Can Kiir’s former adviser describe him as being “mentally incapacitated and exhausted”?
In a publication seen by NCMP, a former adviser to South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has urged the country’s ruling party (SPLM) leader to step down and peacefully hand over power. He further described those currently leading the country as “mentally incapacitated and exhausted” to continue serving citizens.
According to the publication in the Sudan Tribune, Akot braoched this issues while addressing a group of the country’s elders on Sunday.
He recommends the presidential affairs minister, Nhial Deng Nhial as the best substitute for the president.
Daniel, in his address to the elders, according to the media house, mentioned that Kiir, in their meetings doesn’t seems to be concerned about development and also the vision of SPLM. He said no discussion about how to move the country forward. He further mentioned that only personal issues are discussed.
He acknowledged that the leaders of South Sudan are the problem of the country.He further mentioned that someone with energy like Nhial Deng should take over.
Akot, a senior member of the SPLM, also accused some junior officers of allegedly sabotaging and undermining efforts of senior party members.
Last week, a senior presidential advisor, castigated the SPLM for failing to deliver services to citizens, a decade after the country attained independence from Sudan.
“Instead of reconstructing what was left by the war, we are destroying what was left by the war,” said Kuol Manyang Juuk.
Statements attributed to leading figures of the ruling party led by President Kiir have sparked social media debates, with analysts and opposition figures querying motives and timing.