Only Election will guarantee peace, Museveni tells South Sudan

Only Election will guarantee peace, Museveni tells South Sudan
Ugandan President Yoweri Museni (in white) with South Sudan President Salva Kiir. [Photo: Courtesy]

Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni believes that lasting peace will only be found in South Sudan through free, fair and peaceful elections.

Museveni made the observation at the State House in Entebe during e meeting with South Sudan’s speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) Jemma Nunu Kemba on Wednesday.

“If you conduct elections, the nation will not have arguments to answer the questions of ‘who and what’ regarding the governance of the country because the elections minimise arguments and internal quarrels,” Museveni was quoted by the Daily Monitor.

South Sudan which will be turning 12 on July 9, has never held a presidential election since independence in 2011.

The polls are tentatively set for early 2023 though a section of politicians are opposed to the idea, citing lack of proper registar by the electoral commission, among other issues that could derail the process.

 The meeting was also attended by the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, Ms Anita Among and her Deputy, Thomas Tayebwa.