James Gatdet Dak, the spokesperson of the country’s First Vice President criticized the resolutions of the National Dialogue. Gatdet said SPLM/A-IO is not part of the National Dialogue thus can not endorse its outcome.
The final report by the South Sudan National Dialogue Steering Committee published this week, blamed both President Kiir and First Vice President Dr. Machar for the failure of the country. The report also indicated SPLM as the ruling party is responsible for the country’s current crisis.
The committee called upon president Kiir and his deputy not to participate in the upcoming general election.
“There are only two safe exits out of this dilemma; that both President Kiir Mayardit and Dr. Riek Machar must not take part in the elections, especially if they ran against one another”
In response to the document, Machar’s spokesperson clarified that IO was not part of the suggestion; thus, the out of the resolution does not affect the Movement.
“SPLM/SPLMA (IO) was never part and parcel of that partial so-called National Dialogue Conference, which it did not participate in, and therefore it’s whatever recommendations or resolutions have no legal bearing on members and leaders of the People’s Movement.
Gatdet whose opinions have been limited to preaching peace since his release seems to be offended by the outcome of the South Sudan National Dialogue Steering Committee. The report and suggestions impact his boss in one way or the others.
“SPLM/SPLA (IO) officially informed the partial leaders of the Dialogue that it would not participate in it before the conference took place” he clarified.
Although the report was more honest and blame the two principles, South Sudanese across the globe welcome the resolutions since it indicated the root causes of the South Sudanese civil war and point out a solution to the country’s problem.
However, Gatdet believed a future and inclusive National Dialogue is acceptable.
“SPLM/SPLA (IO) in principle accepted the idea of a future impartially conducted National Dialogue after the full implementation of the R-ARCSS, particularly very relevant provisions on security and freedoms, etc.