September 21st 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The Chairman of the National Salvation Front (NAS), Thomas Cirilo in a strongly worded statement has urged members and supporters of their movement to firmly commit to the cause of struggle and reserve the right to self-defense in the event of armed attacks by enemies.
He commended the National Salvation Front (NAS) forces for their unwavering support and contributions to the Movement in their respective areas.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your tireless contributions to the Movement in your different capacities and at your different locations. I urge you to keep up this spirit of patriotism and sacrifice for your people until you liberate them, restore their freedom, justice and dignity.”
The chairman of the opposition faction said that the mission of the NAS leadership is to liberate the people of South Sudan and restore lost dignity and unity under one command.
“Your Movement, NAS, is a national movement struggling for the rights and dignity of all the people of South Sudan. NAS stands for the unity in diversity of all ethnic groups in South Sudan of which there are over 64 tribes. NAS Mission is to restore unity, dignity and power to the people of South Sudan, safeguard diversity and to establish a democratic federal system of governance.”
He laid the blame on a certain group of people, whom he accused of working against the unity of the people of South Sudan.
“The enemy of the unity of the people of South Sudan has of late stepped up its divisive strategy of pitting people of different tribes, clans and regions against each other to divert their attention from the national cause and weaken their collective efforts.”
The NAS leadership urged its top officials to refrain from being enticed by other groups that do not serve the interests of the Movement.
“I therefore advise all NAS members, especially senior NAS members to avoid being lured into responding to or engaging in either tribal or regional responses that serve the strategy of the enemy. You have to be on a moral high ground to disarm your enemy from this evil strategy. NAS is a national Movement that does not belong to any clan, tribe, or region.”
The National Salvation Front (NAS) is one of the non-signatories to the peace agreement, which has been fighting government forces and opposition armed groups in the Equatoria region, since signing of the peace deal in September last.