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S. Sudan’s planned election violates peace process: Amum

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April 23, 2018 (NAIROBI) – Threats by South Sudan government to hold elections should peace talks fail is a plan to interfere in the peace process mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Pagan Amum, a member of the former political detainees said.

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Former SPLM secretary general Pagan Amum (AFP/Getty)

Last month, the South Sudanese government warned it would conduct elections to avoid illegitimacy and a power vacuum if the IGAD-mediated high-level revitalization forum with the country’s opposition groups failed to reach a deal.

In an email to Sudan Tribune, the former secretary general of the country’s ruling party (SPLM) said it will be a “sham” election process.

South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), an alliance of nine South Sudanese opposition groups formed to accelerate efforts to end the conflict in South Sudan had demanded that the IGAD mediation team deals with them as one political entity in the peace revitalization meeting, which was pushed to May.

The alliance comprises of the Federal Democratic Party, National Salvation Front, National Democratic Movement, People’s Democratic Movement, South Sudan Liberation Movement, South Sudan National Movement for Change, South Sudan Patriotic Movement, South Sudan United Movement and United Democratic Alliance.

Amum said IGAD consulted SSOA as one entity and it will deal with it as such.

“Of course the nine parties are invited individually to the talks,” he said.

He accused the Juba regime of obstructing the high-level forum revitalization process, stressing that is was the coalition government’s forces continuously violating the cessation of hostilities agreement.

“It is the government that refused to sign the declaration of principles,” the former SPLM secretary general told Sudan Tribune.

Last week, IGAD announced that it said had postponed South Sudan peace talks aimed at securing the implementation of the country August 2015 peace accord to an undisclosed date in May.

The talks were scheduled for 26 April in Addis Ababa, but the regional bloc postponed it, but gave no reasons for their decision.

Amum said the IGAD’s move will not affect the outcome of the talks.

“The IGAD postponed the talks for a week to continue their shuttle diplomacy. I do not think that this delay will affect the outcome in anyway,” he observed.

The South Sudanese civil war is an ongoing conflict in South Sudan between forces of the government and opposition forces. In December 2013, President Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar and ten others of attempting a coup d’état.

The fighting has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced over two million.

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  • 24 April 10:52, by deng

    You SPLM whether in opposition or in government are holding South Sudan hostage since independent thinking that South Sudan is yours, now you are playing with nation affairs preventing development, killing people and destroy their properties

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    • 24 April 11:35, by Midit Mitot

      Deng,
      I agreed with you, any SPLM member either in government or else where especially FMD are the ones messing-up this nation. No blessing to them anymore and government should not preach for election, where are South Sudanese citizens? everyone run away from this country for the sake of surviving. Who will cast for election boxes?

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    • 24 April 13:13, by Midit Mitot

      Deng,
      I agreed with you, any SPLM member either in government or else where especially FMD are the ones messing-up this nation. No blessing to them anymore and government should not preach for election, where are South Sudanese citizens? everyone run away from this country for the sake of surviving. Who will cast for election boxes?

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  • 24 April 11:46, by Lenin Bull

    Midit Mitot, not only are our innocent people displaced into POCs across the country and into the refugees, innocent beloved country men and women have been callously killed by these mongrels in the SPLM (ngooth)! I’m totally mad with these bloody bastard war-mongers whether in government or these stupid NGUNDAENG deceived IO rebels.

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  • 24 April 11:52, by Lenin Bull

    Pagan Amum is a hypocrite! Which violation of COH the guy is talking about when they FDs don’t have troops or foot soldiers on ground unless they are strategically using these stupid IO white army thugs that cannot differentiate between innocent Dinka civilians and those running the government in Juba? Of course the snake is beginning to reveal its colors or hide-out!

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  • 24 April 11:59, by Lenin Bull

    People with brain know right away from the 6th December 2013 meeting that FDs, IOs, and other foxies in between are one and the same. What the real IOs failed to ask the FDs was/is why they left the battle fields only to the Nuer people alone? Why NGUNDAENG failed to predict or foresee this betrayal by FDs and other foxies in between is unacceptable!

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  • 24 April 12:07, by Jamy Moses Black

    Indeed, SPLM is responsible for the failure of the country from to realize its potentials.
    But people like Dr. Barnaba Marial, Pagan Amum, Nhial Deng Nhial, Gen. James Hoth Mai and Costi Manebe still earn my respect. They are leaders and any of them can steer this country forward better than the Gogrialians.

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  • 24 April 12:10, by Jamy Moses Black

    Even in 100 years under these Gogrialians, never expect any change. The status quo remains forever.

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    • 24 April 13:48, by marial-akol

      Jamy, you are the most tribalistic human on this earth but bear in mind that not all Gogrial sons and daughters who are ruling this country. and even I can tell you that those crying against Kiir mayardit`s govt are the good beneficiaries of his govt. therefore, I am asking you to shut your dirty mouth against the Mighty people of Gogrial. I am not a fan of the govt nor your rebels.

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    • 24 April 13:58, by Lenin Bull

      Black the great people of Gogrial are as innocent as anybody else in South Sudan. The Mongrels stealing money in Juba and fighting over stealing these money are from all tribes! Remember they used to hate badly innocent Bor people during the time when Dr. John Garang was alive. It will happen to you tomorrow if one of you becomes president God forbids!

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      • 25 April 06:16, by Kenyang ll

        Lenin Bull,
        Jamy mentioned "Gogrialians" not "all Gogrialians". There’s huge different. Kiir and his key persons running the country are Gogrialians. Who doesn’t know Gogrialians are violence people? With exception of Aweil perhaps Aweil is too strong or too related to them, these people attack all their neighbors and raid themselves.

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        • 25 April 06:46, by Kenyang ll

          Put these people together with arrogance, Nuer-haters Bor groups lead by bigot Kuol Manyang, here we are. Whole Dinka is being blamed for war and mismanagement of the country affairs, it makes sense. When every key position is being occupied by one side, you can’t spread and smear failures on everyone mouth. It drives home call to out "Dinka" and should to go further to Gogrial and Bor.

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  • 24 April 14:14, by Kerubino

    Dear Pagam Amum,

    You are not an exception too, let’s begin to avoid this act of pointing figures on individuals. the country problems is everyone problem as far as you came from SPLM the deadly party. The citizens of South Sudan are looking on how SPLM will unite to bring peace. We don’t differentiate all of you, you are our problems being in the government or not.

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    • 24 April 20:14, by South South

      Pagan Amum is a big thief. People need to visit Malakal and see what kind of buildings he owns in the city, big thief.

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      • 24 April 22:05, by Eastern

        South South,

        Visiting Malakal alone is not enough. What’s the the INCENTIVE for Kiir to work towards ushering peace when that same peace arrangement will see him packing from J1? That’s the question he paused to mourners today at St. Theresa Cathedral. Kiir is the main obstacle at the centre.....

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  • 25 April 01:26, by One people

    Pagan Amum ya harami, I really don’t like you and I will never like ?? ?????, I can even see it in your face that you’re ?????, you have deceived Riek Machar to fight his gov so you can cover what you have stool from SSudanes people

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  • 25 April 01:44, by One people

    Pagan Amum ??????

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  • 25 April 01:45, by One people

    Threats by South Sudan government to hold elections should peace talks fail is a plan to interfere in the peace process mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Pagan Amum, a member of the former political detainees sa

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  • 25 April 02:16, by One people

    Pagan Amum ya harami

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