December 16, 2016, Dr. Riek Machar, the Chairman of SPLM-IO calls upon all citizens of great Upper Nile and Great Equatoria to stand up and aggression of Juba regime. Although the world turn its back on you, he said, “You are the only one to define your own future.
He said that “we in the SPLM-IO have been in favoured of peace since the beginning of atrocities of Juba on December 15th, 16th, and 17th of 2013” he sad. Yet Juba and its supporters internationally are insisted in “using hit and run allegory and claims peace at the same time.
Dr Riek Machar accused Salva Kirr for addressing the nation on December 14, 2016 as a contrary to that addressed of the same day in December 14, 2013 when Salva Kirr declared war on Nuer people and people of South Sudan.