October 11th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – A senior South Sudan opposition diplomat has urged the SPLM former detainees to respect protocols so as to avoid malpractices against the agreement signed last month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
On Wednesday, South Sudan’s former foreign minister Deng Alor Kuol traveled to Juba saying he is in the country’s capital to attend a first meeting for the pre-transitional committee formed by President Kiir and opposition groups last month.
Opposition groups including the SPLM-IO have denied any knowledge about the meeting said by Deng Alor to take place in the capital Juba saying the pre-transitional committee have not agreed to hold any meeting in Juba citing failures by President Salva Kiir to take measures deemed necessary for confident building for the committee to meet in Juba.
In an exclusive interview with the Nyamilepedia on Thursday, the SPLM-IO Country Representative to the Republic of Sudan Amb. Gatbang Riir urged the former detainees to observe what he called protocol to avoid malpractices against the agreement signed in Ethiopia last month.
“The Former Detainees should observe keenly protocols to avoid malpractices of the agreement [signed in Ethiopia last month],” Riir said.
He called on the people of South Sudan to be optimistic that the agreement, which he said is a road map for peace, will end the ongoing civil war and restore permanent normalcy in the Africa’s youngest nation.
“For South Sudanese shall be optimistic and proud citizens who knows their rights. The R-ARCSS is a road map for a peaceful communities if the parties are genuinely for,” the SPLM-IO ambassador to Sudan added.
South Sudan descended into civil war in descended into civil war in December 2013 following a flareup of violence during a national convention of the ruling SPLM party igniting ethnic massacre in the capital Juba.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions have been uprooted from their home as results creating the largest refugee crisis in Africa since Rwanda’s massacre in 1994.