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Pagan Amum declares his rejection of South Sudan revitalized peace pact


October 13, 2018 (JUBA) - The leader of the SPLM Former Detainees (FDs) Pagan Amum said he does not support the revitalized peace agreement and would not participate in its enforcement but vowed to dedicate his efforts to restore peace and to create a suitable environment for freedoms and dialogue.

Former SPLM secretary-general Pagan Amum attends his court trial in the South Sudan capital, Juba, on 11 March 2014 (Photo: Reuters/Andreea Campanu)

In a meeting held in Nairobi last weekend, the FDs ratified the revitalized peace agreement that they signed on 12 September with the government, SPLM-IO, SSOA- Changson and OPP.

Last September, four SSOA factions issued a statement announcing their rejection for the revitalized deal. The signature of Pagan Amum appeared among the signatures of the holdout groups’ leaders, but his position remained unclear as the FDs delegation to the peace talks was among the signatories.

In statements to Sudan Tribune about his position from the agreement, Pagan confirmed that it was ratified by his group but he declined to follow them on this respect, saying he would campaign to preserve South Sudan independence.

"This Agreement is endorsed by the FDs in the recent meeting in Nairobi. But as a matter of principle, it is impossible for me to endorse it, or participate in its mechanisms," he said.

"I will rather focus my energies together with those who are concerned about campaigning to protect our independence and territorial integrity, exposing Sudan, Uganda and the regime in Juba," he further stressed.

To better explain his position Pagan went to say this agreement is a victory for President as it consolidates his regime with the support of Sudan and Uganda which are a pursuit of their own interests.

"Kiir gave a lot of concessions to Khartoum and Kampala to guarantee his "chair" in J1. What is the cost of these concessions? and what are the negative effects of these agreements on our people and country? These agreements between Sudan and Uganda on South Sudan and between the government of Sudan and the regime in Juba are the cause of our concern," he said.

Furthermore, Pagan said the revitalized agreement will not address the root causes of the South Sudanese crisis, and will not bring justice or accountability " as that is made clear in government recent statement on Hybrid Court."

This agreement will not "help us achieve national reconciliation and healing with Kiir’s division of the country into 32 clans and tribal states, where tribal lands are grabbed," he added.


The former SPLM Secretary-General told Sudan Tribune that if we take the Khartoum peace agreement as an opportunity to engage in dialogue, "there is a possibility for peace but this will only depend on Kiir".

He underlined they were always against this "devastating and senseless war" in South Sudan and what they can do is to campaign and bring pressures on President Kiir and other warring parties to end it.

"We must badger them to stop the senseless killings and persuade them to turn to free and open dialogue. Creating an environment where rule of law and respect for freedom of expression and truth-telling to solve our problems is the only viable and best option," he emphasized.

He said their group have been always for dialogue alluding to the period before the eruption of the armed conflict in the country when they joined Machar together with Madame Rebecca Garang calling for democratic reforms in the new country.


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  • 14 October 2018 00:37, by Theone


    John Garang is dead,you are not different than others as you used to be.
    Take this peace or leave it! And remember you will still be persecuted for millions you stole in our country.

  • 14 October 2018 04:11, by Naath


    If Pagan could be prosecuted for the money was stolen, how about Kiir who has stolen billions of dollars and killed millions of people, will he not be prosecuted?

    • 14 October 2018 06:36, by South South

      Pagan has no interest in peace because he will gain nothing from it. The guy lost SPLM leadership which he used to enjoy. His own people, Shulluk rejected him. The only hope for him is disorder in South Sudan. He built big giant buildings in Malakal from money he stole from SPLM.

      • 14 October 2018 09:08, by Joseph Canada

        At least Mr pagan built in Malakal rather than living in some country. Respect for him. He knows the meaning of building home.

