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Bahr el Ghazal youth back calls for president Kiir to step down

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June 30, 2014 (JUBA) – Youth leaders from South Sudan’s Bahr el Ghazal region said on Monday that they support a proposal by the council of elders calling on president Salva Kiir to step down, saying peace and unity in the country is more important than individual ambitions.

“With a great pleasure and desire for peace, we the youth from greater Bahr el Ghazal affirm our support to the leadership of the country under President Salva Kiir Mayardit. President Salva Kiir is a humble and a peace loving person which this country has ever had. Unfortunately, the current situation has taken different dimension and makes us feel that his political stand in the eye of South Sudanese people is at the stake, if he does not correct it with a strong decision,” Daniel Garang Yel, an executive member of Bahr el Ghazal Student Union, told Sudan Tribune from the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Monday.

“We therefore agree with the proposal of our elders for the president to step aside. This is an honest call and it should be misinterpreted,” he added.

Yel said the situation in the country had spiraled out of control because of misconception that it was conflict between the two tribes than being political differences.

Meanwhile, Bol Muorwel, a student in Kenya, said had lost many of his relatives when violence conflict erupted in Juba and in Upper Nile region.

“My own people were killed in Juba. Others were killed in Bor and Bentiu. Some were civilians who know nothing about the SPLM politics it’s something worse than a dream,” Muorwel said by phone.

“I have always been speechless. I can’t believe something like this would take place in my country because of leadership ambition,” he added.

Muorwel, who was in Juba last year when political differences within the leadership of the governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) showed warning signs, claimed the deaths in the months that followed were allegedly part of a plan to break the opposition by forcing the army to come in and impose martial law.

He said the world should hold president Kiir responsible for the violence, which he compared to some of the worst actions of dictators of the past.

The United Nations said both South Sudan government and its rebel forces committed crimes against humanity, including murder, rape and other sexual violence, during months of fighting that has left thousands of people dead and displaced nearly 1.5 million people.

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  • 1 July 10:30, by Gat Gan Kiir

    This call is too late, it must be done before current crisis. After what? Nuer are being killed in their thousands, we want him to be captured a live and sexually assault by ten Nuer White Army. After that he must apology and and hand himself, Malong, Makuey, Kuol, Hoth, Marials, and the rest in to prison for their remaining life. No thanks

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    • 1 July 10:58, by Fact Nonsense

      Mr Gat Gan Kiir, it’s a shame that you complicate everything and that won’t take you anywhere but hiding. I knew you were brought up to be intolerant and always on the winning side, but you need to learn to loss and appreciate change because you’ll always be together with people you offend and who’ll also offend you. But 1 thing made you different in de world, You killed your friends for pride.

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      • 1 July 14:16, by Ahmed Chol

        Bhar el Ghazal Youth.

        This is rare! I have never heard or seen any Bhar el Ghazal people counseling each other when they err. If this press release is true, then wisdom is beginning to germinate for the first time from that God forsaken people. Do know that you have the power to change things or leave them as they are; and we will all suffer together because of one man call Kiir.

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    • 1 July 14:34, by Lango2010

      I think it is a good gesture if it happen but mind you this is just two people meeting and calling themselves Bahr el Ghazal Youth. but silly gat gan kiir you are no different from the enemies of peace in this country, it because of your mind set that led to the death of thousand of eople in South Sudan. you need behave like human being.

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      • 1 July 14:50, by Lango2010

        I think Kiir or Machar is not the obstacle to peace but we the people of South Sudan ourselves. They can go today but peace will not even prevail if we don’t change the attitude of tribalism and hatred and see ourselves as brothers and sisters from one country, and work together in nation building.

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  • 1 July 10:32, by SPLA,corrup

    Good call boys he need to quit today.

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  • 1 July 10:34, by Fact Nonsense

    It’s a genuine called and I support it. President Kiir must know that even if he contest in 50 years to come, people will still vote for him but number would be the factor for his failure. So, make us proud as South Sudanese as some passionate leaders have done before. No shame, no worry for your honesty will always set you free.

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    • 1 July 12:16, by Sir King

      Very true brother from Bahr el Ghazal region. Kiir Mayardit should step down. People lead peace this time but not war. For him staying in power keep war and we don’t want war.

      But leaders Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar should step down for peace to come back to our country and reconcile.

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  • 1 July 15:52, by Akot Deng

    i am sure,those Bahr El-Ghazal students are green in politic and they do not feel the war they are steging leaving power is not a simple thing as you people think.

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  • 1 July 15:54, by Emporio

    This going to be historical remark from bahr-el ghazal people’s calling for cawboy to step down I thinks dinka (twiceast) did their parts to bring south to independent level now I believe you guys capable of doing what is right for the nation to continue the journey of building new nation at least we can have a chance to handle nyagaat probably

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  • 1 July 17:25, by Hardlinner

    Hold on a minute guys!. Where are nuers to tell their prophet of doom riek to step aside too. Or are they mentally retarded to recognized the death brought to them by riek. It is time the voice of reason shall reign above tribal mindset. All primitive animals irrespective of their PHDs shall be told that south sudan belong to civilians not them.

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  • 1 July 19:01, by Mapuor

    Bhar El Gazal youth stated their position last month that they are against blind federal system,how many youth organizations are there in Bhar El Gazal?Jallaba program is clear and they want to reunite Sudans through their Arabized South Sudanese.All the confusion and killings are caused by Jallaba agents who were in Khartoum during the war of liberation.They must be faced and defeated

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  • 1 July 21:28, by American Missile.

    Those who wants President Kiir to step down are Day dreamers and they will dies before they witness the Kiir step down.

    However, there have been no Bhar-el-Ghazel youth who join the calls for Kiir to step down. i think Enemies Nuer are coming back to Juba with more confusions. let them attempt it again, no single person will be leave to counts. they castes by God.

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