DEBATE: Riek, “32 states is unconstitutional”. Wani, “u rebelled before 32 states, have u lost ur IO mission?”

Dr. Riek Machar Teny, SPLM-IO leader:
“You recklessly ordered the creation of 32 states without referendum. Why don’t you apply the same shortcut that you used to create the states to reverse them? Why are you bothering the people of South Sudan to vote for something they weren’t involved at the start?”

Dr. James Wani Igga, South Sudan Vice President:
“Yaa comrade, you arrogantly raised the need to create 21 states in South Sudan. It became a popular demand among South Sudanese anyway, so we just increased the volume and gave it reggae tune. Why are you running away from your own initiative? Until the time you rebelled, we were still at 10 states. Number of states has never been in your rebellious “menu!” Has the rebellion lose its vision & mission?”
By: Garang John