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Machar relieves five military governors, appoints others


South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar speaks during a briefing in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa April 9, 2016 (Photo Reuters/ Tiksa Negeri)
July 27, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan armed opposition leader, Riek Machar on Thursday relieved five military governors of Upper Nile state and Bahr el Ghazal region and appointed new ones.

The new changes affected Lt.Gen Ruai Kuol Jal (Liech state), Lt.Gen Koang Gatkuoth Kerjok (Bieh state), Lt. Gen Sadam Chayout Manyang (Adar state), Maj. Gen Jokuino Fidel Nyikayo (Fashoda state) and Brig Gen Dhahya Ahmed Faraheldor of Raja state.

Machar, in a separate decree, immediately re-appointed five militarily governors for South Sudan’s newly-established states of Liech, Bieh, Adar, Fashoda and Raja.

“Pursuant to the resolutions of the SPLM Political Bureau September 23, 2016 and SPLM (IO) constitution and the restructuring the governance in the liberated areas, I Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon Chairman and Commander –In-Chief, SPLM/SPLA (IO) do hereby appoint the following as military governors of the following States, as mentioned against each name, with effect from 27 July, 2017,” partly reads Machar’s decree, also extended to Sudan Tribune.

The new governors appointed by the rebel leader include, Lt. Gen Johnson Ulony Thabu (Fashoda) Maj.Gen Salah Momogi Mameri Koni (Raja) Brig Gen Koang Rambang Chol (Bieh) Brig Gen Tor Tunguar Kueiguong (Liech) and Brig Gen Nhail Nyal Ding (Adar).

The decree did not, however, explain why the rebel leader made the changes.

An official from the rebel faction told Sudan Tribune that the exercise was to strengthen the system of local governance in the country’s liberated areas.

Machar’s press secretary, Lam Kuei, the press secretary confirmed the changes, saying it was a “normal” procedure in any functional institution.


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  • 28 July 2017 09:52, by Mike Charlie MC

    To new appointees ,,, I believed they will work hard to fight against genocidal force plus Tabanese Nuer WEWthat exacerbated the live of civilian across the country .
    Many Thank Dr Machar , go ahead ,, please

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    • 29 July 2017 06:10, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

      Power Greedy! It sounds like children’s jokes & a crazy man thought. Somebody in exile pretends to act like a president, what a great shame on you! Please, enough is enough of your destruction, give peace a chance! Since 1991 with Dr John upto present still being a trouble maker! You must learn & change fro ur expriences!

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  • 28 July 2017 09:55, by Kuch

    SUDAN TRIBUNE will never fail to amaze the South Sudanese people with their Riek Machar *issuing decrees & orders* of always appointing his so-called governors or those SUDAN TRIBUNE propagandists are their Riek Machar’s loyalists. This SUDAN TRIBUNE rubbish often remind me of the book l used to carry, in my backpack, during my SPLA days in late 1992s-2002s in Eastern & Central>>>

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    • 28 July 2017 10:20, by Kuch

      THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, by Nikolai Gogol. Fellows, any South Sudanese with a shred of education would attest, that the current mess in our country is a *geopolitical intrigues*. The SPLA must or cannot again, allow the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their their evil juus & some of their evil allies in between>>>

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  • 28 July 2017 18:32, by gatkhor Nueri

    Bravo sir and you did the best.
    sadam Chayout manyang always he received USD from Bor Gatwech in Juba and he deny it.Taban Deng Gai ,he is a one who bribe the chayoy manyang for Dollars through (Bor Gat Wech). and now he waiting the drecree and he will defect soon.

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