March 27, 2018, Press Release
On the communique of the 61 Extra-ordinary session of igad council of ministers on the situation in south sudan
Mar 27, 2018
The SPLM/SPLA (IO) would like to inform the people of South Sudan and the public at large that your movement is currently reviewing the Communique of the 61st Extra-ordinary Session of IGAD Council of Ministers on the Situation in South Sudan. The leadership of the Movement acknowledges receipt of the Communique and it shall be considered. The SPLM/SPLA (IO) calls on our members to also critically study the communique and advise the leadership through our popular structures.
The SPLM/SPLA (IO) shall soon make an official statement, once we have consulted as a leadership.
The SPLM/SPLA (IO) reiterates our full commitment to the peace process and to a negotiated settlement as the least costly way to end the war in the country. However, in light of the well documented belligerence of the regime, as they continue to violate the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoH), their refusal to sign the Declaration of Principles (DoP) at the HLRF, continued abduction of our political leadership and general intransigence, the Movement reserves the natural right of self-defence.
CDE MABIOR GARANG MABIOR (CHAIRMAN)
SPLM NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS.