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SPLM-IO says drafting of permanent constitution should be "people-driven process"


Opposition delegations discuss the outstanding issues during a meeting held on Saturday 25 August 2018 (Photo Nuur M Sheekh IGAD)
August 26, 2018 (JUBA) - The SPLM-IO Sunday rejected tasking the National Constitutional Review Commission (NCRC) with the drafting of the permanent constitution saying it is different a people-driven process.

The parameters and procedures of the Permanent Constitution-Making are one of the bracketed issues discussed currently in Khartoum before to initial a final document on Monday 27.

In a statement released on Sunday from the venue of the peace talks in Khartoum, Henry Odwar Deputy Chairman of SPLM (IO), and head of negotiating team said they disagree with the procedures proposed in the draft for the permanent constitution-making.

He disclosed that the draft proposed by the mediation mandates the NCRC to draft the text for the permanent constitution outside the forum of the National Constitutional Conference.

"The SPLM/A (IO) maintains that permanent constitution-making is a popular exercise in which the people of South Sudan must exercise their right to deliberate on matters of governing their country," he said.

He further stressed that the organization of the National Constitutional Conference "should be handled as a people-driven process that reflects the aspirations and the will of the people of South Sudan, rather than be a government-driven process".

The talks on the remaining bracketed issues have been dominated by the disagreement on the number of states and the mediation said it proposed a compromise for the parties but didn’t disclose it.

With the difference now there are two issues that the mediators have to be settled before to engage in talks about the implementation matrix.


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  • 27 August 11:14, by Sunday Junup

    Well you should have to bear in mind that as long as Salvakiirimnal still in power, he will still keep Jieng Council of Evil (JCE) and any proposal for peace talk will definitely come from them. Don’t get surprise at the last minute brother. Taban has already done his part to destabilize SPLA-IO

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    • 27 August 14:54, by jubaone

      Henry Odwar has made himself unreliable and foolish. As an Equatorian and high ranking IO person, he didn’t stand to argue federalism but simply was carried away by the position of the majority Nuers in the IO who have betrayed our ideals. He can’t now turn around and advocate for a peoples driven referendum on a permanent constitutional. That is backstabbing and political sellout

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      • 27 August 15:24, by Marco A. Wek

        Jubaone, did you mean to say permanent constitution? Or is this Equa-glish?

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      • 28 August 00:29, by Malakal county Simon


        Let’s us not throw stones towards SPLM-IO Allies just because federalism is not mention in this article phased.... The peace is not sealed yet, it’s on going and federalism could be mention in the next day of talk.. Please remember, we are stronger together and do not be drag away by the case of federalism..

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  • 27 August 15:31, by Nuer Kanguan

    Juba One, Let us stop Harte speech, it time for peace, remember we never choose ourselves to be in our current tribe, God has his own purpose for putting you in EQ, our color is one we never wish for that.

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  • 27 August 15:45, by Nuer Kanguan

    My own observation on this conflict phrase context, since the Genesis of crises all South Sudan were not responsible only politicians hand, but down the line later we are involve and we must all be responsible for this country mess without finger pointing that its Nuer or Dinka that make this country fall apart.

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  • 28 August 01:47, by One people

    you’re just a foolish men or women who doesn’t know how to speak about anything at all. I believe 100m% that you don’t even know what you’re talking about;you’re talking trash about your leaders for something you don’t even know how it works. All of those leaders that you’re talking shit about are very important than you, they sit around the Taybol and talk about important things

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    • 28 August 02:11, by One people

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      • 28 August 02:14, by One people

        I meant I think Sudan Tribune forgotten their keyboard around your childish self

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