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Kiir appoints speaker James Wani Igga as new vice-president


August 23, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan president Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued a presidential decree appointing the speaker of the national parliament, James Wani Igga, as the country’s new vice-president.

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South Sudan’s new vice-president, James Wani Igga (Photo Moses Lomayat)

The appointment comes exactly 30 days after Kiir sacked his long-time former deputy Riek Machar Teny following an apparent internal power struggle within the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

In a surprise move, Kiir also dismissed his entire cabinet and ordered an investigation into SPLM secretary-general Pagan Amun.

In the decree issued on Friday and read on the state-owned South Sudan Radio, Igga automatically relinquishes the position of speakership in the national parliament, leaving lawmakers to elect a new speaker.

Before he officially takes office, Igga’s appointment will have to be vetted by the national parliament, but first he must tender his resignation as speaker.

Igga is considered by some as a weak leader who lacks seriousness in governance and there are concerns his appointment may be rejected as was the case with the former nominated justice minister, Telar Ring Deng.

Machar is believed to be among the top candidates to replace Igga in the position of speaker.

Kiir is expected to meet with the SPLM caucus on Saturday in a bid to mobilise their support for Igga, as well as discuss the future leadership in parliament.


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  • 23 August 2013 19:15, by Kim Deng

    The Dinka Kingom gets a new VP.

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    • 23 August 2013 19:32, by Mi diit

      Ahahahahaaaaaaaa....Incompetent baby-dictator Kiir and weak yes-man comedian, James Wani Igga, as Vice President. What a cabinet!!! The cabinet will be a laughing institutions of comedy as Kiir will just pass resolutions without seriousness!!!

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      • 23 August 2013 19:35, by Mi diit

        James Wani Igga should immediately submit his resignation to parliament, then a new speaker elected and then that new speaker will chair the vetting process of James Wani’s credentials. If they like him they will endorse him otherwise Telar Ring Deng is a good example.

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        • 24 August 2013 05:23, by Naath

          Tribalist.This is very good example for hopeless kiir to appoint Igga as a running mate for 2015 election.First Salvador kiir will definitely lost the election,reasons wani is un popular in the entire nyamnyam community,wani is weak,wani is unpopular person in all states,lake jonglei,upper Nile, ,bentue and others states,wani is very scary person I can tell you.if kiir got elected in 2015

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      • 23 August 2013 20:58, by william

        @ kim Deng your uncle who had taken you to poland with sell out cash from Khartuom is about to face justice from Bor community for 1991 massacre. So please change your nationality before his account got frozen. Otherwise take your dirty nose away from south sudan affairs. Wani is a truly liberator at all fronts not like you idiots.

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        • 24 August 2013 03:22, by Dau-network

          Congratulation president and ours big supports to Wani Igga as a opened heart man since Nya Nya 1 upto when he accommodated Dr Riek Machar in his position.your humble shining upon South Sudanese and you got it at last.
          his Welcoming of Dr riek with his groups,some people termed as his weaknesses, am so sorry for those mentalities. Igga was appointed for a first day but delayed to becalmed down

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      • 24 August 2013 01:01, by Chol

        Midiit, you seem unhappy with the new vice president; who was on your wish list to be vice president?

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    • 23 August 2013 19:46, by Snipper

      Kim Deng,
      Are you aware that your uncle just fought for 11 years out of 22 years? Former Khartoum’s allies shouldn’t continue to live in self deception that they brought liberation! Congratulation Igga!!! Your devotion to RSS is indisputable!

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      • 23 August 2013 20:24, by Ram Mi Raan

        govt of Kiir becomes an institution and bunch of incompetent fools, Wani Igga is very weak in nature hope should face the same scenario like his brother Telar Deng in the parliament Kiir is foolish president who needs yes men around him. his days are numbered. he will be forced to go home either through ballot or bullet.

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        • 23 August 2013 20:26, by Ram Mi Raan

          Wani is appointed to entertain the guests of the president in the presidency. he will never add nor remove.gangs

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        • 23 August 2013 20:48, by william

          Congratulations Honorable James Wani Igga! Indeed, you are deserved not only to vice president but equally to be a president if you want. I am also very thankfully to his execellency President Kiir Mayardit for oberving closely his countrymen and women devotion towards nation building. Only triators and defector can complaint about Igga appointment.Money hunter are marginalized SPLM/A OYEEEEEE!

