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January 21, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — Yasir Arman, candidate of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) for the presidency pledged today to work for Sudan’s unity adding that his nomination is a gift from the south to the country.

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A supporter holds a poster of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) presidential candidate Yasir Arman at Khartoum airport January 21, 2010. (Reuters)

Sudan’s First Vice President and SPLM Chairman Salva Kiir Mayadrit introduced Arman as the Movement’s runner for the presidency during the CPA celebration in Yambio in the presence of the Sudanese president and NCP candidate, Omer Al-Bashir, and announced that he will arrive to Khartoum on Thursday to organize his campaign.

Kiir said Arman has been chosen thanks to his major contributions during the SPLM struggle, adding that Arman was one of first northerners to join the Movement in the days since its inception, alongside Malik Aggar, Mansour Khaled, Abdel Aziz Adam El-Hilu and others. He pointed out that the nomination of Arman gives new opportunities and renews hopes about which the Sudanese voters have to decide.

In a press conference held at the SPLM premises after his arrival to Khartoum and an important reception by supporters, Arman vowed to work for voluntary unity between the north and the south. He also said he would present a political program that the south fought for.

Arman further described his candidacy for the presidency as a "gift" from the south to the north and a greeting to the west and center. He further added that his candidacy restores confidence and rehabilitates the North-South relations.

The National Congress Party welcomed Arman’s nomination but the press of the ruling party denounced the SPLM runner and said his nomination is proof that the Southern Sudan ruling party is no longer a national party but is working for the south’s separation.

Speaking at the press conference, SPLM Secretary General Pa’gan Amum told reporters that Arman’s nomination is "the last chance for unity between the north and the south." He also stressed that the party is supporting him with a program that could make unity an attractive option.

Amum further said that Arman’s candidacy signifies progress and the spread of the SPLM in the north adding that the nomination of Arman was possible not because he is a northerner but because he is one of the strong popular leaders of the movement. He also cited Arman’s faith in the New Sudan as well as his struggle in the ranks of the movement for more than two decades.

The SPLM leader Salva Kiir Mayadrit had resisted calls to run for the presidency preferring to focus on heading the Southern Sudan government. Also, his deputy Riek Machar, another potential candidate said he would only run against President Bashir if he is appointed chairman of the SPLM, a demand to which Salva Kiir found difficult to accede.

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  • 22 January 2010 07:44, by Gatwech

    No body in the South will vote for a unionist Jellaba like you, Yasir Arman. You are just wasting your time.

    The SPLM is unfortunately shooting itself in the foot every where.

    Yasir should think of where to run to after 2011 because his criminal case sitting in the court because of the man he murdered in 1986 will be re-opened after stripping him of the current immunity he enjoys.

    Yasir joined the SPLM as a fugitive looking for jungle as a place for hideout from the wrath of the law.

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    • 22 January 2010 07:49, by Gatwech

      Yasir’s brother-in-law from Abyei who holds that picture of Yasir should have shut his big mouth. It was useless to open it wide like that for nothing. Yasir will soon face the law in Khartoum because of that man he murdered in Omdurman in 1986, which caused him to run to the bush and joined the SPLM for safety purposes.

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      • 22 January 2010 08:27, by johnmaker

        You know what Mr.Gatwech I don’t think you every feel happy thing done well at eyes other people.The only fact you always support is anything related to Riek.But that is not the way of demacracy you demand all the times in evey comment you commentated on.Yaser stood with the SPLM/A since from it inception up to now.Flip flaper like Riek cannot deserve that postion whether you think is right person or whatever you think.Riek will never seat on south sudan presidential site mark my word.SPLM/A got better Nuer than traitor Riek you alway support.Just wait and see how thing will turn out.

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        • 22 January 2010 11:17, by Gatwech

          Wow, thank you Sudantribune for changing the picture of the guy (Arman’s brother-in-law) holding that unwanted picture. The other picture doesn’t have that big mouth like the first one.

          Well, the fact is that Yasser did not join SPLM out of political decision. First he murdered somebody and escaped. So, the question is if he did not kill that innocent person in Omdurman, would he have joined the SPLM since his intention was to hide in the jungles with the SPLM/A?

