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PLP Dismisses Lam Akol’s Call for Armed Resistance

September 26, 2016 | No comment
PLP leader Peter Mayen Majongdit

The People’s Liberal Party (PLP) has dismissed a call by former Cabinet Minister Lam Akol for members of the opposition parties to take up arms as the quickest means to topple Salva Kiir.

Peter Mayen, PLP’s chairman told Talk of Juba that regime change can only come through people and by the people.

“PLP is a non-violent political party and does not support any rebellion whatsoever the case may be”, Mayen said.

He added that as much as nobody has gone for election and the ruling party SPLM has failed to hand over power, PLP still believes that regime change can only come through people.

Related: Armed Rebellion, the Quickest Means to Topple Kiir – Lam Akol

In contrast to Lam Akol’s calls, PLP says democracy is the best way to go for the country and the party will stick to it.

Last week, Lam Akol while announcing his new rebellion said, “the war was imposed on us in the opposition and we don’t have a choice to make rather than re-taking arms along with other oppositions parties against the regime of Salva Kiir.”

Lam who is the leader of the new rebel movement National Democratic Movement (NDM) claimed he is already assembling forces on the ground in South Sudan.

PLP is the first political party to respond to Lam Akol’s statement.