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Ruweng governor defects from SPLM-IO Gai faction

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Taban Deng Gai addresses delegates after he was sworn-in as South Sudan FVP inside the Presidential Palace in the capital of Juba, July 26, 2016 (Photo Reuters/ Jok Solomun)

March 24, 2017 (JUBA)- The Governor of Ruweng State in South Sudan has shifted a political allegiance from a faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) allied to the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai.

Dhieu Mathok Diing, minister of dams and electricity, who is the secretary general of the SPLM-IO Gai-faction confirmed the defection of the Ruweng governor.

Governor Theji Da Adwad Deng accused Gai in a letter extended to Sudan Tribune of forcefully occupying a piece of Ruweng land known as Wath Daluel and renamed it Manga since 2005.

He also accused the first vice-president of abusing his powers by trying to annexe the land to his home state.

"Cde Taban Deng Gai occupied one of the key areas of Ruweng state known as Wath Danluel (which he renamed as Manga) illegally since 2005 and continues to insist on returning to perpetuate his illegal occupation of this Ruweng land after the peace agreement,” the letter reads in part.

“This is a direct abuse of his powers as the first vice president, which to me is unacceptable. I cannot and will never allow an inch of my communities’ land to be taken by anybody on watch,” it adds.

The letter further accused Gai of working against the national security policies, allegedly in Ruweng state in particular for his “self-interest”. The governor said that the main objective of the formation of the unity government was to foster and enhances the security of the people and to reconcile them so that peace returns to the country.

“In the interest of security, peace and stability of the people of Ruweng state and indeed the entire nation, the cited reasons are sufficient for any measure of dissatisfaction. I am dissatisfied beyond a reasonable doubt with the policies of the SPLM-IO under the leadership of comrade Taban and therefore, I hereby officially resign from ranks and files as from today 23 March 2017 and declare my rejoining the SPLM mainstream (SPLM-IG) today”, he wrote.

Governor Deng was appointed as a governor on the ticket of the SPLM-IO Gai-faction as part of a power-sharing deal. It remains unclear whether the shifting of allegiance would result in the loss of his position.

(ST)

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  • 24 March 22:23, by DHARCHEP

    Mr.Theji Da Adwad Deng,shifting from your position is not a solution. Many people died in hand of you as a rebel. Today, you moved because you become a governor, which you did not do last time. My to you is that you had tanted the name of Dinka Panaruu for no reason. One thing that I am glad about was that know one from Dinka Ruweng community of Biemnom ever rebel.

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    • 25 March 08:48, by Kush Natives

      DHARCHEP,
      I don’t think you’re normal. Otherwise, every commentators will have a say, about how you manage your day without a meal, meaning, servicing breakfast before lunch. I hope you got my point niga? Because, I think you’re a niga, Otherwise, why you don’t get the point.

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    • 25 March 14:38, by Midit Mitot

      Shit! good move, let them go back until those thugs will remain alone,

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  • 24 March 22:46, by DHARCHEP

    I am very proud to be from Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom.
    Dinka Ruweng Community of Biemnom composes of Six clans namely: Mijuan, Amaal, Abaang, Manteng, NgongChill, and Thiyeer. My deep love goes to my Late chief Kur Kuot Kur, the Paramount chief of Dinka Ruweng of Biemnom followed by his Late son Kuot Kur Kur, and my currrent paramaount of Dimka Ruweng of Biemnom Simon Bol Mayiik. Long live

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    • 25 March 03:20, by john akeen

      Hi everyone I just want to tell you all that SPLM IG is your power in this world not SPLA IO not NSF not Salve Kiir not Reik Machar Not Taban Deng Gai not James wani igga not Kuol Manyang not Paul Malung not Lam Akol not pagan amum not Joseph Bakosoro not Thomas Cirillo not David Yau Yau not Khalid Butrus not even you the person who is reading>>