          And now do you support his vow to keep Sudan united if elected president (ooops)?

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          • 22 January 2010 12:05, by Time1

            GATWECH

            How many people did Omer bashir murder? do you really think your master Omer bashir will get away with his war crimes charges? he will go to jail soon.

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          • 22 January 2010 18:17, by Dengcol malual

            Getwach,

            He didn’t kill no one but the Anti- National Islamic Front Student Law Association where he was the president killed a police and two members of the National Islamic Front when their association were banned from holding any meeting. the one who Killed insane people is Riek and not Arman. I will vote for him because he is better than Riek. Dr. Riek is a traitor who joined National Islamic Front against his own people in the south. He will never be our president because is a coward and pinhead.

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            • 23 January 2010 06:29, by Gatwech

              Dengcol Malual,

              You better get prepared to defend your sister’s fiance in court soon using your good for nothing defense story.

              You will explain that story to court, not me.

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        • 22 January 2010 12:09, by Frak Cho

          Dear Postors (commentators),

          Our acts talk louder than our words. Their seems to be misundertanding for this word SPLA/SPLM. Since the inception of this movement upto date, it has been and it is Sudan People’s Libiration Army/Movement (SPLA/SPLM) where every Sudanses including Omer Bashir have the right to joint depending on his/her choice. The SPLM is a party for all the Sudanses people regardless of their ethnic background. Without this salogn, Yisar Arman wouldn’t have joined the movement.

          Why are you Southerners still called it SPLM and not SSPLM (South Sudan People’s Libiration Movement or Army)? Let’s talk sense people, why do you narrow your minds to South Sudan.

          Look at South Africa where the whites minority dominated the blacks, they (the blacks) struggled, and now, they are the rulers of that country. Are all those in the Northen Sudan Arabs? Have they not participated in the struggle since 1983?

          Your critism towards Yisar Arman, shows your total weakness and political will and lack of foresightness.

          Please and please, interprete will SPLM/A!

          Otherwise, I wish all the Sudanese people a blessed Year 2010 to be a year of mutual understanding.

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        • 22 January 2010 21:13, by Mr.Patriot

          let’s be frank guys.Yasir will not and will never win the election for the voter of nowadays is not like those who received late Dr.John Garand the founder of the SPLM and mastermind of the New Sudan.

          Our comrades in the SPLM lost the vision of the new Sudan and all ran after self interests including yasir himself.

          So by nominating yasir in the Presidency is like rewarding the NCP for yasir is not popular even within SPLM despite his competency..so SPLM members do not rejoice cause YOU are going to loose alot.

          Nominating a women in the post of Governor in Warap State is like giving this important State in a golden plate to SSDF of Mr.Bona Malual. while nominating the most corrupt governor in the South Taban Deng will Bring and Independant candidate or NCP into the oil rich State..lastly bringing Simon Kun Puoch who was not even in the list screened by the state electoral college is another reward to Mr.Gatluak Deng who will defeat Kun in the first two hours of voting..

          So Pushing corrupt, unpopular and Incompetent candidates to contest such posts in SPLM tickets is like commiting suicide.

          God have Mercy on SPLM.

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      • 22 January 2010 08:41, by jack chuol

        Gatwech again!,I wish we don’t have another Gatwech,one Gatwech!!! is enough

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      • 22 January 2010 08:58, by Majok Arol Dhieu

        Dear Gatwech or whatever names

        This name Gatwech, you will change them later on when you arrive in Sudan because South Sudan will be another Country very soon and there will be no room for betrayals people like you and others. We were struggle for freedom, that is all and if that is the case, therefore we should have to vote for South Sudan independence and not Yasir Arman, Kiir, Riek and so forth, no matter of how he behave or full of corruption but the only thing you should have to secure if you are intelligent is that,"Is that person a patriot". For example, Kiir Mayardit is a patriot see how he had been following the Movement without one day showing a sign of ignorant towards his senior or form a coup against him.

