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February 28, 2010 (JUBA) – The former Foreign Minister of Sudan and leader of the breakaway Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC), Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin, is expected to launch his election campaign next week in Juba.

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Sudan’s SPLM-DC leader Lam Akol (AFP)

Dr. Akol who currently resides in Khartoum is also expected to participate in the forthcoming inter-parties dialogue which is scheduled to take place on the 3rd March.

The political parties in the South will discuss the code of conduct for the elections as many of them complain of harassment by the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

Lam Akol launched this Saturday his electoral campaign in Malakal, capital of Upper Nile State, where he pledged if elected President of Southern Sudan Government to curb corruption, promote democratic freedoms economic development in the semi-autonomous region.

During the launch of his election campaign on Wednesday in Juba, the First Vice President of Sudan and President of the Government of Southern Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, who is the SPLM presidential candidate for Southern Sudan, assured that all political parties in the South would be allowed to campaign freely.

He said he would also wish to see Lam Akol, his only challenger in the elections for the post of the President, conducting his campaign in the Southern Sudan’s capital.

Major General Gier Chuang Aluong, minister of Internal Affairs told the press that the Southern Sudan Police Service would provide the necessary protection to Dr. Lam Akol if he launches his campaign in Juba.

Gier said in a press conference he held on Saturday that there are more than six thousand (6,000) personnel of the Police Service who are trained to protect the exercise of the elections in Southern Sudan.

He added that the Police Service has been supported by the Government of National Unity in Khartoum.

This week, Dr. Lam’s party office in Renk, Upper Nile state, was reportedly ransacked by SPLM supporters.

Some elements of the Joint Integrated Units (JIUs) in Malakal had earlier torn his pictures posted along the streets of the town.

It is yet to be seen whether his supporters in Juba and elsewhere will be freely allowed to move and rally behind him during his campaigns.

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  • 28 February 2010 03:36, by Deng Wel Deng

    We will be enthusiastic to hear what you will want to deliver that you have not done.Keep on entangling and message is simple southern can’t be rule in Khartoum.

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    • 28 February 2010 06:10, by thieleling

      Dear Readers,

      Dr. Lam Akol should be accorded the right to freely campaign in south sudan as Arman and others are accorded the same anywhere in Sudan though Kiir’s important late-development of inclussiveness REALLY came too little too late. Kiir’s addicted tribalist ideologues advisers already ruined south sudan. Tribalists advisers, like Luka Biong, Deim Kuol Deim, Deng Alor and other non-Abyei tribalists need to know they are not save either when the tribal-time bomb explodes in south sudan. They helped set it up and the bloodbath needs to cover them as well, not just the indoctrinated innocent Dinkas tribesmen who were made to practice tribalism.

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      • 28 February 2010 07:45, by Mathiang BT

        Lam is like a woman that always divorce men. He was a SPLM member at a higher level that can enable him to change what is wrong in his party not to form another party.
        He is actually doing a business by running up and down. His Chief down there in his village is even makes good decisions than Lam who is Dr. for nothing.
        Lam which one is your last party after SPLMDC?
        In my state, even a dog will not welcome you Lam.

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        • 1 March 2010 20:19, by kuoldit

          not like a woman alone but a prostitute who always make money from men ,you are treason, betrayor to your fellow southerners for the sake of getting money from your husband (Bashier),you ever move up and down since the movement started from south to north $ from north to south.hey our president (Lam) where are you heading to now? do you want to die or what? watchout otherwise you will be jail like notorious Kizza of Uganda.

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    • 28 February 2010 13:29, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

      Let there be free campaign for all parties because we know who is who though many parties are protesting each other. SPLM is the ruling party and the same time the mother of all. She should tease her children otherwise we can miss the goal.

      I particularly wonder how many votes will the presidential candidate Mr. Yasir Arman get as many civilians are scared and tortured by the SPLM’s Splas. As I talk now my very closely related 1. executive chief and 2. the paramount chief were killed with other 30 people and 40 wounded and 30,000 people displaced. Many houses are burnt to ashes in Chueibet Lakes State. What does this reflect to the election? A mess or mass!