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      • 25 March 03:49, by john akeen

        so do not abuse South Sudanese peoples because they are your family. If South Sudanese were there, you wouldn’t be there, so if there is something wrong in your house you should solve it peacefully not to start killing your family and to break down your house because you want to fix something, just to remain you that war can not fix anything, but war can only destroy anything, if you remember>>

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        • 25 March 04:07, by john akeen

          when we were fighting Sudan for nearly 25 years, it was for what? it because we want the government to fix things or to correct things right, but what happen at the end, did we fix or correct anything in Khartoum no, tell the truth we didn’t fought Khartoum government for separations

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  • 25 March 03:49, by Modongo Mundra

    these people are after money, they loot from here and there... tomorrow from SPLA-IG to SPLA-IO and from SPLA-IO to SPLA-IG damn accusation after accusation now who’s doing the right thing ?? dunce for how long will ye guys keep on moving around the circle while your mothers/fathers/uncles/sisters & brothers are starved to death by this so-called man-made famine in the country.. shame on y’all!!

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  • 25 March 03:52, by Modongo Mundra

    these people are after money, they loot from here and there... tomorrow from SPLA-IG to SPLA-IO and from SPLA-IO to SPLA-IG damn accusation after accusation now who’s doing the right thing ?? dunce for how long will ye guys keep on moving around the circle while your mothers/fathers/uncles/sisters & brothers are starved to death by this so-called man-made famine in the country.. shame on y’all!!

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  • 25 March 07:45, by Cienzhiel Lual and Lul

    hey ya useless jienges SPLA IO is under Machar don’t post nonsense that you change your allegiance from one dog and feaces eater taban to kiir,s mathiang anyoor faction

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  • 25 March 08:10, by Kush Natives

    Governor Theji Da Adwad Deng accused Gai in a letter extended to Sudan Tribune of forcefully occupying a piece of Ruweng land known as Wath Daluel and renamed it Manga since 2005.

    He also accused the first vice-president of abusing his powers by trying to annexe the land to his home state.

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  • 25 March 08:11, by Kush Natives

    "Cde Taban Deng Gai occupied one of the key areas of Ruweng state known as Wath Danluel (which he renamed as Manga) illegally since 2005 and continues to insist on returning to perpetuate his illegal occupation of this Ruweng land after the peace agreement,” the letter reads in part.

    “This is a direct abuse of his powers as the first vice president, which to me is unacceptable. I cannot and will

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    • 25 March 08:26, by Dengda

      @ Kuch Native, did you comment or you just parroting? check your IQ. You better quotes and narrative your point.

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      • 25 March 08:35, by Kush Natives

        Dengda,
        I think, you become a barking dog, isn’t? I was just giving you a way of where I will develop my argument. But, you always with temper. Sorry sir! I don’t act this way

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  • 25 March 08:29, by Kush Natives

    Congratulations Mr. Theji Da’ Aduot De Deng! You made a brilliant decision ever, I personally gave you an hand of applaud more than SPLM, I am a man of my word. The people of Ruweng have no time for manipulation. If Tabaan want to replaced you with his dad, let him bring him from Mugled. I am freaking happy with your decision. If don’t care, if Tabaan replaced you__

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    • 25 March 09:20, by DHARCHEP

      Mr. Kush,your are a "bonehead" Why do we have to complain about the land occupied by Nuer? Why Theji did said it when he was with Taban Deng Gai as a rebel? Let that land go. Your uncle Theji was a pure rebel. I think your brain was dead because you don,t analyzed things before hand.

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      • 25 March 23:05, by Kush Natives

        DHARCHEP,
        I think you’re out of brain. What let you insulting Panaruu community? Do you have something personally with Dinka Panaruu? Theji was not a rebel, but political finger. So, challenge him as of political issue.

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    • 25 March 11:13, by jubaone

      Kush Natives,
      It is like moving from a sitting room to the kitchen within the same house. Maybe this "governor" would best leave that house and get away. Moving from Taban to Kiir does not make any difference. Just the same shit.

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