    • 14 October 2018 06:41, by Pakuai

      I am not so sure if this is usual SUDAN TRIBUNE polemic piece of propaganda just to work up the South Sudanese people or something else! Guys like Mr. Pagan Amuom have let their inflated egos to be South Sudanese leaders at costs took advantage of them it seems. That the current peace deal gave the South Sudan sovereignty to North Sudan & Uganda? What does this traitor smokes really?>>>>

      • 14 October 2018 06:45, by Pakuai

        Mr. Pagan Amuom & Riek Machar signed out our country to foreign interest in 2015 with their then so-called ARCISS. Which was nothing to do with the South Sudanese people’s but the hand over of our country to the US, the UK, Norway, then so-called IGAD-plus countries of ethiopia, North Sudan, Djibouti, Kenya, Somali, Rwanda, South Africa, Chad, Nigeria, Algeria and others>>>

        • 14 October 2018 06:51, by Pakuai

          Countries like Rwanda, South Africa, Chad, Nigeria, Algeria and others were not in even parts of IGAD group of countries. But they were deliberately included into South Sudanese people negotiations by the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs and the AU because South Sudan is ’a test case or model’ where every piece of trash around the world would always come & experiment anything they so wish over>>>>

          • 14 October 2018 06:58, by Pakuai

            in their country & their people-----in other words, South Sudan is a new DR Congo or then Angola, Mozambique, Central Africa republic (CAR), Somalia, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Venezuela et al! And our foreign puppets/stooges like Mr. Pagan Amuom, Riek Machar, Thomas Cirillo, Majak Agoot, Lam Akol and other are understanding the dirtiest games being played over our>>>>

            • 14 October 2018 07:04, by Pakuai

              country and our people by their foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their shifty allies in between? Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Adwok Nyabe and Majak Agoot are all on records wanting a so-called UN NEW WORLD ORDER government experiment in our country & over our people and that is why the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs and some of their>>>>

              • 14 October 2018 07:09, by Pakuai

                creepy allies in between took them as their allies because these foreign puppets/stooges and foreign traitors have sold themselves & their souls to their masters in the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs and some of their creepy allies in between and these foreign puppets/stooges & traitors also want to sell our country & our people to their foreign masters. Good luck to them, South Sudan is not>>>>

                • 14 October 2018 07:14, by Pakuai

                  for sale, nor are the South Sudanese people to anyone. Fellows, wasn’t it this Pagan Amuom piece of traitor who went to UN building in New York and declared outside the UN building that the UN should take over the South Sudan? Can any South Sudanese correct me on this if I am making this up please? Now, this Pagan Amuom piece of trash is talking about South Sudan’s sovereignty being taken by>>>>

                  • 14 October 2018 07:19, by Pakuai

                    North Sudan & Uganda? I just don’t understand how North Sudan & Uganda are going to take South Sudan’s sovereignty? Uganda just want to trade with South Sudan & the South Sudanese people since we buy everything from them because we have a big lazy population who just don’t want to farm our own food but always love to buy everything from other countries or live on free UN handouts>>>>

                    • 14 October 2018 07:24, by Pakuai

                      With *North Sudan taking over South Sudan sovereignty*, good luck with that. That will be like the Biblical camel passing through an eye of a needle. In fact, the opposite is going to be true. Who would want live side by side with the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their Arabs of Arabia, some Abeshas>>>>

                      • 14 October 2018 07:30, by Pakuai

                        (so-called ethiopians) or some of their Bantus in our country? Who really want those vermins in our country fellows, not even one. Some of our lowly informed South Sudanese fools, our country and our people are being *fought over by our enemies* from the US, the UK, France, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf>>>

                        • 14 October 2018 08:12, by Pakuai

                          Arabs states’ paymasters & some of their creepy allies in between. Traitors, foreign puppets/stooges and fools have been let to get away with high reasons all the the time simply to satisfy their ceaseless quest for power to rule our country at all costs over the back of our country & our people. Good luck to our traitors & foreign puppets/stooges>>>>