      I would wish the S. Sudan president H.E Dr. Salva Kiir to double his thinking capacity and be more vigilant enough to break the obstacles.

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      • 28 February 2010 15:32, by thomas

        It’s General, not Dr.

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        • 28 February 2010 16:29, by Machine

          To dear GOSS the people should enjoy freedom of expression where necessary.
          Please don’t interfere with Dr.Lam right by any accident.
          Stop your luttanic act and serve the country

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        • 1 March 2010 07:33, by emmanuel adol

          it should not burn some1 yes salva is a Dr and at same time RTD LT Gnrl.

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    • 28 February 2010 22:11, by Aarai Baka

      Im not fans to Lam Akol but Lam have the same right been giving to paulino Matib and Riak black in the South as he is the son of Southern. there is no way eliminated other parties if the practice democracy in peaceful manners without threatening as Dinka Boy said it. why Omar Bashir is coming to conducted a campaign in the South without being threated?

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    • 1 March 2010 00:14, by Yai Marach

      Dear all,

      Lam Akol will be allowed by GOSS Authorities to campaign freely in Southern Sudan but the question is what are the objectives he is going to tell us, the people he use to betray all the time for his own interests, Lam is preaching unity of Sudan, do we lost 2.5millions lives for unity, if i was Lam i shouldn’t be stupid enough to think about these people whom i used to kill all the time. Lam doesn’t confident in himself how do you think he will lead Southern Sudan for this critical time? He doesn’t believe other educated people in the South he thought he is the only one how do you think such person can lead us?

      Regards,

      Maperdit

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    • 1 March 2010 18:59, by kuur Deng

      Deng I strongly agree with you and to be honest i have been with him during the war,Can you imagin what kind of jeleousu he have,eating a lone,hates soldiers and like his subordinate to suffer. What can you support in such a person? I think this is the time people must know that leadership is not all about abtaining Ph.D,yes he had but can we evaluate his personality before we voted him.
      He committed many creams, and his vision was to destory the majority tribes by choaliding them and fight against each other so that the minority can rule.
      Can you choose such idiot mind? Ok to let you know more about him, he was the master plan of DinkaBor- Nuer tragedy in Jongle state it was was his plan.We need not to regred when thing torn a part,you can make a leader but can not change individual personality. think wisely.

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  • 28 February 2010 03:38, by murlescrewed

    You will be on the track to helldom Mr. Ajawin. Welcome to South.

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    • 28 February 2010 05:50, by Cherninco

      The kid with stupid nickname,

      What do you mean by the phrase, “you will be on the track to helldom,” if there is an English word as such as helldom? Could you explain what you mean? Are you by any chance alluding to physical elimination or something?
      If so, is you grand plan include Gen. Dua, Col Joseph Bakosoro and all the 340 independent candidates challenging the SPLM? You need to turn away from such childish thinking sonny, otherwise prepare to kill us off all (as southerners), and that will result in an international intervention, because that will be a genocidal act. Think of the big picture here moron.

      Cherninco

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      • 28 February 2010 06:41, by murlescrewed

        Moron Cherninco,

        I will answer all your questions because the answered are classified.....unless you let me cut off your tongue and remove your eyes and break your legs...I will not answer those. What I will say is that it is more convenient to cut off a snake’s head and never worry about it being a problem.

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        • 28 February 2010 07:25, by Cherninco

          Ha ha ha. Hard questions eh? Why didn’t you ask your daddy to help you out stinky swine? There you have it. Two more words to enhance your vocabulary; and by the way, when I used the word moron I actually meant to say that, psychologically speaking, you are a person of mild mental retardation having a mental age of a 7 to 12 years and generally having communication and social skills enabling some degree of academic or vocational education.

          “Moron,” which appears in your respond is a city in eastern Argentina (an industrial suburb of Buenos Aires). My advice to you is to start spending your time gaining knowledge and not wasting time here kid.

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          • 28 February 2010 07:41, by Dinka Boy

            Hey Cherninco,
            Leave mr Murlescrew alone please.

            What do you know about education.? None.

