Salva Kiir willing to step down but facing pressure – Senior gov. official

President Salva Kiir Mayaradit/ Photo CourtesyPresident Salva Kiir Mayaradit/ Photo Courtesy

A senior government official has revealed that the boss of South Sudan H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit is willing to step after the elapsing of the transitional period of September 2018 Addis Ababa peace agreement.

The three year period is due September 2021.

According to him the president is willing to step down for great transition into a new leadership that would change South Sudan forever.  However, what remained unclear is who should take over after the boss retires from long years of serving and manipulating the system.

“Kiir is a good man. He is committed to this peace and changing the country as well. He is willing to step down for great things to come,” said an audio leaked to Ramciel Broadcasting.

“His time is also done. But he is facing too much pressure from people who are refusing him to step down. They want him to remain there even after elections,” he added.

According to early reports, there was a highly sophisticated meeting held among the highest ranking government officials with supreme powers to decide who should replace the president. The effectiveness of this was also an assurance that the security of the president is granted.

For long, it has been debated that the president has always been willing to give his powers to a better person that should lead the country, admitting to having failed at some point. But this has never come to light as it has always been a secrete war among the people who should handle the power to next. There have always been internal wrangles within the decision makers.

Currently, it is becoming clearer that the elections will be held in 2023 as the current transitional government has raised complain that the period is too short.

To the citizens, this is an escape route to further hold on to power and suppressing the voice of the people

The citizens are longing to vote in the leader of their choice to realize a new South Sudan.

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