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Equatoria region urges Kiir, Riek to implement the peace deal

Author : | Published: Monday, May 12, 2014

The governors of the 3 Equatoria states are calling upon the government and the SPLM-in Opposition to fully implement the commitment to cessation of hostilities signed in Addis Ababa last week.

The governors of Eastern, Central and Western Equatoria states said the agreement endorsed by President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar should pave the way for peace and stability in South Sudan.

They call on the citizens to pressure both sides to embrace peace.

Speaking on behalf of his counterparts, Central Equatoria state governor Clement Wani Konga said any agreement signed must be supported by the public.

“The elders should be brought from the 10 states; be it 10, be it 20 from each state,” said Mr Konga.

“They should come to Juba, and we have to ask UNMISS to give protection to Dr. Riek Machar so that he should come to Juba and these elders have to talk to him so that the peace agreement is implemented.

“If there is no support, if there is no pressure from the people, I am sure this peace agreement will collapse, because as you have seen the tension was very high. So, this needs an internal pressure from the people of the Republic of South Sudan.”

Governor Kong’a also said the signing of the peace agreement to resolve the conflict in Pibor County with David Yau Yau was a positive move by the government.

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