In sequence about propaganda regarding peace claimed fabrication on social media that I and Riek Machar agreed
To the South Sudanese communities in general
I am Gen Peter Gatdet very pleased to inform all South Sudan communities to acknowledge what happening on social media.
However, I would like you to know and understand that what you heard and read from social media that I General Peter Gatdet Yak, and my group reunite with Riek machar (SPLA-IO not factual, I strongly dismissed that misinformation regarding misinterpretation.
We, the defected Generals from SPLA -IO disagreed with Riek Machar because of Arusha-peace deal otherwise the agreement between me Gen Peter Gatdet and Dr. Riek won’t be done in the corner and it should not be secret reconciliation among South Sudanese communities, therefore, it must be public and known.
The reason why we disagreed with Dr. Riek Machar was because of Arusha agreement that brought the Re-unification of SPLM groups, because our objectives why we fought with Juba regime of Salva Kirr and his group, in the agreement of Arusha didn’t address the root cause of the fighting why civilians were killed in Juba.
The problem is not between me Peter Gatdet and Dr. Riek Machar that could be done in the close-door and the reasons of disagreement are you Nuer live lost in Juba (killed), if the Arusha peace is meaningful peace why Juba is fenced with troops? Riek Machar Calls us WarLord. We are not war lord, we are Generals defending their family’s lives, and my reaction during the war was you my communities including himself Dr. Riek (Nuer)
We fought with Juba regime, likewise we the Defected IO Generals disagreed with Arusha agreement. If Dr. Riek wants to negotiate with me regarding SPLA-IO reunion, all communities must be aware!
Dr. Riek Machar betrayed me (Gen Peter Gatdet) and that is why I disagreed with him because he did not fulfill our objectives or made any guarantees before signing any peace agreement.
Therefore we would like to inform all the communities if want to negotiate with Riek Machar, you need to be consulted before any agreement and that was why I wrote this message to you particularly Nuer in order to know that we are not reunited with Riek Machar (SPLA-IO)
Gen Peter Gatdet Yak.