The governor of Eastern Equatoria State, Louis Lobong Lojore has said he believes free, fair and credible elections in South Sudan will help end the culture of violence in the country.
Addressing residents of Kapoeta County in Eastern Equatoria State on Saturday, Lobong said he is for elections to be conducted before the end of the 2018 agreement in 2023.
“Our country brought to flames by elites scrambling for power and money can only be saved by a free and fair election.” Said Louis Lobong Lojore .
He tipped all nationals of South Sudan to make sure that prompt and honest elections are held next year as specified in the 2018 Revitalized Peace Agreement in order to mitigate political bickering which he blames for the consistent eruption of violence all over South Sudan.
South Sudan’s 2018 peace deal is expected to come to an end in seven months time from now, with elections scheduled for December 2022 but until now, voter registration is not yet done and electoral laws are yet to be repealed.
However, Mr. Lobong did not only use this occasion to call on members of the Toposa community to build peace with their neighbors in order to build their livelihoods but also to engage in agriculture to guarantee food security because food imports is no longer sustainable.
The Governor is on an expedition of counties in Greater Kapoeta to garner support for peace, reconciliation and unity among communities, following the recent cattle raid in Kapoeta North County this month.
He is anticipated to address Buya community on Monday at Napak, on why creation of peace and harmony with their neighbors is paramount now than ever before.