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Ex-detainees no longer qualified for talks

Author : | Published: Thursday, July 2, 2015

A member of civil society to the peace talks says the former political detainees are no longer qualified to attend the next round of talks after their reinstatement in the SPLM. 

Last week, Mr. Pagan Amum Okeich, was reinstated as SPLM Secretary-General. Following his reinstatement, Mr. Amum said they are no longer former detainees, but members of the SPLM as a ruling party. 

In an exclusive interview with Eye Radio, Beny Gideon Mabor, says the so-called former detainees can only participate in the Addis Ababa peace talks if President Salva Kiir restructures the government’s delegation.

Mr. Beny also says the seven percent power sharing proposed by IGAD for the former detainees should be given to the other political parties, because the former detainees are now part of the SPLM, which is the government. He also disagreed with the National Alliance of Opposition Political Parties who have proposed that the Transitional Government of National Unity should be led by Technocrats. Mabor says the(TGNU) should be a political accommodation to end the conflict.

Mr. Beny speaks with Nichola Mandil in Juba.


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