SPLM-IO accuse gov’t of seeking to intensify inter-communal violence in the country

Dr. Riek Machar Teny, former Vice President, Chairman and Commander in Chief of SPLM/A-IO(Photo: Supplied)

Dr. Riek Machar Teny, former Vice President, Chairman and Commander in Chief of SPLM/A-IO(Photo: Supplied)

March 5th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government is seeking to divide the people of South Sudan by intensifying the use of intercommunal violence as a mean to facilitate this process, the main armed opposition group led by First Vice-President designate, Dr. Riek Machar said Tuesday.

This came after the National Dialogue Steering Committee said in a report that the people of the Bahr Al-Ghazal said during a conference in Wau that the land should belong to the government rather than to be owned by the people.

“The recent resolution passed in Wau by the National Dialogue Steering Committee recommending the regime to decree that “the land belongs to the government”, their endorsement of the controversial “32 States” and other resolutions, are another tactic in the regime’s strategy to intensify inter-communal violence, as they survive through war,” said a statement issued by the SPLM-IO spokesman Mabior Garang de’Mabior.

Mabior called it a provocation by the “unpopular regime determined to not only maintain the status quo, but also further dispossess our civil population.”

He further said “The regime has perfected the policies of divide and rule used by subsequent oppressive governments since colonial times. The traditional elite in our country, who are themselves detribalized, are using tribalism politically in order to divide our people.”