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.”