In a Facebook post, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Juba, Professor John Akec expressed skepticism about the feasibility of elections in South Sudan in 2024. Citing concerns about the ethnically composed, politically aligned, and poorly trained armed forces, he questioned the readiness of the country for a democratic transition.
“An ethnically composed, politically aligned, poorly trained, under-resourced army cannot be relied upon to be professional nor politically neutral during the conduct of elections as pandits want us believe. This country is not ripe for a democratic transition,” his post reads.
- South Sudan is slated to hold its first elections in December 2024.