SPLM/SPLA-IO MISSION TO UK PRESS RELEASE

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PREES RELEASE
SPLM/ SPLA – IO MISSION TO THE UNITED KINGDOM
TO ALL SPLM/ SPLA – IO MEMBERS, SUPPORTERS AND SYMPATHIZERS WORLDWIDE

24/07/2016

The SPLM/ SPLA – IO Mission to The United Kingdom takes this opportunity to inform all SPLM/ SPLA – IO Members, Supporters and Sympathizers Worldwide that it is closely following all the unfortunate events that continue to unravel in Juba over the two weeks.

The mission would like to categorically make the following points very clear:

It condemns in the strongest terms all the attempts by the former SPLM Chief negotiator and ex-minister of Mining in the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU), renegade General Taban Deng Gai who conspired with the President Salva Kiir and effectively coerced a few misled members to endorse his illegal shellfish claim to replace the SPLM/SPLA-IO Chairman and Commander in Chief Dr Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon as the First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan.
The SPLM/SPLA-IO Mission to the United Kingdom stands by the movement’s officially declared position in support of the proposed deployment of a third force in the national capital, Juba before the SPLM/SPLA Chairman and C – in – C returns to Juba, a position equally supported by the IGAD, the African Union and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. A Third Force is necessary to restore confidence, peace, security and civility to the capital city Juba and other major towns across the country. It is also needed to protect civilians and the country’s leadership including President Kiir himself.
It is no longer a secret that there is need for deployment of additional foreign troops with a stronger mandate under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) if the August 2015 Peace Agreement on which the future of South Sudan hangs is ever to be implemented.
The SLPM/SPLA – IO Mission to the United Kingdom remains loyal to the movement’s legal leadership and its directives under the able comrade Dr Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, and looks forwards to the full implementation of the Agreement for the Resolution of the Conflicts in South Sudan (ARCSS) signed in August 2015 under his able leadership.
VIVA SPLM’SPLA Chairman and Commander in Chief, Comrade Dr Riek Machar Teny- Dhurghon
VIVA the SPLM/ SPLA in Opposition
VIVA the People & the country of South Sudan.

Signed
Dr Justin Ambago Ramba
Representative
SPLM/SPLA Mission to the United Kingdom
London
23/07/2016.

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