        Mindless of whoever was appointed to contest against Bashir, After we are free from Arabs colonies, there will be time to see who among southerners is qualify enough to manage the South the way you like it. It seems, you have severe mental retardation the way I have been following your articles since I joined the website. See, you are now outside Sudan because Sudan was on fire that time. Many people evacuated the area and they are now talking that the know how to manage people and they have high qualifications and so on!!! Take Care!!

        The land and martyrs will always escort Salva Kiir in all circumstances.

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      • 22 January 2010 09:01, by Deng Akol Agut-tungdoun

        Hi Bwona Gatwech,

        Can you tells us in details how Yasir Araman murder that person in Omdurman, in 1986? It seems you have hard evidences, can you come up and tell the public, a good reason as to why Yasir has been to Khartoum all these days and no any single mad mundukuru rised the complain?

        What you always do on this site brother is nothing but sowing seeds of haterd, in Sudan as whole are wiser people then yourself, you ought to take that carefuly. The Bible said what go round come round. Never talk ill about people when the have done no wrong. Be straight forwards, that is how the democrats do.

        Political assasination is not a wise way for decampaigning the national figures. The Riek or not riek issues ought not to be taken personally. That is for you own future advantage because you do not know when God, may unite Riek with Deng Nhail and Dr. John Garang.

        Be Blessed,

        Deng Akol Agut-tungduon, a man far away from tribalism.

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        • 22 January 2010 18:22, by Dengcol malual

          Gatwech,

          Where are the families of the victims or do you think victims didn’t have families? Arman has been in Khartoum for many times and even today and no one has said anything. think before you write anything. you sound like an idiot

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    • 22 January 2010 14:39, by Mr. Awan Awan

      Gatwech

      Frankly, I support candidacy of SPLM member, H.E. Ysir Saeed Arman for president of the Republic of Sudan for the following three main reasons.

      First, he struggle to liberate marginalized people including your community for the entire period of struggle without defections.

      Secondly, he is going to implement the first and main goal of the SPLM “New Sudan”.

      Thirdly, after establishment of “The New Sudan”, he will then implement all unresolved issues of the CPA that NCP failed to execute which, include South and North Sudan border demarcation and all other outstanding issues.

      In brief, if you don’t like all the above, then you are against us and we will instruct all Sudanese people to aim their attention to you. We all know that you dearly support Dr. Riek Machar, which is OK, but he doesn’t deserve what you want at this critical moment. I agree with you and who ever say that Dr. Riek has capacity and ability to lead us, but unfortunately, he has bad reputation on his career “politic”. Being a good politician required high competency. Don’t think I contradict my self in what I said. What I said is what I mean to say. Thanks

      Awan Awan

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      • 23 January 2010 01:56, by Chol Mading

        Dear Awan,

        No one could deny comrade Arman’s contribution in our struggle. He contributed so much that he deserves this gift. However, I have some reservations to his candidacy. If President Kiir believes in “New Sudan” vision, he would have run for this post instead of Yasir Arman. Kiir is our leader and he should have been the one to carry our flag. Imagine if Dr. Garang was alive today, do you think Arman would have this chance. I definitely think the answer would be No! This shows clearly that we are going to be independent state; therefore SPLA/M vision was buried with Dr. John.

        President Kiir has shown lack of seriousness and has put his self interest ahead of the vision of our struggle. We all may be behind Yasir but yield no fruit in his campaign.

        Chol Mading

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        • 23 January 2010 09:06, by Muorter Majok

          I totally agree with you comment. In addition, I think kiir is well aware of his chances had he decided to run against Al-Bashir.

          By the way, I have a cousin of mine with the exact same name as yours in HP

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    • 22 January 2010 17:09, by mack waweru

      Gatwech,

      Don’t speak on our behalf as South Sudanese. Say, I Gatwech will not vote for Yasir Saeed Arman.

      Mck Awer

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    • 22 January 2010 19:57, by Wed Deng

      Hi Gatwech!

      You are really man, and your words are true and nice to the public of southern Sudan.
      Therefore nomination of Arman yasir to the candidacy is really a big pain to me and some other good bless southerners, because the great mistake that being made by Salva Kiir will not benefit southerners.

