BREAKING NEWS: Pagan Amum Arrives in Juba, South Sudan

SG Pagan Amum, the former SPLM Secretary General returned to Juba this morning, June 22, accompanied by the Kenyan Defense Minister after more than one year in exile in Kenya.(Photo: supplied)

SG Pagan Amum, the former SPLM Secretary General returned to Juba this morning, June 22, accompanied by the Kenyan Defense Minister after more than one year in exile in Kenya.(Photo: supplied)

June 22, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The chairman of South Sudan’s former political detainees and the former Secretary General of SPLM/SPLA, Pagan Amum Okiech, who has been residing in exile in Kenya since his release in April 2014 has finally returned to country this morning.

Accompanied by the Kenyan Defense Minister, the former Secretary General, Cde Pagan, was received by a huge government delegation including the Defense Minister, Kuol Manyang Juuk, at the airport in Juba.

Four of his colleagues: Hon. Deng Alor, John Luke Jok, Kosti Manibe and former governor of Lakes State, Chol Tong Mayai, arrived in Juba accompanied by Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed on Saturday, June 20th, 2015.

The Kenyan foreign Affairs Minister and the South African Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, facilitated five of the ten ex-detainees three weeks ago to Juba to meet with Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit in accordance with Arusha-SPLM Reunifaction proposal.

Pagan is also expected to meet with President Salva Kiir shortly to revisit the Arusha agreement.

In accordance with Arusha party reunification agreement, Salva Kiir has unfrozen the accounts of all exiled politicians and SPLM members of SPLM in opposition.

According to the Arusha-SPLM party reunification agreement, the leaders of the three factions of SPLM/SPLA have admitted that they are responsible for the crises in the country and agreed to unite the party as part of  the ongoing IGAD-led peace process.

Although the SPLM leaders agreed on many items, including the elements that instigated the conflict in mid December, 2013,  the SPLM factions agreed that the Arusha Agreement was insufficient to reunite the country or to substitute the IGAD-led peace process

As pledged by the earlier delegations of the SPLM-FPD, Pagan returns to discuss the Arusha peace agreement with Salva Kiir administration in Juba.

The arrival of Cde, Pagan Amum, and Mr. Chol Tong Manyai, who returned to Juba on Saturday with the last four members, leaves only three of the ten detainees in exile.

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2 comments

  • I think the SPLA IO have to rethinks because this Addis Ababa Peace Agreement have been always lacking fundamental trust on either side between government and the rebels in the past. As we all aware that, there was unforgettable story of Addis Ababa Peace Agreement in 1972, when the Anya-Nya one signed peace agreement with late president Jaafar al Nimiry and it did not work on rebels led by former Sudanese vice president Mr. Joseph Ladu and same thing happened during the 21st years of the SPLA/SPLM, there have been a lot of peace agreements held in Addis Ababa in trying to bring peace to Sudanese people and none of mediating peaces agreements have been successful in that country.

    I am not begging the former vice president to return Juba Today as others did for the sake of Young nation thus, for the people and they need to join same SPLM Party which they have had brought killing,damaging properties of civilians and million others citizens are still suffering for their caused, but I would like to remind them that, the Addis Ababa by itself is not one of the blessing city for any peace mediation in Africa world and her history may tell us a lot for the past. I understand the former vice president who turned rebel leader is confusing the situation and he is even confusing his own SPLA IO particular, when it come to talk about finding way for just and durable peace and the rebel leader have been seen signing Reunification and Re-conciliation peace agreement together with SPLA political detainees in Arusha Tanzanian led by the Chairman of the ruling Party from that nation. We might be same Southern Sudanese people however, our thinking maybe not same as our skins look alike. Basically, the definition of Re-conciliation and the Reunification of one Party does not need to have PhD so that, you will understand exactly what it mean but it is very simple to define it.

    Finally, I strongly recommending the former vice president to defining the meaning of Re-conciliation and Reunification which he ink and his photo take off in Arusha Tanzanian. There have been many Southerners Sudanese peace deal successful without Africa mediators for the last 14 years. Good example of South-South peace deal was Riek Machar himself when he called late Chairman and he said, he would like to come back but he was about to be deny by the late Chairman however, this president advise his Boss that, we must accepted his returned. The second example of South-South dialogue was the late general Paulino Matip Nhial and that dialogue was done peaceful without involvement of IGAD and other AU. I think the rebels leader has to think again because his friends outsider are moving away special, the way he seem to accepted one thing and later run away to make a escaped goat and it will not work this time. I want the rebel leader to define the Reunification and Re-conciliation because he has signed in his hand. By ignoring Arusha peace agreement could result losing his friends outsider Africa.

  • sebit

    What if, when it comes to politics the past is never dead, it is even never past. This is a message for the so call spla leadership and its operators.