Monday December 11, 2017

Ladu Gore threatens Kiir with mass rebellion if he doesn’t step down

Lieutenant General Alfred Ladu Gore addresses a press conference [Credit: Gurtong]
ADDIS ABABA – one of the high ranking SPLM-Opposition officials charged with treason by the government of South Sudan in the December 15 mutiny has today launched a scathing attack on Salva Kiir, calling him a “total failure beyond repair.”

Ladu Gore, a former minister for environment described his charge for treason as meaningless and childish. He said that Kiir must just resign and face ICC or a mass mobilisation will be made to bring him down.

Ladu blamed president Kiir for the targeted killing of innocent Nuer civilians in Juba between December 15-18 last year saying the death amount to genocide.

“The president has no capacity to lead and so must go and face the ICC who should try him for genocide,” Gore told journalists in Addis Ababa.

General Ladu was joined at the press conference by Angelina Teny, wife to former Vice President of South Sudan Dr Riek Machar. Teny  bursted into tears after describing the horrible killing of her family members by Kiir’s guards on the night of 15 December in her Juba home.

Both leaders flew to Addis Ababa from Jonglei on Sunday to join the peace talks.

Ladu also went on to jokingly dispel the rumours of his death claimed by government forces loyal to Salva Kiir saying, “I, general Ladu Gore came to this press conference today at 2pm to announce and dispel the rumours of my death by Salva Kiir that I am now alive…!”

Both leaders promised readiness for talks and call on the government negotiating team to avoid excuses and be committed to peace talks.
The Upper Nile Times
Ali Sadig Farah

A Political correspondent for The Upper Nile Times based in Khartoum, Sudan

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