      Yasir is not qualify to be in that position not because of the qualifications he hasn’t but he is one of our enemies,even if he has been struggled for some many years I still doubt of him.

      We southerners were fighting with Arabs because of the mistreatment being done to us by mother faker Arabs and Kiir Confused to nominate Yasir.

      If it is matter of struggling during war, what of the other leaders who have been there like Pagan Amum, Lual Ding Wol and even Dr. Luka Biong to mention but afew

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      • 23 January 2010 02:56, by kuminyandi

        Wed Deng,

        The biggest mistake that ever made by SPLA is when it welcomed Riek and Lam Akol back to the movement.

        Kumi,

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    • 22 January 2010 22:06, by DengDit Ayok

      Mr. Gatwech,

      Southerners will undoubtedly vote for Arman Yasir whether you like it or not. I am a southerner and I will vote for him. Who are you to say that southerners will not vote for Yasir. Who have made you an official spokesman of the Southerners to speak on their behalf?

      You ought to keep your peace if you have nothing to say to the public on sudantribune site.

      Dengdit Ayok.

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    • 23 January 2010 02:36, by Dinka Boy

      Gatwech,
      Your short sight can not help you to examine issues.
      It is your choice to vote for Yassir Arman or not,but I and many Southerners will vote for him. don,t worry dear.

      Please don,t insert false statements in to fact. I mean it because you have been complaining for things that you don,t even know, and that will make you an automatic liar and uneducated. How do you come up with your baseless informations that Arman murdered aman in 1986 while your mouth was just in your mother nibbles. You just little for politics man.

      I know when Yassir Arman called for you of the country would be concieved by this with short vission in difference ways,but for me it is agood i deas not because Southerners will vote for unity but since our leader will sound positive to all Sudanese. We are you barking like adog while you have achoice for unity or seperation. Haaaa, that is one of aspects that we are very difference because you and the likes are varried on thinking.

      Thanks

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    • 23 January 2010 15:30, by Achuil Manyuat Tong

      To Gatwech

      Yasir must win this election wether u like it or not
      He will not win because the election will not be free and fair because of your activities u the NCP and other defectors in the south .
      The unity of the sudan was an option for ever body before the CPA and after only that it has not been made attractive by the NCP as aruling party in the Sudan and supported by other political parties in the south plus people like u who are evil of unity even in your own families
      Yasir is our candidate for the presidency what ever idea the SPLM has for the sudan should be viewed as an idea of a political party although it will not be clear to people like u.
      If u are truely educated and know soething post reasonably and criticise party not ever one is view point .
      How can u say no one will vote for yasir Arman as if you are the voice of the sudanese .

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  • 22 January 2010 07:47, 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 08:39, by santos

      mr dotcom,

      thank you very much i have learn that you are the only person that was awake inthe previuos sudantribune webe where every one bark like a street dogs.now atleast there is abit control and more stop commenting with uncontrol exposure of one’s tribal-texts and tribalism.the website has been well design but what makes it look trash are those who stop presenting ideas and expose their deep inner feelings against innocents.
      i suggest to continous active,the website must be respected because it is for all.
      thanks

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      • 22 January 2010 08:58, by dotcom

        thank you Santos,

        our community needs more of your likes. i cant agree more!

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      • 22 January 2010 11:31, by Martin D Ajhak

        Thank Mr Dotcom,
        You have exactly point out the issue , we web users should acknowledge that it is not a place where tribal hatred is preached which has been the case when mentally-ill or alcohol-induced browsers like Big Famous-ogic have access to it. This has unfortunately discourage many web-users.

        Thank for hitting the point

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    • 22 January 2010 08:39, by Angelo Ajiech Manyuat

      Gatwech, Yasser Arman is our hero than you & your uncle Dr. Riak. In fact, we’ll do whatever possible in our capacity in order to support him to win the election. Back to his speech, he didn’t mean Southerners should vote for unity instead, he says that in order to attract more votes from those who fed up with Basher rule. I do strongly believe that Yasser Arman is a trustworthy person who care about the suffering of Southerners for ages & that’s why I myself will vote for him instead of those idiots you believe. Anyway, I know you’re mad because Dr. Riak is blocked to run for presidency in the South. Its sound pathetic, is it? Believe me or not Dr. Riak will never become president in the South no matter what you all Naath will do in order to support him.

