Sep 30, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The Real Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (Real-SPLM) has disagreed with the decision to suspend Paul Malong and his group, South Sudan United Front (SSUF) from the South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA).
The real SPLM leader, Cde. Pagan Amum, said that the decision to suspend Paul Malong’s group from the alliance was based on “unfair act”.
“This is because the decision was only taken by some leaders.” Pagan said.
The oppositions’ alliance leadership suspended Malong’s group accusing it of breaching the communication channel of SSOMA and the spirit of trust within the alliance.
This was after Malong’s former official spokesperson, Sunday de John, accused SSUF of reaching out to president Salva Kiir Mayardit, seeking separate peace talks, without the knowledge of the alliance.
Malong’s group issued a statement rejecting suspension as all the three leaders were not present when the decision was made.
“Unfortunately, a certain group within SSOMA hurriedly decided to suspend SSUF from the alliance. The Real SPLM met and objected to the decision because it violates the alliance’s systems. Such a hasty decision could be detrimental to the unity of the opposition and the unity of South Sudan.” said Amum during an interview with one of the local radio stations.
Malong further confirmed that SSUF will participate in the upcoming round of talk with the government in Rome.
“Yes, SSUF remains part of SSOMA, and it will be part of the upcoming peace talks. SSUF will be part of the talks because have we have not agreed on its suspension from the alliance.” He said.
Pagan reiterates that their alliance was formed to strengthen the unity of the opposition groups and therefore they will work to find solutions to Malong’s group chaos.
“The alliance was formed to unite efforts of the opposition, so we working hard to strengthen the unity of SSOMA because it will also strengthen the unity of the people of South Sudan.”Pagan said.
“We will work to find solutions to the problems that arise from time to time to maintain the unity of opposition groups.” He added.