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August 30, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudan President Salva Kiir has no plan to step down for anyone, his spokesman said Wednesday.

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Presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny said in a statement released to the public on Wednesday that President Kiir was not contemplating ceding power, dispelling speculation claiming Kiir was considering stepping down in favour of Costello Garang Riiny Lual, a former presidential advisor who is living abroad.

“I came across certain Facebook posting allegedly, of President Salva Kiir Mayardit ceding power in favour of Dr Costello Garang Riiny Lual. I thought it was belated April Fool Day or the early one in anticipation - therefore I ignored the story. However, the story has persistently continued unabated and few, if not every South Sudanese has curiously become irritable by the persistence of ’the made-up story’ and even sought my intervention. It is not true that the President is leaving power next in favour of Dr. Costello Garang anytime, and for whatever reason,” explained Ateny.

"Dr Costello is not an SPLM member, nor did he ever been part of the SPLM political hierarchy. Let alone the SPLM Political leadership has never talked of President Kiir leaving power so that any political outsider could pick the luck from," he further stressed.

Presidential aide Riiny would never be the choice of President Kiir to succeed him if there were to be such arrangement requiring a change of leadership, unless ascension occurs through elections on a different ticket, including forming own party if he wants to vie for the presidential seat.

“As all South Sudanese have equal political to be what they want to be, Costello Garang can buy for the post of the president through political process, if and when he runs for the Presidency through his political party, and if elected by the people of South Sudan he may become one, but not through internet propaganda. Dr Costello is not and shall never succeed the President of the Republic, by hierarchy or even by personal choice of the President,” he added.

The spokesman was prompted by a sustained social media debate among south Sudanese, during which some inquired the authenticity of the post while others questioned the basis of the decision of the president to pick Costello as the successor despite the lengthy line of hierarchal structural.

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  • 31 August 02:23, by lino

    There you go Costello!!! Juba said 2018 is an election day. Just win Mading e Awiel first step and form your party! SPLMers are not going to win next elections unless they use SPLA and Bashir’s tactics!!!

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    • 31 August 02:39, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      Presidency has been beaten up now adays even those whose their leader head is far away from leadership of president Kiir are drags in to the test of leadership. Let any Southerners who wants to be leader step out just like a bird in it owns nursery n sell themselves to the public irrespective of their
      Political affiliation or gender.should be fair n free to anyone

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    • 31 August 07:25, by Rumbek S. Sudan

      Dr. Costello Garang is better than Salva Kiir, leave alone your so called hierarchy in the SPLM as a party. What have we achieved since the beginning of Salva Kiir’s regime. If you talk of death, bad roads all over the country, continuous suffering of South Sudanese, corruption and unknown gunmen etc, there you go, Salva Kiir has achieved a lot of that by 100%.

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      • 31 August 10:58, by jubaone

        Rumbek,
        The presidency is up for grabs. Afterall the Kiirminal has disgraced and brought shame on us, any learned SS can try to be president. At least he is a jienge Dr. and educated while the Kiirminal is illiterate, see the difference? Maybe he will bring some sanity and Commonsense into the house. Good Dr. Costello. Ateny should first show us his academic certificates. Impostor

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        • 31 August 16:36, by padiit gaga

          Wow you slave Dink brought shame to whole s.sudanese you must not take presidential seat again Kirimnal spoil your leadership others tribes must take overe the world see as primitive people who love killing themselves like insects,if s.sudan is land of all us, and is democracy country we vote from other tribes not Dinka we know how the mistreat non-Dinka if not blood shed must not End.

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    • 31 August 11:05, by jubaone

      Lino,
      I think Dr. Costello will make a good presidential candidate. As a Dr. he can sit together with other Drs. like Riak, Lam Akol, Nyamliel, Peter Adwok, Elia Lomuro etc as intellectuals. Out biggest problem in SS is semi illiterates or outright numbskulls who only know how to fight and not how to think.

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      • 31 August 12:17, by South South

        jubaone,

        South Sudan was liberated by those who know to fight, not by lazy and careless people who were hiding outside the country and now they want to come back with their big mouths open for food. No, we do not want them. Dr. Riek, Lam Akol, Nyamliel, Peter Adwok and Dr. Shit are not wanted.

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        • 31 August 15:49, by jubaone

          South South,
          When these men were fighting you were surviving on food handouts in Abyei or perhaps running naked with filthy runnnose. It’s this parasitic Jienge attitude, while others fought you come and reap greedily. So just go back to your "liberated luaks" and I’ll not bother you. I don’t want you in Equatoria, is that difficult to understand?

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          • 31 August 17:27, by South South

            jubaone,

            You can not put your foot on South Sudan land, but I do. This is clear indication that I am on the top, but you are at bottom. Equatoria is part of South Sudan and any South Sudanese has right to live in part of South Sudan, is that hard for you to understand loser and wicked old man?

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            • 31 August 19:26, by jubaone

              South South,
              Did you ask yourself why Equatorians don’t like to live in jiengeland? Did you ask yourself why jienges all want to migrate to Equatoria? Just food. By the way, you have gone to the top above and forgot that you’re naked. So you expose your a** to those below. It’s dirty and stinks.

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              • 31 August 20:38, by South South

                jubone,

                If you want to see me in Jubaone, you will need to get especial permission from my guards, they maybe throw you away. There are many dirty people I see everyday in Juba, Dinka are not among them. Enjoy being at the bottom for life.

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                • 1 September 07:09, by jubaone

                  South South,
                  How slaves have always to be masters. Oh my God! Dress up my little jienge boy and enjoy your refugee life as a beggar.

