SPLM-IO Leadership in Tanzania Condemns TROIKA, IGAD and EU For Supporting Dictatorship in South Sudan

By Amb. Peter Oyoyo Kleto,

TROIKA representatives at IAR discussion of South Sudan peace process(Photo: file/Nyamilepedia)

TROIKA representatives at IAR discussion of South Sudan peace process(Photo: file/Nyamilepedia)

Oct 06, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— The office of the SPLM/SPLA IO Deputy Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania condemns in the strongest terms possible the joint statement issued by IGAD, Troika and the European Union on October 6, 2016 condemning the declaration of war by the SPLM IO members of the political bureau.

It is to be noted that Salva Kiir regime declared war on the people of South Sudan from the day he signed the peace agreement with his long list of reservations attached and followed by illegally creation of the 28 unconstitutional states contrarily to what is in the agreement which acknowledges the 10 states to be maintained.

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It was IGAD, Troika and EU who pushed the Chairman and Commander in Chief of SPLM/SPLA IO and the legitimate First Vice President of the Republic, H.E Dr. Riek Machar Teny, to return to Juba without proper security guarantees.

He took such a great risk because he is a peace lover and want to end the suffering of our people. It is so sad that he and his team were lured to Juba to be slaughtered but thanks God for saving his life.

The July 8th J1 fighting was something cooked long before his return to Juba by the crown hotel group in collaboration with Salva Kiir goverment to with the knowledge of the international community to eliminate the Chairman’s life and force his team to support puppet First Vice President in the name of Taban Deng Gai.

With all these facts, the same international community that is now condemning did not condemn Salva Kiir for any of the serious violations of the peace agreement.

SPLM/SPLA IO under the visionary and democratic leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny has always been for peace and is on record, but it s very important for the public to know that peace cannot be attained under the current fascist and authoritarian regime that only understand the language of gun.

Key point to note is that SPLM/SPLA IO has no choice but to resist the already declared war by the Salva Kiir regime on all democratic forces in the country and consequently imposing war on the people of South Sudan.

The people who formed the majority cannot fold their hands waiting to be slaughtered while they have the ability to fight and change the regime in order to install a system of governance that would govern with democratically elected leadership and with rule of law.

Lastly, I call upon IGAD, Troika and EU to review their positions and come up with a solution that addresses the root causes of the conflict. We have said time and again that the agreement that the current regime slaughtered is the only hope for South Sudan to return to normalcy and it cannot be implemented without Dr. Riek Machar Teny because he is the only one approved by the movement leadership consisting of the National Liberation Council, the political bureau and the military to take the position of the First Vice President.

Thank you.
VIVA SPLM IO
VIVA SPLA IO
VIVA Dr. Riek Machar Teny

Amb. Peter Oyoyo Kleto
SPLM/SPLA IO Deputy Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania

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One comment

  • Peter Oyoyo Kleto.
    The new vice president gen, Taban Deng Gai has enter in to record of South Sudan’s history. It has become an Official vice president of South Sudan. You can post whatever come to your mind but there is nothing will change that. The world are getting tried about going and backing all time, so why not let us try to see how the new vice president will make different from the old vice president.