SSNMC would like to deny and condemn in the strongest terms South Sudan Government’s unfounded claims about the apprehension of a UN car loaded with guns, ammunitions and military equipments and that this is connected to the Chairman of SSNMC, Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro.
On Friday, the 2nd of March 2018, in Juba, South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC), Government’s owned and monopolized broadcaster, reported that on 2/3/2018, “National Security apprehended a UN car loaded with guns, ammunitions and military
SSBC further stated that “the lady who was in charge of the car confessed the items belong to security officer, Doming Ruiz, who was connected to Joseph Bakosoro, who is currently in Uganda mobilizing for war in Western Equatoria”.
SSNMC would like to reach out to our supporters, well-wishers and the entire people of South Sudan that we, as an organisation, or our Chairman Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro, as an individual, have/has no knowledge about and no involvement in the said apprehension matter if at all the matter holds ground and can be substantiated any way.
We strongly believe this allegation is unfounded and a shoddy and despicable propaganda by a government that has failed all milestones of a moral and trustworthy leadership/government, but instead has brought disgrace onto its people of good repute.
These are some of the reckless tactics the government will resort to, to justify their incessant violation and abrogation of the 21st December 2017 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and advancing no political will for the resolution of South Sudan conflict.
We assure the people of South Sudan that we stand for peace and search for durable solution to the crisis in our country.
SSNMC would like to appeal to the UN to investigate this matter and publish its findings to
the people of South Sudan.
SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 03 March 2018
Contact: Daniel Zingifuaboro
Secretary of Information