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​Opinion: Dr. Machar is the world’s second Jesus Christ in 21st Century 

By Ter Manyang Gatwech.
Khartoum, Sudan -The First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Riek Machar Teny is another Second Jesus in 21st Century according to the world statistics and the South Sudanese at large. That’s why Dr. Machar went to United Nation Headquarters to arise up South Sudan’s national flag in New York on 14th July, 2011. South Sudan became 193rd member of the United Nations in the world.  What Dr. Machar will see while small people of South Sudan cannot see in 30 years to come. Dr. Machar knew that, South Sudan will have a conflict which the blind people cannot see that. 

 Speaking on behalf of South Sudan, Vice President Dr.Riek Machar said he was “honoured and humbled” to stand before Member States to convey the gratitude of his Government and people to the Assembly for admitting the new nation to membership in the UN. 

He paid tribute to all those who participated in the long struggle for South Sudan’s liberation. “That struggle cost our people millions of lives and untold suffering. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten.” 

Mr. Machar also pledged that his country will work to foster peace in its region, while building a strong and viable nation at home. 

“When we started our journey we could hardly imagine that the road would lead us to this point, however much we may have hoped for it. Now, we must move forward together to fulfil our people’s aspirations.

Dr. Machar left Capital on 10th July, 2016 and he appears on 17th August, 2016 at the Democratic Republic of Congo according to UN report. Dr. Machar stayed in the bushes for 40 days.   JESUS CHRIST stayed for forty days and forty nights.  Matthew 4:2.11. Then Jesus was led up the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward. But he answered, ‘‘It is written, man, shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of Mouth of God.”{a}.

 

Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, ”if you are the son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He will put his angels in charge of you.’ and, on their hands they will bear you up, so that you don’t dash your foot against a stone. ”'{b}. Jesus said to him, ”Again, it is written, you shall not test the Lord, your God. ‘‘{B}.

On the other hand, the Oligarchy Government of Salva Kiir, is looking for Dr. Machar everywhere in the Central Equatoria State with the aim to killed him but, the well trained SPLA-IO could not permits that to happened to their boss{Dr. Machar}. I was so much happy when I heard Dr. Machar finally reached to the land of Congolese people, in Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday last week.
‘’Gordon Koang Duoth, South Sudanese biggest Musician when Dr. Machar left the country, people will concerns and  when he come back many brave people will fear’’. He said’ in his song. What God says about Dr. Machar is more important than what people say about him.
Why people of South Sudan do not understands Dr. Riek Machar Teny? Dr. Machar one day, one time will become the next President of South Sudan whether they like or not due to his ‘’unique behaviours ‘’ in South Sudan and Africa at large. He fought for self-determination in the Sudan then latter people realized Dr. Machar’s idea is the right for South Sudan.   Many leaders are competent, but few qualify as remarkable. 
Take my ideas as a Public Administrator/Independent thinker
Leadership: A Definition. According to the idea of transformational leadership, an effective leader is a person who does the following: Creates an inspiring vision of the future. Motivates and inspires people to engage with that vision. Dr. Machar your personal traits qualified you to be a leader in South Sudan but, low action, ignorance and your wife will not make you to become a leader in South Sudan. 

Decisiveness 

All leaders must make tough decisions.  It goes with the job. They understand that in certain situations, difficult and timely decisions must be made in the best interests of the entire organization, decisions that require a firmness, authority, and finality that will not please everyone. Extraordinary leaders don’t hesitate in such situations. They also know when not to act unilaterally but instead foster collaborative decision making. Your SPLM-IO needs so such decisions now due to horrible situation we are now. 
Optimism The very best leaders are a source of positive energy. They communicate easily. They are intrinsically helpful and genuinely concerned for other people’s welfare. They always seem to have a solution, and always know what to say to inspire and reassure. They avoid personal criticism and pessimistic thinking, and look for ways to gain consensus and get people to work together efficiently and effectively as well as their supporters / subordinates. Dr. Machar where are you in this situation?  

 Awareness 

There is a difference between management and seniors, bosses and workers. Leaders understand the nature of this difference and accept it; it informs their image, their actions, and their communication. They conduct themselves in a way that sets them apart from their subordinates–not in a manner that suggests they are better than others, but in a way that permits them to retain an objective perspective on everything that’s going on in their organization. Dr. Machar you need to introduce very policy for SPLM-IO in order for the movement to won this war. 

There are Three Challenges from Dr. Riek Machar Teny

Low Action

Action is the process of doing things especially when dealing with the problem or difficult things. If Dr. Machar could listen to his senior members both Liberation Council and Political Bureau about the physical evidence of Gen. Taban Deng Gai during the longed Peace Agreement negotiation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2014. Taban could be removed during Pagak Conference in 2014 at Pagak Headquarters of SPLM-IO/A. In leadership there is need for quick action always if you want to succeed in anything in your life. That’s why most politicians in South Sudan are not good with Dr. Machar due to his low action on things that matter to the public. Dr. Machar must project Taban’s augur from 2014-2015.
Ignorance 

It is lack of knowledge, understanding or information about thing. When you gave Dr. Machar piece of information and he will absolutely say, you are lying {lies]. This is what disappoints so many people of  die-heart supporters of  Dr. Machar {SPLM-IO].I, personal I met him on 30th July, 2013 and I told him SALVA KIIR will sacked you from SPLM as a party  and the first answered he said you are lying, Ter Manyang. I told him do not ignore my observation. If Dr. Machar was quick in action then the 200,000 Civilians of Nuer will not be killed by President Salva Kiir’s authoritarianism  in 2013 December, 15th,16th ,17th, 18th and 19th of December 2013 in Juba, South Sudan. Re-think your strategies as a PhD holder and you must have what we called ‘’exit strategy’’ in order to be a leader of South Sudan in future.  

Dr. Machar’s wife

In Genesis 2:18.19. God said, ‘’it is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to{c} him’’. According to insiders say the Machar’s wife making everything on behalf of Movement. ‘’Real man’’ should not allowed a woman to interfere in the national issues ‘’real men’’ discussed things that matter to the public. If you want Dr. Machar SPLM-IO to won this war, you must talk to your wife in language she can understand.  I always tell the truths and I am very radical person in my life. Dr. Machar let, your {SPLM-IO} not be like Kiir’s bacchanalian {SPLM-IG}. Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything. Anita Brookner.

Ter Manyang Gatwech is a Public Administrator by Profession and Commentator. Wrote a lot of issues about Human Rights, Rule of Law, Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Equality and Democratization in Africa Continent. Reachable at: gatwechmanyang@gmail.com