SPLM-IO Rep. in Canada against Uganda in AU Peace & Security Council

SPLM’s Office of Representative to Canada
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The SPLM/SPLA’s Office of Representative to Canada expresses deep concern over the inclusion of Uganda by the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC) in seven (7) member States committee to study the Report of African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan.

The SPLM/SPLA’s Office of Representative to Canada would like to reiterate and echo the SPLM/A’s chairman and commander in Chief’s strong objection to Uganda inclusion in seven (7) member Sates committee. Our objection stem on the fact that Uganda is party to the conflict in South Sudan since December 2013 alongside the Government of South Sudan. On this basis we therefore call on the African Union to immediately remove Uganda from the list of the seven (7) member States and replace her with neutral country.

It’s common knowledge that Uganda is not a neutral body in South Sudan’s conflict but self-imposed to enemy to the people of South Sudan which has more than one has used an internationally banned cluster against civilian populations in South Sudan. We felt the inclusion of Uganda to the seven (7) member States committee by the African Union shows serous lack of impartiality and biases on the part and this is not acceptable.

Besides, the SPLM/SPLA’s Office of Representative to Canada has learned that the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan has released the long waited report on the 19 months conflict in South Sudan. We applauded the decision taken by the African Union for releasing the report but the SPLM/A was dismayed to learn that our office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was not served with a copy.

In our view, this is another clear violation of trust by African Union. For it’s true that the SPLM/SPLA is an equal partner with the government of South Sudan in this conflict and we ought to be involved in any decision about South Sudan’s conflict and be serves with any document pertaining peace or otherwise.

In this regard, even though the SPLM/SPLA believed it has not committed atrocities during this conflict, we trust that the African Union Commission of Inquiry attempt to report on both parties’ activities in combat and therefore there is no way SPLM/SPLA shouldn’t be serves with a copy of the report.

Summing up, the African Union has violated two pertinent trust codes on the get go. As a result, the SPLM/SPLA as movement wishes to state that we have lost trust on the African Union behaviors and questions its impartiality should it not correct these mischief.

James Nguen Nyol
Public Relations Director in the SPLM/SPLA’s Office
of Representative to Canada
July 25th, 2015
Press Statement

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