By Clement Maring Samuel,
Former Deputy Governor,
Sept 27, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— It is time to call spade a spade, but not a big spoon. President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his Jieng council of Elders have not learnt any lesson from the history of successive Khartoum regimes. He instead put on their shoes and begun walking the walks and talking the talks and dancing the tunes of the Khartoum rulers. The Jieng Council of Elders, a prototype of the National Islamic Front (NIF) of El Turabi, capable of influencing Khartoum leader
When Nimeiri took power in 1969, hopes of Southerners rose, and some people looked at him as one who would settle the Southern question known as “Southern problem”. This Southernquestion is today revi
By being so rigid to peace in South Sudan, President Kiir and his Jieng Council of Elders are laying grounds for South Sudan to disintegrate into three countries. President Kiir ought to know that it was the failure of Addis Ababa Agreement which drive the 2005 Peace Agreement that culminated into division of Sudan into two countries, because the SPLM/A of which he signed one of the significant protocols would not sign a fake deal that would one day be abrogated. The loopholes found in the Addis Ababa agreement granted the South self government other than self determination. Similarly, the Jing Council of Elders has influenced Salva Kiir Mayardit to grant the 28/32 States as a self government, but not self determination, something purported to divide and rule, but he doesn’t realized or he might have undermined the fact that dissatisfaction of this self–imposed policy shall lead the three regions into self determination.
The war with Khartoum under President Omar Hassan Ahmed El Beshir was more deadly on the civilian population, something which has caused memorable scar to South Sudanese, and has moved them overwhelmingly to push that brutal regime away through last vote of referendum. President Kiir should not dream that another referendum for the South would not happen if he keeps on dragging this senseless war to extreme situation. In fact, the atrocities committed under Salva Kiir from December 15th 2013 to present are worst than those under the successive Khartoum regimes from 1983 to 2005. During Omar El Beshir’s time, the Army Officers had adopted a spiritual guidance under Hassan El Turabi and they become so radical that they treated the Southern people like sheep slaughtered for Ramadan festival. Similarly, and what is so painful is that, the same army who stood vehemently for the liberation of their own people are wiping their own people away like flies. There are indisputable signs that the country is being rule by a tyrannous ruler. The unnecessary killings, rape, rampant arrests, lack of freedom of speeches, fears, displacements, famine and dead, are indicatorsof a cruel ruler. Yet, President Kiir does not acknowledge them as problems, instead spoiling his relationship with the people by saying “the people who ran to Uganda were chased away by the social media” If those who ran to Uganda were chased away by the social media; what about those who ran to Khartoum? And those who flock to the Democratic Republic of Congo?Ethiopia? Kenya? Cent
Looking back to the break of the CPA negotiations in 2002, to some extent the peace talks has stalled as the warring parties were engaging in physical confrontation on the ground at the wake of negotiations, but it was revived through the personal involvement of late Garang and Vice President Ali Taha, something which president Kiir will never do with his political foes Riak Machar and other opposition political leaders. It is imperative that president Kiir, Riak Machar the G10, Thomas Cirilo, Lam Akol, Gabriel Sangsong Sang, Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro and the other opposition leaders should
The election which president Kiir is pushing for 2018 without ending the conflict is premature. Those who would participate in that election are the elements of the Jieng council of elders who are misleading president Kiir and benefiting from this cruel regime. When we pointed out the “Jieng Council of elders’, weare typically refer
By declaring elections next year, president Kiir is not solving the problem of South Sudan but worsening it; Peace is fundamental for free, fair and credible election, or else, the coming election will remain like the one sided national dialogue which was launched with wrong motives and in wrong time. Take it; or reject it. Truth is always bitter and is hated by those who do not want to change. Professor John Mbiti said: “If you don’t want to change, the change will change you”. The implication of such rigidity shall be dangerous and dramatic, because circumstances beyond your own schemes shall force you to change. President Obassanjo said during his interview in BBC hard talk that “if you don’t want to leave power, power will leave you”, but it is prudent if you would not allow power to leave you up to the grave. When power is leaving you, it is not going to be like that where president Kiir enclave his former Military aide Gen. Paul Malong in house arrest, it is going to be like that of Sadam Hussein and Muamar El Ghadaffi who were forced out of power aggressively than peacefully where its consequence extended to family members, relatives and close confidants. It is better for power to leave you like Nelson Mandela.
The pain that President Kiir is inflicting upon the people of South Sudan is reaching its peak. President Kiir is testing the patience of those who have folded their hands using the theory of peace other than war. President Kiir should accept their quest by engaging himself to dialogue with his political enemies. If the SPLM/A could dialogue with the National Islamic government of Khartoum to reach a peace deal in 2005, what is it that very difficult for president Kiir to accept dialogue with his political enemies in the South? His rigidity to dialogue with Riak Machar is showing the world that, it is not really Riak Machar who is the obstacle to peace, but Salva Kiir Mayardit is the real obstacle who needs collective efforts to force him to end this war. Indeed, by injecting pain to people, Kiir is awakening the patience of the silent majority to pick up stones and throw at this obstacle. These stones will be like the Arab-spring, and when that time ripens, South Sudan will not remain the same again. South Sudan will disintegrate into three States, and Salva Kiir Mayardit and his Jieng Council of Elders are responsible for it because they have proven to the people of South Sudan and the whole world that the Dinka people do not k
The rise of Paul Malong to key Military position was viewed by the Dinka community as an empowerment to impose their tribal agenda using the Mathiang Anyor to attack civilians in their own lands, rape women and chase them away to foreign land, and yet the Master is mocking them by saying they were send away by social media. This strategy is to fulfill the assertive claim by the Dinka community that Equatoria
The government kept quiet because the Mathiang Anyor are the State owned militia paid to kill, loot, and occupy the land of the Equatorians as per the Jieng Council of Elder’s intended plan, an act similar to that of Ruhingyaminority Muslims who are made stateless by their own government in Myanmar. The good Dinka is the dead one, and what they are doing is an expansion of the Jieng Council of Elder’s agenda to rule South Sudan for the premeditated 100 years. There is no guarantee that another Dinka will emerged from heaven or hell to promise safe haven in South Sudan. The only solution to bring harmony in South Sudan is to disintegrate into three countries because Dinka have failed to rule and live according to standard worth to unite the diverse tribes of South Sudan.
This will enable the Jieng to withheld their savage believe that being the majority in the country is taken as ayardstick to undermine other tribes and rule the country for life.After decades of greater
By Clement Maring,
Fmr. Deputy Governor,