In a momentous announcement, South Sudan’s President, Kiir, affirmed his commitment on Tuesday to hold the country’s inaugural elections since gaining independence.
During a gathering of fervent Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) supporters in the Greater Bahr El Ghazal region, President Kiir revealed his intention to run as the flag bearer for his party in the upcoming race for the nation’s highest office.
With resolute determination, Kiir assured attendees that credible and equitable elections will take place in 2024.
Addressing fellow party members, he emphasized the importance of adhering to the agreed-upon timeline without any extensions to the transitional period.
Kiir asserted that the conclusion of the transitional period in 2024 will mark the onset of a new era, one where South Sudan can proudly conduct its democratic elections.
The President underscored his commitment to collaborate with all parties involved in the peace agreement to establish the groundwork necessary for successful elections.
Kiir emphasized that the ultimate goal of these elections is to secure lasting stability in the country.
To celebrate Kiir’s endorsement as the SPLM’s candidate, an immense gathering of tens of thousands of individuals congregated at Wau Stadium.
Supporters of the SPLM journeyed from both the Bahr El Ghazal region and the Abyei Administrative Area to demonstrate their unwavering loyalty.
Expressing his gratitude to the party faithful, President Kiir humbly acknowledged their endorsement and emphasized the importance of their continued support.
He expressed confidence that the nation would unite as they forge ahead towards the upcoming elections in the following year.
Notably, Kiir has been the sole president of South Sudan since leading the nation to independence from Sudan in 2011.
Reiterating his administration’s dedication to a successful electoral process, President Kiir assured the public that all essential procedures required for the elections would be diligently established.
With these words, South Sudan takes a significant step toward exercising its democratic right to choose its leaders and shape its future.