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SSOA’s nominee for South Sudan VP should be selected on regional basis: Costello


November 27, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The South Sudan Patriotic Movement leader SSPM Costello Garang Ring advised his allies in the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) to pick their nominee for vice-president on regional not tribal criteria.

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Costello Garang Ring (ST Photo)

In addition to the first vice president, the revitalized peace agreement provides to establish during the transitional period four vice-presidents in equal rank among them one to be nominated by the SSOA.

The opposition alliance which is a signatory of the peace deal is debating nowadays on who among them will take this position, as several point that the Skulk deserves this position because they expect that the Nuer will be represented by Riek Machar, the First Vice President and Taban Deng a vice-president, While the Equatorians are represented by James Wani. For the Dinka, many expect that besides President Kiir the Former Political Detainees may appoint Madame Rebecca Garang.

However, Costello believes that the SSOA in this delicate process should be inspired by the experience of the historical SPLM which held a similar debate on whether the choice would be according to the representation of the regions or according to the tribes.

He told Sudan Tribune that William Nyuon at the time refused to be appointed as the deputy chairman because he is a Nuer.

Castello further said that when they began discussions about forming an opposition coalition, it was not known that the SSOA would nominate a vice-president to represent them at the presidency.

Also, he said no one can pretend to be alone the forefather of this alliance as the idea of establishing an opposition coalition emerged since 2016 and many participated in the discussions.

"I can say that the SSOA is the son of many parents and none of these parents can say that he is the forefather.

"Whoever says that wants to break the coalition," he stressed.


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  • 28 November 2018 02:00, by Games

    Taban Deng Gai is representing only Dinka. For instance, when Murle Youth killed or raided Dinka Bor cattle. Taba would rush and call emergency meeting between the two communities and ask Murle to returns the stolen kids and cattle to Bor. While when Murle kills Nuer especially at Lou areas, Taban would shut up and nowhere to be heard or seeing

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    • 28 November 2018 05:37, by padiit gaga

      Taban Deng
      Doesn’t represent Nuer neither Dinka but his boss is Dinka that is why he went to talk with Murle to make peace with Dinka Taban represent Arab of Abiy.

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    • 28 November 2018 08:13, by Midit Mitot

      Conflict of interest is booming now from SSOA, the fact must be tell, SSOA need to nominate some one from Shilluk though Taban Deng is not representing Nuer. Since people are talking of durable peace, let,s keep away tribalism.

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  • 28 November 2018 02:03, by Games

    Back to Position, without doubt Shilluk deserve this positio.

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  • 28 November 2018 05:09, by lino

    My opinion for this position, I am not looking for a tribe man here but a real technocrat person! As well this position will be taking care of services in the country!!! Having said that only one person who has been the only South Sudanese technocrat for long time and a member of SSOA is Dr. Lam Akol Ajawein!!!

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    • 28 November 2018 05:50, by Games

      When you look carefully in how the IGAD construction the peace...they did it in tribal ways representives in the government levels. Yes Shilluk did deserve one of those VP positions

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      • 28 November 2018 06:43, by Reuben

        About this position we need to think broadly.which region deserves this?Nuer,Shilluk, and Dinka are upper Nile. Taban and Risk from upper Nile.Bari from Equatorial, Wani Iga is a Bari.Salva from bahar el gazal. Therefore in my conclusion this position should go to either some one from western Equatoria,Eastern Equatoria or westwrn bahar Gazal region. Let us be fair and think only of our tribe lest

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  • 28 November 2018 12:02, by Kush Natives

    OMG! What’s this ugly proposition that we’re heading to? People of South Sudan need time to civilised. Why not let the country run alone and let all the tribes go to farm in their own regions? I don’t really care who becomes VP or whatever, I just need peaceful environment. Else is none of my concerns.

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    • 28 November 2018 13:34, by Eastern

      Bush Natives,

      That only happens in Utopia where a country runs alone and the people tend to their farms. In real sense, SOUTH SUDAN = SOUTH SUDANESE and the converse is true....

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      • 29 November 2018 06:07, by Pakuai

        Anyone with a shred of what is exactly being played over our country & our people knows pretty much that we are the most democratic & Egalitarian people on earth. And this Utopian way of doing things is what is going to be used in our country anyway. Mr. Eastern, haven’t you foreign criminals realized that our country & our people have been hijacked by criminals in the US, the UK,>>>

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        • 29 November 2018 06:13, by Pakuai

          their evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their Abehsas (so-called ethiopians) prostitutes, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and even Kenya to small extend. And we have some of our fools who fall for these evils fantasies. Mr. Eastern, WW3 is going to start here in South Sudan. Who says we want these vermins in our country & in our country?>>>

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    • 29 November 2018 05:03, by Pakuai

      Mr. Kush Natives,
      You are spot on as always brother. Those losers pandering for the ’regionalism’ as the way to run our country & our people would be the first one to complain later if their rubbish is taken head on. The best solution to our country & our people who are still living on ’primordial age’ is to ’form parties and the parties forms alliances’ and the power would always be shared among>

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      • 29 November 2018 05:09, by Pakuai

        the ’parties’ lines’ brother and not on the so-called regional lines or tribal lines. If its all narrow down to ’regional or tribal lines’, then the Dinkas/Jenges/Monyjiengs would always get away with ruling South Sudan for all the times, brother trust me. But as always, our Riek Machar & other bunch of lowly informed losers often brag to be the most well educated in South Sudan, but in truth.>>>>

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        • 29 November 2018 05:16, by Pakuai

          they are the least educated & lowly informed idiots in South Sudan including their leaders. But with sharing through ’parties alliances’ would not antagonize anyone in South Sudan since those parties would always be formed according to I ideologies (what they really stand for) and the South Sudanese people with brains would always be lured to vote those parties that stand for their ’best interests

