July 17, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– The chapter office of the SPLM/A IO in Addis Ababa Ethiopia is so much vigilant in observing issues on the war in Juba. With coordinated information’s and in the eye witness of the entire international community, we are standing firm to condemn the government and some agents of the international community in not telling the truth of the brutal acts of the government against its own citizens.
The following enacts are in strongest terms possible condemned by SPLM/A IO, done by the government against SPLM/A IO forces ,the citizen and the first interest of upholding peace process in South Sudan which took us to Juba.
In the strongest terms possible, we condemned the comment of the UN representative to Juba saying that the fighting in J1 was started by unknown gunmen. It was a conspired and coordinated fighting against our forces that were in the close protection to the first vice president by the government forces in the revenge of their five soldier’s gun down by our forces well known to everyone the government started the war in Juba by killing two of our senior officers.
We also stand to condemn the poor reaction of the chairman of the government of National unity and the entire IGAD leadership towards the arrest and torturing of our comrades who were appointed ministers in the government of national unity like SPLM/A IO Secretary general Dr. Dhuei Mathok Wol who was badly bitten by the government forces after refusing to accept their agenda. We are calling for immediate transfer of all our senior members from the hotels which are not safe for them, it is better for them to be taken to UN – Protection base for their safety.
The international community and the African union should stand with us in condemning the present invention of the Ugandan forces to South Sudan Soil .The Ugandan defense minister had announced few days in the media saying that they will never get involved in the ongoing war in South Sudan. But now eye witness had confirmed the full involvement of Ugandan forces to South Sudan baking the forces loyal to Mr. Salva Kirr who had already lost his legitimacy as a president before his own citizens and the international community as well. The Ugandan forces had entered South Sudan territory from Nimule bordering Uganda killing and looting innocent citizen in the name of unknown gunmen. We condemn these enact by the Ugandan forces and the government of South Sudan which is further escalating the gravity of this fighting in South Sudan.
In a strongest term possible we condemned such act before the international community, because it will never promote peace in this country SPLM/IO still stands for peace, but the government is conspiring for war in order to finish the SPLM/IO members in South Sudan. Right now ,the government is carrying out targeting killing of IO members in Juba while Ugandan ground forces are doing all sort of human abuse(looting properties, Raping women and killing of innocent lives) on our citizen in Nimule and Pageri in Eastern Equatoria.
Koat Gatkuoth Thoat, Chairman of the SPLM Chapter in Ethiopia. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org