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  • 22 January 2010 07:50, by KingJared

    wow, that’s nice to select a person from the north to represent south. God would bless him. I told northerners to select me but they refused so I return to south. What about the war in Darfur?

    Kingjared.

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    • 22 January 2010 08:24, by Wende Yongaptheeth

      lack of information and stupidy destroys people. Some un informed folks called Yasir Arman a Jellaba. Mr. Arman and some folks such as Mansour Khalid are the only remaining Nubians who speaks their language and are so proud.

      Second, Mr Arman was not nominated to respresent the South as it is being alleged by morons, he was appointed to represent the SPLM which is a national party on the national political stage of the Sudan. SPLM has never been Southern, shall never be Southern, it happened that it was led by a qualified Sudanese gentle man called Dr. John Garang de Mabior and is now led by a little shy away southerner called Salva Kiir Mayardit. Kiir had failled this party and made sound and look regional.

      Belief it or not SPLM will remains on the Sudanese national political stage after South Sudan seccession.

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  • 22 January 2010 08:39, by Raan Naath

    Dear Southerners,

    Look at this Jalaba is talking about Sudan Unity. IS that what we fought for? Mr President Kiir, is that what you want ? Are you thinking for Sudan Unity. Remember Dr. Riek Machar is behind you, the man who brough for you self-determination. He is still thinking night& day about South Sudan independence. He is not runing after money but runing after independence of South Sudan.We know the reason why you nominated the really Jalaba to run for presidency is because your for Unity.

    iam happy that 100% of Southerners will vote for separation during referendum in 2011. Kiir and Yasir will fail their abjective of Unity.

    SOUTH SUDAN CITIZENS OYEEEEEEEEEEEE

    WE REMAin WITH 11 MONTHS TO SEPARATE FROM THE NORTH.

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    • 22 January 2010 08:52, by jack chuol

      Naath.you have right the message of Yair is beyond your capacity and I require you re-read his message again. I don’t know how I can help you my friend.
      thank

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      • 22 January 2010 09:22, by Raan Naath

        Dear Majack Chuol,

        Are you English speaking person? I doubt no. I read the Yasir statement and i understand better than you. Here is News headlines: SPLM Candidate Vows to work for Sudan’s Unity.

        Do you understand word Unity?

        For me my friend, Iam separatist, i don’t like to see word Sudan’s Unity in my life. My father fought in the liberation struggle for separation not for the Unity of Sudan.

        Raan Naath

        Juba, South Sudan

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        • 22 January 2010 10:47, by Gabriel Kuchkon

          Dear Raan Naath,

          You sound well brother against the word unity and that is all we must say to Hon. Arman to change his compaign policy because Sudan is no longer one and will not be as the Northerners think. Days are numbered !!

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          • 22 January 2010 20:08, by Wed Deng

            Hi Raan Naath,Kuckon for the nice comment you composed on this website.
            Actually unity is not our motto we southerners, if that is the way Yasir campaign about leadership that he has just got from SPLM it will be abolished very soon.
            Please keep it up my dear mentioned people from above.

            And that is why I don’t like him to be Candidate in southern Sudan.

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  • 22 January 2010 09:19, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    Mr Yasir you are trying to ruin your image if you are talking of unity, South Sudan had had enough of arabs. We offer you this position because you have been with us for the entire struggle. Remember that this is your finnally piece of paper to declare for your own benefit. If you keep singing of unity GOSS will vanish you and you will find your own life in north forever. Revsers your words and make correction or avoid what you have utter by accident. It is not a secret anymore, South is going apart from arab government. Becarefully that if you are expel from GOSS your life is in trouble, you may either go for exile or remain as a poor individual with your wife in Abeyi, but still it will not be safe for yourself.

