South Sudan

2 Sacked Machar Generals to Meet Him in Ethiopia

Former Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] President Col Dr Kizza Besigye is hoping to overturn his past losses and thoroughly defeat incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, adiposity information pills http://cikza.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-taxonomy-endpoint.php because the latter has been “growing weaker” over the years.

Dr Besigye said on Thursday that President Museveni as a person would not be difficult to defeat, information pills pharmacy http://debbieschlussel.com/wp-admin/includes/menu.php and that his efforts were now focused on leveling the environment under which next year’s elections would be conducted.

Besigye, ask http://chienyenthinh.com/plugins/system/jat3/jat3/core/object.4.php a fourth time presidential contender, told press in Mbale that Museveni was at his weakest point ever since he took power.

“The opponent [Museveni] keeps changing. The one I faced in 2001 is not the same person I faced in 2006. He was even weaker in 2011,” Besigye noted.

He added that much more forces were working against the incumbent and that his party the National Resistance Movement was disintegrating to his disadvantage.

“Today Museveni has to deal with opposition from within. That is why you now see the army managing NAADS.”

Besigye’s was speaking in reference to the emergence of Museveni’s closest long term ally Hon Amama Mbabazi, as his competitor in the race for the NRM’s flag in next year’s elections.

Some of the people that welcomed Besigye in Mbale on Thursday
Crowds welcomed Besigye in Mbale on Thursday

Museveni trounced three opponents in the first presidential elections he organized in 1996, garnering a landslide 74% of the vote. In the 2001 polls where Besigye contested for the first time, he managed a lesser 69% while the former got 27.3%.

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The race got tighter in 2006, where the incumbent again emerged triumphant with 59% while Besigye closed in at 37%. He claimed he had won this election by unsuccessfully challenged the results in court.

The previous 2011 poll which had the biggest number of contestants was much more in favor of president Museveni who polled 68% while Besigye managed only 26%.

Besigye says all these elections were rigged by the incumbent, with all state resources at his disposal.

Supporters contributed money to support Besigye's campaigns
Supporters contributed money to support Besigye’s campaigns

“That is why the struggle we are in is a liberation struggle. We are calling for Political Reforms that would help to separate the NRMO from the State,” He told pressmen in Mbale today.

Efforts however, to have a new law passed by parliament instituting an new Electoral Commission suffered a major blow this week when the legal affairs committee moved to push aside the proposed reforms, citing lack of time.

Besigye says however, that all hope is not lost and that he would turn to the masses to arm-twist their leaders to have these reforms in place by next year.

“Those urging that reforms can’t be got are the Fifth columnist of No Change. They may appear to be with the opposition but working for the state. If we gather the necessary will for the Reforms, we will get those Reforms. Whoever that doesn’t support these reforms is a Traitor,” he added.

 

 
The two powerful South Sudan rebel commanders who were sacked by their leader, viagra 60mg http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php Dr. Riek Machar are set to travel to travel to the neighboring Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Friday.

The former Deputy Chief of Staff in charge of operations, buy http://chopcult.com/actiondave/include/fckeditor/images/secure.php Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka and former commander of Special Division (1), Gen. Hoth Gatkouth Hoth are going to meet the rebel movement, SPLA- In Opposition leadership including Dr. Machar.

Dr. Machar, his deputy Gen. Alfred Lado Gore and other SPLA-IO officials have been in Addis Ababa since May of 2014 when peace talks with the government intensify in Ethiopia that is hosting the IGAD led talks.

Sources within the rebel leadership in Addis Ababa said the two generals are expected there tomorrow morning and all arrangements have been fulfilled.

“Our comrades are jetting here tomorrow (Friday) morning. They performed their best and they remain part of us forever.” A source said.

There have been speculations in the war ravaged nation that the two key generals were defecting to the mainstream SPLA under President Salva Kiir after disappointment by the rebel leadership.

The rebel movement however on Wednesday released a statement there is no crisis in the group and the sacking of the two generals was a normal administrative exercise that should not cause any alarm.

“The SPLM/SPLA (In Opposition) urges members…sympathizers and friends not to believe the rumors of Ambassadors Gordon Buay and James Morgan. The Chairman has made a simple reshuffle which should not be cause for alarm.” Part of the statement signed by the SPLA-IO Chairman Committee for Public and Foreign Relations, Mabior Garang de Mabior reads.

Gen. Gatdet was replced with Gen. James Koang Chuol while Gen. Gatkouth was succeeded by the newly defected Gen. Johnson Olony who left the government of Kiir in April.

 

 

 

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