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January 21, 2010 (JUBA) – A senior official of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and presidential advisor to the Southern Sudan president has declared himself as independent candidate for the post of governor in the upcoming April general elections.

Alfred Lado Gore, a veteran politician and advisor to President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Diplomatic Affairs on Thursday declared his intention to run for the post of governor for Central Equatoria state as an independent candidate.

Gore’s nomination was turned down last week by the party’s highest political organ, the SPLM Political Bureau, in favor of the incumbent governor Maj. General Clement Wani Konga.

He sounded confident, saying he enjoys popularity among the citizens of Central Equatoria state and criticized the Political Bureau for taking an “unpopular decision among the people” during the selection exercise.
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He further explained that he took the decision to contest independently because of “popular demand” on him among the people of Central Equatoria state.

The SPLM official said he would not leave his party but work to maintain its popularity in the state by bringing on board his supporters.

Hundreds of his supporters boarded dozens of mini buses crisscrossing the streets of Juba on Thursday, holding SPLM flags and chanting supportive slogans shortly after his declaration.

A number of government officials in the state have also openly declared their support to him against the incumbent governor and party’s recently selected official candidate for the post, Clement Wani.

Among the government officials that declared their support to the presidential advisor included the Commissioner of Juba County, Dr. Pius Subek.

Juba County headquarters also serves as both the headquarters of Central Equatoria state as well as the seat of the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS).

Gore is the first SPLM official to have publicly declared independent candidacy following the selection of candidates by the party’s Political Bureau last week.

It is however widely feared that more independent candidates mainly from the SPLM may declare and submit their candidacy applications to NEC to contest against the selected party candidates.

The chairman of the United Democratic Front (UDF) party, Peter Abdul Rahaman Sule, has also declared his intention to run for the position of governor in Central Equatoria state.

Sule on Thursday said his party is not interested to contest for the position of president at both national and Southern Sudan levels including governorship in most of the states in the region.

He denied the allegation that his party decided not to compete for the post of president because it supported Dr. Lam Akol’s candidacy for presidency in Southern Sudan.

On Tuesday the National Congress Party (NCP) leadership declared General James Loro Sirisio as its candidate for the post of governor, making four the number of contesting candidates for the post in the state.

Gen. Loro was the former governor of Central Equatoria state before the signing of the CPA and appointment of the incumbent governor. He was also the former GoSS minister for Environment, Wildlife Conservation and Tourism until 2008.

The candidates are yet to be scrutinized by NEC to make sure that they meet the requirements set by Electoral Law in order to qualify them to run for the elections.

NEC has extended to Wednesday, 27th January, the deadline for submission of applications by candidates.

(ST)

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  • 22 January 2010 05:57, by Gatwech

    Dear readers,

    It is obvious that more independent SPLM candidates will spring up every where in the ten South Sudan states. This is a direct result of the mistake made by the politburo during its bias and undemocratic selection process.

    How can a party seeking to win select unpopular candidates over the popular ones. It is clear that the SPLM unpopular candidates are going to face the SPLM popular independent candidates every where.

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    • 22 January 2010 06:13, by Maguangdit

      Gatwech,

      We don`t care about the popularity of the candidates. However, we do care about the people or candidates who will meet the political interests of our people.

      If we talk about the popularity of the candidates, you yourself is a very populr person here and you may need to seek an election as a governor for your state.

      good luck

      Maguangdit

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      • 22 January 2010 06:32, by Gatwech

        How do you differentiate "popularity of candidate" and caring for "people’s interest?" You are a very naive person.

        People’s interest is in choosing that popular candidate.

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        • 22 January 2010 06:39, by Gatwech

          Dear readers,

          It will be a great time for South Sudan to experience for the first time in its history to have an elected president, not appointed president. We are tired of appointed Presidents by the Jellaba in Khartoum.

          Salvatore Kiir Miyerdit was NOT even prepared to be a leader (president). He was unexpectedly ’crashed’ into presidency after the death of late Dr. John Garang de Mabior, another Al-Bashir’s appointed president of GOSS in 2005.

