Home | News    Friday 22 August 2014

Senior S. Sudan MP rejects creation of prime minister post

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

AUGUST 21, 2014 (WAU) – A senior member of South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) in Western Bahr el Ghazal state has rejected a controversial proposal to create a prime minister to accommodate rebel leader Riek Machar.

JPEG - 30.2 kb
Senior MP Efisio Kon Uguak in the Western Bahr el Ghazal capital, Wau, on 21 August 2014 (ST)

Speaking to Sudan Tribune on Thursday, Efisio Kon Uguak said the proposal is unconstitutional and should be discarded.

“An attempt to create [a] post of prime minister, which is not in the national constitution is a contrary act towards [the] national parliament,” said Uguak, a former a former deputy governor of Western Bahr el Ghazal and member of the SPLM’s National Liberation Council (NLC).

According to Uguak, the president’s powers are limited to the creation of a second vice-president position.

He said that Machar could potentially be appointed in this role for the sake of peace and to allow a conducive atmosphere for national elections to decide the country’s next president.

As a political power struggle was at the root of the current crisis, he called for the immediate implementation of a power-sharing agreement between the two warring parties to restore peace and stability, saying there was no justification for South Sudanese people to continue to die at the hands of their own people.

Uguak has accused Machar of undermining the signing of a lasting peace deal with the South Sudanese government, as peace talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, continue to stall.

“If Machar needs to be a president of [the] people of South Sudan through [the] people of south Sudan, [he] should lay down his weapons … and turn to peaceful dialogue to determine his ruling style,” he said.

The South Sudanese government and pro-Machar rebels have been engaged in an armed struggle since mid-December last year when a political dispute within the SPLM turned violent, reigniting tribal tensions across the country.

The conflict has killed thousands and displaced more than a million people, many of whom have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries.

Meanwhile, Uguak has called on the South Sudanese government to protect its citizens from ongoing rebel attacks, describing those who continue to violate a ceasefire agreement signed in January as uneducated and lacking respect for human life.

Uguak also denounced public demands for the introduction of a federalism system of governance in the country, saying a review should first be conducted into current efforts to decentralise power.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 22 August 13:31, by Marco Bul

    Is this also a "senior MP"??
    LMFAO!!

    repondre message

    • 22 August 14:05, by Paul Chadrack

      Mr uguak or dog!, is the president real uncle, kiir mayardit is not a dinka, that is why he created the ongoing war to finish big tribes the dinkas and nuers but few greedy bhar el ghazel dldn’t understood what is behind kiir’s plannings.

      repondre message

      • 22 August 14:22, by Akit

        Hi Man, Mr. Uguak is not a dog it is you who is a dog why because you are so blindfold by your Idiot or animal call Riek Machar and if you know the definition of Riak and Machar then you would have agreed to what Ugauk is saying. How can you be a leader and you are killing the people you are going to lead does that make sense to you?

        Otherwise your Riak Machar will only be president of yours.

        repondre message

        • 22 August 18:38, by Mr Point

          How can you be a leader and you are killing the people you are going to lead does that make sense to you?

          REMEMBER: This crisis was caused by a President who started killing innocent civilians in the street.

          REMEMBER: the Constitution was created as part of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement. If a Prime Minister brings peace then change the Constitution.

          repondre message

  • 22 August 18:41, by Mr Point

    I have not seen this senior member of South Sudan’s ruling party signal killing of civilians by the Presidential Guards that started a civil war.

    Or about the unconstitutional treatment of journalists.

    Or about the unconstitutional disbanding of key SPLM organs because the national convention had been prevented from taking place.

    repondre message

  • 22 August 22:43, by tootke’bai-ngo

    REJECTION OF ANY COMPROMISES IN THE ONGOING NEGOTIATION IS A REJECTION OF PEACE. WHY DENYING PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN WHAT THEY NEED THE MOST "PEACE" ? THE SO CALLED SENIOR MEMBER OF SPLM MR.UGUAK IS AFTER BRIEF FROM KIIR WHO BRIEFED ALMOST EVERYONE IN HIS FAILED GOVERNMENT EXCEPT THE SPLA SOLDIERS WHO ARE DOING THE REAL TOUGH JOB AT THE FRONTLINE. NO MORE NONESENSE, WE NEED PEACE NOW!!!!!!!!

    repondre message

    • 23 August 08:57, by Malakal county Simon

      Any constitution can amend whenever it’s possible inline with the majority need!! Which mean Kiir government should not use the constitution as scapegoat against our citizens wishes.

      repondre message

      • 23 August 12:41, by Mayom County Boy

        To makal county simon ,even you soon you will regret saying i return back from Riek Machar government side ,because you nuer you can n.t support nothing that could not give us reality in our life, it happen many time we follow Riek Machar footstep but there was not good solution after it

        repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Why SPLM should not be a political party? 2014-10-27 08:00:25 By John Adoor Deng October 27, 2014 - Many people who have the focus in South Sudanese politics, these days have been bombarded with many coined Acronyms around SPLM. Truthfully, it has been a (...)

World’s newest nation has unprecedented opportunity to end sexual violence in conflict 2014-10-17 21:34:44 By Zainab Hawa Bangura October 17, 2014 - As United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, I completed my first trip to South Sudan last (...)

Celebrate the golden jubilee of the October 1964 Sudanese revolution 2014-10-17 21:34:32 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman October 17, 2014 - Despite the dearth and lack of what needs celebration and rejoice in the reign of the National Congress Party (NCP) regime led by the tyrant genocidal (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan Democracy First Group condemns wave of arbitrary arrests in Sudan 2014-09-25 05:17:35 Sudan Democracy First Group 25 September 2014 - In a desperate attempt to prevent a series of events commemorating the victims of the September 2013 protests, Sudan’s notorious National (...)

HRW calls on UN rights body to press Sudan to investigate murder of peaceful protesters 2014-09-24 21:24:09 Human Rights Watch One Year On, No Justice for Protester Deaths (Geneva, September 23, 2014) – The United Nations Human Rights Council should call on Sudan to account immediately for the death (...)

Hundreds walk for peace in South Sudan 2014-09-23 08:30:16 National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) PRESS RELEASE Juba, 21 September 2014 - Hundreds of people took to the streets of the South Sudan capital Jubato ‘Walk for Peace’and demand (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.