In an exclusive interview with Nyamilepedia, Dr. Lam Akol reiterated that what Gen. Kuol Manyang said was nothing new but what the oppositions have been saying since 2009.
“Well, there is nothing new they have said. We have said this since 2009 and we have been called names and we have been fought by all means. So there is nothing new they are saying, however, it is better late than never” Dr. Lam told Nyamilepedia.
“Now they have spoken their minds, let them follow their believes through, either through their party or through the government, let them follow. Let it not be an empty talk”
According to Dr. Lam Akol, the government did not fail yesterday but since 2009; however, those in the government never wanted to admit that the government has failed.
“The statement that he said that they have failed, they have failed the country, they have failed the people of South Sudan, there are no programs, there are no clear message, they are just repeating what the people we have fought against been doing, we have said all these since 2009 when we established the SPLM-DC” Dr. Lam said.
“But now that they have said it, it is better late than never. Let them pursue what they have said to its logical conclusion” He continued.
According to Dr. Lam, if Gen. Kuol Manyang, Daniel Awet Akot and others are convinced, then the politicians should return to the drawing board to discuss how to chart the country forward.
“If they are persuaded, if they are now convinced about what we have been saying all along, then we should sit together and discuss, how do we chart the way forward or the future of the country” Dr. Lam said.
Dr. Lam appreciates the gesture from the senior politicians on the other side but would want to see more readiness in order for the leaders to come together to discuss how to resolve the crises and chart the country forward.