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Salva Kiir vows to contest for South Sudan presidency after secession

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January 24, 2010 (JUBA) — Salva Kiir Mayardit, the South Sudan president has declared his intention to contest the presidency of the newly created nation, should the semi-autonomous region gain independence in July this year.

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"There is no vacuum in leadership as many of you are already thinking. Those who think that I will step down after the referendum are wrong. I given the mandate by the people and I have to fulfill my obligations” Kiir told delegates attending the opening of the second session of Southern Sudan Parliament.

Clad in a dark-blue suit and his trademark hat, Kiir, also Sudan’s first vice president also congratulated southerners for the whole-hearted solidarity they demonstrated during the one-week long self-determination referendum polling.

Preliminary results indicate voters overwhelming voted to separate from the north, in a process widely accepted as having been conducted in full compliance with internationally agreeable standards and principles. However, the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission has said that turnout exceeded 100 percent in 10 counties in the south.

The new southern leadership, Kirr said, will focus on building strong relations with the north and neighboring nations, saying it’s essential for the economic stability of the country.

"As southerners, we should never allow individual interests override our national interests. Nations are built by people through sacrifice, patriotism and a common goal,” the southern leader said.

He further appealed to members of Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly (SSLA) to expedite the passing of certain key bills, citing the 2011 budget, transitional constitution as well as other relevant laws necessary to guide the new nation.

On Abyei, President Kiir vowed to protect the grazing rights of the nomadic Messeriya tribe, and urged the Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party to remain committed to the ongoing post-referendum negotiations with the south-ruling party.

The southern leadership, the president added, remain strongly opposed to military options for resolving the conflict in Sudan’s troubled western region of Darfur, but said peaceful measures should be taken.

Last week, Joseph Lagu, president Kiir’s senior advisor on current affairs said the southern leadership should institute term limits, to enable everyone exercise power, once given the opportunity.

“Let’s not follow the steps taken by the successive northern regimes. There are advantages that usually come with political power, but the problem is that those in charge are tempted to hang on for so long,” Lagu told journalists in Juba, the regional state capital.

His remarks, analysts say, could have been the main reason why Kiir openly emerged to declare his intentions for the southern presidency ahead of the final referendum results due on February 14.

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  • 25 January 2011 06:20, by Abionmur!

    The easiest person you can defeat in your presidency contest is Dr Riek machar.
    Otherwise others are tap to overcome!

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    • 25 January 2011 06:31, by Gatwech

      Mr. President,

      You are welcome to contest again because this is your right as a citizen. I also believe that the interim constitution or the future constitution will not prevent you from contesting.

      What I would love to see is real contest in the next elections in which citizens will be allowed to choose freely and fairly. I hope all those who will contest will have to convince citizens why they want to continue in power.

      If you can convince me next time I will vote for you like I did in April. But my next vote may be determined by the level of good governance you would have introduced between now and July 9. Otherwise.......

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      • 25 January 2011 08:02, by Kolnyang youth

        you are welcome for next general election of South Sudan ,but take care of division ism in SPLM because your subordinate are greed of power .

        Anti-tribalism

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      • 25 January 2011 12:39, by maduel Anok

        Dear Readers..

        As I scroll down reading your comments, It gives bad feelings and doubtyou and your love of the country.

        I don’t know why you build this wide bridge betweeen president Kiir and his Vioe Dr. Riek Machar. Both President Kiir and Riek are all Citizen and have inalienable right as other citizens to lead and be led..Kiir has right to contest likewise Riek has right to do so and people shouldn’t segregate who to vote for if the two delivere and convince their voters.. But I know if the president Kiir contests the election using SPLM’s ticket Riek may not run in the same party.. If Riek does contest in the SPLM part, Kiir needn’t to contest too...they are one people and work for the best of our country as brothers... Don’t incite hatred within SPLM part in the name of tribal ground..

        reach me on madueljames@yahoo.com

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    • 25 January 2011 09:36, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Mr President,contest the Election to come you will go un oppose you remain very strong since you join the movement in 1983,you do not come back to the Arabs as other did.
      For me aleader should remain strong man with one principal,but what we southerners should put into our mind,Arabs are very canee people,you start fighting for leadership,they are still planning a dirty game to the new Nation to come.Therefore Salva Kiir should still lead us untill we better off in Defence.

