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S. Sudan needs non-violent change, says party leader


June 22, 2017 (JUBA) – A maiden meeting for the newly formed Republican Party of South Sudan (RPSS) has pledged to lead a non-violent change process in the world’s youngest nation.

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The Republican Party of South Sudan leader Lewis Anei speaking to reporters (ST)

Members of the new party, at their meeting, also elected Lewis Anei Kuendit, a former governor of Warrap state, as the party’s chairperson.

Kuendit, who spoke to reporters soon after his election, described South Sudan ruling party (SPLM) as a “failed” and “deformed” party.

The meeting of about 500 members also passed the party’s constitution, by-laws as well as the new party’s manifesto.

Kuendit, a career politician, formed RPSS in February this year.

Describing the new party as “a result of the ongoing political situation” of war in South Sudan and propagated its objectives on nonviolent, inclusivity and fighting corruption, Kuendit said the RPSS met the registration requirements set forth by South Sudans’ Political Parties Council, which included the signatures of at least 4,000 supporters from at least eight of South Sudan’s former 10 states.

He reiterated demands for political space in the East African country where political dissents are reportedly not tolerated.

“We are a nonviolent party that has come to make a peaceful change in the country. This country needs someone with a program to lead, fight corruption and ensure inclusive participation of all citizens through democratic elections,” he said.

Kuendit wondered why the South Sudanese ruling party now consisted of different factions who oppose its original ideology.

“How many factions of the SPLM are out there now? SPLM in government, SPLM in Opposition, SPLM former political detainees and SPLM Democratic Change,” explained the RPSS chairman.

“We cannot change the SPLM from within because there is too much stagnation and there is a ruling clique within the SPLM. We cannot salvage the SPLM, but we are salvaging the nation,” he added.

The official blamed South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir, saying his
“failed” leadership created war that displaced millions of people.

“We are asking the youth, who are being killed by failed leadership that created war that this is your party,” he added.

Kuendit, a former member of the Jieng Council (JCE) of elders, downplayed the potential obstacles his party members would encounter in the course of opposing Kiirs’ security apparatus.

The meeting was attended by politicians from other smaller opposition parties. The SPLM declined an invitation to attend.


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  • 23 June 2017 07:18, by Eastern

    UNDER SPLM/SPLA Al Nakba, that’s a pipe dream!!! SPLM with its armed wing the SPLA will not allow peaceful transfer of power even if they stage manage an election. That was seen in 2010 you all know what followed. Any agrieved South Sudanese is FREE to take up arm against an inept and tribal government.

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    • 23 June 2017 11:32, by Kuch

      You are the on line trolls who have been stoking for the continuation of war in our country while you are the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan who have been weaned of South Sudan riches. And their only game left at their dirty sleeves is to play South Sudanese people against each other. So that South Sudan will go down like their North Sudan hellhole>>>

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      • 23 June 2017 11:44, by Kuch

        Well Mr. Eastern, you fellows almost succeeded in dismantling our country through your usual idiots---Riek Machar & co. But South Sudanese are getting back their senses. And you know what Mr. Eastern, South Sudanese people have a lot hatred towards you cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan in buckets & buckets of it & you all know it>>>

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        • 23 June 2017 11:52, by Kuch

          Were it not because of our Nuers ways of viewing the world on lenses of Dinkas/Jiengs Vs Nuers. We would have switched built our alternative pipelines & four refineries for our local consumption & trade in our own region. But eventually, we will get there. Mr. Eastern, many of our ordinary South Sudanese including the rebel leaders do not know the greatest sinister project being toyed around>>>

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          • 23 June 2017 11:58, by Kuch

            our country & against our people by the US, the UK, the UN, their NGOs & their allies. The entities are Geo-politically chess game playing our country like their 1960th Eastern Congo, Angola, Mozambique, their then Eastern European countries, South American countries countries & others during the cold war. And now Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya & Central Africa republic (CAR)>>>>

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            • 23 June 2017 12:04, by Kuch

