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Why SPLM and NCP Must Be in the Sudan Government as Catholic Married Partners By James Okuk
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Why SPLM and NCP Must Be in the Sudan Government as Catholic Married Partners

 

*By James Okuk

 

As I write this article, I would like to salute the late heroes of Peace in the Sudan , especially Dr. John Garang de Mabior. I would also like to salute the prominent South Sudan intellectual and political veterans, H.E. Bona Malwal and Hon. Dr. Lam Akol and unmentioned others of high calibre who are faithful to the dignity of South Sudan, keen in understanding of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) within the context of complex Sudanese and foreign politics of interests, and firm in their stand for realization of self-determination for the people of Southern Sudan. I am saluting them not to flatter but to acknowledge the good work they have done so far and so best. I encourage other intellectuals and politicians who are behind time to catch up with these veterans and join them in their noble visions for South Sudan . Happy are those who acclaim the dignity of the South whatever some temporary internal problems it has. Happy are those who find joy everyday in the name of the South and who make love, respect, peace and justice the source of their bliss. One day the South will see a great light as the yoke that was weighing heavily upon it and the rod of its oppressors shall be broken. Something sweet for the joy of the people shall come out from the dead lion jaws. Any cloak rolled in the blood of the innocent citizens shall be burnt in eternal fire.

 

Last year an elder told me that he is finding it hard to match my mind with my age because I appear as small boy in body but a tough big man in head. In my first glance and interaction with you, I use to belittle and ignore you but later when I discovered who you are, I started to admire and respect you, said the elder. He looked me straight in the eye and strongly told me to keep up the good character I am building out of myself and never get tempted to be silenced with money or other threats. On my side, I thanked him for his positive notice and assured him that I strongly believe in power of knowledge more than power of money, luxury or gun. I told him that I am aware very well that some fake and unpatriotic Southerners have been busy enough siphoning the common rights and peace dividends of the poor people of South Sudan into their own private affairs that they are protecting by gun-power. I promised him that I will never get tempted to join this club of burglars even if I have to live and die poor like Karl Marx of Germany or Aggrey Jaden of South Sudan (please note that I am not saying Aggrey Jaden was a communist). I also assured him that from my childhood up to the moment, I have been busy siphoning noble strategic knowledge and skills into my mind and heart and sharing it with the public whenever I find it necessary to do so. I told him that I am deeply convinced the dignified future of South Sudan will only be shaped by honest people and never by shameless parasitic thuggish thieves; God shall humble the wicked to the dust and exult to the air those who anger and thirst for what is right when it is good.

 

The elder may have a point in evaluating my personality but this is not the point of discussion here. What I want to argue out truthfully and logically is how I think it is very necessary for the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) and National Congress (NCP) to keep on with the agreed partnership for the sake of joint and full implementation of the CPA till its expiry date at the end of the six-year interim period for the caretaker government with all its levels of the temporary unified one Sudan. My premises for this thesis are:

1.       The SPLM and NCP are the native owners of the CPA who have signed a government contract (not necessarily a social compact) publicly with international witnesses, obliged themselves constitutionally, and stated it categorically that they will be the leading partners to implement this agreement jointly and fully( read Chapeau and Machakos Protocol ) . This de jure hard fact is rarely comprehended by the arrogant cadres from SPLM and NCP. These imprudent or wicked political fanatics do not want to understand that the CPA is supposed to be a binding Catholic Marriage (No divorce) for the entire period of its life-span (2005 2011). Thus, these fanatics need to be tamed or distanced from echelons of government or from the two-partner parties decision-making position in the South or North before it is too late to neutralize their excreted poisons.

2.       The CPA will not be jointly and fully implemented in letter and spirit if one of its major partners jump outside the Sudan government or assumed an opposition role against it. Without SPLM-NCP Catholic Partnership and Mutual Cooperation in the management of diverse public affairs of Sudanese constitutionally, the CPA will never survive to reach its maturity and destined age. If there were some secret gentlemen deals in Naivasha or elsewhere, these should be suppressed as illegal and not allowed to surface openly from their tacit forms. Such kinds of secret individual contracts are not sacred to be entertained at the moment, because they will surely spoil the broth of the CPA before the people of Southern Sudan reach the desired point of emptying the dish and calling for more if at all there will be any need. The other minor partners who were invited after the table have been prepared and the CPA broth put on it for ready consumption, should be encouraged to continue sitting on the table; otherwise if any of them chose to leave earlier before the last prayers are said, the boycott will not spoil the banquet.

