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SSNMC commanders reject Bakosoro’s removal, support revitalized peace


September 23, 2018 (JUBA) - The military commanders of the opposition South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) renewed their support to the group leader Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro and rejected his removal by few members of the movement.

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Ex-Western Equatoria state governor Joseph Bakosoro, 12 October 2012 (ST)

On Saturday, Kawaje Lasu SSNMC Secretary-General said that Bakosoro has been dismissed from his position as the Chairman of SSNMC saying he endorsed the deal despite its rejection by the leadership.

He further announced the appointment of the Deputy Chairman Vakindi Unvuas interim Chairman of SSNMC, adding that the SSNMC forces on the ground remain under the command of General Abraham Wani and are in full support of the change.

In response, the sector commanders of the former rebel group which is a signatory of the revitalized peace agreement issued a statement to condemn the "unlawful" removal of Bakosoro.

"This Iniquity by the few individuals within the party doesn’t represent our view as an army on the ground in one way or another, in fact, it is a slap on the faces of any South Sudanese citizens who have taken a step towards the realization of peace in the country," they said.

The SSNMC is part of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) which is now divided on the revitalized peace agreement. Four of its factions reject the deal.

In his statement, Kwaje denounced the role played by the Sudanese government pointing that there "a serious conflict of interest" because it has also an oil deal with the South Sudanese government.

Further, he said that the agreement endorses "ill designs by the regime in South Sudan and the Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) to strategically benefit and empower one ethnic group" through the creation of 32 states.

The SSNMC sector commanders minimized Wani’s support to the sack of the former governor of Western Equatoria saying it was an individual decision that will not affect the group cohesion and support to the "able and wise leadership of Bakosoro.

Furthermore, they called on the U.S. based leaders who contest Bakosoro leadership to come to the ground and resolve it through a popular consultation within the party to settle the disagreement.

"Do they really know our situation on the ground here when they say forces with Gen Abraham," they further stressed.

In statements to the Khartoum based Al-Initbaha, Bakosoro said the " spoilers of peace and supporters of war " have no grounds in the movement.

He called on his antagonists to resign from the Movement if they continue to refuse the peace agreement.

He further went to suspect them of coordinating with the leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS) Thomas Cirillo Swaka who is currently touring the U.S.to gain the support of South Sudanese there for his position against the deal.


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  • 24 September 2018 00:45, by Theone

    Commanders without SOLDIERS!!
    Only in South Sudan😀😁😂😂

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  • 24 September 2018 03:00, by One people

    No one can remove Abubakar Bakar soro from his hotel office, Only gay soldier like Thomas Cirilo can be remove it, because his mouth looks like jienge cow vagina and his head looks like D head too

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    • 24 September 2018 06:09, by South South

      Those US residents like Eastern, The Rhino, Lino, Jur are spreading lies under their computer keyboards. Peace is signed, done.

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      • 24 September 2018 06:20, by South South

        Stupid people in US who are making bogus statements, read this from Bakosoro’s supporters: "they called on the U.S. based leaders who contest Bakosoro leadership to come to the ground and resolve it through a popular consultation within the party to settle the disagreement.

        "Do they really know our situation on the ground here when they say forces with Gen Abraham," they further stressed."

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        • 24 September 2018 10:37, by The Rhino

          South South,

          Peace is a process that requires inclusive efforts in order to be realized.So far no real peace has been signed or done yet.This jienge-nyagats coalition which is currently taking place in Khartoum is only an interests driven partnership agreement between/among greedy leaders.They never addressed the core problems pulling the country down.We hardliners from Equatoria kindly advice...

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          • 24 September 2018 10:47, by The Rhino

            South South,

            ..this Bakosoro to denounce warmongers,these very faces who’ve ruined and plunged the country into abyss.Not long ago,Bakosoro himself tasted on his own limbs the torturing,demoralizing humiliations in hot containers in Juba from jienges systemic hell-bent misrule.He better be very careful.NAS and PDM are the only parties that can bring significant positive changes to the silent....

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            • 24 September 2018 10:58, by The Rhino

              South South,

              ...majority of this country.Time will indeed proof that NAS and PDM are on the right side of history.I’m proud of their firm commitments and encourage them to remain unequivocal when dealing with jienges or nyagats.To all patriotic Equatorians who’ve now woken up,keep on the pressure.Its time to shape and bring back sanity and order in Equatoria.Long live Equatoria!

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              • 24 September 2018 14:44, by jubaone

                Great! Col. Bakasoro has been very silent during and after this peace deal. As chairman of the SSNMC, he must come clear on the issues of CoH, federalism, nr of states etc.. He cant just be carried away by nyagats or jienges. At least NAS and PDM have been explicit. That is Equatorian spirit. He cant sit on 2 stools. Choose one: Federalism

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                • 24 September 2018 15:44, by The Rhino


                  Thank you comrade,splendid remarks,just to the point.See,we Equatorians can’t afford it anymore taking ambiguous positions after all what had happened and still happening in Equatoria.We owe our raped victims,..underaged girls,disabled and old women a proper squashing hard approach against jienges and their associates at all costs.A devine force must interject,to reciprocate and sooth...

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                  • 24 September 2018 16:09, by The Rhino

                    ...the grievances and severe pains experienced by our vulnerable people under Kiir and his murderous entities.What happened across Equatoria and Unity state under these f**king jienges,God himself would recommend for a payback time.This Machar needs to retreat within himself alone and search his feelings and match politics with realities on the ground.Behold,his own tribe will kill him.

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          • 25 September 2018 06:37, by Joyuma John

            Rhino the peace that you want will come after you people are not there , in peace if key issues are done then some simple one are later done by the country that owned peace, peace which was signed in Khatour did one unique thing, it has brought many parties into government , let them come to Juba and form one party to defeat Kiir with his Jieng full- stop.

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    • 24 September 2018 10:05, by jubaone

      One eople,
      Ya jienge, he is called Col. Joseph Bangasi Bakasoro and NOT Abubakr Bakar Soro. That is how jellaba liked to name SS like calling your jienge uncle Abel Alier as Abdu Ali, or your Kiirminal uncle as Salim al-Khair. Just shut up you jellaba hireling

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      • 25 September 2018 02:11, by One people

        Ya jubaone aryan Bari inta
        yes, his name is Abubakr Cow Soro Rich man and I have name him that way. Now where is your gay ass solder wife Thomas Cirilo with his mouth looks like jienge cow vagina, we want him to return jienge cow vagiana back as soon as passibol or we will find him and slashe his vagaina mouth off

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        • 25 September 2018 07:20, by jubaone

          One People
          I don’t waste time with unruly jienge animals. Your vulgarity only reinforces my assertion that it’d be better training a monkey 🐵 to speak Bari than a jienge whose brains are as small as his testicles. This explains why much of your references are centered around: "gay, ass, vigina...". Wasaka.

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      • 25 September 2018 06:59, by Joyuma John

        Dear Jubaone, let us forget gun,it must not remove Kiiir and Jieng in Jubaone. What I know so far, if they can respond fully with use of gun, I hope those who advise you that let us come to Jubaone and change government through ballots, their advice would be a better one after it become too late, if God do not curse s.sudan with lies, we all knew who where leading the post civil war.

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