JUBA – South Sudan parties to the revitalized peace agreement led by President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his first deputy Dr. Riek Machar Teny have both blamed each for the delay in the formation of states governments.
The parties have been on negotiation to form state governments but disagreement over who takes what has hampered those efforts.
The press secretary for president Salva Kiir Ateny Wek Ateny confirmed that there was still no solution to the states impasse and blamed the SPLM-IO for the deadlock.
“The SPLM-IO is to blame for the delay in the issue of states,” Ateny was quoted by Radio Tamazuj.
James Gatdet Dak, the press secretary for First Vice President Machar said the deadlock was still there but blamed President Salva Kiir’s side for the delay.
“Because there was a deadlock, the matter is in front of IGAD. So, we are still waiting for IGAD to respond,” said Gatdet.