May 02, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- South Sudan First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon delivered a powerful message of peace to the nation when he attended a Holy Mass in St Theresa Cathedral, a church he attends for the first time in 56 years when he was still a student in Juba one and Juba Commercial.
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Presbyterian Machar, who was accompanied by his wife Madam Angelina Teny, took the stage amidst deafening cheers from the jubilant faithfuls in a well packed St Theresa Cathedral in Juba. The First Vice President points out that Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan was not quickly implemented since it was signed last year due to the fact that each principal to the agreement had its own difficulties.
“You have waited too long since the peace was signed in Addis and reconfirmed in Juba on August 26, 2015, it is over 8 months. Some thought this peace has failed because you cannot make peace and you cannot implement it for 8 months. But we had our difficulties. The former government had its own difficulties and we have our own difficulties,” Machar has explained.
First Vice President Machar confirms in his speech that peace has finally come to the nation but warns that it comes with many challenges, the chief among them is stabilizing the security nationwide. He challenges everyone to keep this peace as TGoNU alone cannot bring calm, saying keeping peace is a collective work and effort.
“The TGoNU will not keep this peace unless we all agree we keep peace among ourselves,” he emphasizes.
Dr. Machar appeals to the general public urging everyone to help Gen. Lado Gore in the Ministry of Interior to maintain security in Juba in every way; be it passing crucial information or acting positively because those who are known in Juba as “unknown gunmen” must be silent. He calls for a peaceful Juba. He points out that he accepted to be relieved as Vice President in July 2013 because he loves peace but he was violently pushed out of Juba on December 15, 2015. TGoNU formed three days ago made Machar the second powerful man in the nation.
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