By Dr. James Okuk
June 10, 2010 (SSNA) — This is the suitable description for those who think and dream that the so-called Referendum for Self-determination of Southern Sudanese shall be independence of a new Republic in Africa called “South Sudan". What has been written in the CPA and enacted as law for the Referendum is just full of treacheries that shall give the illusionists a last minute shock. There is not going to be peaceful independence of South Sudan. Believe me! Just revisit the article I wrote recently titled "Secession Is Not Given Independence: SPLM/A Championship without Trophy!" and get some details of my prediction.
Therefore, let’s time and money not be wasted for achieving nothingness even if you held pro-referendum demonstrations in Juba and launch "Countdown to Southern Sudan Referendum" in expensive hotels when, in fact, many poor Southerners are suffering from hunger fangs right in the face of corrupt GoSS and SPLM. If you want independence of South Sudan seriously just prepare to have it by right war of liberation without any confusion of the aim.
But under whose leadership shall this war-of-independence be conducted? Shall it be under SPLM/A which means Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army which has nothing to do with South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SSPLM/A) like the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) which had something to do with Eritrea only and nothing to do with Ethiopia? I doubt because Mr. Salva Kiir and the clique are already refusing and promising not to go for war of independence of South Sudan as he is afraid to lose his present corruption wealth and comfort. The real liberation of South Sudan lies elsewhere; not with the SPLM/A.
Dr. James Okuk is a concerned Southerner reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org