The President of Uganda says elections is the solution to political instability in South Sudan. Eye Radio has reported. Museveni says such elections after the interim period will give South Sudanese the chance to elect their leaders and end conflict in the country.
Observers say the country’s elites have been fighting for control of resources and power since South Sudan got independence in 2011. Museveni spoke during a meeting of the IGAD Heads of State summit on Tuesday. The Ugandan President said free and fair elections will bring peace in South Sudan. He encouraged the parties to the revitalized peace agreement to work quickly and plan for general elections.
“I encourage them to work quickly through this transition period, plan and hold free and fair elections as the ultimate cure for politically motivated instability by promoting accountability among leaders,” Museveni added.
He stressed that this is the only way to promote accountability among leaders.