              This is simply because of our resources & to counter China. But the US, the UK, the UN, their NGOs & their allies are using their damn humanitarian aid, donation, peacekeeping & their so-called human right bossiness bullshits to intrigue their evil selves into our country to come & loot our country like they are currently doing in CAR, Libya, Iraq, Syria and all>>>

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              • 23 June 2017 12:09, by Kuch

                And the US, the UK, their UN, NGOs & their allies have been using the fools like Riek Machar as their puppets/stooges to fight their proxy resources war in our country & against our people. and they are using the some of the Nuer & Equatorian fools as their pawns or foot soldiers to fight their dirty war. And the US, UK, the UN, their NGOs & their allies are fighting their dirty resources’ war>>>

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                • 23 June 2017 12:16, by Kuch

                  in our country & against our people with glee & spectacle. The US, the UK, the UN, the NGOs & their allies don’t even hid their regime change intention these days. They ( The US, the UK, the UN, the NGOs & their allies) have positioned themselves like they are the main oppositions to the government of South Sudan or the registered parties in our country. And many of our fools are not discerning>>>

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                  • 23 June 2017 12:22, by Kuch

                    the US, the UK, the UN, their NGOs & their creepy allies dirty game in our country. The US, the UK, the UN, the NGOs & their allies used their damn so humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & human rights are their neo-colonizing tools to occupy the third world countries with resoucres on the guise Or sly. But our some of our fools do not know these dirty intrigues. They just run to Uganda>>>

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                    • 23 June 2017 12:26, by Kuch

                      or Kenya for free foods & to be resettled in the Europe or The US. And these dirty intrigues are being facilitated by the CIA, MI6 & their creepy Europeans & Americans agents posing as NGOs & humanitarian workers when in fact, they are the greatest evils killing our people & would want to destroy our country>>>.

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                      • 23 June 2017 12:36, by Kuch

                        Now that the US, the UK, the UN, their NGOs & their allies regime change business seems not to be working as they had planed. They think, they can use their then cold war tactics between our country & the cloned so-called arab North Sudan like their then West & West Germany & hope that they can re-unite our country & with their cloned arab North Sudan. Good luck to them, they can try. Trying is>>>

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                        • 23 June 2017 12:44, by Kuch

                          not a crime. But to re-unite South Sudan with North Sudan, my foot not even a million years. Our fools do not know as why the US, the UK, some creepy European countries & the gulf Arab states that are financing & arming terrorists are now cozying up together these days. Because their US, the UK, some of the European countries & gulf Arab states want to use North Sudan as their springboard for>>>

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                          • 23 June 2017 12:46, by Kuch

                            their reconquest of the sub-Saharan Africa. But the evils are playing with fire.

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                    • 23 June 2017 12:26, by Eastern


                      I usually choose to ignore your incoherent rants. STOP TROLLING! Stop the posturing that Kiir’s tribal regime can wage and sustain a war. The country has been turn in-side-out by tribal militias fighting a war they don’t a clue about. Kuch, we shall bring you and like on your knees soon. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Peter Awok, etc are all South Sudanese and KIIR MUST TALK TO THEM FACE-TO-FACE...

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                      • 23 June 2017 12:53, by Kuch

                        "KIIR MUST TALK TO THEM FACE-TO-FACE..."
                        You mean " Kiir’s tribal regime can wage and sustain a war"?
                        What world are living on idiot? I am the one who helped bomb your Riek Machar so-called white army out of my home town of Bor in 2014, Malakal other small towns or village. Where is Your Riek Machar now idiot? Salva Kiir asked every idiot to denounce violent & come back to South Sudan>>>

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                        • 23 June 2017 13:06, by Kuch

                          for national dialogue, but you Riek Machar trolls love to do online is to always chirp for the continuation of war & then cry for the suffering of the South Sudanese people. Fellows, you cannot chew on both molars. Mr. Eastern, did you say that you are going to bring the current government to it knees? When? And where chap? Eastern, this is what is being toyed around our country chap>>>