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        • 24 August 2013 01:05, by Chol

          Ram mi raan,
          It seem as if you guy would appreciate no one unless he or she come from your own tribe to be vice president!

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    • 23 August 2013 21:03, by Amantiel Kem

      Congratulations to Hon. Wani but wrong choice by the president Kiir, this shows that our president needs someone who will always say yes Sir to anything.
      I would have recommended governor Bakasoro for the position if president wants to win the public of greater equatoria. Due rampant tribalism in our country, I wish that appointment should be passed with ease to reduce that thinking by equatorians

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  • 23 August 2013 19:19, by Kikiji longiro

    Congratualation to Wani Igga,
    What God have given you will never never live your house unless he can,t trust you.
    This position given to Reik was yours before Reik emerged with SPLA/M.
    God bless Wani Igga.

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    • 23 August 2013 21:10, by william

      Dear Kikiji, Thank your very much indeed for understanding your leaders and realities around them. Let keep that spirit.Only backstabbers can oppose Igga appointment. Not only that he even get many votes for presidency if he wants to be a president. It will teaches the defectors how to hehave towards your people in good and difficult times to avoid being rejected publicly.

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  • 23 August 2013 19:21, by George Bol

    Hon. James Wani fit VP position.For those who think that Wani is going to vett for this position, you are wrong. This South Sudan is for those who devoted during the war not those who defected and come back when food is ready for mouth to swallow. Thank much to Kiir mayardit about this formation.

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  • 23 August 2013 19:35, by Kim Deng

    The same Dinka Kingdom is going to eliminate the following Generals who appear to be from Nuer Community.
    1. Lt. Gen. Kong
    2. Lt. Gen. Gathoth Mai
    3. Gen. Tiger Gatdet Yak
    4. Dong Riek
    5. Gen ...
    6. And after all these steps, the Dinka Kingdom will put the laughing machine, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon into very isolated world (prison) where he would be for the rest of his life.

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    • 23 August 2013 20:25, by william

      @ Kim Deng,you were been preaching for tribal violence sectionally since then, but it will yell you no fruit at all. The truly south sudanese nuer who fought the bashir and his allies like defector riak and alike will not listen to this nonesenses of yours. please do not support the wanted criminals, for they will leave you grinding teeth for no reason.

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  • 23 August 2013 19:42, by K1 Family

    I doubt Igga’s ability to hold such a technical position besides, Igga is an yes Man.
    i urge Assembly not to accept Kiir’s selfish decision.

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    • 23 August 2013 19:50, by Snipper

      K1 Family,
      Fuck off immediately and do something good for yourself!!

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    • 23 August 2013 20:11, by william

      Dear K1 Family, be informed that the qualities which made comarade Igga to managed the assembly for 8 years plus 21 years devotion for south sudan liberation will takes him beyond vice presidency. And this will send strong signal to defectors that totally devotion is more worthwhile than useless PHDS and masters.Furthermore, let assure you that the assembly will be screened of traitors sooner.

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  • 23 August 2013 19:50, by K1 Family

    @ Kim Deng, I am Dinka and there is no policy that says non-Dinkas are not suppose to be SPLM government. what i can say personally is "SPLM is going by it leadership structure from top to tail"
    there you are sure of what is going on.

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  • 23 August 2013 19:59, by william

    Congratulations Honorable James Wani Igga! Indeed, you are deserved not only to vice president but equally to be a president if you want. I am also very thankfully to his execellency President Kiir Mayardit for oberving closely his countrymen and women devotion towards nation building. Only triators and defector can complaint about Igga appointment SPLM OYEEEEEEEEEE.

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  • 23 August 2013 20:27, by Kim Deng

    The Dinka Kingdom has arrested the following Generals who appear to be from Nuer community.
    1. Gen. Tanginye Chan
    2. Gen. Gatwech Jock
    3. Gen. Mabor Dhoal
    4. Gen. Gatwech Dual
    5. Gen. Dong Riek
    6. Gen. ...

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    • 23 August 2013 23:03, by dude

      Kim Deng, You know very well what the dinka will be doing to Nuer Generals in the future. They will know beginning to put all the Nuer Generals to prison one by one. Then after that, they will kill Dr.Machar Because that was the reason he was removed. All the Nuer Should wake up and face the mighty Dinka

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      • 23 August 2013 23:07, by dude

        We have now a comedian Vice President. We chose him so that he will have stop the Nuer from voting in 2015.

