Updated at 6:50Am, July 31, 2014(PST)
July 30, 2014 (Nyamilepedia)– In a gathering where the Sudan People Liberation Movement in Opposition (PLM-IO) marks the Martyrs day and the nine (9th) departure of Dr John Garang De Mabior in Add is-ababa, Dr Machar calls for reviving of SPLM/SPLA vision and mission.
Dr Riek Machar, the leader of the opposition, said the people of South Sudan are commemorating the Martyrs day and the ninth anniversary, the tragic death of Dr John Garang De Mabior, the former Chairman and Commander in Chief of the SPLA/SPLM and first vice president of the Republic of Sudan and the president of the Government of Southern Sudan in the midst seven months civil war.
The opposition salutes the memory of the Martyrs and all those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and independence of South Sudan.
Dr Machar, in his remarks, said the county is in a civil war as a consequence of dictatorial tendencies by Salva Kiir Mayardit.
He said in mid 2012 the SPLM|SPLA at the grassroots level denounced what the secretariat referred as the lost of vision and direction in the country due to incompetency and poor leadership practices.
Dr Machar said our people since the commemoration of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005 have been yearning for a democratic, peaceful and prosperous South Sudan in which human rights and dignity of people is respected and upheld.
Machar recalls that these are the ideals for which the South Sudanese people fought and sacrificed their dear lives for. Thus, to Machar and his leadership, it is, therefore, necessary that the SPLM vision must to be restored to revive hopes and dreams of the South Sudanese people.
“It is therefore that respect for our Martyrs and their sacrifices that, I call all of us together to stand up and honor their memory by reviving the mission of SPLM/SPLA” Machar concludes.