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South Sudan’s NDM rejects new committee on state boundaries


The Independent Boundaries Commission (IBC) members pose on 19 March 2019 (IGAD photo)
November 2, 2019 (JUBA) - The National Democratic Movement (NDM) led by Lam Akol voiced its rejection of a recent decision by President Kiir to form a new committee to discuss the number of state and boundaries.

On 18 October, Kiir issued a presidential order on “the formation of a Committee to look into the Number of States and Boundaries in the Republic of South Sudan, 2019 A.D.”

The decision is seen as an attempt to circumvent the IGAD chaired Independent Boundaries Commission (IBC) which is tasked with this issue under the revitalised peace agreement signed on 12 September.

"We reject the Presidential Order in its entirety and consider it as null and void," said the NDM Secretary-General Mahjoub Biel Turuk in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Saturday.

"The NDM will only take part in a discussion on the number and boundaries of States in South Sudan that is convened and chaired by IGAD as clearly stipulated in the Agreement and as came in the final report of the IBC," Turuk further said.

He said the IBC had already agreed to re-establish the 10 state system what Kiir had unilaterally discarded previously before to add that the decision was support only by six South Sudanese while the peace agreement implies that 7 of the 10 South Sudanese members vote with the majority.

The 15-member body includes 5 appointed by the government of President Kiir, five by the opposition groups and five by the IGAD.

The NDM official went further to say that there is no room to form another body besides the agreed Commission and that President Kiir has no mandate to do so.

"Therefore, the President of the Incumbent Government has usurped powers that were not his".

The SPLM-IO says they will not take part in the transitional national unity government before the full implementation of the security arrangements and the settlement of the number of states and their boundaries.

President Kiir has to form his new government at the end of the extended pre-transitional period on 12 November.


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  • 3 November 2019 10:54, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    The peace in South Sudan will only come from South Sudanese alone when there is political will in implementing the terms of R-ARCISS in letter and spirit. Why should something out of peace agreement bracket be included in the implementation path unilaterally? Andaya agreement or genuine peace agreement in the country we call home?

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  • 3 November 2019 10:55, by South South

    NDM, shit, president Kiir is the only one to make big decisions in South Sudan.

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    • 4 November 2019 18:41, by jubaone

      South South
      Independent thinkers and academics like Dr Lam Akol is worth 100,000 uncivilized jienge savages. Such dummies like the Kiirminal are like stuffed puppets or marionettes with strings tied to his neck, legs and hands and only dances when the puppeteer pulls the strings. Shut up foolish jienge, the NDM is too intelligent for you dummy jienge idiots.

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  • 3 November 2019 13:09, by Kush Natives

    Who’s Lam Akol? Where did he pop up from? We don’t even need him in South Sudan, if he doesn’t cease making troubles. Lam failed...... Politically!

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    • 3 November 2019 17:00, by Pakuai

      "South Sudan’s NDM rejects new committee on state boundaries"
      The boundaries of states are aren’t problems as far as South Sudanese people are concerned. But anyway, the opposition to state boundaries cannot be opposed upon in foreign capitals but in South Sudan. Even the issue of national army isn’t a big problem at all>>>

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      • 3 November 2019 17:07, by Pakuai

        There a South Sudanese who posted a good suggestion here a few weeks ago "that building an inclusive South Sudanese national army would take time" years to be honest. Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom and other bunch of foreign puppets/stooges, thieves and traitors are telling the ’South Sudanese people’ what they are exactly up to?>>>

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        • 3 November 2019 17:13, by Pakuai

          But for many South Sudanese people with brains, the foreign puppets and traitors have been caught with their pants down. They are now desperately trying to shift the goal post. But South Sudanese people are not having any of their usual bullshits some of these days. For all l care, the secret societies that Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo and others have sold>>>

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          • 3 November 2019 17:18, by Pakuai

            themselves and their lives to them are pretty much very dangerous. They want them (their victims) in power in South Sudan at all costs. So as to have control them and the South Sudanese people through them (their victims) and if they won’t do it, they may even try to kill them (their victims). These secret societies or clubs are ’sworn’ to tight-lip secrecy and that is why they are called>>>

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            • 3 November 2019 17:24, by Pakuai

              ’secret societies or club’. My own humble self was almost intrigued to join these ’secret societies’ some years back, but I politely turned down their offer. Three of best South Sudanese friends did the same, turned down the evil offers. And up this day, the evils have been stalking me, my family and my friends. You hook up with those secret societies and they will use you to achieve what they>>>

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              • 3 November 2019 17:31, by Pakuai

                want through you. They are the most powerful and dangerous beasts earth. They own the big banks that finance the wars around the world. They own almost all the big energy/oil companies, multinational corporations, big mass media of both print and televisions around the world and in most of the Western countries>>>