    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 10:42, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

      This is a wonderful idea to be understood by simple people. S. Sudan and North Sudan can become united if the hearts of the leaders have agreed to share powers equally across the country. SPLM has been in the struggle for more than two decades, for a reason not just for the sake of seeking leadership. Yasir Arman can unite Sudan because he is not from the predominant dictatorship of NCP.

      You stop voting for NCP and continue with SPLM so that change emerges among us as far as Unity is concerned.

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      • 22 January 2010 11:28, by Gatwech

        Shadrack Machut,

        We are not after power because power is temporary. It can be ended by disaster, vote or assassination.

        We are after our right of self-determination and form our independent government where we get every thing in there including the power you are talking about.

        Let the power greedy die looking for power while we look for our freedom.

        Southerners should not qualify Yasser Arman just because he happened to be in bed with Abyei Dinka lady. That is a sellout!

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        • 22 January 2010 12:09, by Time1

          Yaser Arman has probably been in the movement more than you, so shut your coward mouth.You are just an Arab in pretending to be a southerner.

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          • 22 January 2010 13:02, by Gatwech

            Time1,

            Cool down brother-in-law of Yasser Arman. This is not your family issue we are talking about. It is a national issue touching the nerves of the people of South Sudan and especially after your sister’s husband, Arman, said he vows to keep Sudan united in case he becomes an elected president (ooops).

            My great great grand father fought the first national war with the Turkish and Brititish. We have the first South Sudan martyr, Guek Ngundeng Bong.

            We also have others who launched Anya-nya I war in Torit, 1955. Those buildings you are occupying in Juba including the office of Salvatore Kiir Miyerdit were built as a result of Joseph Lagu’s liberation struggle which formed the first semi-autonomous government in Juba.

            We had Anya-nya II that established Bilpam (which means ’rocky hills’ in Nuer) and also became the SPLM/A General Headquarters later on in 1983.

            So, dude, history did not begin recently in 1983. Wake up!!! Your sister’s fiance, Arman, did not join the SPLM/A out of political decision but as a result of running away from the wrath of the law because of the innocent guy he killed in Omdurman in 1986. However, some made the SPLM/A as breeding ground and shelter for criminals that time.

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            • 22 January 2010 14:35, by Mr. Awan Awan

              Gatwech

              Frankly, I support candidacy of SPLM member, H.E. Ysir Saeed Arman for president of the Republic of Sudan for the following three main reasons.

              First, he struggle to liberate marginalized people including your community for the entire period of struggle without defections.

              Secondly, he is going to implement the first and main goal of the SPLM “New Sudan”.

              Thirdly, after establishment of “The New Sudan”, he will then implement all unresolved issues of the CPA that NCP failed to execute which, include South and North Sudan border demarcation and all other outstanding issues.

              In brief, if you don’t like all the above, then you are against us and we will instruct all Sudanese people to aim their attention to you. We all know that you dearly support Dr. Riek Machar, which is OK, but he doesn’t deserve what you want at this critical moment. I agree with you and who ever say that Dr. Riek has capacity and ability to lead us, but unfortunately, he has bad reputation on his career “politic”. Being a good politician required high competency. Don’t think I contradict my self in what I said. What I said is what I mean to say. Thanks

              Awan Awan

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            • 22 January 2010 17:20, by mack waweru

              No, Gatwech, the founder of "ANYANYA 1" was late Elia Duong Arop Chom, a Twic Dinka of Bhar el Ghazal. The rest, like Deng Nhial, Joseph Lagu and the list goes on joined later and usurped it from him as was done to late Kerubino Kuanyin Bol. Anyanya was not the original name of the movement, but "South Sudan Liberation Movement".
              It’s you who should have an insight into history and not others.

              Mck Awer

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              • 23 January 2010 06:49, by Gatwech

                Mach Waweru,

                Telling lies is a never ending curse to your likes and so you are addicted to it. When did the so-called Elia Duong Arop Chom of Dinka Twic launched the war of 1955 in Torit.