          Wow, we need to have an ELECTED president in April for the first time since the time God created South Sudan.

          May God bless that day...

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          • 22 January 2010 07:10, by SPLA

            Gatwech,

            Aprill elections will not change anything in South Sudan. The same SPLM party led by Kiir will still be in power in South Sudan. I think you expect Sudan elections to be conducted the same way that elections are conducted in western world. To you surprise, that democracy in Sudan is not a real democracy yet. It will take another 50 years to have a real democracy in South Sudan or Sudan at large. The Aprill elections in Sudan will not yield anything different than what we have now. Trust me, Bashir will steal be the president of Sudan and Kiir will still be the president of GOSS.

            SPLA

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          • 23 January 2010 01:00, by Khent

            Gatwech:

            You sound drunker then usual this morning, Gatwech. You started the day with a cup of sour grapes I see. Your embittered flights of fancy are comical, but so very childish.

            Dr. John Garang was sworn in as the Vice of the Republic and the President of South Sudan- he was not "appointed", because that implies that Khartoum had a range of candidates to choose from, and that it could impose and catapult these very same candidates into our Executive office. That was not the case!

            The position was attained as a consequence of the agreement- it was a foregone conclusion. Khartoum had no powers of dictation in that regards. Anything else was merely a formality.

            Your hypothesis has been blown to shreds, notwithstanding your ability to continue believing in it, because true history seems to go over your head.

            The fact that you ignore reality when it gets in the way of your fantasies, shows that your argument is the product of ignorance, hate and stubborn stupidity.

            The real question is, is there anyone other than you, who can’t grasp this?

            Progress is slow with you, Gatwech. Almost glacial.

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            • 23 January 2010 14:08, by Gatwech

              Khent,

              Really? Was it me who argued like a drunk person or was it you. And may be let the readers judge for themselves. Khent you shown your ignorance or should I say you have joined those other political idiots.

              Tell me the difference between appointment and swearing in. You can be sworn in whether as an appointed president or elected president, right?

              Now how does an elected president comes to power, is it not by electing him into office? And how does unelected president comes into power, is it not through appointment by another higher body?

              Whether Garang was the only candidate for the post through the CPA, it was Bashir, his boss, that processed the whole thing including the swearing in ceremony. He became Bashir’s deputy and was NEVER elected in his whole life as a president. Right? The same with Salva Kiir. These are Bashir’s guys and they report to him. No body elected them. They look up to Bashir as the supreme president of the country.

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              • 23 January 2010 20:40, by Khent

                Yawn* It’s over, Gatwech. Get a new hobby, instead of playing online fantasy in public forums about history.

                Being sworn in and being appointed are completely different constructs; being sworn is a verbal affirmation of fidelity to the Nation, or to some form of Constitution, and is commonly presided over by representatives from the Judicial branch.

                "The current SPLM Chairman (or his successor) shall be the First Vice President and shall at the same time hold the posts of President of the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) and Commander-in- Chief of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)."

                CPA protocols-

                Dr. John Garang attained his position by the virtues of the peace agreement, in which he was instrumental. His position was secured by the agreement... it was bilateral as opposed to unilateral. It was NOT determined by Khartoum.

                The contents of the CPA require no further justification. It only requires reading comprehension. It’s Not my fault you’re innumerate and can’t read.

                "Bashir’s guys" included Riek Machar, and Paulino Matip- they looked to Bashir for weapons, ammunition, supplies and political support... Dr. John Garang NEVER displayed such subservience.

                The real question is, why do you attempt to draw direct correlations between things that have no direct relationship?

                Your emotional, simplistic, and embittered mumbo jumbo "analysis" of the situation only demonstrates why you incessantly feel the need to project, and why you will forever remain permanently arrested in a quagmire of self-destructive hatred.

                You are ten years my senior, and yet you behave like an ire infant. You trying to understand politics, resembles a horse trying to count by stamping its hooves.

                It’s Pure Comedy.

