BREAKING: South Sudan foes signs ‘preliminary’ power-sharing deal

Dr Riek Machar, on extreme left, H.E President Yoweri Museveni, Next to Dr. Riek Machar, H.E President Omar Al Bashir, on the right of President Yoweri Museveni, H.E President Salva Kiir, on the extreme right in Khartoum on June 24th 2018 for South Sudan Peace Talks.(Photo: file/supplied/Nyamilepedia)

Dr Riek Machar, on extreme left, H.E President Yoweri Museveni, Next to Dr. Riek Machar, H.E President Omar Al Bashir, on the right of President Yoweri Museveni, H.E President Salva Kiir, on the extreme right in Khartoum on June 24th 2018 for South Sudan Peace Talks.(Photo: file/supplied/Nyamilepedia)

July 25th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudanese foes in the Sudanese capital on Wednesday signed a “preliminary” power-sharing deal aimed at ending the ongoing bloody civil war with the Sudanese Foreign Minister, Al-Dirdiri Ahmed saying the deal sees opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon reinstated as First Vice-President.

Last month, South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir, and prominent opposition and SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny agreed to work together for the third time and signed a permanent ceasefire agreement which at least restored relative calm in some parts of the country.

The “preliminary” deal sealed Wednesday should be followed by a final one on August 5, Sudan’s Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Ahmed said at the signing ceremony in Khartoum witnessed by journalists.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, the Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Ahmed said the power sharing document had been signed by the South Sudanese parties pointing out that the document has addressed all the pending issues.

“The power-sharing document has been signed and it addresses all pending issues during the transitional term,” Al-Dirdiri said as he announces the signing of the document by the parties in Khartoum.

He said the incumbent President, Salva Kiir, whose term was “illegally” extended last week by the parliament which extended its own, will continue as the President for the transitional period and opposition leader and former FVP Dr. Riek Machar will once again be reinstated into his position as the FVP adding that there would be four vice-presidents during the transitional period

“Salva Kiir will continue as president of South Sudan and Riek Machar will be the first vice president. There will be four other vice presidents shared between other political groups.”

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  • Great moved on both sides and they must committed themselves to signs the final as they mentioned. I am hearing from the refugees people in South Sudan saying, give a former vice president another chance to try this time. Also the right wing from SPLM in government led by the president Salve Kiir Mayardit were not supporting the proposal of five vice presidents unfortunately, the president rejected them by saying, he knows it was not practices from any country around the the world however, if this is what will bring lasting peace then, we must accepted. The right wing of the SPLM in government believe the proposed by Sudanese Mediators team maybe something insight bullying against all South Sudanese people including all rebels adding, we must not forgetting our generations not to be abusing by the Northern brothers this fool Idea of proposed five presidents.

    Myself, I don’t support the proposed of having five vice presidents in South Sudan, because there was never any country have done it. Second, our politicians in South Sudan will be challenge so bad in the short coming years by Northern Sudanese politicians because they can says, the South Sudanese people are dumbest and they can not rule themselves because they are fighting only to grabbing power and nothing else. I thought the government’s Officials and rebels leaders should have united and says no. The future of our next generation is matter, the foreign policies is matter and the way on how to run the diplomatic in between us and them is also matter. I thought the people who claims to be the leaders neither government nor rebels leadership, they should swallowing whatever happened from themselves and they should not tells or let the Old enemy bullying them because in the end of the Day, the people who lost their lives in all these internal wars are all South Sudanese but our problems with the enemies of South Sudanese people still alive in the coming future.

    Secondly, the leaders alone wouldn’t able to resolved everything the people wanted, but if we encouraging them, telling them not to divide us and we can also not merely made accomplishment of many things but we have a jobs to playing a good role as the citizens of the new country perhaps, we would have seen peaceful, unity among ourselves and the country should have different shape than what we have now. The people who have shoutting in the refugee camps and inside government controls saying give former vice president Dr. Riek Machar a chance to try again are truly peacemakers South Sudanese people however, the connection of the SPLA and SPLM must be explains clearly to those army generals and their privates soldiers. According from my knowledge during the formation of the SPLA/SPLM, the SPLM was stand for Sudanese Politicians Movement and it was also refer of Sudanese civilians politicians in the movement therefore, the SPLA army have to be totally separation from any political party in South Sudan and by doing this in the new constitutional thus, we would save lives of innocents civilians and the SPLA soldiers which have been misused for political proposed.