By Peter Kleto,
May 25, 2016, In first position, I would like to acknowledge that the root cause of the ongoing conflict originated from those who are oppose to democratization of the SPLM party under President Salva Kiir and those who need democracy and various reforms both in the party and in the government under the visionary, democratic and Charismatic federal Leader, His Excellency Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon.SPLM since its formation in 1983 was according to the manifesto for democratization of the whole country and on the basis of equality, justice and unity and all of these ideals have been buried down by the current Juba regime. Now the visionary and Charismatic leader His Excellency Dr. Riek Machar is blamed for trying to rescue South Sudanese by working to resurrect democracy, equality, unity and justice among many other good ideals that have been completely shattered and buried more than 6 feet down by the Salva Kiir government.
Any true nationalist is very well aware that the gifts that South sudanese receive from Salva Kiir government are: Corruption, tribalism, dictatorship, nepotism and lack of vision and direction. Why would any normal person accept to board a ship when the captain himself does not know the way or the destination of the passengers. Is it better to have a captain who does not know where the boat is going or to have one who knows where the boat is going and the stages to get there. It is important for President Salva Kiir to step down now and not tomorrow because he missed the road badly, and it has caused lives of thousands of innocent passengers as a result. For South Sudan to move forward it must implement federal system of governance, democratize the party and the constitution, heal the wounds that have been in our bodies and minds for years and all of these need a leader who is a symbol of unity, peace, democracy, justice and equality in South Sudan and that leader is Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
I am asking all South Sudanese to rally behind Dr. Riek Machar because the programmes he has laid on the table will unite all of us and will move the country forward instead of backward. We all know that the country is going backward instead of forward under Salva Kiir. Those of you who are neutral should make decision now because you are not helping out your country. There are two camps, those against reforms under President Salva Kiir and those for reforms under the visionary leadership of comrade Dr. Riek Machar, it is better to choose instead of being confused in the middle, there is nothing to be confused about.
In conclusion, if you love South Sudan, you will make a decision on what you believe in based on the two camps. Being in the middle will not bring any change to the country. If you believe in unity, democracy, equality, justice and prosperity in South Sudan, you will rally behind His Excellency Dr. Riek Machar. I believe 99 percent if not the entire nation believes in those ideals but confusion and tribal sentiment is keeping some away from changing the country for the interest of all. Dr. Riek Machar is fighting to create a South Sudan free of tribalism, nepotism, corruption, dictatorship and he will steer the boat and stop at a place where all of us put our nation above our tribes because none of us is bigger than South Sudan.