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                • 23 January 2010 20:59, by Gatwech

                  Khent,

                  To give you a very simple example so that you understand that John Garang was subordinate to Omar Al-Bashir whether he came as a product of the CPA or not, Bashir could fire Garang as his deputy any time and tell the SPLM to nominate somebody else.

                  Do you understand that Al-Bashir can even dismiss Salva Kiir as his deputy and ask the SPLM to nominate somebody else? Do you know that this can automatically affect the South Sudan presidency as the same person is FVP?

                  Then what do you call such a relationship between Khartoum’s Beshir and the so-called junior presidents in the South. Do you understand that the laws extracted from the very CPA could not come into effect without the signature of Al-Bashir? Do you understand that it took the signature of Al-Bashir on the constitution to effect the swearing in of the FVP and President of GOSS, John Garang and now Salva Kiir?

                  Please this is not the kind of junior remote controlled presidents that we want in the South. We need elected ones chosen by the people, not by the system under Al-Bashir.

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                  • 24 January 2010 04:06, by Khent

                    Gatwech:

                    Are you now reversing your position?

                    Or is this just another attempt to forestall the destruction of your faux-thesis by confusing the issue?

                    Facts stay the same, however, what has changed throughout the thread- are your prespostrous lies which you hope will make the facts go away.

                    And, it clearly has not worked.

                    You are guilty of investing in fantasy over fact, when it strokes your embittered and childish bias. You not only provide no evidence for your claims. You also ignore all findings that contradict your conclusions.

                    There is NO provision in the CPA that cedes Bashir with the inordinate power of dismissal... no provision provides Bashir with the authority or the impetus- to dismiss our Presidents at will.

                    Dr. John Garang NEVER demonstrated subservience to Bashir- unlike others, Dr. John Garang was the biggest threat to the NCP and was not "controlled" by Khartoum or by Bashir.

                    Your blundering response is the result of pure vanity, prejudice and ignorance, which so thoroughly fails to alter, obscure or hide this reality.

                    The provider of the CPA, Dr. John Garang- is *dead*. STOP constantly evoking his name with your resentful and malicious attempt at belittlement. You keep the stuff at such a looney level, that no one takes it seriously, so I don’t think it can work, even on a petty-revenge level.

                    I know you are desperate for attention, but your behaviour is really sick. It’s like some sort of tick that you can’t stop.

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    • 22 January 2010 06:25, by jack chuol

      Don’t worry Gatwech,whoever win the election will come to power.Why you care?

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    • 22 January 2010 07:04, by Gatmi raan

      Hey, Gatwech

      Did you noticed that some of the comment we have made about Dr. Riek machar and other Nuer commanders were deleted from this forum.?
      Now, i know this online newspaper is biased, and not a neutral source of information.
      As computer network system/System security graduate student, i had knew when they came up with this elementary level site design, first, a asked myself this question " is it to make more appealed or to turned netters off? now i know how pathetic this site is, to selectively delete comments because some one may find them more offensive than others is completely mindbogling.

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    • 22 January 2010 07:04, by Space

      Dear readers

      We can never achieve our objective through popular opinions as these pupular opinions are rooted out of no better insight of the problems or better analysis of the situation. To those of you who might have acquired competitive higher education will relate SPLM leadership style to situational leadership which is determine by situation or surrounding circumstances. It took SPLM Political Bureau many days and hours exploring and deliberating over who to fit contest for the seat as the situation demand. I wouldn’t wish to squable around or get carried away by emotions over why my relative or so was not chosen. It is the high time for Southerners to focus on the process and the result of referendum.

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      • 22 January 2010 07:30, by Gatwech

        Space,

        Don’t bring such naive and cheap propaganda here. What kind of situation did the SPLM consider and what was its remedy. My friend, most of the people the SPLM brought could not fit in any situation you may be guessing. They are unfit!

        The selection was just a gambling as somebody rightly put it on Southsudannation.com. Even Pagan Amum was disappointed as the SPLM SG. So what kind of situation you think was discussed by the handpicked Bureau composed of political idiots?

