SPLM calls for forgiveness, reconciliation among citizens in Yei

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party in Central Equatoria State on Saturday called for forgiveness among citizens of Yei River County to pave the way for peace and reconciliation.

By Awan Achiek

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party in Central Equatoria State on Saturday called for forgiveness among citizens of Yei River County to pave the way for peace and reconciliation.

Clement Kulang Gai, the Deputy Chairperson for the SPLM in the state made this call during a political rally held in Yei town to endorse President Salva Kiir Mayardit as Presidential flag-bearer in the upcoming general election in December 2024.

“We should forgive each other and this year of 2024, we need to forgive one another and we should not stay with hatred in our hearts because if you still have hatred, you will not be able to forgive,” Kulang said.

The rally was held under the theme “Honoring Our Cultural Diversity for Peace and Unity.”

Kulang claimed that the red color of the SPLM represents the bloodshed during the liberation struggle.

“Nobody will rule South Sudan except our President Salva Kiir Mayardit because God is the one who chooses leaders. We have liberated the people of South Sudan and we need to have a country called South Sudan where everybody lives in freedom, let us not destroy it again,” he said.

For his part, Aggrey Cyrus Kanyikwa the Commissioner of Yei River County urged citizens to come out of what he referred to as “slavery of conflict”.

“We want to come out of this slavery of conflict, we are slaves of conflict and the internally displaced persons are suffering in refugee camps and they are mistreated because of food when we have food available here,” Cyrus said.

He said that the year 2024 is for peace, unity and reconciliation.

“We want to come out of prison of doing bad things and the bad things we have done to each other, we want to come out of these bad things because 2024 is the year of peace, unity and reconciliation,” Cyrus said.

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