3.       The experts of conflict resolutions have confessed that the CPA has set the best model for resolving other national conflicts and also other regional conflicts in Africa . This is a credit the two native partners of the CPA should be proud of and never negate it by any defiant behaviour. The consequences of aborting the CPA from the womb of Sudanese politics of governance will never be desirable, nor will any other conflicting parties come up at the end of the new war with any best document than the CPA. They will only go back to square one in order to come back to square two to leak their vomit without any thing new to offer after the waste of material resources and human lives.

4.       If SPLM and NCP decided to make the CPA a non-binding document by declaring it as a Non-Quranic or Non-Biblical   Holy Book to be faithful to all the time, then the following difficult and disastrous repercussions will come up:

a)       The sitting President of the Sudan may unconstitutionally declare a State of Emergency in the country without consulting or reaching into a consensus with his colleagues at the Presidency (especially the 1st Vice President), and without invoking the required constitutional paths for such a decision. Such decree will immediately mean dissolution of parliament, cabinet and any other constitutional body until further notice. It will mark the beginning of the end of constitutional democracy that was ushered in by the CPA and other invisible forces. Once this has been affirmed, also the Parliament in South Sudan will decree a Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI ) de facto from the August House (because by then, they shall not have any constitutional power de jure). Since the constitution of Southern Sudan is just a corollary to the Interim National Constitution of the Sudan , then once the national constitution has been repealed also the Southern Sudan Constitution and any other appendixes constitutions will lose their legal force. The people of Transitional Areas ( Blue Nile and South Kordofan States and Abyei Area) shall be put into dilemma as to which side they will have to join? The International Community and African Regional Communities shall be put into a dilemma too whether to recognize the de facto declared sovereign governments in Khartoum or/and Juba . The country will stay without a law for sometimes except the jungle law, which is the best for the fittest only. But who shall be the fittest; Juba or Khartoum ? The answer to this question involves sensitive military secrets and intelligence and I am not in a position to answer it here. Those who want to take the South back to the state of war through their political imprudence should answer this question to justify their move.

b)       Once Khartoum and Juba became seats of two heads of separate sovereign states de facto, the two giant elephants may then get into the war of borders with many innocent citizens becoming victims of this situation and double troubles. I am emphasizing the war of borders here because neither Khartoum nor Juba will have legal guts to say it is fighting the war of rebellion and illegitimacy from the other side, since both of them would have acted unconstitutionally and proving Yac Pal Gai thesis that Africa is the best graveyard for the best constitutions. The unilaterally declared country of South Sudan may try to defend its territory according to the demarcation that will suit its interests. Also the government of Northern Sudan (though it may try to call itself the government of the Sudan) may try to put its military forces on the borders that will suit it too according to oil reserves or other natural valuables like fertile lands for agriculture. The clashes of the two heavy military forces in the territorial war may cause the grasses of the Transitional Areas to suffer since it is going to be a war between two giant elephants whose military capacity build-up have been going on for sometimes now. But this time, it may not be a war between voluntary guerrilla gallants and paid government army, but a war between two strong armies of two neighbouring countries. This would mean that any weapon that each side would lay hands upon may be used without remorse. Bombs and missiles may rain down from the sky with unimagined lightnings and thunders to destroy so many human lives and properties. Buildings in both Khartoum and Juba may be brought down to smoke and ashes. Dollars and Euro business of Emergency and humanitarian NGOs and UN agencies (who care so much for their lucrative salaries) may boom as the magnitude of refugees and IDPs get greater. Countries in the East and West that do war business will be very happy to make good economic income from arms and ammunition sales to Juba and Khartoum . Western Media (like CNN and BBC) will be very happy to find very bad news to broadcast and portray Africa as a continent of human savages.

