National Salvation Front still committed to peace accord

By Nema Juma

The National Salvation Front (NAS) is still committed to the Rome peace talks, the spokesperson of the Movement Suba Samuel Manas said.

Speaking to Juba Monitor, on phone Samuel said that they have not rejected the peace process at all, the talks had stopped because of coronavirus Pandemic, saying if there was anything like rejecting joining the peace process they would have posted on their official page.

“We have our official page for communication and if we come out with the statement then we post it there, so that is not true,” Samuel said.

He stated that the National Salvation Front (NAS) was not part of this Revitalized Peace Agreement but it was   part of the Rome Declaration and, “we have been engaging with them to discuss union and if they are ready to discuss union we are ready to discuss with them,” Samuel added.

However, he said there was no peace in South Sudan, arguing for citizens not to think there was peace at the moment in the country.

“The government in Juba is confusing the minds of the citizens with what they call peace process but there is no peace, look at the events that is happening in Jonglei, thousands of people have been massacred that is equivalent to genocide, even what is taking place in Upper-Nile, Bahr-El Ghazal and look at the provoked attack at our position in the Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria states,” Suba stressed.

He revealed that early this week there were some SSPDF forces who moved from Lobonok to attack our forces in Pageri in Eastern Equatoria.

He added that the current government is not interested in peace.

“This is what they want but they don’t want peace and progress to all citizens of the South Sudan, so my message is that it is unfortunate that this government will never bring peace in South Sudan because those people don’t believe in peace, they believe in military and killing,” Suba said.

NAS and other opposing groups were being engaged by the government for peace negotiation in Rome resulting into ceasefire declaration. Of late some violations of that ceasefire have been happening across the Country.

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