      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 25 January 2011 15:39, by Wiyual Wech Puk D. Payol.

      You are welcome to contest the next post referendum election.That is your chance as a citizen.Abiormur is always wrong in giving commends.Dr Riek is well educated than any Dinka,and he as brave as all Nuer Brothers.for President Salva Kiir to defeat him as it is said by That Dinka,Abiormur could be a little bit difficult.the term welcome you to contest,but may not be you the president!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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  • 25 January 2011 06:22, by Kim Deng

    Mr. Cowboy,

    You’re more than welcome to do so, but don’t panic yet.

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    • 25 January 2011 08:24, by Liberator

      To: All Readers: I don’t think Kiir is the right person for the Job in the New state!"The Liberator’’

      To: all the haters of Dr. Machar

      please read the following quote by the ICRG expert!

      Titled: Can Kiir Cut It as President of New State?

      "
      Fouad Hikmat, International Crisis Group special adviser on the African Union and Sudan, regards the relationship between Kiir and Riek Machar, the vice-president of South Sudan, who belongs to Nuer, the second largest ethnic group in the region, as key to ensuring the south remains stable.

      "At the moment I think the relationship is going well. Both of them recognise the importance of each other," Hikmat said. "Machar is powerful and he is not shy of taking a decision. He has a large constituency with the Nuer who are highly militarised and whose tribal areas have most of the oil in the south. Kiir needs to keep them in the garden."

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      • 25 January 2011 10:21, by Dhiew Nhial

        Mr. Liberator
        You need to watch out my friend; the next precidency is not going to be contested using a military power or underground wealth such that YOUR PERSON OF INTEREST would be the right condidate, but the historical records including good governance would decides.

        If you and your co-conspirators are thinking of repeating the act 1991, then you better not attempt it this time, or Southern Sudan is going to be like Rwanda in 1993-94

        BE ADVISED

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        • 25 January 2011 11:17, by Liberator

          Dhiew Nhial

          Don’t panic yet! Let me give you a bit of comfort. the Rwanda movie will not be re-run of 1994 at theater near you. Instead, it would be a whole brand new movie with the opposite effect that you and your uncle alike has ever seen. So, sit tight and enjoys the temporary accommodation that southerners have afforded you thus far, because it won’t last!

          Warning! Nuer are not Tutsi of Rwanda(just the opposite re-run of Rwanda 1994, will be the only movie televised this time with immeasurable scale).,

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          • 26 January 2011 06:38, by Dhiew Nhial

            Liberator
            You better ackowledge that, the Khartoum Gov’t is not going help you this time. When Dr. Riek was defeated in 1996, he fled for Khartoum and jointed hands with SAF. But this time I doubt that he would get refuge again in the north.

            Prepare for whatever you want to do including your hiding place inside the South should thing turn out worse you guys.

            BE ADVISED!!!

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      • 25 January 2011 11:12, by Nhomlawda

        Liberator,

        This is nonsense, the wealth currently in use is from Dinka land in Unity State. Second, we survived in the bush without Riek and we can still do in South Sudan without him.
        Please stop putting too much hope on a person who cannot sell through.

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        • 25 January 2011 16:11, by mawic

          Nhomlawda
          You are lost boy raoming in diaspora even does not know the Dinka lands or states,brother comes home and have at least some studies locations of tribe in Sudan. Unity state of Nuer land which produce large crude oil,its money being ended up in puckets hungry lover food Dinkas and you always claim Dr.Riek will not come as president.Where will you eat in GOSS if Nuer cutt off Oil? you will die ya parasites.

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      • 25 January 2011 12:45, by Matooralo’ol

        Liberator or Whoever u called yourself.

        Who is Mr. Fouad Hikmat in South or sudan politics at large?

        What is the connection between kiir’s Declaring himself as the candidate for the future South Sudan presidential elections and Dr. Riak?

        Since you are a Nuer base on your bizare comment, are there plans that Dr. Riak is running for presidency in the next elections?