            Moron simply mean idiot in case you don,t know. Indeed, you are idiot( moron) who can not understand the prose of mr Murlescrew.

            Moreover, Mr Murlescrwe knows that Moron is a city in Argentina,but he was using Moron as idiot in that context.

            Please stay away from Murlescrew because his intellectual writing can not be understood by your likes.
            Thanks

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            • 28 February 2010 12:06, by musa daud

              Hey Dinka boy,

              Why are jumping at Mr. Murlescrewed defense like a cheap prostitute? are you his night club whore?

              The kakuma English you are trying to show off doesn’t worth toilet paper Ms whore!

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          • 28 February 2010 08:58, by murlescrewed

            You are more pathetic than I had initially thought. You have no idea who I am so I will not waste time rebutting your play ground name-calling. But my point stands. Lam is treading on dangerous grounds and he will get what is coming for him. It is that simple.

            As far as Moron goes, I will call you moron anytime without a second thought. That is just how I roll when confronted with folks who lack mental faculties to deal with issues without resorting to name-calling.

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          • 28 February 2010 09:48, by gatluak

            You dinka need to give other people opportunity, we all know that Dr Lam is not going to win any way so stop trying to runn every thing. Southsudan is not only for dinka please stop controlling everthing.

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        • 28 February 2010 07:40, by Wed Deng

          Dear Moron Chernico

          I hope sudan is not only for one perosn but to all human beings who are in sudan.
          Lam Akol is suppose to run his elctoral compaiagn becuase he is a citizen of sudan in particular southern sudan.But he will make sure of what is going to take place

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      • 28 February 2010 12:50, by LOVER OF ORGANISMS

        THE MOVE AGAINST CORRUPTION THROUGH SPLM-DC

        In every country in this planet, democratic government means many things. Such as; competetion between or among candidates, Right to vote freely, Right for every candidate to express freely even says about the pitfalls of his opponent to mention but few.

        Unless Dr. Lam Akol is accorded free atmosphere in the south, then there is no any democratic government to be claim in the south after the election.
        As the late Dr. Garang said, "If someone gives you some thing so that you can do for him some thing, take it but you know what you will do when time comes to take an action". So what Dr. Lam has for the people of south is to be analyzed by the citizen not any political party which is even trying to say the same thing to the citizen.

        SPLM is every time carrying its heart in hands when hearing about Dr. Lam and his party. But Lam should never be a threat if SPLM is confident that is has not undermined the interest of the southerners in the past 5 years.
        Many sources said that, the uncontrolled immigration of Dollars from south to other parts of the world in the past 5 years as southerners compete for drinking water with their animals or even drink directly from the Nile, has always been the major fear of SPLM.

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  • 28 February 2010 03:44, by Dinka Boy

    Dr Lam Akol compaign in Juba. Haaaaaaaa

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    • 28 February 2010 03:59, by Ajang Aguer Pageer

      He should better stay in Khartoum .Otherwise,his mad ideas will force some mad Southern Sudanese to eliminate him during his election compaign.I say so not because I hate him or want ’that’ to happen to him, but I ’care’ and respect his life as a southern sudanese. Good luck on your campaigne trail.

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    • 28 February 2010 04:00, by wang

      Well reverse decision SPLM, and against for providing those (6,000) police personel trained to let this guy to runs his campaign in the Capital.

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      • 28 February 2010 07:49, by Mathiang BT

        Wang am sorry the other day bro, 4give

        Lam is NCP element.

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    • 28 February 2010 04:03, by William Okuch

      It is not a question about who will win the election, but how could south become first example for democratic management in African countries as young state that emerged recently from war.

      If Salva Kiir win, Dr. Lam should congratulate him. Likewise, if Dr. Lam win, the president Salva should congratulate him. Loser must be opposition to supervise the setting government activity.

      In doing so, we will prove to the enemy and to the CPA witnesses that martyer Dr. John Garang and the millions of southerners who denied their lives didn’t died in vain, but for South to be rule through democracy. In other word, we and the world will be seeing our martyrs by examples on the ground.

