Home | News    Monday 19 September 2016

Northern Liech official say in talks with SPLA-IO members in Unity state

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

September 17, 2016 (BENTIU)- Authorities in Northern Liech, one of South Sudan’s new states said they are in contact with senior military officials allied to former first vice president Riek Machar Teny to join his successor, Taban Deng Gai.

JPEG - 23.7 kb
Machar speaks on a mobile phone after an interview with Reuters in Kenya’s capital Nairobi July 8, 2015

In an interview with Sudan Tribune, the state security advisor, John Bol Mayak said his government was in talks rebel fighters in oil-rich Unity state.

Mayak said he had lready communicated with the SPLA-IO commanders in the area especially in Rubkotna and Mayom counties to lay down their weapons and join peace with the ex-rebel chief negotiator.

“We are in contact with the SPLA-IO commanders especially those in Gizera under Lok Tanga and those in Mayom under the command of Gen. Biel Wie respectively,” he told Sudan Tribune over phone on Sunday.

Mayak did not, however, hint on how long negotiations between the different groups would take.

“You know when you hold dialogue it does not come in one day, but it is a process that I cannot tell you when it will happen,” he stressed.

Mayak said the state leadership under Joseph Nguen Monytuil is determined to bring peace in the area, adding that those currently in the bush were sons and daughters of the oil-rich state.

But the official spokesperson of the rebel-appointed governor of Unity state, Major Weirial Puok Baluang dismissed as "wishful thinking" claims that the armed opposition faction was in talks with Northern Liech officials.

“The SPLM-IO has more trust to all senior and juniors officers who are currently on the ground. What John Bol Mayak claimed is a great lie that is aimless and should be treated as propaganda," he added.

Buluang said their force commanders in Unity state fully support Machar.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Reflections on the SPLM-Ns 2017-10-18 20:15:33 By Mohamed Yassin It is sad, weird and ugly that some comrades reduced the vision of the SPLM to the SPLM-N standing for North, as a compromise. Its adaptation, it was bitterly adopted in an (...)

Do we have leaders in South Sudan or murderers? 2017-10-15 04:13:20 By Peter Gai Manyuon According to different scholars globally, leadership style is the way a person uses power to lead other people. More so, scholars have also identified a variety of (...)

Accountability, National Dialogue, and Elections: Which one of them comes first? 2017-10-12 21:51:17 By Dr Lako Jada Kwajok Conflicts or wars are the offspring of failures to have constructive dialogues in resolving problems between parties. The parties could range from countries, groups of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 October 7, 2017 A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth of Greater Bor in diaspora (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.