                          • 14 October 2018 08:20, by Pakuai

                            The owners have taken back their country. Didn’t Mr. Salva Kiir & his current government called for the losers, foreign puppets/stooges and traitors to bring their arses back to South Sudan to come & join our national dialogue here in South Sudan & among the South Sudanese people? But the foreign puppets/stooges & traitors refused, they just want every piece of our country & our people’s trashes>>

                            • 14 October 2018 08:41, by Pakuai

                              in foreign hotels, brothels & bars. And now here, the criminals without shame are at it again. They think, they have a temerity to poke their ’treasonous necks’ out about our country & our people again. The owners are here fellows, who says we want the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their UN, their NGOs>>>>

                    • 14 October 2018 13:38, by Joseph Canada

                      Pakuai,! How well do you know the Boarder between Uganda and South Sudan? Have you hard of Lotukei Mt. And Lonyili Mt? How about hot springs known as Majimoto? Those places has been annexed by Uganda. Leave alone the Ilimi triangle!!! Don’t just talk. Reason the truth. Don’t defend the tribe with corruption but the nation ! Shame!!

  • 14 October 2018 08:59, by Morthon Akol

    I personally don understand who is sheeting people of South Sudan Pagam Amoum or Deng Alor? because Deng Alor is telling something and Pagan telling different thing

  • 14 October 2018 09:18, by Joseph Canada

    Pakuai and he so ignorant like minded should watch the “ The profiteers “ to get the freaking clue on how this so called peace is. Kiir has given the sovereignty of South Sudan to Uganda, Kenya and Sudan so that he can keep power. It’s so sad that we have people who feel that South Sudan is for sale and self interest and to gain personal Wealth. We shall see.

  • 14 October 2018 10:43, by Nairobimitot

    Pagan doesn’t have an army. He only Got Pagan as his motherland and his nation of South. No, South Sudanese car about his rejecting of the Peace Agreement. One person brings peace. It could be delivered by two people also, and it could benefit all the people who need order within that country. So, if Pagan is jealous because he is not the one delivering the peace to the people of South Sudan, someone else on his behalf will bring the order to the people of South Sudan. Good things can happen to those who seek them.
    Second, you the people of South Sudan, you are late anyway. Whether you bring peace to your country or not, you are too late still. If you want to go back to war, you are still too late and will suffer more on behalf of your propaganda war and tribal.
    Third, do not reject the leadership of your current politicians because they have destroyed and brought the destruction of the people and the country. Only huge them the make peace and to change their behaviors of violence and the thinking of destruction of their land for the benefit of tribalism in their favor.
    Fourth, unite the people of South Sudan, Do not divide them. If you share the people, you will not have a country. There will only be animals and foreigners living side by side in that country called South Sudan. So, do not hate or dislike yourselves, bring on only unity among yourselves and let it stand as your foundation and your solid rock. That will solve all your problems, and you will have a happy life in your own country instead of seeking a very good like in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Europe, Australia, Canada and so forth.
    Also, remember, one or two people at the time can bring peace and prosperity to the entire nation. If one person rejects peace and order, leave him or her only because she will come back to it later. Or, she may decide to call it a quite and stays where he or she is now resting.

  • 14 October 2018 14:50, by One people

    There are 4 things that our creator had gave human being a full freedom on. 1- Is I want to do good. 2- Is I want to do bad.3- Is I want to agree. 4- Is I don’t agree.So the choice is yours..All I want to C in our country is MERIT" If Pagan Amum choice not to follow peace because he leave a good live somewhere, than that will be his own choice. If 13m people choice peace, than 4 people can not>

    • 14 October 2018 15:09, by One people

      force 13m people to follow their disagreement, so it is South Sudanese people choice to follow peace or not, if they decided to follow peace, than Pagan Amum disagreement is nothing but waste of time for peace among South Sudanese people

      • 14 October 2018 18:50, by Pakuai

        One people,
        Don’t worry brother. the owners have taken back their country. There will never ever be any evil white man

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