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      • 28 February 2010 04:24, by Dinka Boy

        Wiliam Okuch,

        Lam Akol will make hia compaign in Juba without alternative,but you have to know that there are ten States for him to visited. Don,t worry dear, Lam Akol is NCP agent that Southerners will not eliminated because he is our weak heart individual who love Bashier very much. My friend, compiagn is risky sometime anyway. The chance of Dr Lam Akol presidency in the South is finite perhaps 0.01% because some other traitors were eliminated already.
        Thanks

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      • 28 February 2010 04:29, by William Okuch

        Be advised that Lam Akol is human being whose life is short and could depart this world by any mean at any time.

        But those who think of a political assassination of other political party leaders are they ignorants and enemies of the South. Remember what have happen we, southerners were not in harmony before the Sudanese independence. Lack of our national unity has caused us long time struggling and lost of millions lives, hundreds of slavery and millions into diaspora and gave enemy opportunity to steal our wealth.

        In 1991 SPLM/A split, think of the consequences on both sides such as thousands of southerners being killed by their own hands that suppose to be instruments for their defense, drilling of our petrolium through our own safegurad and recapture of areas that were under SPLA control. Who was the benefictors? Southerners and Northerners?

        Those who are so call here as mad guys to kill Dr. Lam are willing again to hand back the south into enemy hand for decades and inflict more unrepearable grievances to our belittle nation.
        Let us all think of how to harmonize the southerners and make them build their nation rather than thinking about names such as Drs. Lam, Riek or Salva. These guys are the same and should be rejected not rule and bring good leaders we think they may offer good leadership or should be allowed to rule just by casting our vote.

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        • 28 February 2010 04:42, by Dinka Boy

          William Okuch,

          Please stop crying. Dr Lam Akol is asoutherner though he has weak heart for his own people. He fools Riek Machar in 1991 and they all defected which cause lots of lives to civilians,but SPLM never loss its fight against Riek and Lam plus Jallaba. please Lam Akol is nothing though. He can not fill out the grave dear, stop crying loud like wild dog.
          SPLM is hard like stone. Who is traitor Lam Akol?. just adog bashier ass licker.
          Thanks

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          • 28 February 2010 05:06, by Oduck Bol

            To Dinka Dog.

            Wish your mouth man. Do not let us to say a ward . Be polit. Dr Lam is a next peresident of south Sudan. If you are doubt, just let us vote and wait for the result.

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            • 28 February 2010 05:55, by D D M

              hi uguok Bol,yi ba guok.you are dreaming that your father Lam can win election in south. otiep maye lac ke wiee Lam,

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              • 28 February 2010 06:31, by Oduck Bol

                To D D M.

                Yen jung mouny ,miandth a quaj. Nyaojang men yi ba gouak. Otip may duang. please, try to write in english dog,so that other can read yours.

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        • 28 February 2010 06:05, by Malakal

          Mr. Okuch

          Your analyses are unconvincing, they are simply emotional pleads. Always try to separated realities from fantasies.

          Lack of unity which you stressed up there
          is associated with your client Dr. Lam’s name. We in the South knew about one revolution and that is the one that was created by the SPLM/A, but thanks to our self-centered Drs, we have managed to created another revolution within the obvious one known to many Southerners as SPLM/A. Creating a revolution within another revolution Mr. Okuck sound to me like "lack of unity".

          Your argument has always been that people who supported the SPLM/A are Dinkas, but the fact is the SPLM/A was created to liberate the entire region of South Sudan. Why can people like you Okuch advice Lam to wait until the liberation of the South
          is fully completed then seek leadership after that. The truth is they do not anticipate that all they want is distraction, that is what thier boss the Arab in the North want them to do in order to hinder possible break-off of the South.

          Okuch, if you want to be a real politician who cares about issues affecting Southerners you need to refrain from politics of those of Dr. Lam. Lam is absolutely naive, his quest for leadership is driven by his vicious willingness of fulfilling his personal ambition, that has nothing to do with the rest of South Sudanese.

