Dec 19, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— Professor Peter Adwok Nyaba, the Former Minister of Higher Education of former Governments, calls on South Sudan’s “Honourable Older Citizens” to boycott or reject President Salva Kiir’s appointment to a National Dialogue that is destined to fail.
“I admonish the honourable older citizens included in this bluff to respect their historical contribution to the struggle of the people of South Sudan and to boycott, if they cannot reject or protest their appointment, the working of this steering committee.” Said Dr. Peter Adwok Nyaba, a former Minister of Higher Education and senior member of SPLM/SPLA(IO).
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According to Dr. Adwok, President Salva Kiir is dragging respected elders and church leaders into his mess for his own personal interest.
“President Salva Kiir intends to smear and suck everybody into the mess.” Dr. Adwok continue.
Dr. Adwok believes that the formation of the Steering Committee “of the so-called national dialogue” is an affront to the search for peace in South Sudan but President Salva Kiir and his advisors, the Jieng Council of Elders, are intending to drag respected individuals in their communities to smear their faces with blood and crimes.
“The hawks around President Salva Kiir are aware that this national dialogue will not materialize as long as the war rages.” He said.
Adwok believes that many politicians around President Salva Kiir are not purposely included in the list of steering committee simply because they are not truthful to President Kiir, accusing them of wanting the same seat Mr. Kiir is currently fighting to keep for himself.
“Their names do not appear in the steering committee because President Salva Kiir also knows that they have not been truthful to him, as they also like Riek Machar, Rebecca Nyandeng and Pagan Amum, are eyeing his chair.” Adwok said.
“President Salva Kiir, true to his declaration in March 2013, is on a one-way mission to make South Sudan ungovernable, not even to those very close to him in J1” Dr. Adwok continued.
Dr. Adwok believes that Kiir’s doctored call for a national dialogue is an attempt to bypass a new roadmap that was recently proposed by the former political detainees to rescue and restore the country.
“President Salva Kiir may have exploited the historical importance of that date to rubbish the SPLM Leaders FPDs’ recent proposal entitled ‘A new roadmap to rescue and restore hope in South Sudan’, particularly their call for a ‘hybrid administration’.” Adwok said.
According to FPD’s, President Salva Kiir’s call for a national dialogue is an attempt to consolidate powers within the ranks of his faction and not necessarily to unite the country.
“And therefore he is trying to consolidate the status quo that he has created and this does not mean anything in term of trying to bring the people of South Sudan together” Said Dr. Majak D’Agoot.
President Salva Kiir boycotted a National Reconciliation program in 2013 led by his then Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar, and later went on to sponsor recruitment and training of a tribal militia that later massacred a large number of the Nuer Ethnic group in the national capital and elsewhere in the country.
Dr. Majak said Kiir also undermined the peace agreement in July 2016 at his palace which led to outbreak of more hostilities in the country.
“He undermined the peace agreement in July 2016, he has not been committed to the signing of the peace agreement in the first place and this led to the outbreak of hostilities in July 2016” Dr. Majak told BBC Africa.