South Sudan’s former minister of Petroleum Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth is set to form a new political party in a move to contest for the upcoming 2023 elections close associate revealed on Sunday.
According to the source who declined mentioning while speaking to Ramciel Broadcasting, Lol is interested in the forthcoming Presidential race and he is therefore planing to form and launch his own political party.
“Ezekiel has seen a gap that he himself will fulfil. He will run for presidency after Transitional Government and win,” he said.
When asked about what motivated the former minister of Petroleum, the associate said that it is the interest he possesses for the top seat but further revealed that he (Lol) has no space in the existing political parties.
Lol who was sacked by President during the Interim Transitional Government is now on the verge to compete with his former boss Salva Kiir Mayardit.
According to the source, the party will solely concentrate on the gaps left by the current regime and as well as bringing the desired change to all South Sudanese people.
Ezekiel Lol is also said to be wining the hearts of his home town people who assured him of solid support in a campaign to eradicate the long term reigning of Dr. Riek Machar. Lol hails from Eastern Jikany people of Upper Nile State, particularly from Gajaak.
Lol’s cohorts such as Duer Tut Duer have also shown the same interest in the field of leadership that meant to take over the country’s top seat.
As of this year July, President Kiir’s hopeful successors have nearly doubled from the previously thought number.
This mean that by any chance, the competition will be stiff with at least ten people running for presidency in the after Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU) elections.