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        • 28 February 2010 06:14, by johnmaker

          Hi William Okuch and Oduck Bol,
          I want to you one philosopically term normally used by the great thinkers."Big people used brain not stomach".The reason I said that ,is because of your blindsighted image that you using behind the foodiers Lam Akol.My friend will the times of pretending is over.This Time there will be no body will cheat the south sudan again wether you rally behind Lam or behind bashir no way my friend.The good thing in south no one would even declared him/herself that is suporting Lam.You might vocalized it in the bar where ever you are drinking from,but implementing of it,would like puting a bell on the cat neck,Rat said.Anyway good luck and see you soon in south.

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        • 28 February 2010 06:36, by Gatmi raan

          Dinka Boy (AKA the traitor)

          please don’t preach the elimination of Lam Akol. If Abel Alier didn’t get eliminated when he was in Juba, what make you think a person with the Stuture like Dr. Lam would face death in the hands of his fellow Southerners. please I warned if you don’t stop your hateful preaching against southern politicians you disagreed with, I feared the same hateful fate you are preaching may well first happened (God forbid) to Salva Kiir. and I don’t wish it to happened to him or anyone else for that matter , because I love the South and its people wether i don’t agree with their policy or not!! Salva Kiir said " I didn’t choose to live"at the launch of his campaign for the presidency of South just a few days. well so to Dr. Lam Akol who took arms against Jallaba in 1986, he is here for a reason, and no one in the South Should dare threatend his life or there will be hell to pay if any one of the opposition or independent candidates should faced any harrashment by any security organs.

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          • 28 February 2010 08:01, by Dakbai

            Dinka Boy,

            What has Abel Alier done that made you compare him to Lam Akol? Abel Alier has done nothing to southerners and staying behind in khartoum during the war was really very helpful to the movement. You don’t know it but most of the politician and high commanders know what Abel was helping them for during the war. His elimination might be spoken by those who didn’t know what Abel contribution was like during the war while residing in khartoum. However, i am an advocate of well-established democracy in southern sudan, so i want Lam Akol to be given a chance to air his opinion and ways he is going to govern when he wins election. Why are people furious and mean to Lam Akol while are others are already forgiven. If those who had history of misdeeds and backward obstruction during the war are not forgiven, then why Riek Machar and others are holding dignitary offices in the GOSS. So i advice southerners to be calm and not overreacting and listen to all candidates and Almighty Lord of southern sudan will give them guidaince and direction who the right person to govern this time. we all need to eradicate ideologies of tribalism, nepotism, and the issue of oppressing minorities, then southerners will be fine to establish strong country.

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            • 28 February 2010 08:12, by Dinka Boy

              Dakbai,

              I am not in support of Abel Alier either. understand!.

              I don,t support those who are against SPLM ever since till now man.
              It seems that you don,t know the current history about Lam Akol.

              A loyal South Sudanese can not called South Sudan Arab nation. Please mark his speeches. Moreover, he defect together with Riek Machar but both of them were accommodated in SPLM in case you don,t know.

              In contrast, Lam Akol work side by side with NCP leader Bashier, and if you have doubt read how naive Lam Akol is against the indepenedent of South Sudan. Now Riek knows that very well after being rehire back Dr John Garang and that is why he don,t work side by side with NCP though he has problems awaiting for him for days to come.

              Please once again, i don,t support Abel Alier or others who are NCP agents and traitors. It is infinite 0.001% chance for Lam Akol to win South Presidency and i think he is wasting his spare time for nothing.
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              • 1 March 2010 02:32, by Dakbai

                Dinka boy

                please would you mind to peruse/ read my message one more time. It seems you didn’t get the content of writing. I didn’t appeal fpr your support Abel however, Abel is running for no position. What i was writing about is why people are furious and mean to Lam Akol while others who are secretely collaborating with NCP are not being talk about. What’s more, Lam Akol was not calling southern Sudan arab country, he was calling sudan arab country. Historically, sudan is registered arab nation in which we southerners got right to complain, but that burden or complain can’t be solved by Lam Akol a lone. So our blame to Lam seem to be baseless and unscrutinized because he was serving the interest foreign ministery to call sudan Arab nation. Thus, We need to be well informed in politic rather than changing the speeches to fit our hatred interest. However, i appreciate your response because it is debatable than other comments being posted on this website.

