The 1st Teleconference of the Leaders of Opposition Groups in South Sudan, held on 7 May 2017


Republic of South Sudan
Date: 11th May, 2017
The 1st Teleconference of the Leaders of Opposition Groups in South Sudan, held on 7 May 2017


Moved by the untold and unbearable suffering of our people, who urgently and desperately needs peace;

Aware that the regime in Juba is dysfunctional, in crisis, paralysed and about to implode and take the country down with it, if no urgent action is taken to save the country, to unify it, and reclaim the country from forces who want to destroy and liquidate it;

Determined to ensure full, successful, smooth and peaceful transition of power from the current kleptocratic regime to a democratic, responsive, and progressive government;

Believing that it is in the interest of drastic and immediate change in the country to foster and promote mutually beneficial alliance of all the political and military groups in South Sudan;

Building on the process of collective action by opposition groups, that started in Nairobi in 2016;

NOW, THEREFORE, the opposition groups that are listed in Communique do hereby resolve, declare, and affirm that:

1. There is great value in working together and, as a result, the opposition groups will actively work together with a view of seeking a united front on common strategic and operational issues.
2. The opposition groups resolved to convene a face-to-face meeting of the leaders of all the political groups to discuss and work out the details and modalities for closer relationship among all opposition groups.
3. Commends and encourages efforts by the different opposition groups to help convene a summit of the leaders of the opposition groups.
Given under our hands and party seals this 11th day of May 2017
Signed by:

Party Name Designation Signature

The Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement – In Opposition (SPLM –IO Hon. Henry Odwar Deputy Chairperson SPLM-IO

The Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement – SPLM Leaders (FDs) Hon. Kosti Manibe For SPLM Leaders FDS

The Federal Democratic Party (FDP) Mr. Gabriel Changson Chang Chairperson PDM

The National Democratic Movement (NDM) Dr. Lam Akol Chairperson NDM

The South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) Governor Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro Chairperson SSNMC

The National Salvation Front (NAS) Gen. Thomas Cirilo Swaka Chairperson NAS

United Democratic Republic Alliance (UDRA) Mr. Thomas Tut Doap Secretary General Thomas Tut Doap


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