Akol, Machar met Museveni in Khartoum: spokesperson
October 14, 2016 (JUBA) – Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni last week met
in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, with Riek Machar leader of the armed
opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) and
Lam Akol, leader of the rebel National Democratic Movement (NDM), Sudan
Tribune has learnt.
South Sudanese opposition leader, Dr. Riek Machar meets Ugandan president
Yoweri Museveni in Khartoum, Sept. 16, 2015 (ST Photo)
The meeting which took place on Tuesday, 11 October, after Museveni
participation in the closing session of the National Dialogue Conference in
Khartoum, disclosed the spokesperson of SPLM-IO leader, James Gatdet Dak .
He told Sudan Tribune that the meeting, which was initiated by President
Museveni, discussed a lot of issues pertaining to how to correct the
ongoing political and security situations in the country.
“Our Chairman and Commander-in-Chief, H.E. Dr. Riek Machar, met with
President Yoweri Museveni in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on Tuesday, 11
October. Dr. Lam Akol also took part in the meeting. The three leaders
discussed a way forward to correct the current mess in the country that has
resulted from the attack on July 8, 2016, which attempted to assassinate
our leader,” said Dak.
He said President Museveni admitted that the political power sharing and
the security arrangements in South Sudan should be reviewed following the
collapse of both the August 2015 peace agreement and the transitional
government of national unity.
“The trio discussed President Museveni’s initiative on how to review the
political power sharing and the security arrangements, including future
elections,” Dak said, without giving details.
He added that Machar had told the Ugandan leader that he would discuss the
initiative with the leadership of the SPLM-IO.
On 25 September, South Sudan’s former Minister of Agriculture, Lam Akol,
announced the formation of new rebel group, NDM. He said that his new
faction will closely work with the SPLM-IO of Riek Machar.
The former leader of the parliamentary opposition Democratic Change Party
(DCP) said he resigned and left the party in August because the its
leadership refuses the armed struggle and believe in peaceful dialogue and
non-violence to bring about change in South Sudan.
Dak reiterated that the SPLM-IO’s leadership was committed to a peaceful
political settlement of the civil war, but has been forced to opt for an
armed resistance against President Kiir’s regime after the 8 July incident.
He said without an initiative to correct the situation and resuscitate the
peace agreement, the armed opposition will have no other option than to
stage an armed resistance which will lead to the “overthrow of President
Kiir’s regime” in Juba.
Earlier, the opposition faction blamed IGAD-Plus member states for allowing
President Kiir to violate the peace agreement when he allegedly attempted
to assassinate Machar at the Republican Palace (J1) on 8 July, and also
attacked his residence, forcing him out of the capital and the country.
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15 OCTOBER 09:00, BY Akeen Mangarthon
Propaganda specialist Mr.James Gadet Dak,Have your leadership admire
Museveni this time? You think he has forgotten of your fake accuses against
him in 2013?Dr.Lam Akol is a person that you should not even mention in
your political game for we know him as a political prostitute of
S.Sudan(Jump here and there)
15 OCTOBER 09:13, BY jubaoneAkeen,
Well, it was M7 that went to Khartoum to meet both men. That is
statesmanship to have an objective picture of what transpired the July fake
coup. Dr. Riak will meet President Zuma while in SA. That is good.
15 OCTOBER 09:29, BY Mopedi
Uganda will have the questions to answer to South Sudan althugh he joke
today with Salva, He killed Dr.John, looted our resources, create confusion
in our Country and used cluster bomb against our people, defending nothing
but in pretext to loots, prepare your answer ready the quizz is on the way
15 OCTOBER 10:09, BY Redeemer
Dr. Lam and Dr. Riek, I can not stop laughing, may God help them to know
that, the interest of SSudanese will never come under their own interest as
individuals greedy PhD holders. Make a mistake of talking to Bashir about
KPA of 1997, he will kick you out in 6 hours
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