No need for war to solve political standoff-Museveni
President Museveni Yoweri Kaguta [File photo]
By Kitab A Unango
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda has urged rival parties in the country to use peaceful means of solving political conflict instead of war.
President Yoweri said there was only two ways in which political differences could be solved peacefully without causing destruction to people and the country,
“No need for war to solve political argument. Political Argument can be solved discussion and election”, said Yoweri.
Museni Yoweri said this while addressing multitude celebrating peace at Dr. John Garang Mausoleum on Wednesday.
Museveni, one of the heads of states who brokered the peace added that South Sudanese have wasted a lot of time that they would have used for the development of the young East African nation.
“War is very wasteful. South Sudanese have wasted a lot of developmental time”, Museveni added.
He urged leaders and the people of South Sudan to put an end to the war and use the peace ceremony as a covenant that they would not go back to each other again.
South Sudan sloped into civil war in December 2013 when forces loyal to President and Dr. Riek Machar fought between themselves in Juba and later the war spread virtually over the entire young nation and turned along ethic line.
A deal was therefore reached in August 2015 with support from IGAD countries and international communities which was later violated in July 2016 forcing Riek to flee the country.
Since then the regional body and the international communities have been pressuring the warring parties to end the war and the sufferings of the vulnerable South Sudanese which led to signing of Revitalised peace agreement in September in Addis Abba capital Ethiopia.