        All those questions needs your answers because they may help us draw South sudan political lines.

        And let me tell you, Kiir and Riak knows how important their co-operation is and where each one of them comes from, therefore never ever link their political aspirations with how big, small, or even tough each of their tribes are, because tribal politics will not help us at all. i mean it will be more dangerous if everybody put it at micro-level like you do.

        May i also proved you politically inexperience, there is no permanent enemity in politics, to be honest, what you reffered to above as" Haters of Dr. Riak" is not politically sensible. If you are helping Dr. Riak in his leadership hunt, then you better keeps telling people how good he is interms of what he may brings if he becomes future President of South Sudan and stop considering him (Riak) as your tribemate, i mean, he is not a tribal leader, Is he? There, it will be upto South Sudanese to elect their leader irrespective where he/she comes from.

        We are in state of forgiving those who commit atrocities so far in South Sudan and if you keep talking that way, then your spearing the wounds. Lets keep our mouth off nonsense talks and look for better options to redeem our long suffering as a result of being with Arabs.

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        • 25 January 2011 14:48, by Tilling

          Thanks brother for your advices to those who are exchanging some nonsense words between Kiir and Riak. They are southerners, and all southerners people will choose their best leader when the time come.

          Tilling M Tilling

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      • 25 January 2011 16:03, by Boldit

        To Mr Dog Liberator

        To dog liberator don’t bring your tribalism in people views I know you are lost dog in your tribe so you want to pretend to be Nuer. I don’t blame you maybe you are from Equatoria or Nuer. Let me tell you maddog Mr Kiir is a president of South Sudan by all mean. Kiir is not a criminal like Riek Machar, Kiir is not a tribal like Riek Machar also Kiir don’t have any relationship with Arabs as Riek did. We Southern Sudan we are going to choose our leader according to his/her criminal recorded. Now Southern Sudan is democracy ruling party so we going to elect people according his/her capacity. So we know who is right to leads us in development of South Sudan not afraid persons like Riek Machar. Everyone in Southern Sudan know what Riek did in 1991 genocide we don’t about food people Riek or Saban John or whatever they called themselves, those who run to Khartoum for food during the movement. We all know who is the president of Southern Sudan not food eated without ideas. Mr Machar he is in a dry land.

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        • 25 January 2011 22:43, by Ito

          Brother Boldit,

          I am writing in the hope that all are doing good in their respective place of residences. I am shocked to read your comment to dog liberator. I am from equatoria but i consider every southerner as my own brother and sister and you could see from every article i wrote. But I think you have got a problem with equatoria. It’s good that I now know.

          May God bless south sudan

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  • 25 January 2011 06:26, by Anyang

    You’re an icon of hope! Therefore, you can for it. I doubt whether anyone can question your motives.

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  • 25 January 2011 06:31, by omoni Atari

    To President,
    I will vote you again,you deserve to lead us.
    most of the Degree holders are not qualified to lead our new nation.
    only Salva kiir mayardit can do that.

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  • 25 January 2011 06:38, by omoni Atari

    we need to check the historical background of our candidates.
    So if you have criminal record, you are not gonna allowed to contest for presidency.
    We the great E Equatoria like kiir to lead new nation for couple of terms.

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    • 25 January 2011 06:44, by Abionmur!

      Thumb up! I know Ngundeng said the first president of the New independent South must be from Nuer and he must be left handed.
      Let’s see if Nuer’s criminal records will give them chance to rule.
      I couldn’t help laughing!

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      • 25 January 2011 06:52, by Liberator

        Abionmur

        If we use your criteria & didn’t want criminals in power for last six years, then Kiir would have already been disqualified to be president!

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        • 25 January 2011 22:32, by Mwalimu

          To liberatior, Mawic, Abionmur, Bol Deng or like wise:
          Please your notion that a president has to be from my tribe is completely childish and premature.
          Any one who is capable to bring southern sudanese together including you, if you guys change your backward thinking of tribalism can be president regardless of the tribe.

          You guys have to abolish your tribalism mindsets and turn your educations and your pontentials in ways to impacts our nation postively.

