Home | News    Saturday 13 August 2016

SPLM-IO governor of Fashoda denies members’ defection to Gai

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 11, 2016 (FASHODA) - Governor of Fashoda state, Major General Jukino Fedel Nyikayo, has denied that some members of Collo [Shilluk] community have defected to Taban Deng Gai, the newly appointed First Vice President.

JPEG - 40.8 kb
A batch of the SPLA-IO forces after arrival in Juba, 1 April, 2016 (ST Photo)

He said the Collo community remains in support to the former First Vice President, Riek Machar, despite recent defection of Gai to President Salva Kiir’s faction.

Speaking over satellite phone interview on Thursday, Fedel told Sudan Tribune that the entire Collo community of Agwelek is in full support of Machar, describing what happened in Juba as a plan to scrap the peace deal by other groups and the government.

Last month, a group of Chollo in Juba claimed to be from the armed Agwelek, declared allegiance to Gai as the leader of the SPLM-IO, but the armed opposition governor denied any link to the group and referred them as “Juba street members.”

“I take this opportunity to warn our members to disassociate themselves from those persons who claim to be our members as they associate with the government and do not represent the SPLM-IO leadership,” he said.

However, the ten members who claim to be SPLM-IO in support to Machar successor include Gabriel Thukol Deng, Ambrose Akwech Ayang, Jackline Joel Jago, Samuel John Chol Ayiik, Catherine Peter Laa, William Ezekiel Kujo, Athiyed Okich Alak, Daniel Odok Deng, John Odhong Adaing and Paulino Obach Lual.

Governor Fedel has dismissed the group and said they do not have any link with the SPLA-IO forces on the ground.

He warned those against peace to refrain from cheating South Sudanese that they have military support in different units across the country.

Governor Fedel called on the IGAD and UN for quick deployment of regional troops under the United Nations mission mandate, adding any delay to this may result to the full scale war in South Sudan.

He accused forces allied to President Salva Kiir of continuing to attack the SPLA-IO positions around Juba and across the country and warned that should they continue with the offensive this may force their forces to take control of Juba and other states capitals.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 13 August 2016 13:00, by Hardlinner

    quit your claim of capturing Juba. the fact that you are not holding any major town justified your inability to do so.

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


National dialogue building nation 2017-05-22 21:10:41 By Amb. Dhano Obongo Initially, I congratulate and commend H.E the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, for recognising the need for a national dialogue among 64 (...)

The raging just revolution in Darfur will continue burning until victory 2017-05-22 21:04:22 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Author Mahmoud Yusuf says that we live in a historical stage full of serious events that will affect the future of mankind on this planet, including what is related to (...)

South Sudan: How culture of revenge inhibits development and progress 2017-05-13 08:09:39 By Steve Paterno Admittedly, revenge or the act of it is inherently human in nature. The human beings since biblical times could not dissuade from the proverbial practice of an 'eye for an eye.' (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.