Machar Wants S Sudan To Be Failed State — Kiir Spokesperson

Machar Wants S Sudan To Be Failed State — Kiir Spokesperson

The spokesperson of South Sudan President has said that Riek Machar and SPLM-IO officials are deliberately undermining South Sudan to move it under a United Nations administration.

“The opposition is seeking to destabilize South Sudan so that the country can be a failed state under the protectorate of the United Nations. So this is what the opposition is doing, especially the extremists who reject the appointment of Gen. Taban Deng Gai,” said Ateny Wek Ateny.

The government is committed to peace deal, Ateny told Radio Tamazuj.

When asked about the agreement to let foreign forces into South Sudan, Ateny said they accepted a protection force, and not intervention troops.

For his part, Lam Akol Ajawin, former agriculture ministry in the unity government, welcomed the IGAD decision to deploy regional forces in South Sudan, but questioned the government’s political will to implement the deployment of the protection forces,

“The problem is the implementation. Would it be implemented or it would just remain ink on paper?” Akol said.