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SPLM-IO members in Ruweng defect to SPLM-government


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 28, 2017 (JUBA) – Several members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai have shifted their political allegiance to the SPLM-Government.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the eight splinter member expressed their approval of the decision of Governor Theji Da Adwad Deng, who broke away and joined to the ruling SPLM-Government, saying that Gai used his position to occupy a place in the state.

“In accordance to the historic decision made by Hon. Molana, Theji De Adwad, Governor of Ruweng State, we the remaining SPLM-IO members in Ruweng State do here support and confirm his resignation. And therefore, we declare our collective resignation from SPLM-IO,” the eight members said in a statement.

The communique stated that the group have decided to join the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) under the leadership of President Kiir to achieve peace and stability in South Sudan.

The statement was signed by Francis Chol Choch, Majok Dau Kueth, Goch Minyiel, Yuhana Koch Marial, Malual Gajang Tongdiet, Wan Bul Mayom and Daniel Dongwai.

These members have declared, saying that they were no longer members of the opposition.

It remains unclear whether Deng’s defection to the SPLM-Government would result in the loss of his position or not. The Governor was appointed as a governor on the ticket of the SPLM-IO Gai-faction as part of a power-sharing deal.


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  • 29 March 00:29, by Kush Natives

    There was no an IO members in Ruweng state. The poster MUST stop exaggerating nonsense in the name of the useless called IO! There was only one person in IO, the governor who just resigned from IO, no more IO left in Ruweng state. Go to jongley state, that’s where you will get a bunch of IOS. We haven’t have any business with an IO bandits.

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    • 29 March 06:41, by jubaone

      Kush Natives,
      Jienges or nyagats all are the same. It is like a black cooking pot asking the black tea pot, why are you black? That is just stupid. Is the jienge different from some nyagats or Nuer wieuw? The always run for food not ideas. So just shut up.

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    • 29 March 08:42, by Dengda

      @ Kush Native
      You were the one who sing the song of praise to Taban, claiming his working relationship with Kiir is good, cordial and warmth. Can you declare to us that CPA/ACRSS is dead after Riek left Juba? Or would say the the implementation of peace agreement will be implemented by one part in exclusion of others? Or better stop cracking our intellect minds with useless comments every morning.

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  • 29 March 05:25, by Bol Malual

    So, President Salva kiir gave Rwueng State to 9 people who claimed that they were IO Taban? The whole state is SPLM and yet Kiir discredited their loyality and gave the state to 9 people. Now, that they have defected to SPLM, Kiir should take back the state to SPLM. It is the same thing in Maiwut and Latjor states. Kiir gave two states to 20 people of IO Taban and deprived thousands of SPLM member

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  • 29 March 06:38, by Eastern

    SPLM-IO under Taban Deng Gai is fake; it exists on paper and in Crown hotel in Juba. Those who still want to continue believing in SPLA-IO under Taban Deng Gai are in for a long haul!!!!!

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    • 29 March 08:31, by wacjak

      Eastern, the problem with idiots like you is the failure to use your God-given intelligence. Taban left Crown Hotel a month ago. I am not going to tell you where he is for security purposes.
      It affirms to me your useless support for Machar who is locked up in South Africa never to come out to do any politics in this country

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      • 29 March 10:21, by engatuny


        do not claim to be intelligent when you are not; in Crown Hotel meant where Gai’s IO faction was made, no support elsewhere except ego driven decisions of those few and that is why you see such defections.

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      • 29 March 10:37, by Eastern


        My idiocy isn’t the problem; the major problem of South Sudanese the inability to discern one’s ineptness - cattlecamp leaders become intellectuals, commanders, ambassadors, jack of all trades, etc. It’s you who’s a super idiot for failing to delineate El Tabani Deng and Crown hotel!!

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  • 29 March 09:07, by real Dinka

    That ever now and then rebellion will not solve all your matters, unless stupid Kiir and Riek step aside to give peace achance, am neither supporting SPLM/IO nor IG

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    • 29 March 10:40, by Eastern

      real Dinka,

      Go and ask your fellow Dinka, Kiir to step aside, Dr Machar has already been parked in far away South Africa. What are you waiting for? Ask JCE to tell Kiir to go way from J1 if you dinkas mean well for the country. Moron!!

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