Khartoum, August, 26th, 2018
Machar formally protests the mandate of the Constitutional Review Committee
The South Sudan Peace Agreement (SDS) is expected to be initialed on Monday as the mediation announced last week, while the southern armed opposition headed by Riek Machar announced its formal protest on the mandate of the National Constitutional Review Committee Sudan.
“The movement does not agree with the procedures proposed in the draft by authorizing the National Constitutional Review Committee to draft the constitutive constitution of the permanent constitution outside the forum or the national constitution conference,” the statement said.
The statement added that the process of drafting a permanent constitution is different from the process of constitutional review of the transitional constitution is in place and in such a national way can not be entrusted to the Constitutional Review Committee a permanent role as the manufacture of the Constitution.
The statement stressed the need for the participation of the people of South Sudan in the deliberation of matters governing their affairs.