April 15, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Latest reports from Addis Ababa confirms that the son of Central Equatoria Governor, and a member of South Sudan Security Service, Capt. Joseph Clement Wani Konga, has arrived in Addis Ababa and declared loyalty to the Opposition under the former Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
In a declaration statement extended to Nyamilepedia Press, Capt. Joseph Clement Wani Konga, attests that the government of President Salva Kiir has lost legitimacy and must be changed to restore the country.
“The government has lost its legitimacy in my humble opinion due to its inability to provide most of the basic services to its suffering citizens.” Capt. Joseph Wani Konga said.
The young captain points at the humanitarian crisis, lack of services delivery, deterioration of economy, corruption, injustice and insecurity in the country as the major symptoms of a failed leadership.
“The rampant high level of insecurity, injustice and corruption are clear symptoms of a country that has lost leadership and direction”. Capt. Wani pledges.
“In these trying hours, South Sudan is at risk of total collapse as the current failed regime, in Juba, is not removed. The collapsing economy and lacks of visionary leadership are fast leading the country into abyss”. he adds.
The son of CES governor further decries the use of tribal sentiments by Salva Kiir leadership to maintain power. Capt. Wani warns of total disintegration and collapse of the World’s youngest state if Salva Kiir’s leadership is not changed.
“The Regime that has become morally bankrupt is using ethnic sentiments to cling to power. This will lead the country into total disintegration. Just as countries can come into existence, they can also be lost through bad leadership”. Capt. Wani said.
To fix the nation, the son of Maj. Gen. Clement Wani Konga calls on all citizens to rise and join the resistance to enforce the fundamental changes and reforms in all sectors in the country.
“I am therefore appealing to our citizens to rise up and join the people’s resistance, the SPLM/A-IO, which offers the only viable option for bringing the highly required fundamental changes and reforms in all sectors of our government” he said.
“Let’s joins hands to safe our nation” the son of governor appeals.
The defection of Capt.Joseph Clement Wani Konga came barely 24 hours after the three Equatorian Governors, including the renegade’s father, met the SPLM/SPLA [IO] delegation at Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, yesterday.
Whether the defection of Capt. Joseph Wani Konga has any correlation with the Nairobi summit between the Equatorian Governors and the SPLM-IO leadership is yet to be verified.
Within the last two weeks, young people and intellectuals from the three regions of South Sudan defected Salva Kiir government and declared loyalty to Dr. Machar’s leadership.
Among the recent defections are Mr. Medho Toung Medho, the Anyuak Youth representative in South Sudan and Diaspora, Cde Agel Ring Machar, a national youth leader, who hails from Dinka Warrap, and Brig. Gen. Gabriel Gatwech Puoch Maar, the younger brother to Upper Nile State governor, Simon Kun Puoch.
During a public briefing at Safari Park hotel in Nairobi in January this year, a defecting General and the former Director of South Sudan radio and Television, Gen. Khamis Abdel-Latif Chawoul Lom, pointed at his son as the reason for his defection, citing that the son was a loyalist of Dr. Riek Machar within the government.
In the latest reports, South Sudan economy has reached its weakest point since 2005. The consumer goods prices are skyrocketing and the South Sudanese Pound (SSP) is rapidly depreciating against the U.S dollar.