SPLA In Eastern Equatoria State Reaffirms Allegiance To First Vice President Machar and Welcomes Regional Protection Force

Press Statement

By Brig. Gen Oliwa Mario Bertino,

Spokesperson, SPLA-IO Anyanya Division,

Members of Anyanya division of SPLM/SPLA-IO posting for a picture in Eastern Equatoria state(Photo: supplied)

Members of Anyanya division of SPLM/SPLA-IO posting for a picture in Eastern Equatoria state(Photo: supplied)

August 09, 2016(Nyamilepedia) ——— We the Anyanya Division of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) are writing to inform the people of South Sudan that we fully and unconditionally support and stand behind the leadership of Dr Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon as the legitimate First Vice President of South Sudan, Chairman and Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of the SPLM/A-IO, and we reject, in the spirit and letter of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS), the illegal imposition and appointment on July 23, 2016 of Mr Taban Deng Gai as First Vice President (FVP) of South Sudan on an invalid SPLM-IO political claim.

Indeed, following the July 8, 2016 assassination attempt by the SPLA-IG forces on the life of Dr Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, the legitimate First Vice President of South Sudan, Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A-IO) and the subsequent SPLM/A-IG political decisions and military operations against SPLM/A-IO forces throughout the country, it is once again very clear that the SPLM/A-IG is still completely opposed to the full implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS) and is now directly threatening the security and stability of South Sudan in particular and the region in general.

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It is against this background that we the SPLM/A-IO Anyanya Division forces in Eastern Equatoria State (EES) welcome and support the IGAD-PLUS and United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decision to deploy a Regional Protection Force (RPF) under the command of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

While we are hopeful that the Regional Protection Force (RPF) will stop the ongoing SPLA-IG policies of killing, forced disappearances, arbitrary detention, extra judiciary arrests, sexual violence and massive displacement of our people, we are, nevertheless, determined to defend and protect our people from SPLM/A-IG autocratic and authoritarian rule and policies in South Sudan.

Brigadier General Oliwa Mario Bertino,

Spokesperson, SPLA-IO Anyanya Division,

Eastern Equatoria State (EES)

16 comments

  • Great comrade,and we trust you 100%.

  • Deng Malop

    Only those wishing for peace welcome additional forces to protect civilans.
    Lueth, Taban and Ezekiel protest loudly against additional protection forces.
    We must ask outselves why this is?

    Lueth has a different agenda entirly
    This tragic man so filled with arrogance and an overinflated ego tries to dictate to the world. Meanwhile people are laughing at him. But he seems to thick to even understand this

  • Puok

    This is the best moment where the patriotic citizens can arms and fight for the freedom and rightful wills for the people of South Sudan. Congratulation Comrades for your wise decision. Salva most leave

  • WE NEED PEACE IN OUR COUNTRY SOUTH SUDAN

  • Fragment work completely done by kiir is inconsistent please this is to inform the entire ppl of S.sudanese that Mr Remain the fvp ) acording to Resolution of the P.A.M Signed by those two parties in august last year

  • Fragment work completely done by kiir is inconsistent please this is to inform the entire ppl of S.sudanese that Mr Machar remain the fvp ) acording to Resolution of the P.A.M Signed by those two parties in august last year

  • My name is DINGIT NA TUGGÖ, means only a length of time will explain. The time is now telling us the the J1 does not belong to mathiang anyoor. We must word hard to assure every citizen that this country does belongs to all.

    beek, the goat, tolio the kiir’s cow keeper know this very well. They have been calling us cowards, now it is they calling to be friends of nuer. This is because the fire is burning in the forests of great equatoria. Wait and see how teachers can teach. We do this by calling an international force and by firing the mathing anyoor in all front lines. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • Ohide

    The only language Kiir can understand is bullet. SPLA-IO must make it clear to the government that NO PEACE until Kiir steps down.

  • Okeny

    Pliz Join Hand For Pace Don’t Shade Blood

  • Mangok marial

    War of words,so where were you during J1 fighting instead of bubbling take your gun and join your colleagues we shall defeated you with those international or regional troops.

  • J1 wasn’t even a fair fight but u jaang call it a victory over Riek Machar small body guards and it took full days to fight that small remains forces but yet undefeated so what’s point to prove that u can protect your legitimate president?

  • taban

    When peace fails coz of ignorance then solutions must b taken in to consideration so that understanding will be achieved.
    How I wish the so called dinkas in our nation were like the karamojog in ug..taught easily but surely we live with heartless people
    Oh God bless our nation

  • Pape

    No peace in south sudan dinka are fools and reckless and dirty

  • I agreed with ur Mr.PAPE. DINKA PEOPLE AREN’T FEEL SHAME ON THEMSELVES. SOUTH SUDANESE CRYING FOR HELP TO THE WORLD BECAUSE SALVA KIIR IS DEAD HUMAN ANIMAL COMPARE TO NOTHING BRO.

  • George

    FORGET YOUR NONSENSE !!!!!!!!!!!! EQUATORIANS ARE NOT KNOWLEDGABLE FELLOWS, FORGET OF EQUATORIANS LIKING MACHAR HE IS A TRAITOR,WAR MONGAR,WITH JALABA MENTALITY WE ARE NOT PRO JALABA WE ARE SOUTH SUDANESE NOT JALABA REMEBER