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South Sudan system of governance divides opposition groups: PDM leader


March 26, 2019 (JUBA) - The opposition People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) Hakim Dario Tuesday said they diverge with the South Sudan National Democratic Alliance (SSNDA) on the system of governance.

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Hakim Dario, PDM leader

Recently, the PDM complained that the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan excluded them from the consultations with the non-signatory to join the revitalized peace agreement.

Also, its former partners in the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) who also rejected the revitalized pact formed another umbrella, SSNAD were keen to indicate that the PDM was not a member of their coalition.

Reached by Sudan Tribune to clarify why they did not join the alliance led by Thomas Cirilo, Dario said the PDM and its allies have the National Alliance for Democracy And Freedom Action (NADAFA) which calls for three autonomous regions.

The NADAFA "do not believe in power sharing by the elites and instead advocates for people-based power sharing in a Federal Governance based on three autonomous regions of Upper Nile, Equatoria and Bahr al-Ghazal," he said.

"SSNDA stands for the return to 10 states, while NADAFA advocates for 3 autonomous regions and wants to garner more popular support for 3-regions during the transitional period and constitution making," he further added.

Also, the SSNDA and the NADAFA have different stances on the power-sharing and constitution making process.

The alliance headed by Dario believes that the selection of parliament representatives should be through regional people’s conventions in Upper Nile, Equatoria, Bahr al Ghazal.

The IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan Ismail Wais said he would not recognize any group formed after the signing of the revitalized peace agreement. Accordingly, they said the process of joining the revitalized agreement will include only the National Salvation Front of Cirilio and the SSUF of Paul Malong.

However, Wais now is consulting with the IGAD Council of Ministers on whether they can accept to include the SSNDA in the political process or not.

For his part, Dario lodged a complaint to the IGAD Council of Minister accusing Wais of seeking to work only with the armed group.


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  • 26 March 2019 23:34, by South South

    South Sudan needs to move on. Let these tiny rebels resolve their differences far away from us.

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    • 27 March 2019 03:25, by The Rhino

      South South,

      Wrong! South Sudan will never move an inch forward if things are not well addressed in Equatoria.A worthless vagrant like yourself of course have no legitimacy to tell others how to resolve their respective internal issues or matters.Just shut the fuck up!NAS will never lay down its GUNs against jienges/nyagats occupiers in Equatoria.Fact is,Kiir and JCE are fighting for jienges,....

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      • 27 March 2019 03:35, by The Rhino

        South South,

        ...Riak and his nyagats are likewise fighting for themselves.Its equally fair to encourage Equatorians to fiercely fight for Equatorians since all these shit is taking place at our doorstep!Equatorians must use all tools available to clean up their territories from roaches and bugs!This is our domain and we Equatorians must never shy to terminate intruders, full stop!

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        • 27 March 2019 05:56, by Pakuai

          The Rhino’
          Calm down and watch your language loser. If at all you idiots were to be having a genuine cause to fight for, you would have seen South Sudanese people join your Barias usual bullish*t, but since you don’t have anything, but to complaint as always on just everything. South Sudanese people have closed their ears and let you losers make a lot of noises online until tire your arises off>>>

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          • 27 March 2019 06:09, by Pakuai

            By the way, the Rhino, Equatoria is not a tribe, but a region and Baria is just a tiny bit of greater Equatoria region and many Equarians don’t subscribe some Barias losers. In fact, many Barias don’t subscribe to online losers like you but want South Sudanese people to resolve their own internal issues amicably without violent but through ’national dialogue’ and our national dialogue to sort out>

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            • 27 March 2019 06:20, by Pakuai

              our ailing issues, but there are some traitors like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom and others who have sold themselves, their lives and souls to foreign interest groups from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, the evil juus (so-called Israel), their gulf Arab states financiers and some of their creeps here in our own IGAD countries and that was why our ’national dialogue’

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              • 27 March 2019 06:30, by Pakuai

                was blatantly ignored by our enemies who covet our country and our people to death. Traitors like Mr. Riek Machar and his allies were kept in foreign hotels, bars and brothels of Adis Ababa, Tanzania, Nairobi, South Africa, Uganda, Egypt and North Sudan by their foreign masters. After their foreign masters saw that their Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion was utterly crushed on the ground>>>

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                • 27 March 2019 06:42, by Pakuai

                  The evils in the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), gulf Arab states paymasters and some of their creeps here in the AU and the IGAD stooges behind the current mess in our country ’tapped’ their Thomas Cirillo on the shoulder to run Adis Ababa, so that they can go and use him, with their Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot and other bunch>>>>

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                  • 27 March 2019 06:54, by Pakuai

                    of their foreign puppets/stooges as their ’bargaining cards, threats and blackmails’ over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. Mr. the Rhino, we have informed you losers and fools, we are going to bomb the *mighty US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, some Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some Bantus, Saudi Arabia and evil juus (so-called israelis)>>>.

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                  • 27 March 2019 06:55, by Pakuai

                    of their foreign puppets/stooges as their ’bargaining cards, threats and blackmails’ over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. Mr. the Rhino, we have informed you losers and fools, we are going to bomb the *mighty US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, some Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some Bantus, Saudi Arabia and evil juus (so-called israelis)>>>.

