JUBA — The Red Army Foundation has threatened that it is making a major declaration in the coming hours against the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party saying President Salva Kiir Mayardit has to choose between the Red Army Foundation and some he has brought up.
“There is no doubt that the SPLM liberated our people and country. The people of South Sudan have convicted the SPLM for failing the people and the Country it liberated,” Deng Bol Arua, the Chairman of the Red Army Foundation said in a statement extended to Sudans Post.
“The Red Army for the last 9 years has called on the SPLM to get its act together and fulfil the liberation promise of liberty, justice, equality and prosperity for all,” he said.
“In the last four years, the Red Army through their umbrella organization the Red Army Foundation has intensified its advocacy on behalf of the Red Army and all victims of the war through the Lobonok Position Paper that calls for the rejuvenation of the SPLM on the basis of its liberation principles. All these fell on deaf ears,” he added.
The statement said the foundation is now on cause against the leaders of the SPLM party for tuning deaf hears to popular demands as they have been sidelined from the ruling party.
“Now, the Red Army is on collision course with the SPLM. Our leaders keeps telling us that the SPLM belongs to us, yet we are not part of it, not working in it and not making policies and decisions within it,” he said.
“We have finally decided that if the SPLM belongs to us, we must own it so that we can use it as a ruling party to rescue and save our suffering people and nation. If the SPLM is not ours to the point we are denied dialogue within it, we must quickly quit it and determine our political destiny to advance the ideals of the liberation,” he said.
“The Red Army all over the world should get ready for a major face off between the Red Army and the SPLM National Secretariat over their cowardice refusal to accept the proposed SPLM – SPLM/A Red Army Dialogue.
“A press statement from the Red Army Foundation shall come out soon and a major declaration shall follow depending on the attitude of the party.
“President Salva Kiir Mayardit, our father, Patron and Commanding Officer must choose between us, his children and the children of the party, the seeds of the nation and the crooks he has imposed on the party for years.
We warn the Government of South Sudan through its various security agencies not to interfere in this matter which is an SPLM family matter that should be solved amicably unless someone is looking for trouble.”
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