KHARTOUM – In a two day meeting in Khartoum that was planned to revisit pending issues between South and North Sudans on areas such as oil transit fees, border security, South Sudanese refugees in Sudan and the fate of Abyei; Salva Kiir delivered an apology-like speech that didn’t even address the issues he was in Khartoum for in specifics and instead revisited the reason behind the breakaway of South Sudan, leaving the audiences and ministers in attendance in awe.
“….my coming to Khartoum today is a response to your invitation. its really to put a final decision on all agreement we have signed since 2012….I take the responsibility to be the supervisor on my team to supervise whatever inu has been agreed upon. this is in respond to goodwill you have shown….the fact that inu South Sudan broke away from Sudan was not really the most choice of everybody. but the majority when they decide in a democratic situation, people has to go with this” – an emotional Salva Kiir said to an onlooking President Omar Bashir.
Kiir’s speech was received with almost unanimous awe by President Bashir delegates in the podium but with clap of hands by a group of his Ministers that accompanied him.
Social media commentators call it a submission and attempt to reunite the two Sudans after Kiir’s failure to run an effective government.
“what we saw there can make Dr John Garang turn from his grave. Salva Kiir feel scared when he’s Khartoum. He thinks he will be shot right away. No one can feel sorry for the referendum we did to break away except him. If he’s submitting to Omar and give South Sudan back, we are not ready for it, instead he should step down because he failed” – Victor Machot, a South Sudan conversant wrote in his timeline.
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