FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: SOUTH SUDAN OPPOSITION ALLIANCE (SSOA): FDP, NAS, NDM, PDM, SPLM-FDs, SSNMC, SSPM, SSLM, SSUM, UDRA. Date: 4th August 2018;
Intimidation of SSOA members by Sudan Security Personnel: South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) through its last two press statement in past two days had made it very clear they will not sign nor be part of this Khartoum Peace Agreement in its current form.
This agreement has failed to address the root cause and core issues fueling the crisis in South Sudan.
Following SSOA’s firm stand of not to sign this agreement, this evening Khartoum local time, Sudan Security personnel has resorted to extreme intimidation and armtwisting coercing SSOA members to sign on behalf of their constituent parties.
At this moment some members of SSPM, SSLM, and NAS have been coerced to sign the agreement tomorrow.
SSOA would like to alert the IGAD mediation, the AU, the Troika, UN, USC and the world at large that such mediation of “Peace at all Cost” by the Sudan will not usher a genuine sustainable peace in South Sudan.
Also, we would like to register our official complaint against Sudan mediation and its security personnel interference and intimidation.
To all our members and supporters, we would like to assure you SSOA will continue to stand firm advocating for the interest of people of South Sudan.
We will continue engaging to bring about Just and genuine sustainable peace in South Sudan.
Contact: Kwaje Lasu
SOUTH SUDAN OPPOSITION ALLIANCE (SSOA)
FDP; NAS; NDM; PDM; SPLM-FDs; SSNMC; SSPM; SSLM; SSUM; UDRA