Majur Deng Nhial, Bor Globe Administrator
Thanks to Asharq Al-Awsat for its invasive interviews with SPLM‘s key political figures over a forthcoming Sudan referendum. Observing Pagan Amum and Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth doing interviews with the London-based paper, their responses were exhilarated, full of enthusiasm and high spirit to the governed and the SPLM Party. It seems that Mr. Amum becomes an outcast in SPLM leadership, but one thing is unique about him. He is so bold. He never keeps his voice low in the face of the tyrannical government in Khartoum when it tricks. Why does it matter for cliques to sharpen their horns toward his political career?
The President of South Sudan Salva Kiir also did a brilliant interview with World Politics Review. He was extremely careful about the details asked by an interviewer and he answered them within a sphere of content. That is how politics should by played when dealing the “dangerous” Arab’s government from the north.
The former Sudan foreign minister and current leader of the SPLM-DC once said “Sudan is the land of Arab” the remarked speech that earned him relationships with the Arab League as he was awarded the bonus incentives to facilitate his candidacy for the presidential seat last April. Akol was prompted to that commentary to enchant his personal link with the Sudan ruling party, which is National Congress Party (NCP). What he said was not favoring the SPLM or people from South Sudan, but he did it intentionally to keep his ministerial job.
An outburst still happened with Lual Achuek Deng whether the Sudan will remain united or an independent south. Achuek enshrouded political and economical barriers between north and south after he got appointed to oil ministry in the Government of National Unity, sabotaging separatists and trying to build his link with NCP – trapped with an olive branch. He did not only vex the people of Southern Sudan, but his comments remain a mark of shame. “Right now, the Southerners rule themselves and share in ruling the North at the same time. What else do we, the Southerners, want?” Well, one wonders if Dr. Achuek understands Sharia laws that non-muslims “Will never” be a president to govern Muslims dejecting the idea of secularity in the country. It is also a paradox in his speech that Salva Kiir is the unionist. Kiir has been widely known as the separatist. Where did he get that idea from? Achuek’s utopia is not a southern thing.
The people of Southern Sudan did not take up arms to be led by an Arab dominated-government that kept south undeveloped since Sudan got its independent from British and considered its people slaves. It is now crystal clear that some of the leaders from the south are not considerate to the souls of the martyrs, but valuing what are in their accounts in financial term. A band of wise singers from “Akut-Kuei” says in inspirational lyrics that “food is fighting with us, food is killing us.”
Thanks to Deng Alor Kuol for enduring that temptation during his work as the Sudan Foreign Minister. It is a hard job for patriots to subdue working with the dishonest Khartoum Regime. CALL IT a TRASH at www.borglobe.com