March 28, 2015(Nyamilepdia) — The Military Governor of Lol state for SPLM/SPLA[IO], Aguer Rual, calls for an immediate exit of President Kiir, urging that he must not be rewarded with power for another three years, instead he should face justice for the crimes committed in the country during his term.
“Should we license Salva Kiir to continue creating more deaths, widows and orphans in South Sudan?” Aguer Rual asks.
“Under international and country criminal laws, criminals are not permitted to hold public office at large. They are indicted and held accountable for their crimes they have committed during their being in the office. So why should he bribe to loot, kill and diffuse the country for the second times and what benefit would the people of South Sudan get from Salva Kiir?” The Lol State governor, who holds a LLB in law from a Australian University, explains.
Mr. Rual believes that the South Sudan President is a criminal and endorsing him to stay in power is uncalled for, unwise and unacceptable.
“It would be unwise decision to allow such criminals to be in public office, should the country continued fragile and devastated while UNMISS residents, the IDPs and Refugees have continued to suffer and they may spent another ten years under the UN protection while their children have no access to education and other essential services in their mother homeland.” Aguer strongly emphasizes.
Like many other observers, Aguer reiterates that Mr. Kiir has terminated all the proposals that were agreed, suggested or discussed in the past 14 months and continued that the president has failed to bring peace to the country.
“For the past fifteen months, Salva Kiir failed to bring peace to the country. As he continued to insist not to step down from the public office he prevents the IDP and Refugees from returning to their homes.”Aguer stresses.
“Recently, the regional and the international community in their reports have found that all Juba atrocities where committed by Salva Kiir, in support of Tor Deng Mawien, and more other Dinkas elders, who are very close to his home and his native clans.” Mr. Rual recalls the leaked AU report.
“The report recommends that such criminals shall not be allowed to be in the next transitional government of national unity, which will be formed in July 2015.” Aguer, a native of Warrap State, explains.
“The report also recommend that such people will face justice and thus their assets will be frozen and they will not be allowed to travel outside the country, South Sudan.” Aguer continued.
The military governor, who was recently appointed by Dr. Riek Machar to lead the newly proposed Lol state, strongly emphasize that Salva Kiir is holding the nation hostage, believing that there will be no development as long as Salva Kiir remains in power.
“To be honest, there will be no forgiveness and reconciliation with Salva and his killers.” Aguer said.
The Lol state governor, who holds dual citizenship for South Sudan and Australia, believes that when Salva Kiir steps aside, South Sudan will develop and the subsequent leaders will be officially elected by the people to lead them.
“I believes without Salva in power South Sudan will grow very quickly in term of cohesion, building consensus, security and order and the world at large would be ready to provide indefinite support to the devastating community.” Aguer, remarks.
“Development in various sectors will emerge and therefore reconciliation and healing to follow. All infrastructures will begin and economy of the country will be strong enough, and there will be no incumbent president or Vice President.” He continued.
“After the TGNU, president will be elected by the people and the government will represent the people and South Sudan will be institutionalized. Military and other organized forces shall disappear in the public eyes.” Aguer said.
Like many politicians, Amb, Aguer Rual, has attempted to explain that their colleague, Salva Kiir, ascended to power at their recommendations after the death of the founding chairman of SPLM/SPLA and the First Vice President of Sudan, Dr. John Garang de Mabior in 2005, which subsequently led to Salva Kiir ascending to presidency in 2011 after the independent of South Sudan.
Juba has extended President Salva Kiir’s term for three years until July 9, 2018, a recommendation that has been rejected by the opposition parties within and outside the country.