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        • 28 February 2010 06:58, by Gatmi raan

          William Okuch

          please ignored all the screaming and fearmongering from Dinka Boy(AkA the traitor) that are crying foul after seeing South might well be heading away from their visionless and careless party (the SPLM). Its just not helful for a person like with enormous intellect and thoughtful to let yourself be dragged into a muddy level that Dinka Boy and alikes are boiled in. don’t get into that pot or it would make all of us who are trying to a positive and constructive debate about the future of our beloved Country(the south Sudan).

          Thanks you

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        • 28 February 2010 17:00, by Time1

          Okuch

          No one will assasinate him or can do that, it is not in accordance with african culture in southern sudan. Lam did make some bad speeches in the past but he has his rights to campaign, am sure he will campagin with no trouble, he already campaigned in Malakal which is the second big city in south sudan, he did not have any problem. SPLM is not for hatred and divisions but it is for peace and unity.

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      • 28 February 2010 05:49, by babadit

        Dictator.Lam Akol has no political Ground in the South, this man will unit us souhterners with Arabs since they are his party’s sponsors.
        mind you southerners, Alam Akol has been given 400 cars by the Arabs world to make unity a must for southerners.

        No votes for Akol in the south , let him go back to khartoum where his party is opperating from but not juba

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  • 28 February 2010 04:44, by Pwad Achob

    Hi Dinka Boy & Ajang Aguer,

    Let us not be politically bias,tribalistic and ignorant of the fact that southern sudan is for all southerners.

    Whoever did join SPLM/A should get a credit for our struggle but we should also appreciate that others did contribute to the struggle in different ways.I think many people can become SPLM memebers if there are good policies and faireness in giving all opportunities to ourselves to develop the south.

    Dr. Lam Akol is a son of southern sudan and he can politically coperate with any political party in the north as long as he adhere to identity of people of southern sudan.

    Tell me who does not coperate with nothern parties including SPLM? SPLM is governing the country with NCP and they have political contacts with other opposition parties in the nothern.

    If you want peace in the southern sudan you must learn how to accommodate other ideas from non memebers of SPLM.You will not rule the southern sudan with the notion of one party system.
    Never will you succeed to dictate southern sudanese people as you wish.Expect civil war in the south if you are so stubborn as a party.

    No one tribe can ever take things in their hands for long.

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    • 28 February 2010 04:50, by Dinka Boy

      Pwad Achob ,

      If i asked you that what did Dr Lam Akol did in the South?.
      Your answer will be bhala bhala bhala bhala---.
      Others contributed in difference ways!. I think you are among acoward who have licked Bashier ass like Lam Akol and Riek Machar for decades.
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  • 28 February 2010 04:52, by Cherninco

    "He said he would also wish to see Lam Akol, his only challenger in the elections for the post of the President, conducting his campaign in the Southern Sudan’s capital." What happened to the Presidential Order? I thought somebody somewhere was undermining the Higher Court and its decision, as well as NEC decision!

    You know, that is why one should think of whatever he/she is about to say before saying it and not sticking to it. Somebody somewhere should tell me, as a southern Sudanese patriot, why should I be forced to vote for such a brainless creature? Southern Sudan has many good leaders and we should not settle for such a mediocre under any circumstance. Until we change our ways of doing politics drastically and strive for better we are ever trailing.

    Cherninco

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    • 28 February 2010 05:32, by William Okuch

      The so called Dinka Boy, please stop bulling people on this website. You are communicating with people across the world not in your own village. Among them are wise, intillectual, respectful and educated unlike you still struggling with your tribal wildness. You need to be tamed and that will cost generational work.

      Let me use spiritual language to impart you with heavenly wisdom to help you to understand the reality. God says, "any house of kingdom that divides itself will fall." Is my comment above has no relation to this since I’m urging our leaders and our people to harmonize?
      God also says, "go to preach and open the eyes of blinds.? If what I’m writing here and the inputs of our other good southerners not the ways to open your close eyes block by dirt preventing you from reading the reality on the ground?

