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Igga calls opposition groups to join the national dialogue


April 27, 2018 (WAU) - During a visit to Wau on Friday, South Sudanese Vice President James Wani Igga said national dialogue is the only way to end war renewed call for the armed groups to join the internal process.

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South Sudan’s vice-president, James Wani Igga, speaks at the opening of the national reconciliation and peace conference in Wau on 2 September 2014 (ST)

Officially launched in May 2017, the national dialogue initiative is regarded as a forum and process through which the people South Sudan shall gather to redefine the basis of their unity as it relates to nationhood, redefine citizenship and belonging, as well as restructure the state for national inclusion.

The SPLM-IO led by Riek Machar rejects the national dialogue process saying the priority should be given to the implementation of the 2015 peace agreement including the ceasefire and humanitarian access to the civilians in the war-affected areas.

Addressing a public rally organised by the state authorities Wani Igga called on the people of South Sudan particularly armed opposition groups to lay down their weapons and join the ongoing peace process inside the country.

He stressed that the only way to bring peace in the country is everybody should embark on the national dialogue process launched by President Salva Kiir.

“The importance of this national dialogue, that dialogue will bring unity, cooperation, and transformation and reforming of the country’s economic and political structures,” said the South Sudanese vice-president.

He also said the dialogue process would pave the way to achieve national unity which is the best remedy to combat hatred, nepotism and tribalism.

"Without unity, we can’t do anything and that is why we have to fight against them (first),” said Igga.

The vice-president Igga urged all the displaced persons who sought refuge at the UN protection of sites to return to their home areas to produce their food and contribute to the national economy and development process.


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  • 28 April 2018 11:58, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Igga. You are telling unarmed civilians to go and cultivate while you Dinka militias are trigger happy to eliminate Fertit on earth. You must be joking. In lobonok where you come from two of your bodyguards were gunned down by your so called gunman. How then can you tell non Dinka to disarm while the Dinkas are happy to destroy the country? Do a mok!!

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    • 28 April 2018 12:18, by South South

      jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

      Stop lying. Who wants to eliminate Fertit? Fertits are very a few people in Wau and if Dinka really want to fight them it will not take a day for Dinka to do that. Wau is good, people in Wau are good. Wau Naar. Really what is your point here? Fertit? Dinka? or people who killed Igga’s bodyguards? What is the what?

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      • 28 April 2018 12:32, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        South South,

        Keep your mouth shut. When people in Biringi, Khor gana, Basalia, Mboro, Bagari, Dar Zubeir and even Raja, lokoloko inside Wau are killed on daily basis what lie is it? Facts on the ground are there to testify your animosity against people of different ethnicity.

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        • 28 April 2018 16:18, by South South

          jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

          Lair, shut up. No one is killing anyone in Wau. You people think that war is an easy thing to begin with. WAU NAAR

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        • 28 April 2018 16:45, by jubaone

          What matters most to us is KOKORA and don’t care about jienges or their sort. Just tell our youth not to associate themselves with jienges whatsoever otherwise they will get spoiled and become less Equatorian. We must view jienges as jellabas and not worthy of friendship completely. Stay Equatorian and support Equatexit 👊.

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      • 28 April 2018 16:32, by jubaone

        We have to care for ourselves and ensure jienges and nyagateen are kept away. We shall carry our guns and only trust our own boys and security system. The short-legged Lobonok comedian is a sellout and jienge hireling. The kiirminal should go mobilizing in jiengeland, Taban in Upper Nile and Wani in Equatoria.

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        • 28 April 2018 21:24, by South South


          One monkey is giving wise words TO ANOTHER MONKEY.

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          • 29 April 2018 05:00, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            South South,

            At least monkeys are wiser than you pigs who do not know where they are supposed to live and what to eat and what not to eat like you pigs who devours anything and live wherever there is food. You are hopeless, worthless types of human species.

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