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30 SPLM-IO members in Egypt defect to government

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September 21, 2016 (RUMBEK) – At least 30 members of South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) in Egypt have declared their allegiance the country’s First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai.

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President Salva Kiir meets SPLM-IO Chief Negotiator, Taban Deng Gai, in Juba, December 22, 2015 (ST Photo)

The group’s leader in Egypt, Makeuy Nyang confirmed the move.

“We affirm our support and fully stand with the new leader of the people under the wise leadership of General Taban Deng Gai in the peace process,” said Nyang.

“We declare our support for a just peace that achieves the aspiration our people,” he stressed.

Gai was elected South Sudan’s acting First Vice President in July, days after SPLM-IO chairman, Riek Machar fled the capital, Juba.

Machar described Gai’s appointment as illegal and accused the latter of trying to defect to the ruling party (SPLM) led by President Salva Kiir.

(ST)

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  • 22 September 07:43, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    You are welcome brothers and sisters to the SPLA-IG or SPLM-IG.

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    • 22 September 08:33, by jubaone

      Ayuiu Lam,

      These is a bogus group that has not been heard of at all. They are simply SPLM-IG mostly unemployed youth in Cairo disguised as SPLM-IO to give the impression, that the SPLM-IO is now disintergrating. Where have they been all this time, only to surface now? common!

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      • 22 September 18:52, by Wani khooto

        Jubaone,
        i met with Ladu Gori, the current minister of interior he told me that he regret following Nuer as they had no vision in life and they just jump into conclusion before judging the outcome of any things.imagine the propaganda the used to said to kiir govty and they are now supporting the same man after....

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        • 23 September 17:44, by jubaone

          Khotoo,

          I see your point and that of the Minister. A few Nuer (nyagateen) can not be used to blame all Nuers just as a few Equatorians (nyam nyam bastards) can not be used to drag all into shit. The Minister must understand that he has to stand for and follow an idea not behind someone. As I say " better die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die". Forget the nyagateen

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    • 22 September 09:09, by Mun Loal

      What support do you think the 30 bribed men will do to the government? I never seen a government bribing his own people, Taban’s meeting in the US was not attended by those who know that he is illegitimate FVP of South Sudan. War will stop until the head Kiir Kuethping is brought to the Mighty General Gatwech Dual.

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  • 22 September 09:43, by Midit Mitot

    Food defectors, I hope many of you does not know Mr.STD colors, if you have known the badness of sexual transmitted diseases, this is exactly the same to your Boss that you are defecting to,take note of this. STD has so many ways to leave his followers.

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    • 22 September 15:08, by Junubi

      Look before you leave.
      There is no IO supporters defected to Kiir government only the food lovers defected to Kiir government because of money. I don’t understand way many people use to say that Riek flee Juba, he was force to leave Juba by genocidal leaders Kiir those who does not needs peace in South Sudan, for the people of South Sudan to stay in Peaceful life.

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    • 22 September 15:10, by Junubi

      Look before you leave.
      There is no IO supporters defected to Kiir government only the food lovers defected to Kiir government because of money. I don’t understand way many people use to say that Riek flee Juba, he was force to leave Juba by genocidal leaders Kiir those who does not needs peace in South Sudan, for the people of South Sudan to stay in Peaceful life.

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  • 22 September 18:42, by Wani khooto

    To all,
    Nuer were created as fool to make destruction and believe on demons and the can be easily fool by any one.can you imagine how the caused all mess and the are now coming back to the same gov’ty the destroyed. to those were having a dream that Machar will overthrow Kiir, can you see now how they are coming back to kiir. i better be with Dinka than with Nuer but any way we are junubi.

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  • 22 September 18:57, by Wani khooto

    MIDIIT
    where is this fool call Midiit and i hope he may be now supporting Taban or Peter Gatdet.Midiit did you achieved your rebellions dream now? i think Nuer just love to reduced their number, hahaaaa better be together then claiming useless vision.

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  • 23 September 03:53, by Yokyieen Akot

    Welcome back 30 members of IO to your government. You have not done wrong at all. Leave all senseless words from the enemies of peace and continue supporting peace. May God of South Sudan guide your way

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