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November 4, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government would support the 32 states federal system which the opposition groups demand to bring to an end, said Vice President James Wani Igga Sunday during a visit to Yei River state.

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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)

Wani made his remarks at a ceremony of ordination of eight pastors, consecration of five bishops and one archbishop for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) in Yei River State. he was flanked by the Emmanuel Adil Anthony, Governor of Yei River State and Julius Tabuley, deputy chairman of the NAS-Lagu faction.

Addressing the religious ceremony, Wani pointed out that the opposition contest the current federal system established by President Salva Kiir but his government would work within the agreed mechanism to defend it.

"I want to tell you that the issue of the states will be addressed by the IBC (Independent Boundaries Commission). We support the 32 states, and the people of Yei want the 32 states to remain so that services can be delivered," he said.

He further said that the IBC will launch its activities soon to determine the number of the states.

The government and the opposition groups agree on the federal system of governance but diverge on the number of the administrative territorial entities and its boundaries.

IBC has to review the establishment of the new states and their boundaries and to make recommendations for addressing the consequences of these changes based on the tribal borders at the independence of Sudan in 1956.

The opposition forces say the current system is made in a way to legalise the control of fertile land by the Dinka ethnic groups.

Also, they say the expansion of the states from 10 to 32 states violates the 2015 peace agreement because it was implemented in October of the same year after the signing of the peace deal in August.

The non-signatory groups make of the number of states their principal reason to reject the revitalized peace agreement. Some of them wanted the number of states to be settled in the peace negotiations and not during the interim period.

The peace deal provides that if the IBC fails to reach an agreement on the number of states, a referendum should be held to determine its final number taking into account the 1956 border demarcation.

Speaking during the ceremony, Governor Anthony reiterated the commitment of his government to implement the revitalized peace agreement and other peace deals signed with the various armed groups in the state.

He further called on the holdout armed groups to join the "wagon of peace" and to contribute to the stability and development of their region.

He also praised the different churches for the mediation they conduct with the armed groups and contribution in the areas of healthcare, humanitarian assistance, education and development of the state.

Yei River State is one of the most troubled areas in South Sudan as the state witnesses sporadic clashes between the rebel fighters of the National Salvation Front led by Thomas Cirilo Swaka with the government or the SPLM-IO forces.

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  • 4 November 22:04, by Eastern

    "I want to tell you that the issue of the states will be addressed by the IBC (Independent Boundaries Commission). We support the 32 states, and the people of Yei want the 32 states to remain so that services can be delivered," he said.

    He further said that the IBC will launch its activities soon to determine the number of the states

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    • 5 November 10:17, by jubaone

      Eastern
      Who is this renegade Gen Tabuley NAS-Lagu faction? How does Lagu faction come in? Did ST confuse this with PDM-(Josephine Lagu) faction?

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      • 5 November 11:15, by South South

        Jubeone,
        I like Gen. Tabuley, I like NAS-Lagu, I like people of Yei, I like people of South Sudan and I love James Wani. Anything else from The Rhino or Eastern is really going to monkey it up.

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      • 5 November 11:15, by South South

        Jubeone,
        I like Gen. Tabuley, I like NAS-Lagu, I like people of Yei, I like people of South Sudan and I love James Wani. Anything else from The Rhino or Eastern is really going to monkey it up.

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        • 5 November 13:24, by jubaone

          South South
          None knows of NAS- Lagu faction. Perhaps a jienge creation for self satisfaction. Are they part of the TGoNU? Renegade Gen Tabuley, a small known garden farmer who founded a NGO and some Ltd company joined NAS without any military training. Wow. May be he will be a VP to the Kiirminal

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      • 5 November 17:32, by Eastern

        jubaone,

        Julius Tabuley at one time posed as a Ugandan Kuku and another as a southern Sudanese refugee and a teacher. He later found his way into the ranks and files of the nefarious SPLA and became an officer in the National [in]Security Service. Still later ended up as a county ’commissioner’. The rest as they say, is history.....

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  • 4 November 22:07, by Eastern

    Well, the true Yei River people are in Bidi Bidi, Morobi and some other refugee camps in Uganda. Consulting with SQUATTERS of Yei River district will obviously yield the result of WE NEED 32 STATES...! Does that surprise you my Small Lonoders..?!

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    • 5 November 09:42, by jubaone

      Eastern
      32 states is not a bad idea either, only if we could get all non-Equatorians out to their respective regions. Instead, the more states, the more "they" flee and want to spend their looted resources in Juba. Most of these junk states have no human, natural resources and they´re only like "golden donkeys" were development CDFs are squandered.

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  • 4 November 22:08, by Eastern

    We should reolve underlying issues now than postponing future wars....!