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                • 3 November 2019 17:37, by Pakuai

                  many ordinary Western countries’ citizens have been deliberately brainwashed by the criminals behind these secret societies and they are very highly sophisticated. You point them out with their dirty project over other people and their countries, and they would immediately brand you that you are a "conspiracy theorist">>>

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                  • 3 November 2019 17:45, by Pakuai

                    The ultimate aim of these secret societies is ’a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, the so-called UN NEW WORLD ORDER government or GOVERNMENT WITHOUT BORDERS in other words’. A WORLD GOVERNMENT that would be ruled by ’elites and a feudal-like system’ And these elites would not be answerable to anyone but unto themselves ’since those ’elites’ would be lawyers in New York, London, Paris, Adis Ababa et al>>>

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                    • 3 November 2019 17:53, by Pakuai

                      what was being negotiated all along In Adis Ababa since the shut down of our oil pipeline in 2012, to 2014-2015, to Arusha Tanzania, Pretoria, to Nairobi, Kampala, Kahrtoum and back to Adis Ababa was part of the so-called WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT WITHOUT BORDERS or the so-called AFRICA UNITY and REGIONAL INTEGRATION piece of bullshit>>>

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                      • 3 November 2019 17:59, by Pakuai

                        The US, the UK, the UN, the NGOs, the IGAD countries and the AU were the ones negotiating themselves into South Sudan and over South Sudanese people. The current government of South Sudan doesn’t have members of the ’secret societies’. The members of the NEW WORLD ORDER: Mr. Riek Machar, he even bluntly wanted the so-called ’regional protection force (RPF)’ to be brought to South Sudan>>>

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                        • 3 November 2019 18:04, by Pakuai

                          to come and proection him from the South Sudanese people since he is one of the ’WORLD GOVERNMENT ELITES’. Mr. Akol want the same thing. Mr. Thomas Cirillo was nudged by his secret society handlers to steal South Sudan army money and to run Adis Ababa. So that his handlers can go and use him as their bargaining chips or blackmails over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people>>>

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                          • 3 November 2019 18:11, by Pakuai

                            Mr. Thomas Cirillo went and formed his own NAS (Nath) party at the directive of his ’secret society handlers’ and advised to to the South Sudanese people to run away from South Sudan to neighboring countries on allegations that ’the Dinkas/Jieng tribal government was killing them’ something that was absolutely nonsense. His handlers didn’t ask him (Mr. Thomas Cirillo) as to who would go>>>>

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                            • 3 November 2019 18:17, by Pakuai

                              feed, clothe and shelter those South Sudanese in neighboring countries. Because the whole thing was part of the so-called NEW WORLD ORDER government plan. Mr. Pagan Amuom went to New York and screamed outside the UN building that "South Sudan should be taken over by the UN to rule it" By the way fellows, ’the chief financier of these secret societies’ is Mr. David Rockefeller and his other>>>

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                              • 3 November 2019 18:24, by Pakuai

                                families. Mr. Rockefeller family even donated the ’plot’ in which the ’UN building stands today’. Fellows, the so-called UN NEW ORDER GOVERNMENT or the GOVERNMENT WITHOUT BORDERS was to be started HERE in SOUTH SUDAN. All the Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalese, Sri Lankans, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians, Rwandans, Ghanians and other mercenaries were not brought here into South Sudan>>>

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                                • 3 November 2019 18:31, by Pakuai

                                  to come and keep peace, to come and impose the UN NEW ORDER GOVERNMENT. Fellows, watch out and keep your spears sharpen, and replenish your arrows and bows. Our so-called ’allies or uncles’ are our biggest enemies. They want to be our ’new masters through intrigues’. Just forget about the sellouts of Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo and work for peace in our country.>>>

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                                  • 3 November 2019 18:35, by Pakuai

                                    the evil secret societies and their evil project over our country and our people was spotted long time ago. And the evils are dangerously on our cross hairs. The evils love affair with our country and our people has gone too far.

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  • 4 November 2019 06:14, by Abeeno

    Guys, all these leaders including president himself will do nothing to South Sudanese people by having say that, we have been seeing failing again and again. Personal, I think Dr. Nhial Deng Nhial will be the best president in South Sudan. The second choice is John Luke Him and the third is Dr.Martin LLumoru. If our people wants a good leaders then,the choices are there to chose from.

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    • 4 November 2019 06:20, by Abeeno

      I am sorry readers, the computer is changing Jok and put it him so be aware the machine is stupid.

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  • 4 November 2019 08:16, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

    Dr. Lam Akol is right because he read the agreement and understood it.

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