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                    • 27 March 2019 07:08, by Pakuai

                      to near oblibivian, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. South Sudan is not part of the damned so-called ’ANGLO- AMERICAN’ never has and will never ever will. Mr. the Rhino, game is over loser. I always tell you here on SUDAN TRIBUNE that ’l am of the boys who blasted the cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan out of your Yei in 1997. And there was not a single Equatorian in my battalion then>>>>

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                      • 27 March 2019 07:19, by Pakuai

                        but the Dinka/Jenge boys and a few boys from Nuba Mountains and Southern Blue Nile. Same to Kapoeta. Not a single Equatorian when we captured it in 2002. Not a single Equatorian chap. I was wounded badly in Kapoeta in New Kapoeta. Mr. the Rhino piece of trash, take up your damn arms and move the Dinkas/Jenges out of Juba or Yei if you losers would damn can, but to be honest you fool>>>>

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                        • 27 March 2019 07:29, by Pakuai

                          you would be hunted down and killed. Probably the name ’the Rhino’ you would be what you losers would be. Eastern Congo has been destabilized since 1960th after the evils in the US, the UN and Belgium killed a Congolese statesman, Mr. Patrice Lumumba. And the evils in the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called Israelis), their gulf Arab states and even some of their>>>

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                          • 27 March 2019 07:40, by Pakuai

                            allies in between here in our own Africa and the IGAD countries think, South Sudan would be next ’DR Congo’ that they often play game with? Good with that fellows. Watch this space. In fact, there will not be Kenya. South Africa and the most of Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Northern Nigeria, Darfur and Djibouti>>>

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                            • 27 March 2019 13:31, by The Rhino


                              ’Bangi man’..write a book about how you were heavily molested as a child while cooking food, washing clothes or carrying items for rebels in the ’80s.Stop spamming this forum with your Jonglei nonsense.

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                            • 27 March 2019 15:24, by KOKOJA

                              Point of clarification: South Sudan has not conducted censuses since 2008, with that stated, there is no accurate record of South Sudan’s population.

                              In regards to South Sudan’s ethnic claims that other tribes are more than the number of other, is not facts. Example: We can not claim Bari is a majority by pointing one and forget Mondari or Pozulu have separate numbers. The same Latoka, cancan no

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        • 27 March 2019 06:29, by Midit Mitot

          The Rhino,
          If I ask you this question, what was the cause of Thomas Cirrilo defection from Juba? Dr Machar was having political differences with Juba regime, Heeey @ Yahhhhh Nyam-Naym, stop propagating things otherwise you will be cleared out of this country.

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      • 27 March 2019 10:29, by South South

        The Rhino,

        Let me tell you this to shut your fucking dirty mouth up. If there is free election today in South Sudan, Kiir will win. If there is election today in Sudan, current president will win. If there is election today in Egypt, current president will win. If there is election today in Uganda, current president will win.Do you know why? They control money and army, end of the game.

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        • 27 March 2019 10:31, by South South

          The Rhino,

          In Africa elections are won by people who hold power, not useless wicked people who have no place to sleep, except under trees.

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        • 27 March 2019 13:15, by The Rhino

          South South,

          Dictatorial regimes rig elections.They terrorize and suppress their opponents using states money and resources,wicked!The countries you’ve mentioned have no democracies or rule of law to conduct any fair and transparent election.These ’leaders’ always steal public money,murder critics to stay glued on power.Look at your Bantu savior Museveni,he’s running Uganda like his own kitchen..

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          • 27 March 2019 13:22, by The Rhino

            South South,

            ..there’s no democracy there.If Kiir runs for elections today,he’ll fail,why..b’cos people are fed up with his misrule and savagery.Economy is dead,corruptions without limits,thieves and murderers all over the place,shit!

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    • 27 March 2019 06:10, by Midit Mitot

      These small small groups have touched some good points but is too late for them to be recognized.

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  • 27 March 2019 09:43, by Eastern

    That’s exactly what the regime in Juba is working at: dividing those who choose to work with it under the banner of opposition. TRUE OPPOSITION to Kiir have not signed up to sit with him at his dinning table come May 12, 2019.

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    • 27 March 2019 13:25, by The Rhino


      Keyword,TRUE OPPOSITION,thanks!

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      • 27 March 2019 14:27, by Eastern

        The Rhino,

        The JCE regime now realised that there’s indeed TRUE OPPOSITION in South Sudan. Changson Chan, Elia Kumoro, Cornelio Kon Ngu et al are old men with no SECURITY OF TENURE so they are dying to maintain the status quo which is UNTENABLE.....Thanks!

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  • 27 March 2019 10:48, by wau nar

    To all Equatorian how many tribes are there in Equatoria? why do u idiots always generalize, is Thomas n his mad men are only Equatorian,there are so many who did not bother to joint that your useless war you people are talking about through the media.short up n leave peace a chance .

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    • 27 March 2019 11:00, by Eastern

      wau nar,

      You are still half-heartedly basking in tribal glorifications while you are indeed in agreement that Equatoria is a conglomerate of tribes. The objectives of NAS are out there for all and sundry. The war is certainly not only on the media. Please check your facts...!

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  • 27 March 2019 17:32, by KOKOJA

    Easy, Declare Equatoria Independence and Shut all the main roads by digging large holes, set lowitch across the jungle and let the huney bee fight while we watch them using drone. Or let the organized crime groups choose to fulfill their peace agreement in the same way they first started their war. Case closed

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