South Sudanese rebel leader arrives in Pagak amid tight security

Pagak, August 1, 2015 (SSNA) — The leader of South Sudan’s armed opposition Dr. Riek Machar has arrived in Pagak where a third consultative meeting is expected to kick off tomorrow (Sunday).

The rebel leadership is anticipated to review, accept, amend,or reject IGAD-Plus’s proposed compromise peace agreement before Machar can sign or cast off the deal.

Before Dr. Machar arrived, security was at the highest; all roads leading to Pagak were blocked. Only UN, NGOs, and rebel government officials were allowed to use their cars.

The South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) has learned that Machar will have to really work hard to convince some of his military Generals who don’t want Salva Kiir to remain as the president under any deal.

Dr. Machar was welcomed by Military Governors, Generals, and civilians.

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