R-SPLM and SSUF not part of SSOMA delegation in Rome talks
Pagan Amum’s The Real SPLM (R-SPLM) and Paul Malongs South Sudan United Front (SSUF) will not be attending the talks in Rome as part of the South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA).
SSOMA suspended Malong’s SSUF on September 25 for a breach in the alliance’s communication channels, and Amum’s R-SPLM refused to sign the SSOMA charter in solidarity with Malong.
SSOMA leaders insisted that the SSOMA delegation include only the four (4) signatories of the charter
Both SSUF and R-SPLM have sent their delegations to Rome hoping to take part in the talks, however SSOMA leaders insisted that the SSOMA delegation include only the four (4) signatories of the charter – The National Salvation Front (NAS), the National Democratic Movement Patriotic Front (NDM/PF), the United Democratic Revolutionary Movement (UDRM) and the South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNDMC).
According to observers, this development does not mean Pagan’s R-SPLM is out of the SSOMA. It just means SSOMA, in the current talks with Juba, will be represented by those who have signed the charter.