BREAKING: SPLM-IO National Liberation Council endorses revitalized peace deal

Meeting of the SPLM-IO National Liberation Council in Khartoum on 21st September 2018 (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

September 22nd 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The main armed opposition group,  the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) under the leadership of the country’s former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon has ratified and endorsed last week’s peace deal with the  South Sudan government.

The SPLM-IO convened a meeting of the group’s National Liberation Council in the Sudanese capital Khartoum and was chaired by the group’s leader, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon.

In an exclusive interview with the Nyamilepedia,  the SPLM-IO deputy Chairman of the National Committee for Information and Public Relations, Manawa Peter Gatkuoth confirmed that the group have ratified the agreement signed last week by Machar and President Salva Kiir to end the five-year old brutal conflict.

“Yes we indoorsed the Pecae Agreement in 3rd meeting of National Liberation council,” Gatkuoth told the Nyamilepedia this afternoon.

He said Machar will meet the South Sudanese President who is currently meeting the South Sudan Opposition Alliance leaders led by Changson Lew Chang and the group of the former detainees.

In a related development, the SPLM-IO director of information and public relations Puok Both Baluang issued a statement for the endorsement the ratification of the agreement.

“The conference has deliberated extensively and unanimously ratified the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on September 12, 2018 (in accordance to Article 8.1 of the R-ARCSS),” Baluang said in a statement extended to the Nyamilepedia.