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                            • 23 June 2017 13:19, by Kuch

                              Those links above Mr. Eastern are just opinions & cannot be taken as the solid evidence of the current proxy war being fought in our country & against our people, but they are 80% true to the effect. Our country & our people have been taken hostage by the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & their allies. They have Taken the fools like Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo---

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                              • 23 June 2017 13:33, by Kuch

                                as their bargaining chips & blackmails to the government of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people. Have a look on this link idiot:http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-opium-wars-the-bloody-conflicts-destroyed-imperial-china-17212
                                The British took the Chinese hostage & blackmailed them in 18th-19th century with the sale of heroin drugs to Chinese people in which many Chinese people>>>

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                                • 23 June 2017 13:39, by Kuch

                                  were so much addicted & when they asked the British to fuck off with their heroin & trade. The British blackmailed them with bombs & that is how the British intrigued the Chinese with Hong Kong. Fellows, do you remember in 1999 that the British were the ones who were vociferous with their then so-called "one country, two system" during our negotiations in Kenya>>>

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                                  • 23 June 2017 13:44, by Kuch

                                    that was to be one Sudan two system like Hong Kong & main land China. Something that no sound mind minded South Sudanese would dare entertains. Fellows, our independence was not like by our enemies. But because they didn’t have a choice, but to allow it whether they wanted or not, we were to get our independence with hooks & crooks>>>

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                                    • 23 June 2017 13:56, by Kuch

                                      But right after the 2005 CPA, the evil killed Dr. Garang on his way to new site & new Kush in Eastern Equatoria, now Imaton state. This was done, because our enemies thought we would have thrown tantrums & the status quo would have continued. But we didn’t, we stayed put & became independence in 2011. But our enemies didn’t stopped there. They played their usual fools and now here we are>>>>

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                                      • 23 June 2017 14:19, by Kuch

                                        tying to be our colonizers on the guise & pretext of humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their human rights business bullshits. Mr. Eastern, our leaders have a hand in the current mess in our country. But these days, most of them have realized the moles killing our people & try to destroy our country---the US, the UK, the UN, their sleazy NGOs & some their allies>>>

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                                        • 23 June 2017 14:21, by Kuch

                                          But the evils have step on the wrong people feet, us.

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  • 23 June 2017 13:30, by Sunday Junup

    You wanted him to rule forever right? Kiir is already vote out by any SS citizen then why keeping him in power? All party form by Dinka have the same objective as the one for Kiir.

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  • 23 June 2017 13:32, by Sunday Junup

    Lewis Anei Kuendit,
    You are a fail party like SPLA-IG and SPLA-Taban. read here

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  • 23 June 2017 15:16, by Lenin Bull

    Congratulations Republican Part. It is a civic/political right to form political associations provided that peaceful means are used with national objective rather than regional or tribal objectives. I hope any party should be welcome in South Sudan minus rebellions.

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  • 23 June 2017 15:22, by Lenin Bull

    If Riek and his disciples had done just that in 2013, the innocent South Sudanese citizens would have been spared the horrors of the current mindless war. I doubt whether the PHDs of those of Riek and Lam are not becoming obsolete judging from the political standpoints they keeping taking in the country.

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  • 23 June 2017 15:30, by Lenin Bull

    The SPLM should be left to those to whom it is useful and beneficial. The next elections will be won by the party that will correctly inclusively bring on board all South Sudanese people and offer them equal opportunities for development, peace security and peaceful co-existence. The days of the obsolescent party called SPLM are near.It is no longer useful to our people.

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    • 23 June 2017 18:55, by Eastern

      Obsolescence of Ph.Ds notwithstanding, the masses, you called the citizens shouldn’t just be pedestrians, they should join in the struggle...!

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  • 24 June 2017 10:57, by mading Anthony

    SPLM should not be left at hard time when she mothered you rather than bring its strength back but SPLM will not go any where, people fix/list hundred points on blame without ways forward. By be the way it is good to know who is with the people of south Sudan as well as SPLM.

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