South Sudan: SPLM-IO splinter faction joins Federal Democratic Party/South Sudan Armed Forces (FDP/SSAF)
Six former members of the SPLM-IO have joined the Federal Democratic Party/South Sudan Armed Forces (FDP/SSAF) under the leadership of Gabriel Changson Chang, said a joint statement released on Sunday.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, Amb. Kang G. Kang, Brig Gen Lony Reath Duol, Gen Kok Yien Ding, Col Thonk Peter Puot, Col Char Onuer and Maj Sisto Darteyo Ladu announced their decision to join the FDP.
“We took this decision after serious deliberations among ourselves and a serious consultation with the leadership of FDP/SSAF,” said the signatories of the statement who added they have 40 officers and over 300 soldiers under their command.
Reached by telephone, Kang confirmed to Sudan Tribune the statement, adding they had been part of the SPLM-IO.