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Parties not willing to form unity government – opposition group

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Dr/. Riek Machar (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)
South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Dr/. Riek Machar (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

October 16th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A South Sudan holdout opposition alliance has reiterated its call for the renegotiation of the revitalized peace agreement signed in September last year and accused the parties of not willing to form a unity government one year after the peace agreement was signed.

The National Alliance for Democracy And Freedom Action (NADAFA), a holdout opposition alliance led by Dr. Hakim Dario said in a statement extended to Nyamilepedia on Tuesday that the agreement is “doomed” because none of its provisions have been implemented.

“The National Alliance for Democracy And Freedom Action (NADAFA), an alliance advocating on behalf of the ordinary people of South Sudan believes and maintains that the R-ARCSS signed nearly a year ago in September 2018, is doomed because none of the security arrangements and key benchmarks of the flawed agreement have been implemented in the period between May to October 2019,” said the statement.

“NADAFA reiterates firmly that the main parties and signatories to the tenuous agreement are unwilling and unable to form a unity government under the terms of the flawed agreement by the 12th November dateline of the extended pre-transitional period.

“R-ARCSS 2018 was billed to be an improvement on ARCSS 2015 but it largely comprised the same parties that failed to implement the first agreement in 2016. NADAFA asserts that the same parties have failed again to deliver on key pre-transitional benchmarks in 2018 and the country now needs to move on and away from the R-ARCSS implementation in 2019, and instead look to a People’s Government of South Sudan NADAFA to put an end to failed leaders and chart a path to peace made by the people and for the people, free from the tyranny of SPLM parties.

“NADAFA firmly holds that R-ARCSS was never conceived to be sustainable. It was neither inclusive nor intended to be a people-based agreement. The world is now fully informed about the “Taking of the State” in South Sudan by none other than incumbent illegitimate president Salva Kiir, who is also paradoxically the main party entrusted with implementing the R-ARCSS.

“NADAFA points out that it is no surprise the parties to the flawed R-ARCSS are failing to implement the agreement which they signed last year 2018 while they are busy taking the state with impunity for business profit.”

The statement further urged South Sudan’s “youth in particular and our oppressed people all over the country to reject Salva Kiir and the parties to the failed R-ARCSS, and work together with the forces of change to end the illegitimate SPLM elites’ Government of corruption, tyranny and impunity, once and for all, through a popular uprising and freedom action. Kiir is a serial offender who violated not one but two ARCSS’s, two are too many agreements dis-honoured by him!”

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