          Our nation need every one of us to be of open minded if we ought to achieve what need to be achieved.
          Stop it guys, our nation cannot afford lossing educated guys like you to hand of the cultural virus call tribalism.

          Notice folks: Don’t answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him. If you find a comment that seems to be less productive and has the odd of dragging people in tribalism agruement, just ignore it and let the trust speaks for itself. As for me and my household,Mr president kiir is the right man for job.

          SPLM Oyeee!
          Southern sudanese let unite oyeee!
          By mwalimu Kuol in USA

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      • 25 January 2011 09:16, by mawic

        Don’t hurry Dr.Salvatore Kiir reach a D-day and then contest.what I know so far Dinka king is in swarm dilemma.

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        • 25 January 2011 10:33, by Dhiew Nhial

          We (THE GREAT MONYJANG) are the KingMakers. Riek can’t be a king unless we elect and annointed him. So don’t worry of his criminal background we will take care of.

          BE ADVISED!

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    • 25 January 2011 06:48, by Gai Sam

      That traitor will finally loose and will be hang. This a time bring justice to traitors.

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      • 25 January 2011 10:36, by Dhiew Nhial

        I hope you will hang RIEK before KIIR.

        BE ADVISED!

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    • 25 January 2011 12:10, by Lokorai

      Ontari,

      I doubt whether you are from Equatoria; leave the dogs (Dinka & Nuer) to finish, we know what to do in between.

      Truly, this article is questionable and don’t believe there is anyone who can take it like that. Do you get what I mean...

      Secondly even if the statement is true there in that House, I tend to say that its unfortunate and unncessary for the big man to say anything about leadership in the future.

      We still nowhere.

      Lokorai

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      • 25 January 2011 19:48, by omoni Atari

        am from chukudum,and just guess who are the resident of that area if you are still doubt about me.
        OMONI

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  • 25 January 2011 06:49, by original sudanese

    Somthings never change? Power greed. Be aware of rigging the election. It’s all about power and money

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    • 25 January 2011 17:00, by John M. Atem

      You got it right it is about money and power. If you visited Southern Sudan you gonna see many land cruises and no development.

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  • 25 January 2011 06:54, by Bol Deng

    I always tell those power greed that if this nation is going to be rule base on kinship,then some will get this in hell.

    I welcome Salva kiir because there are power greed that think they will lead this young nation while they are coward who always run to khartoum want think get hotter and hotter.

    I will never be ruled by those who ran away when they saw enemies on the shore.

    We have known the intention of riek Machar, Bona Malual, Joseph Lagu,etc Thanks

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    • 25 January 2011 13:00, by Matooralo’ol

      BOL
      Just to say thank you for your "totall" comment. You have mentioned three but let me add one to the list and that is non-other than the so-called SPLM-DC leader Dr. Lam. anyway, he is convinced that he can never become president of South Sudan whatsover.
      Look, others should know that we are not scared of anything.

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  • 25 January 2011 06:58, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Kiir deserve it

    Kiir deserve it for second 5,6 more after announcement of independent. And will be done no third term. We need Constition Amendment these to regulated the Nation. Office duraration should no longer than 5 to 6years one term.

    Those talk about Riek Machar, he is the one Ruling now with kiir and if Kiir win he still as second to him. Unless if he wanted to run somewhere else. No different from those president now and second him.

    A. 5yrs office and new election for second term.= 10yrs if win second office.

    B 6yrs office and new election for second term = 12yrs if second office.

    No more than 6yrs in one term in office for South sudan.
    so thing need to be law and oredr this time to avoid corruption.

    Tone of liberators

    Nguetbuny

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    • 25 January 2011 11:24, by Nhomlawda

      Kiir is a leader, he is cool headed and calm when dealing with serious issues.
      What I want this time from Kiir is to select a strong kitchen cabinet who will advise him rightly and must get out those useless advisors in his governement currently. It is no time for political accommodation but time to quickly deliver services to our people. He should use advise of academias on key policy issues.

