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PEACE IMPLEMENTATION IN SERIOUS JEOPARDY SAYS OPPOSITION POLITICIAN

29 September 2019: Peace implementation in serious jeopardy says SPLO-IO high profile politician, governor of Torit (Eastern Equatoria State) Nathaniel Pierino Oyet acknowledged that the current South Sudan peace agreement is at the verge of collapsing. 

The sounding of an alarm by Governor Nathaniel Oyet comes after President Kiir and his archenemy Dr. Riek have met face to face barely two weeks ago and have invited the hideout oppositions to join the peace agreement. 

The sound of alarm by gov. Nathaniel Oyet comes after President Kiir has recently announced with Machar or without, he will form the new transitional government of national Unity. 

" President Salva Kiir insists, comes November 12, he will form RTGNU without Dr. Riek Machar, a main signatory to the Agreement, " said Nathaniel Oyet. 

The statement further said, "It’s now abundantly clear that by November 12, the critical tasks including number and boundaries of states and security arrangements that necessitated the extension of Pre-Transitional period by 6 months shall not have been met," 

The opposition governor cast great doubt how the package can possible incorporated and implemented in the remaining one month. "The one-month (October) left isn’t, enough for a credible implementation of the security arrangements including training, unification, armaments, and deployment of the necessary unified strong force even if the government avails all the resources needed now, " he said. 

He also questioned the Juba motive of wanting to form TGoNU in hurriedly without the main signatory to the Khartoum peace agreement.  "Implementing peace isn’t the only formation of RTGoNU. The illusion that if a government is formed on November 12, it means Agreement is being implemented is pathetic by all standards," the statement read in part. 

He further cautioned the parties involved in the peace agreement to cease implementing what is suitable for their interests. "Parties should not be allowed to choose and implement only those provisions in the agreement that suit their interests," 

"Moreover, the government in Maiwut County is involved in systematic violations of Cessation of Hostilities Agreement COHA and Permanent Ceasefire. 

If the current situation persists as is, the parties are clearly on a collision course comes November. Sadly, IGAD and international partners are not seized of the situation in South Sudan. They have developed cold feet," 

The agreement is losing a significant part of its Chapter VIII; there is no sign of guarantors; this is rendering the Agreement a gentleman Agreement. ARCSS 2015 collapsed because of failure to guarantee that Agreement 

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