Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan(ARCISS) peacefully” the agreed.