SPLM Juba Caucus is going to amend the Constitution to increase the powers of the President to
Politics is an arts not science which require impirical evidients or math.
And there is no right or wrong answer in Politic. It is like playing cards or chess. You need to plan your move or else the oppoent can overrun you.
We in the IO came up with self determination and was hijacked. We proposed 21 States and wes hijacked too and inflated through plagarism to purport an aceptable theory. Now majority of the states and people are buying to what ever form or numbers of states being 21 or 28 just to devolve powers to their ethnic group. And infact many tribes in south sudan are rivaling against each others within a state. For example Shilluk want the governorship of Malakal, Nuer want the govrnorship of Malakal, and Dinka want the governorship of malakal. Malakal is being contested by these tribes. Benui is beeng contest by Nuer from Mayom, and Dinka Parring against Nuer from Leer. Jonglie states is been contested by Murle Nuer, Dinka Bor and Dinka Abilyang of George Othor which resulted in to the formation of rebellion which the Goverment had failed to subdue for years; Ie (South Sudan defence force and the Cobra rebellion of Yau Yau).
Even us in Central Equatoria the Bari speakers are not please with each others siply because Bari had governorship of Central Equatoria for long time before giving it up to Mundari. Some resort to calling Bari as the Dinka or Equatoria. The Lotuko of eastern Equatoria are not please to be governed by Toposa, the Madi and Acholi feel marginalized by the former. The Muru are not please to be under Zande, and would prefer Mundri States, the Peretit of Wau and Raja are afraid of Dinka infiltration to their territory. So the fear of domination is the main social phobia that brew hatred and incite tribal sentiment and ethnic strife or rebellion.
The piont i want to drive home to my fellow supporters is that, the SPLM Juba are appealing to tribal sentiment and are trying to steal the balll from IO to score a goal. Intead of whinning and disrupting the same core values of which we proclaimed; we should enter in to dialogue with SPLM Juba to discuss the loofholes and defence our rational of 21 Sataes. Otherwise Juba wil take the credit for establishing the 28 states. We should also unederstand that, to rejected the 28 states outright which emboied our proposed 21 states will backfire on SPLMIO if the Juba got away with it. IO should also understand that ,they are in partneship and since we all share the same idea of increasing the States from 10 to 20+++ we should not then back away from it. Besides IGAD is not doing much to pressure the Governement and nobody from heaven will come to enforce it unless we go back to war. And since Kiir is still in the driver seat, he stand upper hand to twist and overturn the truck of peace. It is better for IO to renogotiate this 28 states the way how the security arrangement was renogotiated. Finally, IO asked for 21 states during the IGad peace negotiation but did not get it, because the other partner refused. Now he accepted our demand let go for win win solution rather than dragging our feet back and forth.
Legislations or laws are enact by legislatures or legislative Assembly base on majority vote. Whether the law is good or bad, once enacted it become a law. And that is what the Legislature is going to do in few hours in South Sudan. The same legislative body amended the constitution to extent the tenure of office of the president; tomorrow they are going to amend the constitution to increase the power of the president again to appoint governors, and State legislatures, and members of the council of state.
Democracy is the rule of absolute, because the majority could become absolute, dictators, and tyrants.
Plato said: “Democracy is the rule of animals, because 99 animals can shake their heads against one animals which is gifted with knowledge”. his concept of philosopher king. Once the chairman of the college of law told us that, “what was a law yesterday is not a law today, and what is a law in other countries may not be a law in another. The law in Southern United States legalized capital punishment or death penalty, whereas death penalty in the northern parts of United State is illegal. Sharia law is acceptable to Arabs and Muslims whereas non Muslim and non Arabs are against it.
Ours is a pitiable suitable; God safe South Sudan from collapse.
I am a member of the SPLMIO who think independently and objectively, and is looking on issues of south Sudan political from different lens, and should not be misconstrued as pro government.
The author is a PhD scholar of Political Philosophy: Research on the Effect of Ethnic Chauvinism and Polarization on Democracy in Africa with special Reference to South Sudan. (Tribal Democracy).
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