By Ariik Atekdit, Juba, South Sudan
January 9, 2017 (SSB) — The crisis in South Sudan is not a question based on ideological conflict. Every faction whether being rebels of Dr Riek Machar or Dr Lam Akol wants the country to be ruled the way it is portrayed in the SPLM Manifestation. Kiir Mayardit in Juba and Pagan Amum in exile equally believe that there is nothing new to be added to the Garang’s proposed system of the SPLM government.
No single man among the rivals has come out with any different ideology to pull rope with against the standing one. And if there is no any different ideology that is conflicting in Juba administration, then what is the problem? We just need to sit down and set a constitution that will guide the principle and ideology of the 21 years of struggle.
To my simple understanding, the political agitation of South Sudan demands a constitutional solution. The ruling elements might be hesitating that if any permanent constitution with any national concrete principles is put in place then the constitution will definitely not forgive their wrongdoings and set them for political eviction but that is the only solution to our national conflicts and South Sudanese must demand it now and not later.