        My friend, if you commit yourself in the SPLM party to the principle of democratic transformation, there is no logic that denies the democratic process in the name of situational leadership. You would have better not introduced democracy in the first place, otherwise you are shooting yourself in the foot.

        Think about it deeply!

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        • 22 January 2010 10:51, by Space

          Gatwech

          Your debate are baseless as it doesn’t reflect real situation on the ground. I doubt you ever sit or spend a moment to think about Southern Ssudanese or Future of this nation. I lso do doubt you understand what is meant of democracy. Whichever part of the world you are spending, take time to read about democracy and what it takes for people to become democrates.

          How dare do you call political Bureau an idiots! Are you Gatwech of Ethiopia ro a real Sudanese? A civilised person must learn how to respect the system and decision made by the system of the day. I am convince that this SPLM will take Southerners to the promised land despite all the challenges.

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          • 22 January 2010 10:59, by Gatwech

            Space,

            See, you don’t even know what you are talking about. Which system are you talking about? The SPLM rejected its own system of 25 member Electoral College and threw away their strongly recommended nominees. The Political Bureau decided to pick friends out of gambling. So, where is the system???

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          • 22 January 2010 19:28, by Moses Kur Akech

            Competition is always a major problem in nations where economic, social and poltical opportunities are so limited. Surely, referendum is contemptorarily the main southerners’ target however, I disagree with individuals who wrongfully opt to overshadow their unethical/undemocratic conducts on that ground and go far to close rooms for logical criticism.

            Democracy is just a fair system of governance and is automatically assumed as state establishes its parliament. What varies is the degree of each individual state’s democracy. For instance, South can be termed by those who live their lives freely now without being censored or told what to wear/do, and on the other hand undemocratic in the prospective of those who see lack of basic parliamentary laws and independent justice system with ethical law enforcer to filter out the alleged widespread corrupt figures in almost all departments in order to consolidate the system of governance.

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    • 22 January 2010 07:41, by Simpleman

      Gatwech,to me who ever has the power to contest independently and peaceful, is welcomed to come out and contest. Declaring him/her to contest independently dose not mean he/she could also declare him/her self as president or whoever she/he would want to be. But we the citizen can determine through voting on who to lead us finish. Even if Goss made its decision in the selection, it might have not favored the entire citizen. So let them do their pick and play among the many.

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    • 22 January 2010 17:32, by MJriaksdca

      MR GATWECH.

      My worry is that our people, especially the local civilians who never live in modern towns, do not know politics. They are still so ignorant that they do not know how to scrutinize candidates. How can they when there is no town hall campaigns, county and payam rallies, and a TV broadcast that would enable them to watch and listen to candidates and then make a well informed decision? Most local cling to whoever they have known as the governor of a state. they have no idea that there are better people out there with better abilities to lead and manage government. I pray that more independent challengers come out and that God inspire our people who have the chance now to elect servants not dictators who only serve with selfish motives.

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  • 22 January 2010 06:11, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    I by myself as son of Greater Equatoria region would not make criticism on any single contestant unless he/she is an outsider, all those who want to contestt for leadership are most welcome to try their best abd votes will judge who is right and who is not. That is our spirit of Equatorians, every single competition must be done peacefull and joyfull without tribal or regional conflict. However I am still concern to learn more on Sule who is not popular to me, his islamic name has outline him as an outsider, but despite the fact I will not deny him to compet if he is son of Equatorians people across the three states and CES in particular. Governorship must always be handle by a pure son of region lke we have seem across the globe.

    In additional Mr Sule must be not be deny whether his party is in associated with DC or not, we are starting fruit of democratic where people are judge according to their perfumancing not their political choice. Another issue I would like to address is no attempt of assosinating other candidate, because this has been happening in other states and we must aviod it to happen in Equatoria, we are always peace lover. The insecurity in WES need GOSS attention and their goveror need to act as soon as possible before the worse erupt. It is always good to start controlling the fire at the beginning rather than later on. Good luck ladies and gentlement, Sule and Gore.

