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South Sudan Liberal Party seeks 3rd Vice President position


PLP chairman Peter Mayen Majongdit speaks in a fourm held in Accra on 12 March 2018 (Photo Majongdit's Facebook page)
May 25, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan opposition People’s Liberal Party (PLP) leader said he is seeking the position of third vice-president created by the IGAD mediation.

PLP chairman Peter Mayen Majongdit who is also the leader of the South Sudan Umbrella Coalition of Political Parties for Peace and Democratic Transformation, confirmed to Sudan Tribune Thursday that he seeks as leader of the opposition group to get the position of the Third Vice-President.

“As political parties, we are saying the position of the third vice president should be taken by non-armed groups and who are the non-armed group? This is our party, Peter told Sudan Tribune.

In its Bridging Proposal, the IGAD mediation team said the structure of the presidency should be composed of the President (TGoNU); the First Vice President (nominated by SPLM/A-IO),, the Vice President (TGoNU); and the Third Vice President (nominated by Other Parties & Entities (SSOA, FDs & OPP).

The opposition leader went further to say the position of second vice president should be given to the political parties or SPLM-FDs because the positions of the President and First Vice President are given to armed groups.

Majongdit was alluding to the President Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar.

However, the mediators intended to give the second vice-president position to the SPLM-IG including Taban Deng Gai.

The SPLM-IO led by Machar rejected the Bridging Proposal but the IGAD Special Envoy For South Sudan who plays the role of chief mediator asked the parties and stakeholders to think about the proposal.

The IGAD Council of Ministers is expected to meet next month to decide on the fate of the proposal and determine a new date for the resumption of the revitalization forum.


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  • 26 May 2018 04:46, by Justin Chicago opiny

    There is a grave mistake IGAD is doing in dealing with the problem of South Sudan. All they do is think of creating positions. These creations of positions is one of the key issues that is making it hard to bring the war to a stop.
    The root cause of the problem of south Sudan is reforms that is what should be your agenda number one not positions.

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    • 26 May 2018 06:48, by padiit gaga

      This evil organizations should not solve the problem of S.Sudan the just make business on it.
      There is No need for third vice president. Unarmed polical parties need wait till the peace is achieved from armies.

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      • 26 May 2018 06:52, by South South

        Disgraceful 16 factions, no single one is going to respect them. They are like puppets in our government hand.

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        • 26 May 2018 09:08, by Eastern

          And this is the reason your tribal regime would continue to have headaches. Kiir is now trapped in Juba only making occasional foreign trips on foreign charted planes. Kiir is always watching his back not even trusting his own shadow. The armed oppositions have won! Inflation is in THREE DIGITS, the economy has gone to the dogs, what do you have next?

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          • 26 May 2018 12:08, by South South

            Rebels are crying these days, why? Any president in the world makes a few trips outside the country. Any president in the world MUST watch his back including Trump. We will control this country forever. 16 useless factions will not get any support from anyone, why? They are weak, disorganized, stupid, cowards, lack of man power and the likes.Who will handover a country to 16 factions? Maybe rat.

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            • 26 May 2018 19:32, by Whortti Bor Manza

              You have no brains to create functional institutions. Enjoy what was left by the jalabas. There will be no money to steal after one year. Your SSP will be just toilet paper to clean your dirty anus.

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          • 26 May 2018 15:53, by jubaone

            Great and that’s exactly what the opposition wanted. No FDI, no sustainable developmental aid, no investors, galloping inflation, bankrupt economy, depleted foreign currency reserve, worthless or non existent trade balance. The jienge regime is waiting like hungry vultures for the thin oil revenues. Many are already idling in Uganda.

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  • 26 May 2018 09:28, by Eastern

    This is another POLITICAL MUSTERBATION just like what Taban Deng did when he assumed the leadership of SPLA/SPLM (IO) in Juba - waste of time and resources and won’t pacify the country. As long as Kiir remains at the top, expect worse case scenarios than the status quo...!

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  • 26 May 2018 14:09, by lino

    South Sudanese leaders and people will remain as SOUTHERNERS as soon as they are carrying the mentality of 1940, 50, 60, 60’s!!!
    IGAD role of solving political conflicts in the region is over since 2005, and nowadays is time for them to profit from this organization!!!
    South Sudan is just paying them big time while southerners are distributing positions that are not bringing them any incomes😜

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    • 26 May 2018 15:35, by Redeemer

      Taban actually did not waste his time but Riek did. if a leader disagreed with the whole his leadership and he still called himself a leader, he is not different from Kiir. He is left with his family, that is why his IO is called (family IO)

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    • 26 May 2018 15:57, by jubaone

      Many SS are acting like slaves who at least want to feel a sense of worthiness, pride and self esteem. Give them a ministerial without clear duties, no salaries, no office, he will still be satisfied and smile like a monkey on heat. They love to be called " benydit".

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      • 26 May 2018 18:39, by lino

        All of these bunch of politicians should throw their neckties away and buy trousers and head to their villages to farm!!! They will better than anyone other people.

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        • 26 May 2018 21:34, by lino

          Correction: They will be better than anyone around the world!!!

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  • 27 May 2018 08:26, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    This call by Dinka man is not a surprise. They all think about political position yet they can not deliver. Where have they delivered good service to the nation? From Bank of South Sudan to min of finance, interior, defence nothing good has come except insecurity, economic malaise, rapists army and killers of citizens. After all it is theirs let Kiir get him until the day South Sudanese boot them

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