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SPLM-IO Taban denies abuse of power in Ruweng State


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 25, 2017 (JUBA) – The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) under the leadership of the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai has accepted the resignation of Ruweng governor abut denied accusations charging him of power misuse.

On Friday, Governor Theji Da Adwad Deng resigned from the SPLM-IO faction and accused Gai of occupying a piece of Ruweng land known as Wath Daluel and renamed it Manga since 2005. Also, he accused the first vice-president of abusing his powers by trying to annexe the land to his home state.

In a statement issued on March 24, 2017, in response to these claims, the SPLM-IO led by Taban Gai denied the accusations in Deng resignation letter that the first Vice President used his position to annexe a piece of land from Ruweng saying they are "unfounded".

It denied the existence of a dispute over land ownership in the area claimed to have been annexed by the first vice president, saying disputes like these can be addressed through the correct channels if they existed.

“This is absolutely incorrect. There is no such dispute that exists, and if any, there are right channels to address such disputes,” the letter added.

The letter carrying the signature of the Secretary General Dhieu Mathok also denied that the first vice president was working against the national policies.

“Secondly, he accused the First Vice President of working against the policies of national security in Ruweng State; again, these are baseless and dangerous accusations. We would challenge him to provide any evidence as to how the most powerful man in the country could work to undermine his own country’s security,” Mathok said.

He further claimed that the disagreements were over the manner in which Governor Theji allegedly attempted to undermine national policies, citing the delay in opening borders between Sudan and South Sudan.

“The reason for his disagreement with the leadership of the party was that Governor Theji undermined national policies regarding bilateral cooperation between South Sudan and Sudan, which resulted in the delay of opening borders between the two countries for humanitarian intervention in former unity state, a matter of serious national priority for the government,” the statement argued.


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  • 26 March 2017 00:54, by Naath

    Governor Theji Da Adwad Deng,

    There is no clear reason for your resignation. However, your resignation from Taban’s party to Kiir’s party is like going to toilet and come back home. Changing your bed from one side of the bedroom to another side of the same bedroom wound not render you anycredit.

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  • 26 March 2017 01:00, by Kuch

    These bunch of half-baked politicians still want to play their childish politics again? Stop the crap and let’s remove the damn UN, UNIMISS, the US, the UK and their creepy agencies project first out of our country. Don’t you fools still understand up to this point what you have done to our country and our people with your childish politicking? The US, the UK, their UN and their creepy NGOs want>>

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    • 26 March 2017 01:07, by Kuch

      to occupy and colonize our country and our people on the guise of their damn UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and their so-called human rights business scams and some of you idiots still seem not notice this? The US, the UK, their UN and their sleazy NGOs have taken our country hostage because of some of you fools. They are using the fools like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom>>>

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      • 26 March 2017 01:14, by Kuch

        Rebecca Nyandeng and Thomas Cirilo as their puppet/stooge hostages and their followers and their hyped up rapes, human rights and famine as their blackmails and bargaining chips to be allowed into our country so that they can come loot our country like they are currently doing now in Central Africa republic(CAR), Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and soon to be Syria, and Yemen>>>

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  • 26 March 2017 03:12, by Kuar Junub

    Slave Kuch, continue barking dog that’s how u Dinka r created always against Nuer ppl but we always downplay this competition coz we know u Dinka r nothing to mighty Naath ppl

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    • 26 March 2017 03:28, by Kuch

      Mr. Kuar Junub, it sometimes worth it if you fellows swallow your damn rubbish and accept the reality. Where is your damn so-called white army some of these days chap? By the way, where is your Riek Machar demigod? What are you fellows still doing in Wau, Warrap, Lake, Malakal and here in Bor if you you idiots think the Jaangs/Dinkas were killing you?>>>

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      • 26 March 2017 03:37, by Kuch

        Mr. Kuar Junub, you called me slave mister? Nuer people, snap of your foolish with your believe in your Ngundeng Biong *fantasies and superstitions* Tell me pal what do you mean by a slave? You fools are currently sitting here idly in Jaangs/Dinkas areas and even in Juba, just sitting around without going to farm your damn lands but to cross your damn arms and fold your damn legs and yabber day>>>

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        • 26 March 2017 03:44, by Kuch

          and night about the Jaangs/Dinkas this and Jaangs/Dinkas this without doing anything to help your damn selves. Some of you Nuers, you are most stupidest of all people on earth. You have let yourselves used before by our so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan against the SPLA and you were given free food and medications and arms to fight the SPLA. These days, you fools are letting yourselves being>>

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          • 26 March 2017 03:49, by Kuch

            used by the US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus, their sleazy NGOs and some of their criminals in between as their proxies/pawns to fight the fight the South Sudanese people so that they can crawl themselves into our country. So that they can come and loot our country and you fools are doing their bidding without the slightest tinge of shame!! What animals are your fools really???

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  • 26 March 2017 06:48, by Eyez

    Let me just simply tell you that, writing continuous boring comments will never make you look smart as you think, but on the contrary, it makes you look like a knuckle head, just like the rest of your kind. What’s wrong with you MTN’s, when will you aryian Jienge people learn?

    You live by yourselves, you loot and kill each other and when you are among others, you loot, rape and murder.

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  • 26 March 2017 07:01, by Eyez

    The UNRPF will be deployed in S.Sudan and there is nothing you Kuach, Kiir, Malong and/or JCE can do, apart from their usual bickering, barking and bitching about the International Community.

    The intellectual and civilised non-Jienge population of our nation will welcome the Blue helmets with open arms, because, the tribal regime will be under scrutiny and their moves monitored.

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  • 26 March 2017 07:27, by Kuar Junub

    Kuch, don’t play with the Name of mighty Naath ppl, it’s not easy to govern S Sudan without us Nuer that’s why your tribal empire is crumbling to ashes until UN take over then the battlefield will be left to real men don’t play with fire bro, just because white army didn’t burn warrap,Aweil & Rumbek doesn’t mean we gave up we will reach those areas soon

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  • 26 March 2017 08:49, by Kush Natives

    How will dai-lony accept the truth? Tabaan Deng is completely fuck-up! Your under covered works is seriously made known now. Hang yourself, if you don’t agreed with it!

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