    New Year Message continuous to inspire

    Time for tribalism has gone, its new year 2010 which is not a time to generalise tribe or community instead of one person. It is time to focus on the real issue far from tribal criticism, political party criticism, leaders criticism, and very far from abuses or insults. We should also debate far from abuses of any single commenter on ST forum, to myself I want to be a man of tolerance, peace, responsbility, respect, forgiveness, love, unity and courage . It is time to get serious and work for the betterment of my nation South Sudan Democratic Republic of Victoria, South Sudan should be call Victoria, because the long struggle is victory, CPA is victory, South Sudan liberation is victory, our insecurity will be a victory, election and referrendom are potential victories. South Sudan future source of hydro electricity power is White nile which has its source at Lake Victoria, unqestionable the name fits.

    I didn’t change myself because of pressure or whatsoever, it could be my 2010 resolution. Brave man conquers the fear like I did previously. However I come to realised that, I am not truly free if I am taking away and abusing someone else’s freedom of expression and speech, just as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me and been abused. This is why I finally come to reason that, me and the rest of concern Southerns will transformed South Sudan into a country that is not comfortable place for those who opposed to democracy, parliamentary law, parliamentary debate, independent and fair courts. For now lets start new year with fresh mind and positive ideas that will improvement the managment of South Sudan, childish comments must be ignored. Some individual comment aggressively when they are defeated in debate, this spirit must be abandon. We are here to play a game ie you get defeated or you defeat others defends on the article and the extend of your debate, but don’t insult people. This is my new year inspiring message to ST viewers, contributors, pseuds, readers and editor. Finally if you come across a mistake or opposing view, please address it with dignity.

    Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

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  • 22 January 2010 06:30, by dotcom

    I was more than happy to see a new faced Sudantribune.com. i’m pretty sure that some pundits have been annoyed by these changes but what they failed to know was how the security on this new website improved. talking trash like in the previous sudantribune have been minimised and offending comments have often been deleted by the moderators.i have also noticed that some individuals dont comment anymore (they have been put off by the look of the website). thats really great. thank you, the webmaster and the team of Sudantribune.com, you have done a great job. our people need more than a tit for tat games, they need real education through teaching in various forms and your website needs to be one of those classrooms. this website is now a news or media outlet unlike the previous tribal warfront.

    my fellow Sudanese,
    like i used to advice you in my previous posts, please lets refrain from the culture of backbiting. talking about who did what, this tribe that tribe won’t take us anywhere. you cant teach someone a lesson by just fighting him or being so offensive. there are many ways to tame a lion. lets be role models to our illiterates, villagers, our kids and the next generation of South Sudanese.

    God Bless You All

    Dotcom

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    • 22 January 2010 06:44, by Greater Equatoria

      I personally do not like this new form of the website.It looks like a childish website.The words are too small to read.It has put many people off from commenting and sharing their ideas.I would recommend the editors to go back to the former one.

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  • 22 January 2010 06:40, by Gatwech

    Hello Southerners,

    It will be a great time for South Sudan to experience for the first time in its history to have an elected president, not appointed president. We are tired of appointed Presidents by the Jellaba in Khartoum.

    Salvatore Kiir Miyerdit was NOT even prepared to be a leader (president). He was unexpectedly ’crashed’ into presidency after the death of late Dr. John Garang de Mabior, another Al-Bashir’s appointed president of GOSS in 2005.

    Wow, we need to have an ELECTED president in April for the first time since the time God created South Sudan.

    May God bless that day...

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  • 22 January 2010 09:07, by Raan Naath

    Dear Readers,

    More independent Candidates will declare themselves soon in Unity state, since the SPLM Nominated unpopular Governor Taban Deng Gai, trust me.

    This is not central ES alone this will be apply to most southern states.

    In April Election, the SPLM will lost most seats to others political parties because the SPLM have lost popularity. for Example, in Unity state, the citizens have requested the preident of South Sudan several times to removed Taban Deng but he turned down the citizens request. So, who will vote for Kiir and Taban Deng in Unity state? I believe also this will apply to other Southern States.