5.       The dirty war affair between Juba and Khartoum may get on for sometimes before intensive mediation efforts or intervention from the international community kick off. The international community may take it upon itself to draw borders between the two warring de facto countries after a negotiated compromise has been reached, and after the interests of the giant countries that control the UN has been secured. Once the peace has been made, with UN military forces deployed in-between the two warring countries to keep this peace and ensure that Juba and Khartoum would not strike each other again, then the two divided entity shall start to employ ways and means to create constitutional legitimacy if they think that being a democratic country is the best option to go for. Otherwise each of these independent countries shall be free to choose any form of governance (even if it is undemocratic) as long as it is agreeable to her people and suitable to her international relations with other countries in the world.

 

From these premises, the thesis above becomes the possible truthful (not only logical) conclusion to avoid using a wrong mean to justify a right end.   There is no need to vomit the CPA from the womb of Sudanese politics of government at the moment since the end result is going to be the same whatever the opted means: 1) the democratic peaceful means of self-determination for the people of Southern Sudan in a plebiscite of December 2011(the end of the six-year of interim period) shall result in constitutional declaration of the independence of South Sudan with good neighbourhood and friendly bilateral relations with North Sudan Country; 2) the unconstitutional violent means of self-determination for the people of Southern Sudan in case of declared state of emergency and divorce warrant of SPLM-NCP partnership will also results in declaration of independence of South Sudan de facto; in fact, it will be a short cut. But since the end will be the same though the means might be different, it is wise enough to choose good and rights means. Dear SPLM and NCP put little love into your politics for the sake of implementing and safeguarding the CPA jointly and fully.

 

*James Okuk is a PhD student in University of Nairobi reachable at [email protected]


