South Sudan peace agreement in limbo as tribal group, JCE is further disintegrating

President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, right, and his former Chief of staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, leftPresident of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, right, and his former Chief of staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, left

The troubling tribal group, Jieng Council of Elders could pose serious security threat to the country if their current secret division escalated further, sources within the office of the president revealed to Ramciel on Sunday.

JCE as generally known has recently expressed different confusing view on the issues concerning national interest.

Their recent document released last month and optically alluded last week, seeking both President Kiir and his deputy, FVP Dr. Riek Machar to step aside from the leadership position of the country, is now making round like a mystical legend.

No one has ever expected that to come from a group largely blames for safeguarding president Kiir and Jieng people’s National interest.

“The disagreement within the JCE, I mean this group is getting to different stage where we may not bring them together. They are now politically active than before as far as seeking to see president Kiir leaves power. And you know this could mean threat to the national security of the country.”, said the source who refused to be identify to the media because of the security reality surrounding the matter.

The group is divided deeply into what she describes as “three fascistic self confused tribal advocators” aiming to retained power into the hand of another Dinka son.

This, she further stated is “a serious problem” because their suggestion already found a “solid opposition within” the larger Dinka community.

Adding, there are three potential successors to president Kiir if anything was to happen today. Machar is far from this list.

“The plan is to reserve the power within the Jieng Community. Another son which they are pressuring us to endorse to avoid Machar from ascending to the power, is where all trouble scaled out.”

The problem is who to choose among the most possible successors to President Kiir within the Jieng Community.

The three suitable men; Nhial Deng Nhial, Hussein Abdelbagi Ayei, and Dr. Majak de Agoot, none of this could be  possible replacement to Kiir, causing division of choice among the JCE.

“Who do you think could be a possible alternative among the three? Yes, I mean the three men. There is no choice between Nhial Deng Nhial, H.E Hussein Abdel Bagi Ayei, and Dr. Majak De Agoot. The JCE is intellectually scattered to choose one man, here.” Another senior official who was part of the conversation with Ramciel posed the question.

J1 is, thus, turned into a political debate game house where community matters are discussed to no agreement.

As of today, the JCE is divided into three objectual groups with an aim of fighting whose group will have the final say among the three men to take over the young nation’s leadership.

However, they all have one objective in common, Kiir Must Resigns for one of these men to take over.

The president is not having it. He secured the support of JCE group 1 made up of JCE elders from Warrap and Lakes State.

“As of today, the Jieng are divided into three groups” added a political analyst who asked his identity hides.

He believes the disagreement between the Jieng Council of Elders set the nation on dangerous path. “It will create power wrangle,” he added.

All because of the president’s health, they say is declining at frightening pace.

JCE group 1, is supporting Kiir’s choice of H.E Hussein Abdel Bagi. Another group describes as group Two thrown their support behind Dr. Majak de Agoot, most of them from Twic elders.

Group three suggested if Machar is not the right successors, Nhial must be an alternative. This is where the crisis started, reveals the source.

“The third group wants Machar for only 18 months and the general elections will take place with the support from the U.N. But Machar to some is a bad omen.”

While the Jieng Council of Elders may play critical role in the political decisions of president Kiir, the issue of a successor has isolated them.

Kiir, according to the same source trust Gen. Kuol Manyang more than anyone else.

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