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S. Sudan former detainees say still part of opposition alliance

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May 21, 2018 (JUBA) – Members of South Sudan former political detainees have dismissed media reports that they withdrew from the membership of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA).

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (R) and Pagan Amum attend a meeting at the national palace in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in (Photo credit:AU)

“We would like to state categorically that SPLM [Sudan People’s Liberation Movement] (FDs) as an organization is an active and committed member of South Sudan Opposition Alliance,” the group said in a statement.

The FDs said the “false” and “baseless” allegation as well as propaganda was being circulated by “enemies of peace and unity of the opposition”.

“The SPLM-FDs is a founding member of SSOA and played a great role together with the rest in developing its charter,” it further said.

The opposition alliance, the group further observed, is committed to a just, inclusive, and sustainable peace in South Sudan, through a true democratic and federal system of governance.

“In this context, SSOA is still committed to its declared positions in both the shuttle diplomacy and the intensive interlinked consultations that were organized by IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority on Development] as basis for resolving the current conflict,” the statement noted.

In March, nine South Sudanese opposition groups formed an alliance to expedite efforts to end the country’s civil war ahead of the next round of the revitalization of the peace accord. The alliance is an umbrella group composed 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.

The group, in an earlier statement, claimed they were driven by the desire to improve the situation in the war-torn nation and prevent it from disintegrating.

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  • 22 May 2018 19:57, by Kuch

    Were it not because of Salva Kiir quasi & dalliance leadership, then these so-called former detainees would now be rotting in jail than be taking our country hostage in foreign capitals for their own selfish end. These traitors have sold their souls to foreign interest groups and they are not working for the interest of South Sudan>>>

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    • 22 May 2018 20:02, by Kuch

      criminals like Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo & Majak Agoot have explicitly stated their intention, to handover our country’s sovereign to the UN & the NGOs. And this is why the traitors & thieves have been cowering in foreign countries all along since they know their treasonous behavior hasn’t been taken lightly>>>

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      • 22 May 2018 20:07, by Kuch

        some of these days. And now the traitors & thieves are rooting for the so-called UN troops to come & protect them here in South Sudan after they are given back their old positions. Good luck to the traitors though. They will have come & have a hard ride here in South Sudan if they are lucky. The criminals personal egos & ambitions to be South Sudanese rulers at all costs rival that of Riek Machar>

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        • 22 May 2018 20:16, by Kuch

          and Lam Akol, but the traitors & thieves must be very careful, the pains & sufferings they had caused others with their naked ’egos & ambitions’ had made them a slew of enemies that would want them dead or jail for life. For South Sudan & South Sudanese people to move ahead. Betrayers or traitors must be shown justice, death just like it was done during our liberation war. No way out of it.

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      • 22 May 2018 21:57, by padiit gaga

        Kuch
        You are lair to called these men criminal. Criminal is some one who comitted crime. You Uncle is one who committed by killing innocent civilians in S.SUDAN now ICC is looking for him while it does look at these men.

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        • 22 May 2018 22:01, by padiit gaga

          Icc does not look at these men. The look at your Uncle (Kirr).

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        • 22 May 2018 22:02, by padiit gaga

          Icc does not look at these men. The look at your Uncle (Kirr).

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