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      • 24 August 2013 01:53, by luakhok

        @ nyakim deng nuer is the greatest tribe in the south sudan who are loved by the smallest tribes: can you tell me how nuer change to dinka the answer is no but in nuer land we have::dinka shilluk,anuak who are nuer their grand grand grand parent goest there for centuriest the never wanna to leave nuer land cause they feel at home:

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      • 24 August 2013 01:56, by luakhok

        @ miss kim deng and Dude i see you dinkas like nuer names alots even article which is very far from nuer never end without nuer.Good lucky on your kindom but what i know it will never work just a matter of time..

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    • 24 August 2013 03:42, by zulu

      Alas to you Deng Kim. Your psychopathetic mind is enclosed in a dark cave where only a tribue matters. That is no substance.
      Look, this appointment is a structural one based on the party’s stance since the inception of the SPLA\M. In case Kiir quits or leaves the position vacant, the next President is Wani Iga. Full stop. This is SPLA\M for South Sudan. No tribe should be above the nation.

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  • 23 August 2013 20:39, by makoi

    Congretulation General Igga and ashamed to those folks like Kim Deng, I think you ’ll ’go hang soon’ and if you die, even lions ’ll not sniff your corpses because of your mentalities dysfunction toward Dinka,even though Nuer’s wife has been fuck by jellaba, you still say is Dinka man.

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  • 23 August 2013 20:39, by william

    My message to Hon. James Wani Igaa dear Igga, I hope from the lesson learnt do not do that mistake of giving away your position as you did to defector riak in 2002. If you feel like giving the post to Nuer community then, there so many good nuer not that wanted criminal again.Hencefoth,our nation will prospers without fake contribution of backstabbers. Wani OYeeeeeee.

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  • 23 August 2013 22:15, by Diu Tut Deng

    Congratulation to James Wani Igga , and thank God for failing the Dinka divisive policy , which was about to occurred, we don’t need Nuer to be VP , but it possible now , thank God for that.

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  • 23 August 2013 22:18, by Snipper

    Kim Deng! Those whose hearts are always thinking of rebelling should be placed behind bars to nurse consequences of their stupidity in private.

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  • 23 August 2013 22:27, by Moses Deng Malual

    Dear friends,
    I congratulate Hon. James Wani Igga on being appointed Vice President. The No. 1 task is to move from inter-dependence — which can be good or bad — to an integrated community (South Sudan) in which there is a shared future, shared responsibilities, shared prosperity and, most importantly, shared values. Congratulations, Hon.Igga for this well-deserved honor.

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  • 23 August 2013 22:59, by dude

    congratulation to Jamesn Wanni Igga. May God bless you on your work. It is time do go to work now and build the nation.

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  • 23 August 2013 23:26, by kimo

    loooooooool the dinka cow boy (salva kirr)is very intelligent,he appointed an easy going person (wani igga) as a vice president so that he can carry on with his dictatorship plan

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  • 24 August 2013 00:38, by Kim Deng

    "Machar said last month he would challenge Kiir for the SPLM chairmanship, a contest that analysts fear might threaten the consensus among rival tribes and former civil war militias that holds the vast country together."

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  • 24 August 2013 02:25, by Malakal county Simon

    The VP suit that phony guy called Wene Igga perfectly. Since this post become very useless and no power exercise it, who else will take offer? Of course wene. The weakest guy, in splm hierarchy.
    But what took the unwanted president to choose VP, after all citizens figure out??

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  • 24 August 2013 02:35, by Malakal county Simon

    The VP suit that phony guy called Wene Igga perfectly. Since this post become very useless and no real power exercise in it, who else will take offer? Of course wene Igga, poor guy. The weakest guy, in splm hierarchy.
    But what took the unwanted president so long to choose VP, after almost everybody already figure out??

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  • 24 August 2013 02:50, by Malakal county Simon

    And the question is; will unwanted president reach 2015, before he got cough up by ICC. To explains the following the horrible crimes, he committed below:
    Ongoing murle genocide:
    Peaceful protest Wau killing:
    Isaiah Abraham assassination:

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