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SPLM-IO Juba faction appoint spokesperson


June 15, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) loyal to First Vice-President, Taban Deng Gai has appointed Agel Riing Machar as the movement’s official spokesperson.

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SPLM-IO Juba faction spokesperson Agel Riing Machar (File photo)

A former rebel-appointed governor of Warrap state prior to the signing of the 2015 peace deal, Agel fled the South Sudan capital, Juba for Kenya in July last year, but later returned and joined the coalition government as part of the faction under Gai.

Agel, in a statement, thanked South Sudan’s First Vice-President for appointing him.

“I humbly accept this huge responsibility with clear understanding of the urgency of now. The need to clearly articulate and highlight national peace and reconciliation priorities, among others", he said.

Agel, however, said he would mainly focus on the progress and challenges of the 2015 peace accord, the Arusha agreement on re-unification of the ruling party (SPLM), the importance and contributions of the reunification of the SPLM, aspects on the national dialogue initiative, among other issues.


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  • 16 June 01:11, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Marahabek ya Abu-siniya!!

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    • 16 June 09:28, by Mi diit

      This idiot is only known for feigning. He is nothing but a congenital lair and a mere pretender.

      Who cares!

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      • 16 June 09:33, by Mi diit

        His ugly face defines him well. Nothing is good in him except his height. 😅😅Agel Machar😅😅 Ati, Spokesman-TabanM/A I.O.

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  • 16 June 02:25, by Force 1

    This is how confused the opposition seem to be; aren’t they aware that; vice president Taban Deng Gai is loyal to president Kiir?

    Now the question is; if you the opposition are loyal to vice president; wouldn’t you be automatically loyal to president Kiir? How pathetic! No wonder innocent civilians in South Sudan are dying in vain!

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  • 16 June 12:16, by Newsudan

    Midiit,you hate peace faction of Taban and opted for war faction of Riek, a war you can’t win.

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    • 16 June 13:03, by Mi diit

      Old Sudan (New Sudan )

      A forced peace has never been a meaningful peace. Taban is nothing but a status quo surrendered gay.

      Victory is at the corner now, Gatchiek.

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  • 16 June 14:38, by Newsudan

    what is wrong with our cousins Nuers, you wanted to sacrifice the whole community for sake of one man so call Riek.

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  • 16 June 15:03, by Newsudan

    midiit,you are really suffering of Riek delusions of becoming president since 2013.daydreaming can’t work.

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    • 16 June 17:33, by Redeemer

      He is the most oriented political personal that Riek cannot work without him. The history is clear, when he left Riek movement in 2001, the movement died just a year after and Riek surrender in 2002 again when he decided not to go for another war of J1 all the executives of IO followed him except looters who followed Riek

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  • 16 June 17:53, by garrak1520

    There is only 1 SPLM-IO, led by Machar. Riek Machar is the only commander-in-chief and he is the one who can make peace, so peace cannot be reached without Dr. Riek who is responsible for declaration of ceasefire". Kiir, Taban, IGAD stop the theatrical act. TIME TO SHIT OR GET OFF THE POT. TIME FOR PEACE NOT CONTINUED SUFFERANCE.

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