    With coming Election, the leaders will learn Good lesson from
    the citizens.

    By Raan Naath

    Juba, South Sudan

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    • 22 January 2010 13:31, by Gatwech

      Raan Naath,

      You are correct a 100%. SPLM has already shot itself in the foot as somebody rightly put it in his article on southsudannation.com.

      The elections will be about SPLM contesting against itself with ’popular democratic leaders’ versus the ’unpopular undemocratically handpicked leaders."

      And this SPLM vs SPLM candidates is a thorn in the ass of the party before other political parties even stepped in to gather the spoils.

      ahahahahaaaaa....This political idiots need to change their minds before it is too late...

      They have called for a democratic system which they are not ready for or don’t know how to democratically process it...

      Interesting!!!

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      • 22 January 2010 15:47, by Rambang Deng

        Dear all,

        The SPLM P. B is the political body consisted of idlers who have been sucking our blood for five years as their true color revealed some days ago. They act prematurely and nominated candidates rejected by their own SPLM members in their constituencies who will be the key to win the upcoming April election.

        Now you have the SPLM members in States who realize that their membership and rights are not respected by 27 idiots in Juba who fear change and prefer to cling on power by all means necessary. I think South Sudan is not a right place for dictatorship because the so call GOSS does not have absolute power over the population. In order to dictate people, you need to have control over them and prevent lawlessness.

        Thanks

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        • 22 January 2010 16:24, by Wen Madhol-hok

          Congratulation people of Southern and SPLM members for your good nomination, your success is hundred percentage.
          Again my thanks goes to people of Lakes state for rejecting the illetrate people like Mr. Daniel Awet Akot

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  • 23 January 2010 01:05, by Khent

    Gatwech:

    You sound drunker then usual this morning, Gatwech. You started the day with a cup of sour grapes I see. Your embittered flights of fancy are comical, but so very childish.

    Dr. John Garang was sworn in as the Vice of the Republic and the President of South Sudan- he was not "appointed", because that implies that Khartoum had a range of candidates to choose from, and that it could impose and catapult these very same candidates into our Executive office. That was not the case!

    The position was attained as a consequence of the agreement- it was a foregone conclusion. Khartoum had no powers of dictation in that regards. Anything else was merely a formality.

    Your hypothesis has been blown to shreds, notwithstanding your ability to continue believing in it, because true history seems to go over your head.

    The fact that you ignore reality when it gets in the way of your fantasies, shows that your argument is the product of ignorance, hate and stubborn stupidity.

    The real question is, is there anyone other than you, who can’t grasp this?

    Progress is slow with you, Gatwech. Almost glacial.

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    • 23 January 2010 14:22, by Gatwech

      Khent,

      Oh Really? Was it me who argued like a drunk person or was it you late comer, Khent. Wake up dude! And may be let the readers judge for themselves. Khent you have shown your ignorance or should I say you have joined those other political idiots there in Juba.

      Tell me the difference between swearing in an appointed president and swearing in of elected president. You can be sworn in whether as an appointed president or elected president, right?

      Now how does an elected president come to power, is it not by electing him into office by the people? And how does a selected president comes into power, is it not through selection or appointment by another higher office?

      Whether Garang was the only candidate for the SPLM post through the CPA, it was Bashir, his boss, that processed the whole thing including the swearing in ceremony in Khartoum. He became Bashir’s deputy and was NEVER elected in his whole life as a three-weeks president. Right? The same with Salva Kiir.

      Those were/are Bashir’s boys and they report to him. No body elected them. They look up to Bashir as the supreme boss/president of the country.

      So, I hope Khent will not wake up again and say that one of them was elected. The people will laugh at you, Khent, if you will continue with your cheap arguments. We as people of South Sudan are yet to see an elected President (actually junior president) for the first time in our history. It had never happened before and may only happen in the near future.

