Addis Ababa, 27 July 2019: This reporter has established from reliable sources within the camp of SPLA-IO, that Dr. Riek Machar the leader of the group will be addressing a public rally in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 29 July.
"Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of chapters and the Liaison Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We would like to inform you that on Monday, the 29th of July there will be peace briefings (Political Rally) that shall be conducted by the SPLM/A-IO under the able and charismatic leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Chairman and Commander in Chief of the people's movement and First Vice President Designated of the Republic of South Sudan." read the statement.
"The said briefings intend to empower and set you from misleading masquerading agents of darkness" the statement further said.
The organizers of the said public rally urged South Sudanese community living in the Ethiopian capital and other neighboring towns to turn in large numbers.
The organizers said this will be the first time for the public to interact with Dr. Machar directly.
" The rally offers the members a chance to interacts with the top leadership of the movement in which questions will be asked and shall wholeheartedly be answered by the Chairman [Machar] himself.”
Public transport will be avail by the office of the chairman for those who could not afford to transport themselves, especially those who will be coming from outside Addis Ababa according to the organizers of the rally.
"Those who reside outside Addis Ababa in places like Abbado, Deberzet and also Tolodimsu, there will be vehicles (Buses)to transport you back to your various destinations after the end of the function."