                You son of a liar! Ahahahahahaaa.... That so-called Arop Chom is not even heard in the story of Sudan. When did he become the founder of Anya-nya I? Equatorians will not forgive you for trying to steal history from them in the broad day light.

                You are history thief!!!

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  • 22 January 2010 14:25, by Ajak Yak Giet...

    Dear Gutwech,

    Can you shot up....You are insane and don’t know what you are really talking about right here idiot....Yasir Arman is better then your Riek Machar who launched genocide and ran to Bashir and came back empty handed....Yasir Arman murdered an arab and never shall he appear before court for that matter....He is the preferable candidate and we must vote for him no matter what colour he has....Is an arab by originality and had stood with the SPLM for years and the best award that you shall adhere to him is to elect him as the head of state....He deserved it and we must do it for him....It is my appeal to you that you go back to the history and try to analyse what Riek did and yet he find a place to eat in the SPLM....Nuer,stop putting spoon first while don’t know what you eat...It is clearly stated in the Bible that man must suffer to get something to eat and those who don’t work shall not eat...You didn’t participate fully during revolution therefore you don’t deserve to rule....I mean your people....Ashame on you idiot....And to end my comment,i would want you to come and meet with me in Juba wherever you are for some canes for farting in the public sites....Don’t ever writes your asses here instead of talking senses...

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    • 23 January 2010 01:36, by aliya boy

      STOP AND BREATH EVERYONE,
      I’M GETTING SICK AND TIRED OF SOME RETURDED STUPID MINDS IN THIS FORUM. WHEN WILL YOU GROW POLITICALLY? TO SAVE OUR ASS IN THE SOUTH?
      SPLM/SPLA IS OUR POWER AT THE MOMENT, MANY MORE PARTIES ARE COMING UP FOR A BETTER DEMOCRACY IN THE SOUTH IF WE MADE IT!

      LET ME SAY THIS: POLITICS IS LIKE CHILDREN PLAY, IT INVOLVES LIES AND TRUTH! IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE SPLM CHOICE TO PUT YASIR ARMAN TO STAND FOR US, WHO DID YOU HAVE IN MIND? EVEN SALFA KIRR
      WILL HAVE TO TALK ABOUT UNITY OF THE COUNTRY SO THAT HE WOULD WIN THE VOTE IN THE NORTH! ANY BODY YOU HAVE IN MIND WILL DISAPOINT YOU SINCE YOU DON’T KNOW HOW POLITICS WORK. PEOPLE SAID GARANG WAS BAD BECAUSE HE TALKED ABOUT NEW SUDAN AND UNITY WAS ALWAYS IN HIS STATEMENT, SURPRISINGLY HE EVEN MENTIONED THAT SAPERATION WILL BE THERE AND HE WILL STAND WITH SOUTHERNERS, STILL PEOPLE SAID HE WAS A BAD LEADER! DO YOU THINK GARANG WAS WELCOMED SO FIENDLY IN THE NORTH BECAUSE HE WANTED SAPERATION? NO, THEY HAD IN MIND THAT HE BROUGHT SOMETHING NEW FOR EVERYBODY.
      ANY BODY FOR PRESIDENCY AND TALKING ABOUT SAPERATION STRAIGHT WILL LOSE FROM THE NORTH AND MAY ALSO LOSE FROM SOME IDIOT WE HAVE IN THE SOUTH. THIS MAN ARMAN I’M SURE HAD A SERIOUS PROMISE TO THE MEMBERS AND LEADERS OF THE SPLM/SPLA ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE SOUTH, AND THAT IS WHY THEY PUT HIM A CANDIDATE.
      I’M A SAPERATIST AND DON’T LIKE WHAT THE NORTH DID TO US ALL ALONG LIKE YOU, BUT I FIGHT POLITICALLY AND CAREFULLY TO GET WHAT I WANT. IF YOU ONLY WANT THE SOUTH, WHY ARE YOU CONCERN ANYWAY ABOUT WHO SHOULD STAND FOR THE PRESIDENCY SINCE YOU SEEMS NOT AWARE THAT WE HAVE TO PLAY POLITICS IN THE NORTH TO WIN AND GET WHAT WE NEED, SINCE THE DEMOCRACY WE ARE STANDING FOR INVOLVES VOTING AND PEOPLE’S NUMBER IS AN ASET OR WHAT IS YOUR REAL GROWN UP POINT?
      LET US SUPORT ARMAN, IF WE DON’T LIKE UNITY, WE GO FOR THE SOUTH AND ARMAN WILL STAY THE PRESIDENT AND HE WILL HAVE GOOD TERM WITH US TO CLEAR THE ROCKY ROAD.
      I CAN WRITE ON AND ON TO THE STUPID SAPERATISTS WHO DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET THE SAPERATION.
      PLEASE AFTER YOU READ MY POINTS, YOU SHOULD HAVE A CLUE OR IT WOULD BE BETTER OF IF WERE NOT BORN TO A SOUTHERN SUDANESE FAMILY.
      THANKS AND GOD BE WITH US IN THE SOUTH TILL WE GET WHAT WE WANT.