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      • 23 January 2010 20:38, by Khent

        Yawn* It’s over, Gatwech. Get a new hobby, instead of playing online fantasy in public forums about history.

        Being sworn in and being appointed are completely different constructs; being sworn is a verbal affirmation of fidelity to the Nation, or to some form of Constitution, and is commonly presided over by representatives from the Judicial branch.

        "The current SPLM Chairman (or his successor) shall be the First Vice President and shall at the same time hold the posts of President of the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) and Commander-in- Chief of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)."

        - CPA protocols-

        Dr. John Garang attained his position by the virtues of the peace agreement, in which he was instrumental. His position was secured by the agreement... it was bilateral as opposed to unilateral. It was NOT determined by Khartoum.

        The contents of the CPA require no further justification. It only requires reading comprehension. It’s Not my fault you’re innumerate and can’t read.

        "Bashir’s guys" included Riek Machar, and Paulino Matip- they looked to Bashir for weapons, ammunition, supplies and political support... Dr. John Garang NEVER displayed such subservience.

        The real question is, why do you attempt to draw direct correlations between things that have no direct relationship?

        Your emotional, simplistic, and embittered mumbo jumbo "analysis" of the situation only demonstrates why you incessantly feel the need to project, and why you will forever remain permanently arrested in a quagmire of self-destructive hatred.

        You are ten years my senior, and yet you behave like an ire infant. You trying to understand politics, resembles a horse trying to count by stamping its hooves.

        It’s Pure Comedy.

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        • 23 January 2010 21:01, by Gatwech

          Khent,

          To give you a very simple example so that you understand that John Garang was subordinate to Omar Al-Bashir whether he came as a product of the CPA or not, Bashir could fire Garang as his deputy any time and tell the SPLM to nominate somebody else.

          Do you understand that Al-Bashir can even dismiss Salva Kiir as his deputy and ask the SPLM to nominate somebody else? Do you know that this can automatically affect the South Sudan presidency as the same person is FVP?

          Then what do you call such a relationship between Khartoum’s Beshir and the so-called junior presidents in the South. Do you understand that the laws extracted from the very CPA could not come into effect without the signature of Al-Bashir? Do you understand that it took the signature of Al-Bashir on the constitution to effect the swearing in of the FVP and President of GOSS, John Garang and now Salva Kiir?

          Please this is not the kind of junior remote controlled presidents that we want in the South. We need elected ones chosen by the people, not by the system under Al-Bashir’s mercy.

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          • 24 January 2010 04:03, by Khent

            Gatwech:

            Are you now reversing your position?

            Or is this just another attempt to forestall the destruction of your faux-thesis by confusing the issue?

            Facts stay the same, however, what has changed throughout the thread- are your prespostrous lies which you hope will make the facts go away.

            And, it clearly has not worked.

            You are guilty of investing in fantasy over fact, when it strokes your embittered and childish bias. You not only provide no evidence for your claims. You also ignore all findings that contradict your conclusions.

            There is NO provision in the CPA that cedes Bashir with the inordinate power of dismissal... no provision provides Bashir with the authority or the impetus- to dismiss our Presidents at will.

            Dr. John Garang NEVER demonstrated subservience to Bashir- unlike others, Dr. John Garang was the biggest threat to the NCP and was not "controlled" by Khartoum or by Bashir.

            Your blundering response is the result of pure vanity, prejudice and ignorance, which so thoroughly fails to alter, obscure or hide this reality.

            The provider of the CPA, Dr. John Garang- is *dead*. STOP constantly evoking his name with your resentful and malicious attempt at belittlement. You keep the stuff at such a looney level, that no one takes it seriously, so I don’t think it can work, even on a petty-revenge level.

            I know you are desperate for attention, but your behaviour is really sick. It’s like some sort of tick that you can’t stop.

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  • 23 January 2010 01:06, by Time1

    Independent candidates should be welcomed and allowed to have their chances to show the people what they can offer. This is a multi-party country, anyone is free and can run as long as they follow the right process within the constitution.

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