Pagan Amum Calls On Salva Kiir To Sign The Peace Agreement

SG Pagan Amum and Dr. Riek Machar signing a peace agreement for their respective parties in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Salva Kiir refused to sign(Photo: file)

SG Pagan Amum and Dr. Riek Machar signing a peace agreement for their respective parties in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Salva Kiir refused to sign(Photo: file)

August 19, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Speaking from Addis Ababa, the Secretary General of SPLM, Pagan Amum, calls on Salva Kiir to return to Addis Ababa to sign the peace agreement that he and other stakeholders have signed.

According to Pagan, Salva Kiir has done enough consultations and therefore he should have signed the document as he promised while he was leaving for Addis Ababa.

“There is no really any more consultations, the president has consulted and finished all the consultations including last week on Friday and Sunday and the decision of the expanded leadership in Juba is to sign peace agreement…..The chairman of the SPLM, and the president of the Republic has agreed with him that we will be coming to Addis Ababa to sign the peace agreement that will bring back peace to our country” Pagan said.

“Actually he has agreed with us that we will be coming here to Addis Ababa to bring this senseless war to an end and bring peace to our people” He recalls.

The Secretary general has refused to return to Juba fearing his safety after the regime’s Spokesman and the Minister of Information, Michael Makuie Lueth, accused him of having defected from the government for signing the agreement.

On his part, Pagan clarifies that all the other stakeholders have signed the agreement and returned to Juba, and therefore his signing of the agreement did not mean he has defected

“It is not only me that sign alone, leaders of our churches, bishop Enoch signed it, also bishop Paride Taban signed it, uncle Gen. Joseph Lagu signed it, and also the representative of women signed it. This is an agreement that is signed by all representatives of South Sudanese” Pagan said.

“So I’m really surprised by the statement of Michael Makuei, saying that I have left the SPLM by signing. To sign a peace agreement, if signing peace is what will make me be thrown out,then I will be happy with that” He continue.

The Secretary General further recommend that if he has to be removed from the SPLM party for having signing the agreement, then he would accept the prize.

Despite that Pagan has not join the SPLM in Opposition he identifies himself as a “freedom fighter”, a slogan that is widely used by the rebels, and for such he remains optimistic.

Never Join the Government:

Pagan also explained that he did not join the government or SPLM-IG but returned to Juba as a partial fulfillment of Arusha Tripartite SPLM-Reunification Agreement.

“I never joined the government, I was not in any position in the government, I have not joined even the SPLM in goverment (SPLM-IG). We came to implement the Arusha Agreement. I have been reinstated as the Secretary General of SPLM, not the Secretary General of SPLM in the government.” he said.

“This story that I have joined the government is false, is a lie, I has never happened.” he added.

Despite the delay, Pagan is optimistic that Salva Kiir will sign the peace agreement and that is when he will also return to South Sudan.

“What needs to happen now is for president Salva Kiir to come back within these 14 or 15 days to sign this agreement and then we all go back to South Sudan to implement this peace agreement and also to implement the Arush Reunification Agreement” he said.

He believes that Salva Kiir wants peace and he[kiir] went to Addis Ababa with intention to sign the peace agreement but Mr. Kiir fears some people around him who do not want peace.

Without a peace agreement, however, Pagan pledged that he will not return to Juba.

Once he returns, Pagan declares that he will never join the “destruction of South Sudan” and “that will never happen”.

7 comments

  • Adel Sandrai

    Juba confusion has just started. What Contradictions! let’s wait and see

  • Oh! my goodness. Exactly we are seeing the repeat of 1947 when Chiefs from South Sudan were made to sigh what they did not agree on. Pagan and Machar are trying to sell South Sudan in search of their dreams to rule S. Sudan. Pagan was in Juba and no one killed him. Pagan was in detention and was not killed. Who is Pagan trying to fool? Such people like Machar and Pagan who are just used by enemies of stability are their counsellors. Where has UN, USA, G.B, etc, brought stability? Somalia, Libia, C.A.R, just to mention a few are never stable with the so called multi-National forces for years. The peace which is being sang like a song by IGAD and their allies is meant to keep S. Sudan in chaos for years while they will be getting what they want. Anyway, God will turn the counsel of the wicked to foolishness. The so called SPLA/SPLM-IO and G10 are confusionishes. They lack political calipers that’s why they have chaos in every political initiatives. Kenya, Ethiopia are trying to create jobs for their people and that is a big shame to Machar and Pagan and their allies. We have seen might men sink down when they plan evil against South Sudan and we are yet to witness the wonders of God. Wait and see.

