[dropcap]K[/dropcap]hartoum – The Bull Intellectual forum, a body which represent the Bul Nuer Community, has challenged the leader of SPLM/SPLA IO Dr. Machar to show leadership and dialogue with his former comrade, Gen. Peter Gatdet Yakah who has last month fall out with him in some soluble disagreement leading to the removal of the later.
Speaking to Wangdunkon Media from Khartoum, the body’s external relation secretary Mr. Peter Kuol Bibil told Wangdunkon Media that the body believes that the fall out of the two men is soluble if at all Machar has to show some leadership position in trying to solve this matter with Peter Gatdet.
“I personally believe that it (the problem) can be solve if Machar is committed as a leader and come here to dialogue with Getdet” ~ Kuol said
“The position of Bull community and Bul Intellectual is that we believe Riek can solve this problem if he has to show some leadership as a leader of the movement” continued Mr. Kuol
Asked whether Machar never sent a team to dialogue with Peter Gatdet, Kuol said “No, he never sent anyone. It was us [The Bul Intellectual Forum] who sent our team to Machar, but surprisingly the team came back changed, they instead became Machar’s supporters instead to fulfilling their mandate”
The body believes that Gatdet is not a member of a General of any other party apart from that of SPLA/SPLM (IO).
“Gatdet is still a General of SPLA (IO). What is happening now is that there are grievances from Peter Gatdet from when the Arusha SPLM agreement was signed by Riek among other leadership disagreement. Machar didn’t want to solve these problem. instead he removed Peter Gatdet and at a time Gatdet’s son just died. There are always disagreement, even during CPA there was a disagreement between Kirr and John Garang, but Garang shown the leadership and accept to dialogue with Salva Kirr and the matter was solved and the peace was signed”