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      • 23 January 2010 02:38, by Abuk D- Nhial

        Abuk doesn’t fear to disclose the fact publicly.

        It would be a great loss if Yarsir is the candidate.

        It would be a great shame if Sudan is united.

        It would be a great humilation if South Sudan is under muslim leadership.

        Try and prove.

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  • 23 January 2010 05:29, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    Salva Kiir Miyardit,

    You better accept your weakness as you kneel yourself to Arab. In the year 2002 before the signing peace accord was still unestabilished, you are the one who opposed to Dr John Garang when he said that Sudan has to be one instead of dividing it into two. As of today, you endorsed Mr Yasir Arman as a candidate to run for the Unity of Sudan as a whole. Why don’t you keep your promise. By the way, this show that you are absolutely stunted to carry the vision of the Southern Sudanese people.

    Do you mean that if Yasir Arman win the Election, then Yasir Arman will be a President of the whole Sudan and you will be a President of Southern Sudan? Why do you like to be in second class all the time?Is that what you mean by the way? What I see so far from you is just that you don’t want to leave your position as you know yourself that if you campaign for presidency, then you will fail and that is true because your political view is visionless. Why are you depend yourself on a position? During the death of John Garang, where you nominated by the Southerners just because of position or where you nominated because of the hope to free the Southern Sudanese people out from suffering?

    You said that Yasir Arman was the first Northerner to join the SPLM/SPLA. Does it mean that if he join the SPLM/SPLA, then he should have to be a leader of the Southerners? If the Southerners people expected the Arab leadership, then why do we have to fought for 22 years instead of joining Arab in the Northern Sudan. Salva Kiir, you are serving no purpose at all. Fear is better than death.

    Lord; who will serve the Southern Sudanese people?

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    • 23 January 2010 07:42, by Dinka Boy

      Gatwech and Agustino Deng,

      Your short sight can not help you to examine issues. It is your choice to vote for Yassir Arman or not,but I and many Southerners will vote for him. don,t worry dear.

      Please don,t insert false statements in to fact. I mean it because you have been complaining for things that you don,t even know, and that will make you an automatic liar and uneducated. How do you come up with your baseless informations that Arman murdered aman in 1986 while your mouth was just in your mother nibbles. You just little for politics man.

      I know when Yassir Arman called for you of the country would be concieved by this with short vission in difference ways,but for me it is agood i deas not because Southerners will vote for unity but since our leader will sound positive to all Sudanese. We are you barking like adog while you have achoice for unity or seperation. Haaaa, that is one of aspects that we are very difference because you and the likes are varried on thinking.

      Yasir Arman can lead the South if he win 2010. There is no problem with that since he fought more than your Nyagat Riek Machar who was choose first to run with Bashier but his greedy for power let him not to run because he said if i run for Sudan presidency against Bashier unless Salva Kiir give me the presidency of South. Greedy usless nyagat can not think. It can not happen in this century.
      Yasir Arman will be a deputy when he loose or win Sudan presidency in 2011 because he is among the SPLA heros.
      Thanks

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