[dropcap]C[/dropcap]airo – The leadership of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Local Chapter in Egypt in collaboration with Nuer Community Association, Chollo Community, Murle Community, Dinka Community, Youth/Women Leagues and CSOs, we congratulate and welcome the decision made by the Chairman and Commander-in-Chief and entire of the SPLM-IO leadership in signing the IGAD-PLUS Compromise Peace Proposed Document on the 17th Aug 2015.
The South Sudanese communities appreciate the ownership bestowed upon them by the charismatic leadership of Dr. Riek Machar in agreeing and signing the peace deal. This means, the suffering citizens of the South Sudan acknowledged only by the wise leadership of SPLM-IO. We are also extending our utmost appreciation to IGAD-PLUS on developing the partnership workable document in order to facilitate peaceful environment for the ordinary citizens as well as political settlement.
It is worth to mention, when Salva Kiir Mayardit and his company walked and refused to sign the peace document instead requested fifteen (15) days consultations. We would like to bring to your attention, there was no consultation made as per request, on a contrary, 20th Aug, directives from presidency, coercive demonstration was organized by the government Ministers but surprisingly, it was poorly attended due to the fact that all citizens South Sudan are for peace. The anti-peace dictatorial regime of Salva Kiir is silently isolated from within, nationally, regionally and internationally. The citizens who were forcibly mobilized to make an empty reiterate on behalf of the government diplomatically rejected the call.
The leadership of SPLM-IO Local Chapter in Egypt is hereby renewing its call upon the regime in Juba to sign the peace deal; otherwise, you are burying yourself alive. There is a phrase which goes “there is more than one way to skin a cat”, re-strategize and induce plans which will give suffering citizens a break.
On behalf of the sub-communities mentioned above, we are wholeheartedly expressing our gratitude on a compromised bold decision made by able leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon. We urge International Community to fulfill its promised in supporting the SPLM-IO decision on IGAD-PLUS in stopping the suffering of the people of South Sudan.