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  • The unauthorized profile of the Eastern-Sudan Fronts Chairman 2-3 By Mohamed Ibrahim
  • The Justice & Equality Movement (JEM)/ Religion and the State By: Dr. El-tahir Adam El-faki
  • "USA TDOAY": Obama And My Son: Mohammad Ali Salih: Washington, DC, USA
  • CPA Adjustment and Quest for Southern Sudan Development *By James Okuk
  • Dear Cde Pagan Amoum Okiech by Aleu Ayieny Aleu
  • April 2008 General Population Census: Will I be Counted a Southerner? *By James Okuk
  • NUBA ASSOCIATION IN FRANCE:Condolence on death of Bishop Philip Abbass by Dr Ahmed Osman Tyia Kaffi
  • The Trembling Tip of the Nose!/Faisal Ali Suliman Addabi/lawyer/Doha/Qatar
  • An open letter to Hassan Abdullah Turabi By: Brian Adeba,
  • The big lie by Ismail Abdallah M.
  • JEMs Vision for a New Sudan by Dr El-tahir Adam El-faki
  • Reframing the Darfur Crisis by Anne Bartlett
  • Confederation for Southern Sudan a Betrayal to Self-determination By James Okuk
  • President Kiir should admit his failure and resign gracefully by Jor Deng
  • Kiir must be indicted for war crimes BY Atem Mabior
  • Kiir shows his real colours By Atem Mabior
  • Will UN Envoy Eliason Do His Homework on Darfur? By Dr. El-tahir Adam El-faki
  • SALVA KIIR BETRAYS THE SOUTHERN CAUSE by Atem Mabior
  • Critical Analysis on the paper presented by Presidential Advisor, Mr Bona Malwal under the title The Future of the CPA under the Current Political Crises`.
  • Sudan needs reality check By Hassan Ibrahim
  • The Hypocrisy of NCP Supporters on Darfur By Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman
  • The Polemics of Politics of Transitions in Sudan By John G Nyuot Yoh*
  • SPLM: A Party that Deserves Building not Ruining By James Okuk
  • The Paradox of Political Transformation by SPLM Standards. By; Baraj Ayuen
  • Fanatic Islamic Iran & Exploitive Transnational Capitalism are the Most harmful Sources of insecurity in the World
  • A PRAYER IN EACH CORNER by MOHAMMAD ALI SALIH
  • Movement erosion Bneha .... Conflict adults ousts Emin Tela t by Shol Goba
  • Northern Sudanese and Bashirs Call for Jihad Time for Southerners to Think Aloud Lily A. Akol
  • Sudanese & American Friends March for Peace and Reconciliation By Jimmy Mulla
  • The Dilemma of The SPLM: Is it justified? By: Ngino Nikako
  • The 4th General Congress of the Justice & Equality Movement (JEM) By Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman
  • If Sudan Want Peace it has to Prepare for War? * By James Okuk
  • Yet Another Africans Challenge: Liability No. 21 the IQ By Dr. Mohamed N. Bushara*
  • When will Darfur mediators learn (2) By Suliman A Giddo*
  • Bravo to Mr. Salva Kiir for Rejecting the US Proposal By James Okuk Solomon
  • Female Circumcision Negligence and Abuse By Dr. Amal Ahmed Elbasheir.
  • U.S Should Upgrade the SPLA if it is willing to Help Southern Sudan *By James Okuk Solomon
  • Where Sudan Is Booming By Alexis Okeowo
  • When Will Darfur Mediators Learn? By Suliman A. Giddo*
  • Mob Emotions Is Anti-Democratic Transformation By James Okuk Solomon
  • Check with Improper Balance: SPLM Risky Politics of Partnership By James Okuk Solomon
  • Another way to break Abie deadlock by Dr. S.M.Eldebailo
  • The SPLM & Protecting the CPA: Guarding Against the Cynical Obstructionism of NCP Parek Maduot
  • Do Ministers belong to the Party or to the Government? *By James Okuk
  • Habib Bank v Central Bank of Sudan Ismat Abdel Gadir - LL.B
  • DRIVING FAST TO EXPLODE IN THE ABYSS! By Comarde Edward Lino
  • Shilluk Communities vs Shilluk International Congress (SIC) By: Kimo Ajing Aba
  • FASTING RAMADAN IN A MONASTERY: Mohammad Ali Salih
  • It is Darfur Again and the Misery Goes On By E. Ablorh-Odjidja
  • SLM request to delay Libya talks by Tag Elkhazin,
  • THE HONOURABLE WISE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD/Ali Mahmoud Hassanein
  • Will the united Sudan remain attractive for all under the NCP regime?! By Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman
  • The Value of Peace in Sudan: From Ki-Moon to International Wisemen By James Okuk Solomon
