JUBA – The former military spokesperson of South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A) has challenged the group’s leader, Gen. Paul Malong Awan for single-handedly putting his struggle against the country’s spy chief, Gen. Akol Koor Kuc.
Col. Philip Deng Kuol Nguot, in a statement to Thejubamirror, described the former South Sudanese army (SSPDF) Chief of General Staff as a “hungry-mind and a corrupt political/military figure who is unfit to lead the South Sudanese”.
He accused Malong of fighting a personal and not national agenda.
“Besides that, after it came to our notice that his struggle is against Gen. Akol Koor only, then, we had to pulled out from him in a large number and joined the government here in Juba because, if his problem is on one person only, which means what he is demonstrating for is not a national agenda,” wrote Nguot.
The former SSUF/A military spokesperson, Col. Philip Deng Kuol Nguot advised Malong to cease from attacking Gen. Akol on social media.
“Malong should put in mind that, Gen. Akol Koor Kuc is contributing a lot for the stability to return to this country and also transformed the security sector until it became the best among the strongest national security institutions in the Sub-Sahara region.” So, his media war against Gen. Kuc will not help him”. Col. Deng added.
Kiir, in his written address on New Year’s Eve, reiterated his call on the holdout groups to lay down arms and return home to take part in elections due this year.
“I call upon the opposition forces especially the holdout groups who are fighting the government to lay down their arms and return and exercise their democratic rights in the upcoming elections,” he noted.
SSUF/A is a member of South Sudan Opposition Movement Alliance (SSOMA), a coalition of holdout groups that did not sign the 2018 peace deal. The coalition also comprises of the National Salvation Front (NAS) led by General Thomas Cirillo Swaka as well as the Real-SPLM led by Pagan Amum.