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SPLM Blasts Pagan Amum Call for UN Takeover of South Sudan

Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) has condemned its former Secretary General Pagan Amum’s calls for international intervention in South Sudan, viagra saying he is trying to “revive his political career.”

Pagan was quoted by the media on Thursday night as saying he had formed a new platform known as South Sudan Reborn “to bring the violence to an end through calling on the United Nations to take over South Sudan.”

He further said President Salva Kiir, this former First Vice President Riek Machar; and all other political leaders have failed to run the country and take it back to peace.

The comments have since sparked fury from South Sudan leaders.

SPLM Political Affairs and Mobilization National Advisor, viagra 40mg Cde Mangar Amerdid, told ChimpReports on Friday that Pagan shares blame for the country’s turmoil.

“The SPLM party denounces in the strongest terms the call by Pagam Amum, the former Secretary General and leader of the SPLM Former Detainees (SPLM-FDs) for the intervention of the international and regional communities in the internal affairs of South Sudan,” said Mangar.

“Political coercion insights conflict, no one should understand this more clearly than Pagan; a politician whose actions contributed to turmoil in the country,” he added.

“The false claim being perpetuated by Pagan that the peace agreement has collapsed is his way of attempting to revive his political career. The peace agreement has not collapsed and it is being implemented daily by the various political organs of TGoNU.”



South Sudan gained its independence after decades of a bloody conflict with Sudan Khartoum.

However, internal power struggles have since plunged the nation into another disastrous conflict.

According to Voice of America, Amum is urging all political leaders, including Kiir and Machar, to step aside and make way for technocrats.

He argues that a group of professional South Sudanese would be able to stabilize the country, build the institutions of governance and prepare for elections at the end of a transitional government, which would be carried out with the support of the United Nations and South Sudan’s neighbors.

On his part, Mangar said the primary interest of TGoNU is to serve the people of South Sudan while working to restore peace and stability in the country.

“It is also imperative to note, President Salva Kiir Mayardit was democratically elected by the people of South Sudan and no member of the international or regional community cast a single vote to elect him,” argued Mangar.

“Any intervention that is not approved by the TGoNU that aims to invade or meddle in the affairs of a sovereign State will warrant a strong response.”

The armed opposition recently removed Machar from the position of First Vice President, replacing him with Gen Taban Deng Gai.

The mandates of the Peace Agreement signed in August 2015 stipulate that the First Vice President (FVP) of the TGoNU shall be selected by the SPLA-IO.

Machar has since refused to abandon his hideout, threatening war if he is not reinstated.

President Salva Kiir insists Machar is a traitor and murderer who does not deserve a place in South Sudan.

Mangar dismissed reports that the peace agreement had crumbled, saying the appointment of Taban Deng Gai by the SPLM/A-IO was warmly received by President Kiir.

“Therefore, the Peace Agreement did not collapse nor was it compromised as the SPLM/A-IO leadership chose to independently exercise their right to assign a person to fill the position of the former FVP, Dr. Riek Machar. H.E. Taban Deng Gai is a legitimate First Vice President and has the full support of the SPLM party.”

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