South Sudan’s Vice President, James Wani Igga: A problem rather than a conscientious leader
Throughout the history of South Sudan, the tribes in the three Southern states of South Sudan have always seen themselves as more amiable and ‘civilized’ compared to their Nilotic brothers, Jieeng and Naath people. While there are cases in which one can, at minimal, accept that to be true, history and a close look at the actual geopolitical realities in these three states and their inter-tribal relations, tell a different story.
However, we need to remember that the flame that lit and obliterated South Sudan was started by VP James Wani Igga through his December 8, 2013 press conference, which he convened as a response to December 6, 2013 press conference by Dr. Riek Machar and his so-called ‘reformist’ group. Instead of showing leadership, Wani further inflamed the situation by using childish and inflammatory language.