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  • 25 January 2011 08:02, by Thondet Manyang

    Dear Jashua(Kiir),
    You are welcome God has shosen you to bring us to this light.
    Your votes are needfully many. God alternativity acknowledged you in your leadership. But please watchout about Arabs plannings. We are still in delima so let you not be taken away by this ruling issues

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  • 25 January 2011 08:19, by Bol Deng

    Gatwech,

    You can not do anything about the presidency. All is going to be a patriotic during leadership since the formation of SPLM other than that all will be about great work!

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  • 25 January 2011 09:14, by Padiet Deng Alony

    Salva Deserve even for another 10 years based on his track records, he never betrayed SPLA/M since 1983. He will be the First President of the Republic of Southern Sudan till the Legacies left by our Martyrs fits their Orphans and Widows and really Vetrans who are still alive.

    God Bless Southern Sudan!

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  • 25 January 2011 09:15, by Jalaby

    HAHAHAHAHA ... HAHAHA.. HAHAHA

    Folks,

    Did you read carefully what Mr. Kiir said about north?
    he said "will focus on building strong relations with the north and neighboring nations, saying it’s essential for the economic stability of the country"

    You guys have to know the fat that south stability is located in Khartoum and not Washington and Mr. Kiir and others know very well that who ever sits in south presential chair should have gotten the approval from Khartoum first otherwise he will get the hell!!!!

    South-North relation will always be like Lebanon-Syria relation, Irag-Iran relation and south will always perform what serves Khartoum interest in the first place and of course serves the south interest in return.

    Dinka Nok should eat "NEEM" because Abyeii will never go south as south government has no ability to fight north, any fight with north means the death for the whole south as south economy is completely bond with north (at least for now and all the indications show will be for ever).

    Like it or not, south Sudan independent state will serve our interest much more than south Sudan (a lot of headache) united with north as before, you will now strongly be related with north but with no VETO and power + no headache + no citizenship right + no molly-coddle (???) any more!

    Regards!

    Jalaby (Abo Tagia)

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    • 25 January 2011 09:56, by Gat-khir

      Mine your own business Mr.Jalaba wala jalabi wala jalabia wala mundukuri wala whatever. southern sudan without you terrorist will stand errect and more stable than the north. Go and solve what is happening in Khartoum now and leave us alot.

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    • 25 January 2011 11:37, by Nhomlawda

      Jalaby,

      Your analysis is wrong.
      First, South Sudan does not follow radical Islam like Syria - Lebanon, Iraq - Iran case. We like stability and not because north is more important to us than we are important to the north.
      In few years we will reach North level and we will be able to stand tall militarily. It is strong air force that we are missing now but we will built it soon. It will not be to the interest of North if her citizens still think like before.

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      • 25 January 2011 12:18, by Jalaby

        Nhomlawda,

        You did wrong analysis because you confined all the issues in "Radical-Islam" or in other word in "religion"!

        I can give you another example: Russia and its Ex-regions in Asia like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, etc they are all muslims countries but influence by their Ex-mother christian Russia, so religion does not make any difference here but public interest and economic ties are the issues, you got my point?!

        Regards,
        Jalaby (Abo Tagia)

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  • 25 January 2011 09:16, by Stephen kuach

    President Kiir Mayardit deserved to be the first President of the South for five more years,he led the South peacefully and successfully until we reached the referendum which have brought us our freedom and equality.

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  • 25 January 2011 09:17, by Garang Ngong

    You are welcome Mr president you have right to contest for next election. I will give my vote again to you because you have qualities of a good leader and you always forgive those who provok the situation in the movement.

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  • 25 January 2011 09:28, by Gat-khir

    Almost all (98%) southern sudanese voted for ONE HAND. That one hand accomodated us all. Can we conclude that the prophecy of Ngundeng came true when he said (PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH WILL SUFFER ALOT AND AT THE END THEY WILL FIT ONLY IN ONE HAND)

    Coming back to the topic, do not panic Mr. president. it is your democratic right to contest for the presidency of our nation. southern sudanese elected you last year and they can again bring you in again. I hope you will also accept the defeat because this is what democracy is all about. That coming election will not be like that of April. it will be the real one where you will face the real challenger. prepare well Mr. president

    To you Bor orphans, go to hell together with your king and his usseless vission of New sudan. You failed and you will fail, fail, fail and fail again and again. Bringing your asses on the ship of separation cost alot of lives. Do not again call for desaster you idiots.

