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14 South Sudanese governors have to quit their positions for rivals, Kiir says

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President Salva Kiir flanked by his two deputies Gai and Wani pose with the 32 state governor at the State House in Juba on 15 August 2018 (Photo South Sudan Presidency)
August 15, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Wednesday told the 32 governors to be prepared for the implementation of the peace agreement adding that his government will lose 14 positions of state governors in line with the power-sharing deal

In accordance with the revitalized governance agreement signed on5 August in Khartoum, the government of President Kiir will retain 55% of the 32 states, the SPLM-IO 27%, 10% for the South Sudan Opposition Alliance and 8% will go to the Other Political Parties.

The deal further provides that this percentage will be applied in the power-sharing at the level of local governments, a matter that the government had refused first but accepted later.

"The government will have only 18 out of the current 32 states and that means the remaining 14 states will have to go to the opposition," said Kiir told the governors in a meeting at the South Sudanese presidency in Juba.

At the level of local government "The opposition will take almost half of the commissioners, county councillors,” he further added, pointing that some of governors and commissioners will lose have to give up their positions for the opposition.

"Some of you will lose positions as governors or become deputy Governors if you are lucky," he said.

"That is the prices of peace and I do not want you also to pick up your guns and then rebel against the regime," he stressed.

The President urged the state governors to spread the message of peace and the popularize the revitalized peace agreement and raise awareness about peace at all the levels including the traditional leaders in order to create a conducive environment for a successful implementation.

"You as the governors must take this message and start telling it to our people so that they understand it properly and so that they cooperate with the government when times comes," he said.

Two parties members of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) and the National Salvation Front (NAS) rejected the governance and power-sharing agreement pointing out that the deal does not establish a federal system.

For his part, First Vice President Taban Deng Gai called on the governor who are also the ruling party leaders at the state level to build a strong SPLM party, able to lead the country into the "era of peace and development".

While Vice-President James Wani called on the South Sudanese to denounce the culture of violence and to embrace peace for the good of the nation.

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  • 15 August 21:57, by South South

    Peace means take and give. We are giving away 14 governor positions to make peace in South Sudan. Great idea.

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    • 15 August 23:34, by The Rhino

      South South,

      Wrong!A genuine peace means Kiir must either resign or hang himself for the sake of peace in South Sudan.If not,Hybrid Court is waiting outside the country and the judges are ready preparing to go after Kiir’s throat and his evil cronies.After justice has been served,peace will then come to South Sudan.

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      • 16 August 01:13, by South South

        The Rhino,
        You are really nothing to us. We are moving ahead with country.

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      • 16 August 01:52, by Kush Natives

        The Rhino,
        You’re a total stranger, loser and will 100% for sure remain a great loser for life! You’re totally nothing to South Sudan. You better to be a tribal Chief, that’s all the title I praise you on, other than that nothing. South Sudan is completely moving forward in front of losers like you, Juba1,Eastern,Lino and Malakal county Simon. Those idiots got no an ideology. They’re disgrace.

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      • 16 August 03:27, by Nairobimitot

        Rhino, And Lino
        Stop it, you need to grow up. Our vice President has tried this tactic of the President resigning from the presidency, and that did not work. It is you a lone who is left behind and who is going to listen to you in South Sudan when the Peace agreement has been signed. You better behave well if you really want your country to see developement and life returning to our homeland. I know you have a heart that pumps blood 24 hours aday. Can you cut and remove your heart from your own body? I am refering to your geniune peace that you are advacating. I do not think you would like to do it. So, you must stop it now.
        You also need to understand that all the people of South Sudan has lost one or more people in this War, and you are not lone on this if this is what anger you. But you need to understand that there is reconciliation if you lost all your family to need to find a wife and start making more families so that your life can move forward. Do not take the country backward; we are moving forward.

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      • 16 August 03:27, by Nairobimitot

        Rhino, And Lino
        Stop it, you need to grow up. Our vice President has tried this tactic of the President resigning from the presidency, and that did not work. It is you a lone who is left behind and who is going to listen to you in South Sudan when the Peace agreement has been signed. You better behave well if you really want your country to see developement and life returning to our homeland. I know you have a heart that pumps blood 24 hours aday. Can you cut and remove your heart from your own body? I am refering to your geniune peace that you are advacating. I do not think you would like to do it. So, you must stop it now.
        You also need to understand that all the people of South Sudan has lost one or more people in this War, and you are not lone on this if this is what anger you. But you need to understand that there is reconciliation if you lost all your family to need to find a wife and start making more families so that your life can move forward. Do not take the country backward; we are moving forward.

