August 5, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The president of the United States of America, Barack H. Obama, has warned the leaders of the World’s youngest nation to sign the newly proposed Peace Agreement or fail to do so at their own risk.
The most powerful president of a country that mid-wifed South Sudan’s independence warns that the America may sideline the leaders of the two warring factions if they fail to sign the IGAD-PLUS peace proposal that is currently in circulation.
Obama reiterates that the leaders of South Sudan would be regarded as “incapable” and therefore the United States and partners would move forward “with a different plan” to restore peace in South Sudan.
“If they miss that target, then I think it’s our view that it’s going to be necessary for us to move forward with a different plan and recognize that those leaders are incapable of creating the peace that is required,” the president said after White House talks with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Although president Obama did not specify what the “different plan” would be, something many South Sudan would support if it restores stability, he hinted during his briefing of African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last week that the International Community will raise the “cost of intransigent”.
The UN Secretary General, Ban ki Moon, who was briefed by president Obama on his recent visit to the continent, strongly support Mr. Obama’s leadership in ending South Sudan conflict.
“I highly appreciate and commend the leadership of President Obama on South Sudan. His recent visit to Africa and convening a leaders meeting on South Sudan really made a big impact.”
The stiff warning from president Obama came immediately after the SPLM Faction under the leadership of Salva Kiir cracked down media houses that preach peace in the war-torn South Sudan’s capital, Juba.
After president Salva Kiir Mayardit and the chief of army, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, rejected the IGAD-Plus Peace proposal and threatened that they would rather join radical groups such as ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab, officials from the Salva Kiir government could be seen leading hundreds of civilians on the streets of Juba in protests against the IGAD-PLUS proposed peace agreement.
The faction under the former Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar, on the other hand has unanimously endorsed the IGAD-PLUS peace document after three days of intensive deliberations in Pagak, South Sudan.
The armed opposition expresses concerns that the document is not in the best interest of the rebels, however, they believe that it is a road-map to achieving a better peace and stability in the country.