      You said I’m crying. Crying how and for what? Are we fighting here or someone is beating me here to make me cry? Am I crying because I’m predicting and revealing the possibility of the future problem that might emerge result of your wilderness?

      That is the difference between me and you. You have a shallow minded and lack of knowldege to read the future and respect.
      I urge you to embrace constructive debate because we are here seeking for solution for building our nation.

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  • 28 February 2010 05:01, by Pwad Achob

    Hi Dinka bias,

    You should know that Dr Lam Akol was the only true southern sudan son who defused Salva Kiir stubbornness when he wanted to create a political defiance after the CPA signature.

    You could be a compaigner for tribalistic domination but it is not going to work.You are wasting your time.All of us are for our motherland(south) and the only difference between is what ways we play politics.There is no New sudan.There is only southern sudan.

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    • 28 February 2010 05:23, by Dinka Boy

      Pwab,

      i said that you will Bhala Bhala. New Sudan is South Sudan,you see how fool reasons. Lam Akol has
      0.001% chance for presidency. Just mark my word in your note book.
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      • 28 February 2010 05:46, by mohammed ali

        I think the reporter is dishonest .Talking about next week,while ignoring his his campagin yesterday in Malakal ,is unfair!

        He should tell us how many people attended, so that those who talk about0.01% consider thier words very carefully.Anyway,so many people must have seen his campagin in the T.V!

        Dr. Lam is a highly qualified Sudanese, and if he is not dedicateted to the cause of the South,he could have been an emminent scientific figure in the most advanced counties in the world!Those who hate him do that on tribal basis.It is a shame! Every Sudanese should be proud of this man,irrespective of his political views or tribal affliation!

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        • 28 February 2010 06:01, by Oduck Bol

          Thank mr Mohamed Ali for telling those primitve guys.
          They are just worry for winnig of Dr Lam, but not thing will help them. Most of those people are ignornce. Event this reporter is like his brother, other wise there is no need to support one party while you calld yourself as journlise.

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  • 28 February 2010 05:49, by Dr.Agany

    People should know that Dr.Lam is a leader like any other south sudanese. He should be allowed to campaign and who knows he might win the election. Those gangs in Juba are not better than him. All human beings do mistakes and Lam’s 1991 history should not tight his hands back and leave the country to be robbed by those greedy dooms in Juba. GOSS officials only know how to calculate expenses but not profit.

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    • 28 February 2010 06:01, by johnmaker

      Dr.Fake Agany,
      Where were during the war between south and the north.If you was sudan north or sudan south,than you should know now the different.But because you khartoumers who had seek an asylum in western world,so that why you are talking like you dug yourself down in the ground.

      Mr.fake Dr,SPLM/A sweat for what you are know seeing before your evil eyes.Challenging SPLM/A while you hide yourself behind bashir will not terrify The GOSS.I alway doshed your silly comment on this site.But my friend let me assured you this,preaching for Lam will not help.Socondly you had said the whole SPLM/A are corrupt and looters.Would you please specify any evident that so and so does.Plesae stop your bulshit here in this web.ok.

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      • 28 February 2010 18:54, by Dr.Agany

        Hello Maker!

        I know your uncle is among those who are freely looting now but remember that time comes and elapse. Don’t be so mad of little school fees given to you and begin supporting madly the cause you don’t know. Ask me why? I have been to south sudan throught out and upto now I am still residing in south sudan. I fought in several SPLA battles during the movement, hoping that when the dust settle, we would enjoy but unfortunately it becomes some individuals property. I know you might be one of the current beneficials in GOSS looting but we need to preserve the identity and cause of the struggle. GOSS’s officials are incompetence, corrupt and too dishonest. The anti-corruption commission was formed and given to a woman to head it because they know the consequences of facing the truth. The current system in GOSS menu, is when one of them loots a lot, he or she is told to slow down the speed of looting. They don’t take themselves to court or go public. If you are informed (Maker), would you mind to highlight the achievements of your uncles in GOSS since 2005?