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    • 4 November 23:02, by The Rhino

      Eastern,

      This Wani is a disgrace to Equatorians.Short and ugly.His home town of Lo’bonok is filled up to 90% jienge squatters, terrorizing his own people.Now he is encouraging other communities to accept their useless 32 states,for what?These damned states were meant to bring tensions and conflicts among communities which (before) harmonically and peacefully lived side by side together..........

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      • 4 November 23:09, by The Rhino

        Eastern,

        ...Promoting these jienge states only fuels more chaos and deaths.This useless figure ’Wani Tonj’ spent his entire life in Tonj and has adopted same rotten attitude and culture of jienges,worthless.Nobody should listen to him,he is only Kiir’s lapdog,nothing more.(I’m quoting our brilliant Jubaone here).

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        • 5 November 09:53, by jubaone

          Rhino,
          We could have even 64 federated states and we see how each will sustain itself. Equatorians have the "stuff" to offset development: good education, hardworking people, good skills, abundant resources (without oil). Yes we can. Without oil, all these non Equatorians have scampered to use for food and refuge cuz they just cant do anything. Tell them to go, they will find worthless excuses.

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    • 5 November 09:48, by jubaone

      Eastern
      The 32 current states are NOT federated, they are simply decentralized where the Kiirminal hires and fires governors at will. Federated systems presupposes, that governors are elected democratically by their constituencies. Guess what? How do we deal with hoards of jienge settlers in Equatoria who don´t want to return to their luaks? Are they part of us, can they choose for us our leaders?

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      • 5 November 09:58, by jubaone

        Eastern, Rhino,
        I am a hard-core Equatorian and believe stongly, if left alone, we can catch up with Rwanda which is as small as CES (without any oil). Our problems are these non-Equatorians who have become a "human burden" to us. We must think, do things x10 for us and for them, while they idly and lazily sit around and simply wait to be fed like babies. NO.

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        • 5 November 10:02, by jubaone

          Eastern, Rhino
          Funny though, almost all SSOA members except NAS/PDM/SSNMC are non Equatorian. They said NOTHING on federalism and dont even support it cuz they would have nowhere to go. Juba is a magnate and without Juba or Equatoria, SS is just like a shithole. Jienges have looted all the resources, see their junk states. NO development whatsoever.

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          • 5 November 10:09, by jubaone

            Eastern, Rhino
            Bor jienges are still squatting in Nimule and in Acholiland even as Jonglei has NO war, why? Cuz they are just lazy and cant do anything for themselves. Now they are scarred, that once peace comes, all must go back to Jonglei to give back Madi and Acholi lands. They fear Murles, starvation and anarchy in their areas. Our development cant be held hostage by lazy idlers. NO

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            • 5 November 15:56, by The Rhino

              Jubaone,

              Jienges truly have a convoluted meaning of federalism.In a federal government, the president has no absolute power to ubiquitously fire government employees from office.He has limited powers to remove people within his branch.As head of the executive branch, he can only fire employees within that branch.He has NO authority whatsoever to fire e.g. state governors, state legislators,......

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              • 5 November 16:06, by The Rhino

                Jubaone,

                ...state judges or their employees of any kind.These people were elected by their constituents.The legislative branch as well as the judicial branch run and manage their personnel independently,within the constraints of the constitutional laws.So,what we are witnessing in South Sudan today,is a severe form of a rotten democracy or federal misrule.Its a mixture of primitive autocratic....

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                • 5 November 16:15, by The Rhino

                  Jubaone,

                  ...dictatorship spearheaded by illiterate jienge dumbhead savages.This is NOT federalism.Its an insult and mockery to FEDERALISM.A betrayal to the people of South Sudan.We must not let these greedy and useless jienges pull us down,NEVER!

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  • 4 November 22:17, by Eastern

    This Is Africa! (TISS!);

    In Africa those with ideas have no power and those with power have no ideas ....PLO Lumumba

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  • 5 November 02:26, by Games

    The yes man should have waited for the boundaries assistemem and open his badmouth after 90 days when the work is being completed. According to these statements, Wani seems to be anti-Khartoum peace agreement. 55% of Shilluk Kingdom lands will not never go voluntary to Dinka tribe without another blood shits.

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    • 5 November 03:36, by South South

      Games,
      Time for peace has come. Riak knows that very well. No single land from Shulluk has been given to Dinka. If people talk about Malakal, all documents are there on Dinka side. Do you mean bloodshed or blood shots as you put it? Those who waged war in last 5 years know very well what war did to them and their communities.

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  • 5 November 11:47, by Lenin Bull

    Hi guys, peace has come home. Don’t waste your fingers and times typing nonsense on your computer 32/3 states. Whether you like it or loathe it blame Riek’s madness for disturbing the 2005-2013 peace and the 10 state system for his Nuer lope-sided 21 states. "You can deceive all the people sometimes, but you can not deceive some---

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  • 5 November 11:51, by Lenin Bull

    of them all the times." Someone better tells Riek to change his political modus operandi otherwise some people have caught up with him and it is a matter of time. These morons lamenting in this forum about 32 states should ask Riek did he disturb the 2005-2013 political status quo in South Sudan!

