The opposition SPLM/A-IO led by Riek Machar, a principal party to the peace agreement is calling for a 6-month extension of the pre-transitional period, to allow for the resolution of pending tasks.
The statement comes amidst growing global pressure to form a unity government by November 12, with remaining issues to be resolved by the transitional government.
According to the 2018 peace deal, a unity government was supposed to be formed in May but due to unresolved issues, the parties agreed to a 6-month extension, settling on November 12 as the deadline for the new government without any further extension.
Critical issues yet to be implemented include security arrangements and the issue of the number and boundaries of states.
However, Mabior Garang Mabior, the spokesperson of SPLM/A-IO said the implementation of the security arrangements is paramount to the success of the agreement.
“The security arrangement is not for the security of Dr. Riek, the people of South Sudan are the ones who protected him last time until he got to Congo. We want to change the whole security sector so that there will be peace across the country and everyone can go back to their villages,” he said…readmore
Source: Radio Tamazuj