The Alliance for South Sudanese in Diaspora (ASSD) has strongly condemned President Yoweri Museveni for his involvement in the internal affairs of South Sudan.

In a statement released on Sunday, ASSD urged all Eastern African Countries to stay neutral without meddling in the South Sudanese internal affairs as this may complicate and widen this conflict to the entire region.

“We urge President Museveni to stop using latest weaponry to massacre innocent South Sudanese in the Greater Upper Nile Region and immediately stop aiding Kiir’s militants with air support,’ says the statement.

This follows the Friday meeting in Nairobi where East African countries agreed to support the government of South Sudan to put an end to the ongoing military clashes that have left many people killed and at least 122,000 displaced.

President Museveni today (Monday) told reporters in Juba that rebel leader Riek Machar should accept ceasefire proposals or else face military action. “We (regional countries) gave Riek Machar four days to respond and if he doesn’t we shall have to go for him, all of us, that is what we agreed in Nairobi.”

Ugandan government has sent forces to South Sudan and put them under the command of President Salva Kiir in order to help defeat Machar if he does not respond to a mediation initiative by South Sudan’s African neighbours.

Below is the original text of the ASSD statement:

December 29, 2013

Press Release

Alliance for South Sudanese in Diaspora (ASSD) Condemns Ugandan Yoweri Museveni Involvement in South Sudanese internal Affairs

Alliance for South Sudanese in Diaspora (ASSD) condemns the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for his involvement in the internal South Sudanese Affairs. ASSD urge all Eastern African Countries to stay neutral without meddling in the South Sudanese internal affairs as this may complicate and widen this conflict to the entire region.

ASSD specifically urge Kenya and Ethiopia to stay neutral and not follow what Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is doing in South Sudan. We urge President Museveni to stop using latest weaponry to massacre innocent South Sudanese in the Greater Upper Nile Region and immediately stop aiding Kiir’s militants with air support.

We would like to ask the UN, United States of America, African Union, Canada, United Kingdom, and Norway to intervene and ask Uganda to leave South Sudanese alone.

The Alliance urge Ugandan forces in South Sudan’s soil to leave immediately and failure to do so constitute an invasion and meddling in South Sudan’s internal affairs.

For more information, please call us at +1(202) 709- or via email at southsudaneseindiasporaallianc@gmail.com

Department of Information and Public Affairs

Alliance for South Sudanese in Diaspora (ASSD)

Washington, DC, USA

+1(202) 709-7322

Southsudaneseindiasporaallianc@gmail.com

About the ASSD: ASSD is an umbrella organization for South Sudanese organizations and individuals championing the causes for freedom, democracy, human rights, governance and development in South Sudan.

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