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  • 25 January 2011 09:36, by Tambura

    Mr. President thats ok with us as long no election is going to take place now.
    You were chosen by people just like governors has been chosen by people no any change is going to take place until the next election otherwise we will have problem big one.

    Next president of south Sudan
    Tambura

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  • 25 January 2011 10:57, by makuei

    You are the liberator of the Southerners and there is no way they will let you down. We owe you a lot for your struggle and the only way we’ll reward you is by giving you Life Presidency for our new country South Sudan.

    I say this with no fear or favour. As for the noise makers out there, we know who suffered for our cause and who betrayed us at hard times. CONGRATULATIONS UPON THIS GREAT DECLARATION.

    Raphael Makuei

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  • 25 January 2011 11:07, by Matooralo’ol

    No Objection Mr. President for this will be your first time to run for presidency in the new Republic of South Sudan, afterall, we are not free enough to things that now is the time for the so-called change. just go and go.

    To: All readers
    Lets all discuss alittle bit of what Mr. president picture mean particulary taking into accounts why, where and who he was pointing to in the picture. your views are very important.

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  • 25 January 2011 13:39, by Tielkuoth

    This is wonderful Mr. President

    We all know that, you are true hero and wonderful leader that we ever had. We shall rally behind you and your Vice Dr. Machar.

    Since the beginning of our first Anyanya in earlir 1950s, We had a very good foundation for the independent of South Sudan. If not of competition over leadership with blind vission of liberating the all Sudan that happen in late 1980s, than we would have celibrated the independent of South Sudan earlier.

    Yet, it is not too late. The right of self determination which came as a result of 1997 Khartoum Peace Agreement, and the Comprehensive Agreement which was signed in 2005 following the merging between two moments, has brought a very significant and fruitful referundum that we had just completed in the last two weeks.

    Keep the spirit of uniting the people of South Sudan and God will inspire you more and more.

    Thanks

    Ring of Lord.

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  • 25 January 2011 13:39, by John M. Atem

    Folks,
    I want to respectfully disagree with many of your comments that you have posted on this magnificently great website.
    President Kiir is a good man. He has been a genuine leader and true liberator that is the reason why people voted overwhelmingly for him in last year elections. He has done alot of good things during five years interim period.
    So, his record speaks very well for itself. For him to seek another term in the office is totally unacceptable.

    Folks, it takes years to build trust of your people, but a second to destroy it. President Kiir should peacefully resign and set powerful example for other people to follow. If he chooses to stay in power you guys gonna are see many bad things happening. It is true that Kiir was given mandate by the people of Southern Sudan and of course he has fulfilled that mandate. It is time for him to go and have peace of mind.
    So, logically speaking, I do not see the reason why he wanted more times in the power. Otherwise if we not that careful Kiir will be another emerging dicator in the newly born nation.
    Folks, do not get me wrong, Iam not insulting President Kiir, but Iam trying to make a point.
    I want to see a vibrant, prosperous and stable nation in the South this is the kind of the nation that my Father laid down his precious life and We do not want to squander that opportunity.
    May almighty bless you and our leader Kiir.
    Thank you very much.

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  • 25 January 2011 13:52, by Liech_man

    to all readers, advise kiir not to be hastedly campaign for presidency before preliminary announcement of the referendum results comes 14 of February 2011. Besides, the newly founded nation will be democratic state whose leader will be elected by the people of southern sudan.

    be advised all

    thanks

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  • 25 January 2011 15:12, by Paul Ongee

    Folks,

    The history speaks for itself if H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit or somebody else from another party consider contesting for presidency to become the First President of the new "Republic of South Sudan." H.E. Salva Kirr Mayardit will be the first President of the New Republic. Believe me or not.

    He will be the first like Nelson Mandela of South Africa. He will leave or step down after making sure that the foundations of all infrastructure and institutions are in place for the future successor. Let’s prove Khartoum wrong for inability to govern ourselves.