    • Eastern

      John,

      In the current stalemate, what’s your take? Should we remain in this state of limbo where no peace I signed and killings go on or some deal has to be reached as soon as possible. For how long should Kiir be allowed to ‘consult’. Consult who in fact? Look at the list of the witnesses who signed on the agreement. Are they not representative of the masses. Stop Bein a confusist yourself!!!!

      The international community you so much loath are the ones who sided with Southern Sudanese during the war to realise South Sudan. Without the push of the Troika countries we will still be southern Sudanese!

      The Troika countries have a stake in South Sudan; they have seen the grand failure in leadership. Should they fold their arms and see what they have invested in go to waste? What does America gain from South Sudan? What does Britain gain from the new country? How much has Norway gained from the Juba establishment? Move across SouthSudan and you will be overwhelmed by the logos of USAID on almost everything; these are foreign assistance from the American people. It has been the case even during the war. NPA has been with people since during the war; when the Norweigian UN head told Kiir his leadership was failing; Kiir declared her a persona non grata! The British have been with the South Sudanese throughout; Kiir’s government will need them along the way especially when South Sudan will need some important records partaining international borders with other countries.

      John, you, Kiir and cohorts are busy burning bridges that you will leave to regrate in future! Why should sane South Sudanese continue to have people of Kiirs mindset in leadership. One country or leader can not fight the whole world!!!!

    • Eastern Equatoria

      Whoever rejects what Pagan says is frustrated!. He talked the truth. Makuei said it clearly on SSTV. So should Pagan also be blamed for that?. Pagan and Riak have taken the ropes from their necks and tied it on Kirr. Hahahahaha very nice game.

  • This is surprise to hear pagan telling the public that he did not want to come back to South Sudan unless president signed the peace. I would like to ask how many signatures were required in that document? Pagan quote that he was not reinstated into his former position for SPLM in government just he was re-instated for SPLM as whole including SPLM in opposition. Pagan, we citizens have heard and seen your intentions in this crisis from the beginning of this conflict. You will not and never get what you are dreaming in that way unless God gives you chance to lead this nation. God will judge your characters in the heaven make sure one day one time you will find yourself at the hands of God for your day of judgments

  • Who is that woman behind those Four?

  • Ghol Chot

    Many South Sudanese people are just making too much noises that Salva Kiir should sign that rubbish being crafted in hotels, brothels and bars of Adis Ababa, but they do not know the greatest sinister game and scheme being played here on our country and our people by the most evilest of all evil people in the world and our own region.

    Before the Sudan independence from Britain in 1955, Southern Sudan were given a chance to remain autonomous, but the Southern Sudan chiefs including my own uncle opted that Southern Sudan would be better off with the so-called arabs of the North Sudan, see what happened even before Sudan independence in 1956? We all know it. The war broke out in Nzara and Torit in 1947 that lasted until 1972 for Southern Sudan autonomy, which was abrogated by Jaffer Neimeri ten years later and another war broke out in 1983.

    Fellows, open your damn eyes and see. Riek Machar and Pagan Amuom are the new South Sudan chiefs who signed out our hard won independence to the NEW WORLD ORDER experiment that is being experimented in our country by some evil people with some SINISTER PROJECT on our country and our people.

    Be warned fellows, follow the Nuers at your own risk. Riek Machar and Pagan Amuom do not viscerally understand what they just signed and are asking Salva Kiir to do the same, but that is not going to happen under the sun as long as we are still here. Salva Kiir must not even go back to that damn ethiopia again.

    Our country is being slyly re-united with the people with hate to death, the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan by the likes of Pagan Amuom, Riek Machar and the so-called troika countries of the US, the UK and Norway, but this is not going to happen even in million years fellows.Let the greatest charlatan called Barrack Obama barks his damn sanctions, travel bans, asset freezes to even Salva Kiir, but his evil project in our country is long since been spotted and it is not going to fly in our country as far as we are concerned.

    His Riek Machar puppet/stooge is not even welcomed back to South Sudan let alone being allowed to have anything closer to power in our country.