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    • 28 February 2010 06:44, by William Okuch

      Thank you brothers and sisters for reminding ourselves on what took place in 1991 when SPLM/A split into two.

      However, we should always inform the readers of the causes to the problems and outcome of problems. For example, what was a cause for 1991 division of the movment? The answer will be "abandoning of self determination and lack of democratic management of the movement." THIS IS WHAT REPEATING ITSELF UNDERSHIP OF KIIR SINCE 2005. We saw Dr. Lam was denied by SPLM and now SPLM denying independent candidates and denying candidates is a rejection of the grassroots who have empowered the independents to represent them. No doubt, Salva will be left alone with his group if they continue unethical policy.

      Then if we recognize the cause, we must think of solution which is 1991 split of SPLM/A.
      Then what are the problems caused by split? We harvested negative consequences so bad on both Torit and Naser factions. Enemy got used of our division and by our own hands, we killed our beloved people.

      Now let come to the outcome of the split of the movement. What have we harvested from division? Then our answer will be the birth of IGAD principles started in Frankfurt conference of 1992 which actually are the CPA that gives Salva Kiir a chance to rule the South today. BUT SALVA KIIR SHOULD GIVE SOUTH TO SEPARATISTS WHOM THEY SAID INFRONT OF NORTHERNERS, NUBIANS, BLUE PEOPLS THAT THEIR FIRST BULLET WILL BE SHOT AT SEPARATISTS.
      Now within our full acknowledgement of causes to the split of themovement, outcomes of the split, we should therefore evaluate them not DR. LAM OR DR. RIEK.
      PLEASE LET LEARN OF INFORMING PEOPLE ABOUT CAUSES AND OUTCOMES OF ANY EVENT.

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      • 28 February 2010 07:10, by Dinka Boy

        William Okuch,

        Please can you read your comment again if you are not crying like before.
        Please stop crying and just form your own party against SPLM period.
        Don,t make noise for nothing.
        Thanks

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        • 28 February 2010 07:37, by William Okuch

          Thank you Dinka Boy for exposing value to me more. I understand your attitude that may be a reason to place yourself into other planet.

          Explanation is crying according to your interpretation that put in profanity attacking writers rather than reading and evaluate their inputs silently.

          Look I will be more stupid if I consume my time with you.

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  • 28 February 2010 14:21, by Peter DeMun

    Yeah? And say what? He doesn’t think the South is ready to rule herself. Isn’t it an absolute contradiction to think otherwise and campaign to be the leader of those who you think don’t have no system to govern themselves?!

    I think he should campaign for NCP seat instead. Ooh I forgot he was sent to derail the South’s progress towards independence. Well, his time is up. I think it’s time for the Southerners to say loud and clear what "We Want" and NOT what the North want.

    I say WE WANT OUR INDEPENDECE and OUR FREEDOM!

    DeMun

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  • 28 February 2010 16:39, by Time1

    Lam Akol is free to launch his campaign no one will ask him, as long as everything is according to the law t hen there iwll be no reason to stop him. As the interior minister said Lam will even get police escorts when he launch his campaign, this is going to be a free and fair election, so that those who loose should not complain.

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    • 28 February 2010 17:59, by mack waweru

      Lam Akol has no qualm and remoarse. Campaigning among the people he had hurt? Really, politics is a dirty game in which one forgets or ignores his grave mistakes.

      Mack Awer

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      • 28 February 2010 21:03, by Amokdu

        Dr. Lam Akol is a political prostitute who goes to a new man every year!!. He is a coward and will never be able to stay in Juba for a week.

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        • 1 March 2010 08:33, by Wudutman

          Dear Dinka Boy:
          Dr Lam Akol might be crazy, if he step his feed into the land of Lakes State,[capital Rumbek] he will be return to Khartoum in a death box. Let him remain there in Juba with his nonsense campaign.

          By Wudutman

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          • 1 March 2010 11:59, by Gatluak Latjor

            Jesus! What a waste of time and resources. He is just beging for the stupid southerners to sell in his wellknown business(SPM-DC). He will never sell me, my vote is my bullet for killing my enemy. He will receives my bullet right in his head.

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