    Paul Ongee
    Khartoum, Sudan

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  • 25 January 2011 15:14, by Ruach Jing

    Dear fellow Southerners,

    I am not happy when I went through all the Articles/comments here. I have come to noticed that we are not going to help our leaders for development and fight again tribalism. why should we just west out time baking here and we will not be in the decision making we have a lots to do as youth.

    Remember, during the election what happen? according to CPA who was suppose to contest with Bashir? fine you guys knows all the answer. Let just keep quite and wait what will happen we have no problem with Kiir he is still our President. This new state will be rule some where else that why we called promise land.

    Gods knew all He will do for us.

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  • 25 January 2011 16:13, by Boldit

    To Mr Kiir

    President Kiir don’t get panic about Anyangats in Southern Sudan, We are all citizens of Southern Sudan. We know is our president for coming years, Riek is your Vice but he is rule out in presidency all people who left the SPLA/M will not rule us here in Southern Sudan I will not mention them we all know one by one. Southern Sudan is going to be rule be democracy so it will be depend on behaviours. We support you mr President due to your hard work during this rebellion.

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  • 25 January 2011 22:20, by Achol John

    Dear Fellow Citizens,

    Initially, Iam a dinka by tribe, but the truth is that nobody will vote for Salva Kiir this time around. Dr. Riek Machar will be the best candidate for the new nation. Salva Kiir has failed Southerners. He is a corrupted leader, nepotic and tribalistic and ethnic leader and has turned dictatorial and is unworthy to fit to lead again. most of folks did compromised for him for the last six years but not fit at this time. It is time for Dr. Riek Machar. If it is a matter of past event. we have forgotten. Salva Kiir too is a criminal and he has massacred Lt. George Athor ’s civil population and has raped the women and young ladies. He has marginalized the independent candidates. He has failed to resolve George Athor ’s insurgency. Dinka Padang from Unity state, Upper Nile and Jonglei plus Nuer and Equatorian plus Dinka Malual will vote for Dr Riek Machar. The rests of rotten teeth like Dinka Bor, Warrap Dinka and some unanimous dinka will go for Salva Kiir because they are the only one benefiting under Salva Kiir. Iam a dinka girl from Upper Nile and I will campaign for Dr. Riek, Wani Igga , Lam Akol, and Joseph Lagu. The rests of Dinka are rubbish candidates. Salva Kiir is a nuissance to me as a victim whose my sisters and brothers were raped and beaten embarrassingly by the SPLA forces. My community has changed support for Salva Kiir. Kiir will not win without Dinka Padang, Nuer, Dinka Malual, Equatoria and other miscellaneous ethnicities.

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    • 25 January 2011 23:27, by Nhomlawda

      Achol

      You are not a real Dinka girl, but I will refrain from describing you bad because I would like ladies to come up too. A woman must respect herself by respecting others and their views. What can you tell us that Riek had done for you as a Sudanese? If Kiir is corrupt than Riek is corrupt too because he is the head of government affairs.
      Next time, you should control your anger and comment responsibly like a woman otherwise you not participate again if we burst with massive abuses.
      So dear, be a real chic and lovely in the way you talk and especially in public arena.
      SPLA is not yet professionally trained to deal with civilians. They caused a lot of havoc in Dinka Bor land during disarmament and Dinka Bor did not abuse Kiir for that. The fact that they are committing abuses in Atar does not lead to Kiir being bad and Riek being clean.

      So be responsible girl so that we can treat you like a sister otherwise you may not like our comment when we burst out anger against you.
      You should forget about Dinka Bor rotten teeth. You cannot do them anything and George Athor knows well he cannot succeed without major Dinka blocs supporting him. Salva Kiir will rule South Sudan whether you want him or not till those Dinkas you described as rotten teeth get tired of him.
      Sleep tight girl and enjoy your night.

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  • 25 January 2011 23:02, by Tambura

    Achol John you forgot one name, the leader of New Generation
    the Next president of south Sudan
    Tambura

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    • 26 January 2011 00:05, by Kumba

      Sorry Mr. President u have had enough this time should be for someone else not you again with your corrupeted dinka.
      If u try u will see it rough.
      take care
      Kumba

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