This serrves to inform all South Sudanese in the country and the diaspora that Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka of the newly formed NAS is not in any way in problem with SPLM/A-IO as many people have speculated.
The party he is running now was already under SPLM/A, headed by Hon. Abdurrahman Sule and Maj. Gen. Elias who were assassinated in Uganda in 2015 by South Sudan National Security. They were assassinated in the name of SPLM/A-IO.
Therefore, I, Lt. Gen. John jok Gai, SPLA-IO Commander of the Equatoria Region had a fruitful discussion with Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka in Ethiopia on the 9th March 2017 at 6:30 pm.
During the conversation, Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo assured me that what had happened to Maj. Gen. Tanginya (Gatwich Chan) in Upper Nile region can and should not repeat itself in Equatoria region.
In light of the aforesaid, SPLA-IO calls upon all South Sudanese to stop any negative propaganda aimed at creating wrong image of the relationship between Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka and SPLM/A-IO.
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