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SPLM-IO denies Machar travel to Juba with Sudan’s Bashir for peace celebration


September 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement -In-Opposition (SPLM-IO) denied reports that its leader Riek Machar will go to Juba for a celebration of the signed revitalized peace agreement with President Omer al-Bashir.

Press reports in Khartoum said that Sudanese President al-Bashir convinced Machar to go o the peace celebration with him in the same plane and return back to Khartoum together.

Manawa Peter Gatkuoth SPLM-IO Deputy Chairperson of the National Committee for Information and Public Relations denied these "unfounded and baseless" reports saying it was disseminated by the anti-peace elements.

"Dr Riek Machar called on President Silva Kiir to lift the state of emergency so that South Sudanese have the opportunity to feel the meaning of peace and stability, but it was not for his personal safety," he stressed.

The SPLM-IO official said the SPLM-IO leadership is ready to go now to Juba not only to attend an even but also save the peace agreement and protect it from the enemies of peace within. the regime.

"We are aware of the plans drawn by some elements within the government to thwart this agreement in order to maintain themselves in power and maintain the state of war," he added.

President Kiir has appointed the members of the pre-transitional committee entrusted with the oversight and coordination of the preparations of the transitional period. Among others, this committee will organize how the opposition leaders will be protected when they return in March 2019.

As a guarantor of the peace agreement, Khartoum hosts the leaders of the opposition groups before their return to Juba for the transitional period.

The opposition official welcomed the directive given by President Kiir to observe the ceasefire and stop any breach of the peace agreement.

"This is a right step towards the full implementation of the peace agreement and paves the way for building confidence between the parties to the conflict in South Sudan," he said.

He called on President Kiir to curb the activities of anti-peace elements who reject the establishment of cantonment sites for the fighters of the SPLA-IO in the Equatoria region along the border with Kenya and Uganda.

"On this respect, we consider the silence of the Troika and the international community as an encouragement for these elements to continue this crime and to sabotage the peace agreement before the start of its implementation," he said.


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  • 27 September 2018 11:24, by Games

    IO and SPL-JCE are no different anymore. They both are deniable and don’t accept their faults.

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    • 27 September 2018 19:36, by jubaone

      As a sign of peace, the kiirminal should visit the headquarters of the IO in and around Fangak. That would be great. Later, Riak may visit him in Juba, no say in Gokrial.😁

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      • 28 September 2018 04:10, by Kenyang ll

        Good suggestion, lol. That would surely show to South Sudanese and friends around the world that this time, they mean business. But my guess, our gambler & power thirst Riek Machar would take it and may come here to Juba or even to to Gogrial but not coward Pres Kiir Mayar. That man is on record of creating enemies out of wild rumors.

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      • 28 September 2018 05:43, by Pakuai

        There is nothing or a place called ’Fangak’ in South Sudan----there is however a place called "Panjak" and a place called "Pagak" different areas with different names. Mr. Jubaone, you often called yourself a South Sudanese onnline here on SUDAN TRIBUNE? There we go! I don’t think, you have ever came to Bor, Jonglei state and enter ’a Dinka/Jenge Luak’>>>

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        • 28 September 2018 05:53, by Pakuai

          not really. Luak is just ’a Dinkas/Monyjiengs’ cattle barns during the ’wet seasons’ Some cattle are ’left behind’ to farmers & those who are left back in villages to tend the ’farms and crops’. And our Luaks (cattle barns) are used to shield our cattle, sheep, goats & other animals, from Mosquitoes at night while the main Dinkas/Monyjiengs cattle camps move to areas of less mosquitoes>>>>

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          • 28 September 2018 06:01, by Pakuai

            The Dinkas/Monyjiengs people even called name their boys & girls who are born in ’Luaks or cattle barns’ "Maluak and girls Aluaks/Nyaluaks". Even our Nuer ’ke nyantoc’ losers also name their boys and grils’ "Gatluaks or Nyaluaks" respectively. Mr. Jubaone, the owners have taken back their country chap.

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