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  • 5 November 13:56, by One people

    jubaone & the Rhino ya lutyn ya khawlat ya klhap.
    Show some respect to your leaders, I & South Sudan. It seems like both of you don’t have respect for Equatoria state & its people, not even for Equatorians elders, what a sham. I think jienges that you don’t like are better than you, they have respect for their elderly people and also they have power to wipe off discourteous people like you too

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    • 5 November 14:14, by One people

      I told you, you gay ass "NAS" rebels last time that if Dinka & Nuer didn’t agree on the establishment of the federalism in the country that mean there will be no no federalism in the country. Look at yourself, you don’t even know who you’re fighting; Dinka or Nuer. You know yourself you don’t even have a power to fight both & you here talking on the keyboard. I think all of you had forgotten>>

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      • 5 November 14:41, by One people

        that Dinka & Nuer made the whole country cry, even you jubaone,Eastern & The Rhino, plus your gay master Thomas Cirilo crying until today. Dinka refused to do the very dangerous and the most notorious clean up in the country because they’re holding the public office,also Nuer, Nuer’s are not afraid to fight and die every day, and you all know that,Dinka & Nuer are like a bee’s, can’t be finish

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        • 5 November 14:54, by One people

          Peace is the most important thing in human life and war is the most bad thing in human life. Don’t you ever and never encourage other people to fight if you don’t know who will be the victim one in that fight. If you feel like you have an small power, don’t think that your power will do good to others, you need to control your anger to save those who don’t have power like you.

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          • 5 November 18:45, by One people

            The Rhino or the khalp and jubaone or the juba one luti
            both of you better work for peace or else we will make you a man again, I know is difficult to change you from being a luti, but we will work very hard to save you from getting F**ck in your geneet. Ya juba one luti ya luti sharmuta. I know you’re reading this and your geneet it’s coming in and out like chicken geneet. Ya khawal

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            • 5 November 20:09, by The Rhino

              One people,

              Ibn sharmutah ya kawal.I’m sure you are a cornhole,a traumatized faggot,probably brutally a*s invaded by a donkey while distributing waters in the streets of Juba.You f**king bast**d must be gay.Why are you talking about gays all the time if you are not one them?Go f**k yourself ya jienge fogurr inta.Since your culture allows you to walk, eat,sleep,dance and shit naked,you....

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              • 5 November 20:16, by The Rhino

                One people,
                ....definitely must’ve been f**ked or irreversibly a*s ruined by one of your relatives /animals.B*tch shut the f**k up!

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                • 5 November 21:04, by Eastern

                  The Rhino,

                  I love it....This One People shithole should stop their FUCKERY....Case closed!

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                  • 5 November 21:48, by jubaone

                    Eastern, Rhino
                    Don’t get scared of jienges nor Nuers. We can live without them, but they can’t live without us. Without us Equatorians, they are just ordinary shitholes. Let them show us what they have accomplished in their luaks: schools, hospitals, roads, universities, infrastructure, food security etc other than rape, killing, stealing and marrying underage girls. We give them direction

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            • 5 November 21:30, by jubaone

              One People
              Ya Aryan jienge! You should be carrying for us water like what your fathers did for us in the 70s till kokora. Nothing will change that for us. You are a jienge and a grown up idiot who must be treated like a big baby 👶 with limited cognitive abilities.

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      • 5 November 21:35, by jubaone

        One People
        I’m happy NAS is getting you screwed up. We Equatorians determine which direction SS will go. Jienges are simply weapon carriers and they can’t develop themselves. You better become an Equatorian slave so that we adopt you. We shall teach you Bari language so you stop talking thokjienge; a savage language

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      • 5 November 22:02, by jubaone

        One People
        Jienges, Nuers and nyagateen can fight, but they can’t think. See their states that look like shitholes 😆

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  • 5 November 14:14, by Mapuor

    Those who do not want peace will someday like it .32+ ethnic federal states are irreversible as they reflect our ethnic reality .Our problem in the South is ethnicity and its fully addressed by the 32+ ethnic federal states which were formed out of 79 former ethnic counties which had very clear borders .Padang land is unconquerable as it is clarified by the five year war.

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    • 5 November 21:40, by jubaone

      Mapour
      Great the 32 states are just another kokora, except that jienges still don’t know the difference between federalism and decentralism. That is too sophisticated for dull brains. We Equatorians will teach them slowly, cuz they can’t catch up with fast events. Savages

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      • 7 November 06:08, by Pakuai

        32 states are not going to going anywhere. there are other states which are going to be created. But not here in South Sudan. Our ’Gambella region, Aleb triangle,(Lokichogio and most of Kakuma), our Khartoum and not now though. The owners are back.

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