Editorial, Gadgets

South Sudan’s political future and the much-anticipated democracy remain theoretical ideal but only,
the presence and operationalization of parties’ office are heart soothing hope of the expected polls.

The social media, of recent, is awash with posts of political parties launching offices in Juba and in
the states: this rekindles the heart and scatters off the anguish of uncertainty in the minds of the

Those who have access to the national broadcaster SSBC, never miss the screen painted red, with a
mammoth of the ruling SPLM cadres jubilating over one event after the other.

Likes of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO), sprung to action on
social media to equal their elder, the SPLM-IG which holds monopoly of the mainstream outlets.

Over the weekend, according to the posts, SPLM-IO officially launched its secretariat and a
registration exercise of its members in the upper Nile State capital Malakal.

Hundreds of people and party supporters donning blue T-shirts and caps on Saturday marched to
receive the party’s Secretary General, Regina Joseph Kappa, and other dignitaries from Juba.

SPLM-IO launched its Malakal secretariat under the theme “Towards a democratic, united, and
prosperous South Sudan.”

Last month, the National Democratic Movement party also launched its Juba office in Orange colour
after the South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) held a convention in the city.

The ruling SPLM-IG is today boosting its presence in the Bahr El Ghazal region with a big bang.

As reggae icon, late Lucky Dube puts it in his song “Different colours, one people”, freedom of the
political parties add beautiful colours, splendor and embrace of a nation ready for peaceful ambience.

Political pluralism as opposed to the adage “united we stand”, ushering space for players in turn.
creating vacancies for all actors who would otherwise suffocate under one part system.

“Divided we survive”; Ok, it’s at the blow of the last whistle of the electoral commission that defines.
who takes the cake or lion’s share of it.

Our optimistic citizens and political enthusiasts await decongestion of the house of leadership, which.
at the moment is overcrowded with numerous deputies, this will possibly be sorted in the political

An African proverb that says “many rats in a hall do not dig deep” could reflect the developmental
aspect of the crowded portfolios, hence the need to trim such areas for development to take a lead.

However, key stakeholders should speed up enactment of other requirements to pave the ways for
other processes to be set in place for the actualization and realization of democracy in the country.

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