Wanted Out: South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit

By Maria Nassiwa

The South Sudan Opposition alliance have chosen to push the line that favors the common man and not the blue collared elite at the ongoing peace talks in Khartoum in Sudan.

The move is seen by many as one which will separate politicians who care about people’s welfare from those who do not.

“The Khartoum peace talks provided many South Sudanese with an opportunity of knowing whether their political leaders meant what they propagate and preach.

“It might not be possible to gauge the magnitude of the widespread support that some SSOA members harvested by standing firm behind popular demands like federalism, the abolition of the illegal 32 States, and accountability,” Dr Lako Jada Kwajok one of the opposition politicians said in a press release.

Khartoum may seem far away from the small towns and villages of South Sudan, but modern technology made communications and the flow of news easy.

SSOA want President Kiir to leave power. They accuse him of failing to run government and dragging it down to ruins.