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S. Sudan’s PDM says final peace document does not meet opposition goals


September 9, 2018 (JUBA) - The opposition People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) brushed aside an ultimatum given by the chairperson of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), stressing that it has rejected the final document of the revitalized peace agreement because it does meet any of the shared goals o the opposition umbrella.

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Hakim Dario, PDM leader

SSOA Interim Chair Gabriel Chang Changson on Friday addressed a strongly worded letter to the National Salva Front (NAS) and PDM leaders urging them to determine if they intend to continue to remain part of the opposition alliance in the next phase of the peace process. The two members of the alliance have disapproved the signing of the final document and had rejected his acceptance of the governance agreement.

In response to his letter, NAS leader Thomas cirillio Swaka responded by reaffirming his commitment to the unity of the opposition alliance at this critical stage of the talks but stressed that he would continue to work for a true federal system in South Sudan ensuring more powers and resources to the states.

For his part, the PDM leader Dario Hakim in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Sunday questioned the integrity of the letter sent by Changson saying the SSOA charter does not allow him to issue such ultimatum.

Further, Hakim said the final document signed by the SSOA on 30 August does not meet the SSOA “agreed common matters of mutual interests”, except the formation of a new national army.

"The unmet expectations in Articles (3-6) of the SSOA Charter leaves no doubts and uncertainty about the net deficits; in respect of SSOA obligations to itself and the people, and what has not been achieved by the KPA (Khartoum Peace Agreement), including PDM position on three autonomous regions people-based solution," he said.

The opposition group calls for the establishment of three regions in Bahr el Ghazal, Equatoria and Upper Nile, the three area of Southern Sudan when Sudan obtained the independence in 1956. However, other SSOA factions calls for the reestablishment of the 10 states that the country had many long years ago before the independence until October 2015.

The PDM’s leader called on the other members of the opposition alliance to "to remain true and steadfast in support of the SSOA charter’s" founding principles and aspirations for our people and the country for democratic transformation.

He further urged them to join his party in its struggle for a just and people-centric peace, which does not reward impunity and does not bless the "illegitimate rule of Salva Kiir by a say of Uganda and Sudan economic interests in the KPA".

The IGAD Council of Ministers will discuss next Tuesday the four concerns and demands made by the SPLM-IO and SSOA when they initialled the final document last week.

The SSOA was established in April 2018 by nine opposition groups including FDP/SSAF of Gabriel Changsong Chang, FDs of Pagan Amum Okiech, NAS of Gen. Thomas C. Swaka NDM chaired by Lam Akol, PDM of Dario Hakim, SSLM/A led by Gen. Bapiny Monytuil, SSNMC chaired by Joseph B. Bakosoro, SSPM led by Costello Garang Ring, SSUM/A of Gen. Peter Gadet Yak and UDRA of Gatweth K. Thich.


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  • 10 September 2018 01:52, by South South

    Hakim will never enter US again for life. He has been banned. He can not see Arizona again where he used to live. Iam not sure why his old picture when he used to live in US is posted here.

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    • 10 September 2018 07:21, by Joseph Canada

      That have nothing to do with this discussion. Furthermore you are lying. Hakim was with Us in USA last summer. We have d a BBQ together. Just another Jieng propaganda. Great job Mr. Hakim. We stand for He people not for our own interest. Those ar the leaders who go down in the books and become in he future history lessons in class. God is watching our Nation. God bless his land.

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      • 10 September 2018 08:00, by South South

        Help to correct Joseph Canada’s English. Yes, Hakim was denied to enter US. He used to live in Arizona State. People who know him and know his family in Arizona told me thst.

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        • 10 September 2018 08:17, by South South

          Joseph Canada,
          Don’t forget, criminal Hakim took very innocent US journalist and entered with him to South Sudan illegally, the man was killed in South Sudan. From that moment, US decided not allow him to enter US again. Go to South Sudan and have BBQ’S with him in the Bush. There are many monkeys there.

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          • 10 September 2018 08:58, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            South South,

            You sound foolish by thinking all people of South Sudan should be at resonance with oppressive Jieng political thinking of domination. True born leaders have wisdom and work for the people and not for themselves. They are have principles to which they are stuck to ensure justice and freedoms are enforced. That is exactly what Dario Hakim stands for. Not for “ CHAM”.

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            • 10 September 2018 11:46, by South South

              jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

              You are crying for Bari speakers to take over South Sudan, then you turn around and call others tribalism. What a wicked lazy overweight man!!!!!!!!

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              • 10 September 2018 14:39, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

                South South,

                First it was Nuer and now is Bari speakers. We know what are driving at. You must be foolish to think you can succeed with your divide and rule in Equatoria up to Western Bahr el Ghazal. You are at end of loosing your game. People know you and have felt your brutality for your greed and thefty.