  • South Sudan Egyptians relations / John Lawrence Morbe Joseph
  • Will the Failed Abuja Diplomacy Be Repeated in Libya? By Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman
  • Why a reality check is needed on Darfur by Anne Bartlett
  • United, Cairo's poor and poorer get heard
  • A Message from Ajik (Ajang) Union in North American To: Commander and Comrade Daniel Kodi by Fadul H.Haimad
  • What Happened To Gen. Kiir First Vice Presidency Position? / by Isaiah Abraham
  • Eritrea in the Sudan's president's office, By: Mohamed Osman Ibrahim
  • UN Ban Ki-Moon and his Drought Thesis of Darfur Conflict By: Abdullahi Osman El-Tom, Ph.D.
  • UN Secretary General: Mission Impossible By Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman
  • Old Habits Die Hard: The National Congress Party is Back to Its Outmoded TacticsBy: Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman
  • Greatest Marginalization of All Time/Isam Siddig
  • Darfur: A Little Less Talk, A Little More Action by Anne Bartlett
  • Muslims eye America by MOHAMMAD ALI SALIH
  • General Elections in Sudan by the Year 2009: A Fact or a Fiction?/By Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman
  • Alsalkeen Charitable Organization General Secretary. /By Al Sammani Awadallah
  • Cons and Cues About The Sudanese Forthcoming General Election/Isaiah Abraham
  • Animals rights are also rights/Isaiah Abraham
  • SPLM Official Counters the Recent Remarks of the NCP Official over Abyie and Darfour Translated by MAJOK NIKODEMO AROU
  • The Arab Congregation and the Ideology of Genocide in Darfur, Sudan By: Abdullahi Osman El-Tom, Ph.D.
  • Catholics Led to Hell/Written by Daniel Deng Monyde,
  • Keep away from Darfour, Mustafa Osman Ismail, warns the SPLM Translated by Majok Nikodemo Arou
  • Abyei Protocol. by Mayen. D. Ater
  • Darfur Actors and the absence of Road Maps By Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman
  • Judiciary Reshuffle Ineptly Calculated by Daniel Deng Monyde
  • Stop the Genocide and give the security then peace will come/Hamed Mohamedain Omer
  • THE AMERICANS AND ME (2): ISLAM Mohammad Ali Salih, Washington, Asharq Alawsat
  • Unwanted in Israel By Sherine Tadros at the Egyptian-Israeli border
  • ISSUES that Rose From the Sudanese Ambassador Press Conference By Jwothab Amum Ajak
  • Al Bashir Slams on Campaigners against Sudan, Reviews Political Developments By: Al Sammani Awadallah
  • Was Dr. John Garang Assassinated?/Daniel Deng Monyde,
  • What had happened in Darfur?/Mahmoud E. Yousif
  • Abie conflict The Inferno of Nivasha or the Paradise of Peace by Dr. S.M.Eldebailo
  • TEXT- Conclusions of AU-UN, Sudan on the Hybrid Operations
  • Alfashir is nearer than Kampala: JEM/NRF Commends New SPLM Stance on Darfur/By: Abdullahi Osman El-Tom
  • COMSARY by SALMAN OMER MAHMOUD
  • Sudan: The Politics of Naming - Genocide, Civil War, Insurgency/Prof. Mahmood Mamdani
  • US to Sanction Dr. Khalil Ibrahim! A Statement/Gammali Hasan Galal Eldin
  • Can Darfur Survive the CPA?/Abdullahi El-Tom and Mahmoud Abbaker Suleiman
  • GOD OR AMERICA: WHO IS FIRST? 8 DIFFERENT OPINIONS/Mohammad Ali Salih, Washington, Asharq Alawsat
  • It would be Unwise to think that a United Sudan Properly Functions within the Main Frameworks of the Phenomenon of Eastern African Development./Urban T. Kir
  • Darfur Crisis: Mediation Failure (2)/Ahmed M. Mohamedain
  • Government of Sudan and Darfur crisis/Musa Yakub Daoud
  • President Bush "Hurts" for Darfur Darfur Is Safer than US Urban Cities/Ali Baghdadi
  • Our Vision on the prospect of peace to end the Darfur tragedy/By Dr. M.A.Suleiman
  • Lies, Damned Lies and the Darfur Crisis by Anne Bartlett is a Director of the Darfur Centre for Human Rights and Development
  • International Media Ignore Sudanese Voices /AfricaFocus (Washington, DC)
  • Sudanese cyber rally forces website to remove controversial ad by Wasil Ali
  • why war in abyaii by bakhit mohd humaidan
  • Al Salikeen Earmarks 1.2 Billion Pounds for Service Schemes by Al Sammani Awadallah
  • A CALL TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN/By James Ogilo Agor Agokwech-Rochester, MN USA
