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S. Sudan opposition deputy military spokesperson defects to FVP Gai


Colonel Dickson Gatluak (ST Photo)
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

April 9, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - A military spokesperson for the opposition faction of the Sudan Peoples Liberation movement (SPLM-IO) under the leadership of former vice President, Riek Machar, on Sunday declared switching allegiance to General Taban Deng Gai, first vice President of South Sudan.

Colonel Dickson Gatluak Nyuot, Deputy military spokesperson of the Machar-led opposition faction told Sudan Tribune that he has decided to join Gai’s faction because Machar has a lack of clear vision and objectives as well as a lack of clear chain of command in the Army.

David Dang, head of Gai- led SPLM-IO coordination office here in Addis Ababa Sunday has confirmed Nyout’s defection and congratulated him for joining the vice president’s faction.

The deserter further accused Machar of promotion based on ethnic and clan line instead of merit.

He went on to say that Machar has turned the SPLM-IO into a property of his own his wife, Angelina Nyajany Teny as head of the national committee for security and defence, General Yiey Dak in charge of internal intelligent Bureau and General Dhiling Keah (Machar’s Cousin) as military intelligence chief.

"This is the change Machar and his family are talking about," Nyuot said.

"This is another dynasty characterised by corruption, deception, random promotion to created false hope and optimism, nepotism, tribalism, weak military and political leadership and clear vision".

He added that he decided to switch his support to First vice President faction because Gai is a leader who "invests on building bridges and not walls, books not weapons, stability not fear and terror, peace and not chaos"

He called on Machar fighters on the ground to abandon the movement and join Gai’s faction to support his efforts to bring permanent peace and stability in South Sudan.

Nyout has left on Sunday to Juba to join the vice-president’s faction after over two years in exile.

In August 2015, the opposition leader, Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir signed peace agreement brokered by the regional bloc IGAD.

The peace deal was commended by regional and international peace partners despite uncertainties on firm implementation.

The Addis Ababa-based SPLM-IO office under Gai leadership says it is tasked to mobilise all exiled South Sudanese for peace and reconciliation.

Office head, David Dang said the office is closely working with the Ethiopian government, AU and IGAD to promote peace in South Sudan.


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  • 10 April 2017 00:47, by junubi

    Welcome back brother just leave machar alone he doesn’t have aclear vision

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    • 10 April 2017 02:43, by Kuch

      It is good that people are coming back to their right senses. We need to unite and face our external adversaries to fight ourselves for no apparent reason. South Sudan is not for Salva Kiir or Riek Machar. It belongs to all South Sudanese people.

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    • 10 April 2017 07:23, by Mi diit

      Ati,Colonel Gatluak?!
      Unconfirmed Major Dickson Gatluak was not an appointed as the SPLA-I.O’s deputy Spokesperson in the first place.

      Gatluak has no official authorization nor commissioned in the rank and files of the SPLM/A I.O under Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
      Let the Facebook newsman quits and leave us alone. At least, I’m relieve now. Go poor Gatluak Joan!!

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      • 10 April 2017 07:27, by Mi diit

        Check this link to know more about to poor minded Gatluak Joak

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        • 10 April 2017 08:58, by jubaone

          Mi diit,
          Thank you for the link. The impostor may return to Juba only to find that he has no role as a former messenger. Let us not hope that he further defects to the Kiirminal. After all, Kiirminal-Taban relationship is like a blind man pulling a limbless cripple. Just hopeless and illiterate bushfighters.

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        • 10 April 2017 11:31, by engatuny

          Mi diit,

          Great!; the imposter thought all people in this forum are idiots....

          A reason why SPLA is seen a militia and not national army because where an officer wakes up one morning, collects family and extended family members including minors, decorates them with ranks in contravention of the established recruitment & promotional system that exists if any. Shame!

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      • 10 April 2017 07:40, by Mi diit

        The above are the countries doing whatever possible means they can, to demolish the people’s movement. But the won’t succeed in their evil plans against the suffering people of South Sudan🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸🇸

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      • 10 April 2017 13:08, by Raankan

        Dear Mi dit,
        Please stop your fucking lie against Col.Dickson Gatluak.

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    • 26 November 2017 13:37, by sirking79

      It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commentators here! The Coconut Oil Secret

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  • 10 April 2017 03:21, by Kush Natives

    Colonel Dickson Gatluak Nyuot,
    It’s sometimes hard-some for some of our brothers in other isles here in South Sudan who raised up through bloodshed and manipulation. Why it took some of you 5 years to realized that Riek Machar have got no any clue vision rather the sowing hatred among our beloved citizens?

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    • 10 April 2017 03:47, by Nairobimitot

      Let us all welcome Galuak Nyuot for joining his brothers and sisters in the government for abandoning rebellion, this is what our country need, unity, reconciliation and then development.

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      • 10 April 2017 08:25, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

        Dickson Gatluak was neither colonel nor Deputy Military spokeperson for SPLA-IO but civilian who want to get highest rank leaving professional officers his subordinate, Gatluak your claims are all rubbish and garbages, you are the same STD who betrayed and stabbed the IO movement at the back and the history sill never forget your insanity that you did to the people’s movement.

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  • 10 April 2017 08:16, by Lou Nuer The Great


    deputy military spoke is Lt col Lam Paul Gabriel not Dickson Gatluak as claimed by illiterate and food fighters jienges and their allies

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  • 10 April 2017 09:58, by Sadam Kuikoy

    Could that be Gatluak jok Nyuot who used to be Taban’s boy in Bentiu between 2010-2012? that has no impact at all.Just ignore his defection!

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  • 10 April 2017 13:04, by Raankan

    Please do not talk about Col.Dickson Ranks,they are just put their fake ranks from civilian to General.So Col.Dickson is also deserved to promote himself because it iss the culture of Nuer Militia.

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  • 10 April 2017 13:26, by Adok son

    I know only that Gatluak Jok,has joined the rebellion and he use to call himself by title Capt,and during 2016 he promoted himself again to the rank of Major, that is all, brothers. Unless if we talk of his previous position before the crisis when he was a reporter of Enter-News radio in Bentiu.
    Let him join Taban Kiir Mayardit, for he may get position & ranks as it was stated out by Kch Natives t

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  • 10 April 2017 19:06, by Fair Man

    Kush Natives
    With the level of frustration faced by JCE thugs in trying to gain momentum to push on with their stupid agenda of claiming existence of peace, all crooks are welcome into the rotten system. Anyone can claim whichever ranks and direct it to Taban-Kiir Crown Hotel project and get absorbed. Nothing new!!! Expect more useless crooks into the beer bar at Amarat.

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    • 10 April 2017 19:30, by Kush Natives

      Fair Man,
      That’s how it work in politic, called a rooted system when you’re in the bush, when you get in like him, you will be well-off. Waste your valuable time in the bush thinking that thing will workout for you, but I don’t see anything that will bring you in, if you keeps refusing peace except hunger. Come in, if you want change.

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