SPLM-IO denies recruiting Ugandans in preparation for all-out war
September 2nd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s main armed opposition movement, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) has denied Ugandan citizens into its rank and file in preparation for all-out war.
In a statement issued Monday, SPLA-IO spokesman Col. Lam Paul Gabriel denied a claims that the main armed opposition group which signed a revitalized version of a 2015 peace agreement with the government was recruiting Ugandans in preparation for an all-out war with the government which is a partner.
“The Resident District Commissioner of Lamwo -James Kidega- has once again order lasix overnight delivery attacked the SPLA-IO through The Observer online media outlet on 1/09/2019,” Lam said in the statement extended to Nyamilepedia. “He alleged that SPLA-IO is recruiting Ugandan youth into its ranks and files with promise of decent remuneration. This is a white lie aimed at tarnishing the image of the SPLA-IO.”
Lam said his group is not surprised due to what he said was an “unwavering greed for land in South Sudan. Kidega is a well known confusing agent who thrives in causing land and inter-communal conflicts for his personal gain. This greed has blindfolded him that the doesn’t know where his boundaries are.”