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                • 10 September 2018 16:31, by South South

                  jur_likang_a_ likan’g,
                  Don’t run away from it. You, Eastern, jubaone, The Rhino are the rest are talking about Karo, what is Karo? Bari Speakers, right?

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                  • 10 September 2018 19:30, by jubaone

                    South South
                    "Karo" in Bari language means-relative. All Bari speakers have a common ancestry and that is why you should listen to the Bari national anthem. Yi a pele geleng. We have also common and very close ties linguistically with Topotha, Maasai, Otuho, Karimojong cuz we all belong to the "Eastern Nilotes". For this reason we coexist peacefully.

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                    • 10 September 2018 19:34, by jubaone

                      We have also as Equatorians coexisted peacefully with Morus, Azandes, Makaraka, Mondu, Baka and all other ethnicities in Equatoria without much trouble. We are already a nation. For this reason we don’t need jienges, nyagats or any others. Yes, we can do it alone. We don’t need oil, our people are more powerful and precious than oil or cows.

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                      • 10 September 2018 19:39, by jubaone

                        ..Rwanda is as small as CES and well organised. But we are "kebir wa awir". For this reason we need kokora, federalism so we see who are the lazy idiots who parasite on others. Equatoria can’t accommodate every SS otherwise other states become obsolete and worthless grazing fields. Kokora, popoko. Eron kak kokora.

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        • 10 September 2018 17:44, by Joseph Canada

          South South, you seems to be insisting that I don’t know how to speak English and you have that stuck between that shredded skull of yours,making you feel that will put me down. Lol. You are a laughable joke if not a disgrace to your own clan. First to teach you well, Hakim is NOT Bari speaker but an Equatorian. You need to do a well informed research and forget what the 3rd party told you.>>>

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          • 10 September 2018 17:55, by Joseph Canada

            >> you also have to know one thing about Equatoria if your poor and lazy MTNs in the region haven’t told you that WE Equatorians identity our tribes ONLY during the cultural dances. Rather than that We ONE ourselves!!. I can clearly tell you with an egocentrism that you will NEVER penetrate our ONENESS that was rooted to US!!

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            • 10 September 2018 18:07, by Joseph Canada

              Now back to PDM and it’s leader, I know for sure he was with me last summer when we had a family reunion and his family is not inArezona mark you. So all what you said is fabricated and this is the one thing I know you are good at. We need to talk about the nation not tribes. Got it? Good!!

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              • 10 September 2018 20:10, by South South

                Joseph Canada,

                You are very stupid. The leader of PDM used to live in Arizona, but he may relocated his family to somewhere in US for fear. He can not come to US again after he drove poor US journalist to South Sudan illegally to be killed.

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  • 10 September 2018 08:54, by Eastern

    PDM is absolutely right. The Khartoum peace jokes will end where the conflict started - waste of time and resources. Whether or not Hakim will be allowed future entry into the USA is for him to sort it out with th US border control authorities. The important thing is PDM has pronounced itself loud and clear...!

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    • 10 September 2018 12:31, by South South

      Nobody care about what he stands for. You mentioned it clearly yesterday " Bari Speakers", that’s your own shit, deal with it somewhere else and not in South Sudan. Equatoria is not about Bari Speakers.He escorted very innocent American journalist illegally to the battlefield and the poor man was killed. He can not step his feet to US land for life.

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      • 10 September 2018 16:00, by Eastern

        South South,

        This sounds hilarious as it is puerile.....I don’t remember the last time I used the word BARI. I was entirely making reference to Central Equatoria in relation to the attempt by the dinka people to remove the EQUATORIA BRAND...! Yes, I still believe and make references to Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria and Western Equatoria. Keep the rest to yourself..!

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        • 10 September 2018 16:27, by South South


          Here we go with lies. "The Kuku people have ALWAYS been the tribune of the Karo people in South Sudan". What is Karo? Bari Speakers, right?

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          • 10 September 2018 16:36, by Eastern

            South South,

            Now you are being stupid here..."The Kuku people have ALWAYS been the tribune of the Karo people in South Sudan". You quoted me right. Where’s the word Bari....? I was talking of the Karo people. By the way, the phrase Bari speakers is even contested by some Karo people. I leave that debate to you. Stop being a forgery, be real...!

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            • 10 September 2018 20:08, by South South


              You are lying again, this is your nature. jubaone confirmed to me this after you mentioned" Karo", "Eastern has explained that. Bari, Nyangwara, Pojulu, Kuku, Kakwa, Nyepo, Mundari are one: Karo People. That is why we since time immemorial say; .."yi a Bari, yi a pele geleng". We are relatives: karo."
              jubaone finished it for me. I was not even aware of the word "Karo"

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