[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ddis Ababa: The ongoing peace negotiation in Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa with the present of the two principle to the conflict in South Sudan is progressing as parties have agreed on several sticking point ahead of the deadline given by the IGAD-plus which end today.
Among the agreed point as per this morning are as follow:
- In Greater Upper Nile, two governors of Upper Nile and Unity State will be given to the SPLM (IO) while the governor for Jonglei State will be from the GRSS
- The power sharing in Greater Upper Nile will be 40% for SPLM (IO), 46% for the GRSS and the remain 14% to other political parties.
- In the other remaining 7 state, 15% will go to the SPLM (IO) while the GRSS will retain 85%
- In the National Government (TGoNU), the percentage remains the same with SPLM (IO) having 33%, GRSS with 53% and the remaining 14% to other political parties.
- Both parties have also agreed that 40 chairs in the parliament (members of parliament) will be created and to be occupied by members from SPLM in Opposition.
Other issues are still under discussion with anticipation of reaching a possible agreement between the two parties.
In separate development, the Ugandan President Yoweri Kagutta Museveni after seeing that the parties are speedily making progress in the talk, have decided to quite the negotiation table in Addis Ababa and is returning home despite the fact that his present is highly needed in any final peace making for South Sudan given his role he played during the conflict directly.
It’s now known why he quit the negotiation in Addis, but several sources have suggested that he is not happy seeing the government of South Sudan signing peace with rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar. Instead, Museveni want Kirr to continue fighting the rebel until the rebels are defeated.