Home | News    Saturday 6 October 2018

South Sudan legislator denies defection from the ruling coalition


October 5, 2018 (JUBA)- A South Sudanese legislator has denied reports claiming he broke away from the ruling political coalition comprising a faction led by the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai. He described it as unfounded allegation created by enemies of peace in the country.

Ayii Ayii AkolAyii Ayii Akol, a Member Of Parliament Friday said he was shocked by circulations of reports alleging he had shifted his political allegiance from the government and the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, describing it as false.

“People are asking me about something which was circulated in the social media talking about things I do not have any idea whatsoever about it. They say that I have defected from government to the opposition. Those are lies. I’m still a government member of parliament”, Ayii told Sudan Tribune on Friday.

The lawmaker spoke to Sudan Tribune from Kampala, Uganda where he is currently visiting his family.

He said his being out of the country was known by the leadership, adding if he was unhappy, he would have made his decision clear to the public instead of unnamed people causing a political anxiety.

“I know the people who made this allegation. They are pursuing a certain agenda which I have nothing to do with it. I am not part of them and so I have nothing to do with their affairs," he said without elaborating on the identity of those he suspected.

Akol said he was aware the same group also recently circulated a report about the defection of the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai and that he had applied for political asylum in the United States in protest of the return of Riek Machar to the government.

“We know them, and it is a matter of time they will be exposed,” he said.

They are enemies of peace and stability of the country, he added.

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 6 October 2018 06:18, by Eastern

    The US should be the last place Taban Deng should even think of applying for asylum of any type. Taban Deng conspired with Kiir and others to abrogate the ARCSS 2015 leading to eruption of war and the mass displacement of the Equatorian people. Taban and his fellow conspirators will stand trial for this heinous crime....!

    repondre message

    • 6 October 2018 14:06, by South South

      US is not for Kora people.

      repondre message

      • 6 October 2018 17:24, by Eastern

        South South,

        What’s that Kora you have been yelling about all this while...? Is it the Kora Award, Kora star, Kora fitness......Nobody understands this Kora you have been obsessed with, you Dinka boy.

        repondre message

    • 6 October 2018 20:00, by padiit gaga

      No smoke without fire,many witness said Taban was applied for Sylum for fear of his life because he betrayed Dr.Machar to enemy his action was failed now the man whom he betrayed come to his position he fears that he may got murder either by Kirr or Machar.

      repondre message

  • 6 October 2018 08:38, by jubaone

    Taban’s faction has formally merged with the regime and the two have become one. Defection is stupid and irrelevant. Its like moving from one room to the next within one house. You haven’t moved out yet. There’s no Taban’s IO, its an appendage of the kiirminal.

    repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Will uprising in Sudan provide a new political dispensation? 2019-04-20 06:25:31 By Luka Kuol* The recent wave of uprising in some African countries shows the new means of contesting the African rulers who stayed in power for so long and are hardly to be unseated through the (...)

Sudan’s Uprising: Dealings with remnants of al-Bashir 2019-04-16 21:14:38 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman From the outset, the people of Sudan who have been demonstrating in their glorious popular rebellion for over four months categorically reject the Reproduction or (...)

Sudan’s third civilian uprising and the fourth military coup i 2019-04-16 13:12:52 The third civilian uprising and the fourth military coup in Sudan history ended up with the downfall of Omar Hassan El Bashir after nearly 30 years in power. By Lul Gatkuoth Gatluak The news (...)


Latest Press Releases

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)

Sudan Protests: Investigate the custodial death of three University students 2019-03-13 12:53:14 The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Sudan Protests: Urgent call for investigations into the custodial death of three University students and alleged torture of detainees by (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.