By Zechariah Manyok Biar
February 12, 2010 (SSNA) — Some people accuse the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-D.C.) of being nothing more than an armed movement. But those of us who like to know specifics about claims were hard to be convinced that SPLM-D.C. was an armed movement because there were no evidences to support those claims.
However, things are becoming murky on the side of SPLM-D.C. in their desperate attempts to secure power in South Sudan. Let us look into these murky issues.
SPLM-D.C. has been trying to make us believe that it stands on nothing more than respect for law in Sudan. But it turned out that SPLM-D.C. respects the law only if it favors SPLM-D.C.’s position. When the Court ruled against the letter that the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) gave to state governors last year, granting freedom to all parties, except SPLM-D.C., to operate in South Sudan, SPLM-D.C. welcomed the ruling as a victory for the rule of law in Sudan.
Members of SPLM-D.C. like Dr. Okuk wrote many articles, accusing the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) of lacking respect for the rule law, something that I admired.
However, Dr. Okuk recently showed that he is far away from cheering the law if the law favors different parties’ positions against that of SPLM-D.C. When the Supreme Court in Sudan dismissed Dr. Lam Akol’s claims about the illegality of General Salva Kiir’s candidacy, Dr. Okuk wrote this in his article published by South Sudan Nation on February 10, 2010: “The SPLM-DC knows that it is not all human being judges who are fair and impartial even when they pretend to be so.” This statement implies that human judges are only fair when they favor SPLM-D.C. in their rulings.