SPLM has been a looting machine for decades: army defector

South Sudan President and Chair of the SPLM speaks during the opening ceremony of the SPLM National Liberation Council in Juba in December 2013 (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

December 30th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – A South Sudan army defector has accused the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party of being a looting machine for the last decades as well as also killing the people of South Sudan.

In a statement issued on Sunday, former spokesman for the SPLA-IO forces led by the country’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai Col. Dickson Gatluak Jock Nyuot said the SPLM should also be sidelined by the international community.

“SPLM party didn’t do anything for the last decades apart from looting of resources and killing its own people,” he said in the statement extended to the Nyamilepedia.

Gatluak added that the solution to this looting is the introduction of the federal system of governance urging “comrades and South Sudanese youths at large to willingly advocate for Regional Federal system in South Sudan based on the current three regions namely: Equatoria, Upper Nile and Bhar El-Ghazal.”

The defecting officer further urged the government of the Troika, and the United States government in particular, to stop funding the South Sudan government of the SPLM party which it said should not continue while still being led by morally corrupt individuals.

“I call upon the international community, the Troika countries and US government in particular to stop funding South Sudan for the reason that SPLM party becomes a looting entity. US government need to review their assistance to South Sudan to ensure that their aid does not facilitate predatory behavior,” he said in the statement.

“No need to waste resources to the same South Sudanese government led by the same morally bankrupt leaders. The region and world at large must put in mind that the ongoing efforts for peace will not hold since the root causes are not addressed,” he added.