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  • 31 August 04:54, by john akeen

    It is funny that any person sees himself as a South Sudanese and sees himself that he has education, that mean he’s the leader of the people of South Sudan, from young to old, the all think disome, any South Sudanese who graduate from high school or from college or even GED, they don’t want to do anything than being a president or governor of the state and nothing else, nobody wants to become a>>

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    • 31 August 05:00, by john akeen

      teacher or a farmer or to build a buildings to make it as offices to rent it out for anybody who want a rental office, there is many things that educated people can do than politic. You name it

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  • 31 August 05:15, by Agany Malim

    I am not segregating but would not support any old age person in ss to become a presidency bcoz of wrong idea for their saying "our time has finished" so ss need a yang person who may say it is our time. Again to lead is not by force but through will of your pple @ all level and to do what they want from you. There4 if election is going to hold in 2018 then yang person in primary politic is going

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  • 31 August 05:18, by Agany Malim

    to win presidency

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  • 31 August 05:32, by Agany Malim

    Again wrong conception of saying he/she is from our tribe which do give you the rewards non other than tribal conflict in all over ss is another wrong idea but to a president doesn’t mean you lead a tribe but a NATION with many tribe compose of different societies, communities and deplomatic at large not like the way other pple think that the will become to power bcoz of being majority in RSS

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    • 31 August 14:02, by Majesty

      Agany Malim,
      The audacity that led Salva Kiir to abrogate gentlemen agreement (SPLM laws) causing war and bring sufferings was knowing he’s from Dinka, a major tribe in the country and he is not alone. Many here and across the country are disrespecting and doing bad things to other people for the same reason.
      .....

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      • 31 August 14:04, by Majesty

        The concept goes back to and beyond traitor Abel Alier era. It has never been wild to milk the power of your own people. It’s just ironical warmonger minorities in Gogrial and Bor are allowed to go on forever.

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  • 31 August 06:48, by Lenin Bull

    Appreciations to you Ateny for clear explanation to those scoundrels talking nonsense on social media. The presidency belongs to the people of South Sudan and they are the ones who will democratically give it to the best son or daughter of South Sudan. Salva Kiir cannot give it to anyone because it is not his own property. No. It is a property of all South Sudanese people.

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    • 31 August 19:29, by jubaone

      Lenin Bullshit,
      Your argument is logical and correct. Cheers 🍻

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  • 31 August 09:32, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Fellow country men & women our learned men, what do you understand about the role of an MP within the SS context? Does it mean that a half of the govnt.money goes into one’s owned packet? or does it means that he/she should organised a serious ethnic hatred of division and rebellion?I strongly need your understanding of the the Role of (MP) Within the South Sudanese CONTEXT..or Governance

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    • 31 August 09:43, by Lenin Bull

      Don-Don Malith Rual, your question is good but missplaced. This is not its right place. What I have to suggest to you as a brother to you is that you should write a researched article giving your original opinions and then we the internet hyenas and vultures will take over from there. Tell us to comment on what we don’t have real clue is being unfair to us brother.

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  • 31 August 09:56, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Lenin Bull You re right, But how many article have I written and non of them get published simply beco3 the didn’t counter weight their interest, but should I say? I better keep quite, non of my fellow country men n women like option poll.. Something need to be done with the reporters & publishers

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  • 31 August 10:26, by Athian AMbasador

    Transition of power doesn’t happened like transferring and transaction Money from one Bank to another.there are procedures to follow that suits each and individual person in the country.Elections are coming and every one knows the recent rumors roaming around was a lie which doesn’t meet any standard in transition of leadership.though Ateny went far as quoted" Dr Riiny is not Splm Member"

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  • 31 August 17:29, by garrak1520

    Kiir will not chose his successor, he will leave power no doubt either through the ballot box or the same way he got it. His days are counted. South Sudan will be a better place for South Sudanese and east Africans seeking decent living.

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  • 31 August 18:01, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Guys, I am running for the presidency next year and I need your assistance. I want all South Sudan citizens to vote for me in 2018. I promise you 100 percent to lead the country to promise land. My mottos are: 1. bring criminals to justice. 2. Eliminate and bring Permanent Unity among all 64 tribes. 3. Clean water. 4. Food security, Corruption. Build the highways and much more. Please vote for me.

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    • 31 August 22:32, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      DINKA -DEFEDER your solagan for presidency are very trofic fantastic but the difficulty is that you need to change your party name from Sinks -Defender to South Sudan defender otherwise WE WILL not vote for you; The name Dinka is hit a cross the globe n this name are very previous just like Gold N Diamond; guest what Sinks every where event if you go to heaven you find the Sinks Down under Dinka

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    • 31 August 22:32, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      DINKA -DEFEDER your solagan for presidency are very trofic fantastic but the difficulty is that you need to change your party name from Sinks -Defender to South Sudan defender otherwise WE WILL not vote for you; The name Dinka is hit a cross the globe n this name are very previous just like Gold N Diamond; guest what Sinks every where event if you go to heaven you find the Sinks Down under Dinka

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      • 1 September 05:15, by Dinka-Defender-General

        Thank you Don-Don Malith Rual for your suggestions. I will change my logo to South Sudan Defender General. However, my political party is "South Sudan Citizen Party" when we go live in 2018. What do you think about this Logo? Do you think "People Party" is better?

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  • 1 September 07:14, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Sinks Defender, I suggest you remain opposition leader as you are n leave others to rule;Those who are pple"s person but you are very good in defensive force, As pple know u very well that you had fought a good fight here; A war if words for that matter; Dikazation or Dikaism is all about it🤣

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