KHARTOUM, MAY 20, 2023 (SUDANS POST) – A South Sudan civil society watchdog has appealed to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to urgently organize a mediation process to end the conflict in Sudan to prevent the country from disintegrating.
In a statement extended to Sudans Post, the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) said that there is need for IGAD intervention by within the month of June if disintegration of Sudan is to be prevented.
“CEPO is urging the IGAD leadership to urgently handle the ongoing Sudan political crisis through proper peace mediation within the month of June 2023 following speculations of secessionist governments,” CEPO said in the statement.
“If the political violence of Sudan between the warring parties continues for the next two months Sudan totally break into several centers of political power that will be administer by separate established governments in various towns of Sudan,” it stressed.
Edmund Yakani, the Executive Director of CEPO, said that the situation in Sudan constitute a threat to the region and indicated that the ongoing violence in Sudan is being supported by countries he didn’t name in the Horn of Africa.
“The Sudan political is posting serious peace and security threat in the horn of African and unfortunately this trend is also supported by some governments in the horn of African with aid from the gulf and global partners that love to see breakdown of functional Government and state into entities of political instability for their selfish interests,” he said.
“The innocent citizens of the horn of African are paying expensive price through the list of their lives and properties. The Sudan military confrontation among the warring was a clear example and beginning of military culture of political secession which is dangerous to collective peace and security in Sudan and the horn of African.
“The breakdown of functional government and state in Libya and attempt in Ethiopia, political Instability in Somalia and now the instability in Sudan is potential threat for possible IGAD collapse,” Yakani further stressed.
The statement further said the regional bloc’s head of states and governments should urge hold extraordinary summit on Sudan political crisis and the government should initiate that and drive it without any failure by the end of the month of May, 2023.”