JUBA – South Sudan’s former deputy minister of interior has said that the main armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, owes the SPLM-IG led by President Salva Kiir Mayardit an apology because it rebelled against issues of corruption, nepotism, among others, that are being practiced within the movement right now.
Mabior made the remarks in a letter of follow-up to his resignation letter which he submitted to the SPLM-IO chairman last week.
Mabior who is also the SPLM-IO chairperson of information committee accused unnamed officials within the group of being behind the many wrong decisions being made in the movement saying reasons that led to the rebellion in 2013 are being practiced in the movement to date.
“This interest group which has hijacked the peoples’ movement is part of a larger conspiracy to undermine peace in our country. I have labeled them the NPTC regime. These are the Comrades who have been influencing the decisions of the movement, rendering the PB a rubber stamp body. The National Liberation Council (NLC) is even less relevant, having never held a National Convention,” Mabior said.
“These are the exact grievances we had against the SPLM (IG). If this is what we have become, perhaps we owe the regime and the people of South Sudan an apology for pretending to be about reforms,” he added.