  • Will the Quartet Summit Contradict with the UN, AU Role in Darfur By: Al Sammani Awadallah
  • Sudan Vision Carries Out a Survey on Pros and Cons of Humanitarian Aid in Sudan By: Al-Sammani Awadallah
  • Al Khatim Adlans legacy of wisdom and vision/ahmed elzobier
  • WHEN THEY BEG FOR UNITY by Mack Awer Riak
  • The Genocide Glitterati by Anne Bartlett
  • Darfur-Darfur Dialogue Will Not be Held Hostage by Hostile Armed Factions", Says Dr. Omar Adam
  • A brighter future for the Nuba Mountains/by Nuba Mountains Democratic Forum/Nour Tawir
  • A brighter future for the Nuba Mountains by Nuba_Mountains Democratic Forum by Samie A Djudo
  • RIFT KAKUMA HITS BY VALLEY FEVER. By;Mabior Mayom Mayom
  • How Dr. Garang wanted Abyei to be? (1) /By Akol Miyen Kuol
  • A brighter future for the Nuba Mountains by Nuba Mountains Democratic Forum
  • The Doomsday Cult/Ahmed Sam, human rights activist.
  • China must emulate AU wisdom in Sudan by Simon Roughneen for ISN
  • An article introducing our country Sudan by Maha esmeal ahmed esmeal
  • It is a time for all Peace forces to take action By : Matur Aciek
  • Kiir stood to his pledge of no reverse gear/ BY MAJOK NIKODEMO AROU
  • IT IS TIME FOR THE SPLA TO ESTABLISH ITS OWN AIR FORCE/Maker Costa
  • Unwitting Party to Genocide By Stephen Rademaker
  • SPLA, STANDS STRONG AND PROUD!/By Hakim Makuer Gol
  • January 9th- a Day of Peace and Full Independence/By Dr. Mawien Akot
  • Muslim cadet clear on identity/YVETTE CABRERA
  • 2008 General Elections: What Are The Scenarios Awaiting Us?/Maker Costa-Syracuse New York
  • s NCP is planning to rig elections at census level/By Sabrino Majok Majok*
  • Criticism to the Global War Against International Terrorism, (G-WAIT) by Tarig M. M. K. Anter
  • The Swindles of Modern Liberal Democracy by Tarig M. M. K. Anter
  • Peaceful Conflict Resolution & the War on Terror The cases of Sudan and Iraq by Tarig M. M. K. Anter
  • The Jinjaweed Leader By : kuku kadia
  • UA-GSC Sudan Resolution Passes/By Marie Y. Thibault
  • All About Darfur: Is Sudan in a culture of war? By Virginie Wembey
  • AU Recommends Six Month Extension for its Mission By: Al Sammani Awadallah / IOL
  • No South/North border and ABC: CPA is dead.By Sabrino Majok Majok*
  • Darfur destruction is Sudans al-Bashirs Shame/By Sabrino Majok Majok*
  • Relationship Between Economic Mismanagement & Social Instability by Eng. Tarig M.M.K. Anter
  • Fake Modern Religions Are Fighting Faith by Tarig M. M. K. Anter
  • The Ideological Structure of The Conservative Professional Nationalist Party & System by Eng. Tarig M.M.K. Anter,
  • 'Lost Boys of Sudan' By: Kristin Boyd , Staff Writer
  • Sudan's al-Bashir and Palace are imperfect Match By Sabrino Majok Majok
  • Frank Wolf: Divest from Sudan By U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10)
  • Sudanese Native Relates Horrors of His Childhood/By Konstantin Shishkin
  • General Congress of JEM Asserts Creation of a political Party/Professor Mahmoud Abakar Sulaiman
  • Darfur-Darfur Dialogue and the Litany of AU Deceit in Darfur/Dr. Abdullahi Osman El-Tom
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  • Reign of Corruption and political stagnation By Andrew Bak
  • Current American Planning Strategies vs. Planning Strategies of the 50s/By: Adil Bala (PhD)*
  • Free Will, JEM Peace Wing Sign Political and Military Protocol By Al-Sammani Awadallah
  • Only Favourable Humanitarian and Security Conditions are Needed in Darfur By: Al Sammani Awadalla
  • A call to Abolish Sharia Law in South Sudan: GOSS must take a Lead
  • Race and colour consciousness art or is it ... Religions? Hatim Elmadani
  • Who are Landless People in Sudan? Mack Awer -Cairo
  • Darfur: Diplomacy and its Discontents by Anne Bartlett
  • Why Egypt won't press Sudan: the Nile By Dan Murphy | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
  • Pathological Delusions by Ahmed Elzobier
  • NIF is determined to kill CPA By Sabrino Majok Majok
  • Darfur - Solution Must Come From Africans By Mohammed Eisa Ismail
  • The responsibility to protect Darfur By William G. O'Neill
  • Sudanese go tech savvy By Cheryl Lecesse
  • Sorrow in Sudan By Vivian Ho