Konga who referred to himself as talking on behalf of the Greater Equatoria region, told a news conference: “It is the right of all the people of South Sudan to request what they want. But [the request should] not [be] through the barrel of gun.”
“And we hope what we have requested is going to be implemented. Because during the time of the consultation for the permanent constitution, the people of Equatoria have come open that this [federalism] is what should be included in the constitution,” he said.
Konga said that the crisis would have been averted.
“We have been pointing out in all the sitting conferences that something was going wrong but people never heard us,” Konga said.
Konga called on President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar to commit themselves to restoring peace in the country.
He also urged all South Sudanese to rally behind the two leaders in peacefully sorting out the country’s crisis, adding that the crisis can only be sorted out by the South Sudanese.