Jan 26, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Addressing the South Sudanese during the SPLM/SPLA [IO] Public Briefing on Arusha Agreement of SPLM Reunification at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Dr. Riek Machar, the former vice president and the current chairman of SPLM [in Opposition], strongly urges the African Union Commission of Inquiry to release its report on South Sudan conflict.
According to Dr. Machar, the regional bloc, IGAD, which mediates South sudan conflict, approached AU to form a commission of Inquiry to investigate the root causes of South Sudan conflict given that the regional bloc was divided and unable to address the root causes of the conflict.
Dr. Machar explains that IGAD countries were convinced in the beginning of the conflict that the root cause of South Sudan civil war was a military coup, masterminded by Dr. Riek and his colleagues, however, majority of IGAD countries came to realized that there was no coup in South Sudan.
Machar reiterate that, although Museveni has moved his troops to South Sudan and hesitates to withdraw them, the Uganda president admitted in front of his colleagues and in present of Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa that “there was no coup but just fighting in South Sudan”.
Machar, however, questions the neutrality of Uganda President in South Sudan’s internal affairs as he insists to keep his troops in the country to prolong the conflict.
The SPLM/SPLA calls on the African Union to release its findings on South Sudan conflict to expedite the Peace Talk Process in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
According to Machar, whether the report is bias or genuine, it has to be made public to expedite the peace process to end the conflict, and to address process of national reconciliation, national healing, institutional reforms, accountability and Justice.
Machar is ready and urges his rival, Salva Kiir, to be ready to face any legal process, should the AU reports on South Sudan conflict demands so, to address accountability and other fundamental issues in the world’s newest yet the most volatile nation.