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      • 16 August 07:59, by Eastern

        The Rhino,

        Kiir is using A TASTELESS BAIT to entrench his Dinka project of the 32 ’states’.......Soon, Dr. Machar and cohorts will say aye and append thier signatures to that stupid 14 governors for the ’opposition’ thing!

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    • 16 August 08:15, by Jongo

      SouthX2
      Too early to celebrate we have same victimized states Yei river state suffered genocide, rapping, forced to leave their villages by those empty dirty mouths so called Jenge & to complete the implementation of the peace agreement Yei river must & MUST be reinstated to Zero jenge presents just precaution to avoid retaliation simply jenge go back to your dirty states Batter not to test again

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      • 17 August 07:34, by jubaone

        Jongo
        The reason why Yei River State has suffered most terribly from jienge atrocities is cuz our folks allowed these monkeys to settle in Yei in the first place. Our Yei people must act like the Murles, wiping and liquidating these savages without mercy. Only then will they leave you alone. Dont ever compromise with jienges. No. Burst them

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    • 16 August 18:54, by jubaone

      South South
      Did your jellaba masters entitle you to " give away" power like cows? No. Its this jienge luak mentality that has gotten the country this far. Skunk creatures.

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    • 16 August 19:05, by jubaone

      South South
      Jienges are like thugs that must be hotly pursued and if need be gunned down. We shall only stop chasing them once they accept Kokora. Anything less than this is just jienge bullshit and crap

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      • 16 August 19:49, by South South

        jubaone,

        Join us and we will help you stop eating rats. We are sitting on it and if you don’t come, we will have all. It’s ours. Country belong to people who love it, not a few cowards, monkeys and stupid Eqautorians who have nothing to offer other than KARAMA children

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        • 17 August 07:29, by jubaone

          South South
          We don’t need jienges cuz they are worthless creatures and have no intellectual nor material values. God created them to multiply like flies and so they flock to Equatoria in search for food and refuge. Just show us what jienges have accomplished in their luaks; nothing. Only procreation, eating, sleeping, shitting and fighting. Monkeys also do that.

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  • 15 August 22:48, by lino

    It is the first time Konyo Konyo Regime in Juba preaching the spirit of peace and unity!!!
    I hope their words will match their deeds; Bashir is opening the flow of oil northwards so everyone must be happy now because the second phase of stealing Petroleum Money is approaching; Government and Opposition alike will forget their differences soon and will no see anything except American 💵 dollars 💵!

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    • 16 August 08:28, by deng

      Lino

      you are telling true, the time has come for them to loot public money, most of you are fighting on line contributing tribalism, our politicians don’t know politics, that is why they use tribal policy to cover their poor management for state affairs, their aim is who control money

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  • 15 August 23:18, by Theone

    Rewarding traitors with higher levels of positions will create more traitors.

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  • 15 August 23:49, by Kush Natives

    Hopefully no one will force a rebel to be a governor of those states, because they’re against 32 states. They can stay in Juba till the referendum of 32 states is done in case they started whining and crying around. Last but not least, I wouldn’t worry about their governing in any given state, because army will be around in case they start making noises.

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    • 15 August 23:59, by Kush Natives

      But, let’s all take such shock decision for the sake of peace. But, we in the government must work smart this time, we all know that everyone is coming back for money not for peace as we starting realizing. But, as long gun will go silent in the corners of South Sudan, that itself, is what we’re looking forward to seeing.

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      • 16 August 03:48, by lino

        Hahaaa!!! Kush,

        Konyo Konyo Regime chairman already signed in Khartoum and endorsed the 14 opposition State Governors! Who are you to rewrite the Khartoum Agreement now?!!!

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        • 16 August 07:33, by Kush Natives

          Lino,
          You have a big issue with vocabulary, reread my comment once again and point out to me in the paragraph where I mentioned "rewriting the peace agreement. I think you losers are getting out of an imagination here.

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  • 16 August 08:16, by Sunday Junup

    No needs for allocation yeah mr.Kiirimnal Mayardit while 32 states are under discussion in Khartoum. Just wait for your six month to go.

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    • 16 August 10:12, by South South

      Sunday Junup,

      No discussion about 32 states in Khartoum. We are discussing in Khartoum the judiciary system. 32 states are staying. How many times we have to come back this issue of 32 states? Only referendum can change 32 states.

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