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Ruweng chiefs disown resignation of former governor over land dispute


President Salva Kiir (C) poses for a photograph with FVP Taban Deng Gai (L) and Second VP James Wani Igga (R) at the Presidential Palace in the capital of Juba, July 26, 2016. (Photo Reuters/Jok Solomun)
April 27, 2017 (JUBA) – Traditional leaders from South Sudan’s Ruweng community have distanced themselves from the resignation of the former governor due to the dispute over a piece of land reportedly occupied by the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai.

The leaders, who travelled to Juba where they met with the President Salva Kiir, after meeting First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, said they were shocked by the decision of the former Governor Theji Da Adwad Deng.

The former governor resigned from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) shifting his allegiance to President Kiir Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

The changes in the political allegiance resulted in his replacement from his gubernatorial post.

On Wednesday, Ateny Wek Ateny, the Presidential Spokesman told reporters that President Kiir had met with the leaders from Ruweng to discuss the current political situation in the state and how to implement the signed peace agreement in the country.

Ateny said the area was given to the SPLM-IO in accordance with the provision of the 2015 peace agreement which stipulated that some states in the Upper Nile region would be governed by nominees of the armed opposition during the transitional period.

“The community leaders and chiefs were shocked by the resignation of the former governor and they have discussed it with the President and they have affirmed their support to the implementation of the peace agreement so that peace and stability return to the area and the country at large,” said the spokesperson.

The presidential aide further said the issue of borders would be determined by the border commission.


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  • 28 April 08:33, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Traditional leaders distancing themselves!Because of what?Simply the issue of land grabbing by the authorities figures within the govenment made them to acted in that why.These vulnerable innocent poor civilian should be given a piece of mind to carry on with their tradition way of living.their assets should not be taken off them.They just give in, this not a distancing of oneself

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  • 28 April 10:05, by Kush Natives

    Don’t make no sense! All bullshit!

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  • 28 April 13:11, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Kuch native or whatever your noun is! It will make sense as soon as they reach your doorsteps,when this time comes do not carry for help, otherwise your insults plus your grandmum will be the only one to support u! Mark my words.

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    • 28 April 21:04, by Kush Natives

      Don-Don Malith Rual,
      Nice dreams from you. Let whoever wanted to our doorstep come, we’re ready for those lands grabbers! They will learn a lesson in any forms, weather they like it or not. There’s no single son of Ruweng have a piece of lands in Juba. Taban didn’t abolished rebellion because of peace, but because of lands in Padang territories. This is a RED line!

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