Costello Garang slams coup plotters within SSPM/A
August 26th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The leader of the South Sudan Patriotic Movement and Army (SSPM/A) Dr. Costello Garang has slammed Gen. Agany Abdel Bagi who said yesterday that he hosted the Garang as the group’s leader.
On Saturday, as the South Sudan peace talks resumed in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, Gen. Agany Abdel Bagi said in a letter addressed to South Sudan Opposition Alliance leader Changson Lew that he has removed Garang as the group’s Chairman.
In a statement seen by the Nyamilepedia, Dr. Garang denied Agany’s claim that he was among the founding members of the South Sudan Patriotic Movement revealing how he successfully got him out of the capital Juba where he said he was being marginalized by the government.
“The core leadership of the SSPM/A existed before General Agany Akol joined the group in April 2016. It was in that month, that we managed to clandestinely get Lt. Gen. Agany Akol out of Juba, where he was marginalized and neglected by the regime, promoted him from the rank of Brigadier to the rank of general and made him chief of staff of the SSPA. He did not create the organization,” he said in the letter seen by the Nyamilepedia.
He accuse people he did not named for being responsible for using the peace forum to divided the opposition using bribe.
“Those using the Peace Forum to divide political entities by using financial means and bribes are not peace lovers. Truth and straightforwardness is the shortest cut to peace. Our commitment to it keep us steadfast,” he further said.