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          • 29 November 2018 05:25, by Pakuai

            and the interests of South Sudan’. Mr. Kush Natives, When Anya-nya one was started in Equatoria in ’Nzara & Torit in 1955’, many South Sudanese people & mostly the Dinkas/Monyjiengs joined the Anya-Anya one in biggest even than the Equatorians. Then came, the Anya-nya two, it was the Nuers & a few Dinkas/Jaangs. The SPLM/A in 1983, it was 80% Dinkas/Jenges/Monyjiengs>>>

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            • 29 November 2018 05:34, by Pakuai

              the rest were some Nuers, Shilluks, Nuba Mountains, Maban, Burun & Southern Blue Nile. But the whole Equatoria didn’t want to have anything to do with SPLM/A. They used to call the SPLM/A a Dinkas/Jenges/monyjiengs movement. A few of them with vision like Mr. James Wani Igga, Mr. Mamur and others joined the SPLM/A with no reservations & are today still the most ardent SPLM/A veterans>>>

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              • 29 November 2018 06:03, by Pakuai

                Some of our Nuers & Shilluks went right back in & joined our arch enemy---the cloned so-called arab North Sudan in 1992 after their Riek Machar demigod, Lam Akol, Adwok Nyabe & other bunch of traitors ’rocked the SPLM/A boat in the middle of the river’ with their ’inflated egos’ to be the leaders of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people at all costs>>>

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                • 29 November 2018 06:28, by Pakuai

                  that from "Euphrates River, Tigris Rivers and right up to our Nilotic plains & our Nilotic valleys", is where the so-called the evil juus (so-called israelis) NEW WORLD ORDER government would span from. And that JERSUSLAM would be the SEAT of the so-called evil juus (so-called israelis) NEW WORLD ORDER government & that evil juus (so-called israelis) NEW WORLD ORDER government would be financed>>>

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                  • 29 November 2018 06:34, by Pakuai

                    by the gulf Arab states, World street, London, Brussels, Paris, Cayman Islands, British virgin islands, Bermuda, some rich criminals and even some rich criminals in here in Africa, Middle East, Asia, South America and other bunch and other bunch of evils around the world. And then Khartoum, Nairobi, Abesha (so-called ethiopia), Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia and other countries>>>

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                    • 29 November 2018 06:40, by Pakuai

                      like Chad, Northern Nigeria, Nigeria, Ghana, Mali and Senegal would not be running to Europe to seek asylum. This is the dirty game behind the current but our lowly informed fools just don’t understand how things work in the real work. South Sudan & South Sudanese people have been targeted by the evils because they think, that they can use our country & our people Geo-political chess game>>>>

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                      • 29 November 2018 06:47, by Pakuai

                        or football all the times like they always do to countries like Afghanistan, Eastern European countries, South American or Middle Eastern as their ’COLD WAR-like part two’ or their DR. Congo, then Angola, Mozambique, Cuba, Nicaragua et al, when their *evil banks are about to go bust*-----"King of the North vs King of the South my lowly informed South Sudanese fools" But here in South Sudan>>>

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                        • 29 November 2018 06:51, by Pakuai

                          fellows, a lot of bloody Noses, the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), their gulf Arab states financiers, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creepy allies in between have step on the wrong people’s feet---us, the Dinkas/Monjiengs of the Sudan>>>>

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                          • 29 November 2018 06:55, by Pakuai

                            My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. We have trading with the Chinese people even before there was the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire. The evils love affair with our country & our people has gone too far and we are going to bomb the evils out of our country & over our people once and for all, reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM>>>>

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                            • 29 November 2018 06:59, by Pakuai
                              • 29 November 2018 07:05, by Pakuai

                                for those South Sudanese lowly informed who were not borne after 1997, 1999-2005; should be aware with the silly slogan "one country, two systems" during our SPLM/A negotiation with our ’cloned so-called arab North Sudan’ in "Machakos, Nairobi & Naivasha" in Kenya. Dr. John Garang was even threaten by the evils behind the current war in our country to compromise>>>

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                                • 29 November 2018 07:10, by Pakuai

                                  Dr. John Garang flatly refused to heed the evils but negotiated ’a peace that that was acceptable’ to South Sudanese people including the people of Abyei, the Nuba Mountains & Southern Blue Nile. The evils in the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and their AFRICOM didn’t forgive Dr. John Garang and they killed him>>>

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                                  • 29 November 2018 07:17, by Pakuai

                                    on his way from Kampala to ’New Kush’ in then Eastern Equatoria and then tried to implicate Mr. Musveni of Uganda and the current present of South Sudan, Mr. Salva Kiir. But since the SPLM/A managed to steer South Sudan & the South Sudanese people to independence, our enemies are not interested in other countries & their people issues, it is the South Sudanese people & South Sudanese trivial>>>>

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                                    • 29 November 2018 07:22, by Pakuai

                                      issues that are more important and our lowly informed South Sudanese fools are not seeing this. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools, we are the Ancient Egyptian. There will not be any damned evil white Americans, English person, a juus (so-called israelis), their cloned arab of North Sudan, Abesha (so-called ethiopian), A bantus from Kenya, South Africa et al>>>

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                                      • 29 November 2018 07:27, by Pakuai

                                        I am the one who will bomb Eastern Jerusalem and give to it Arabs of Palestine. Fellows, What are some of our losers doing in Khartoum? Fellows, there will not be no Saudi Arabia again, North Sudan, most of the so-called Abesh (ethiopia), we are going occupy Kenya & kill all the white English evils in central Kenya, South Africa and other countries>>>

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                                        • 29 November 2018 07:38, by Pakuai

                                          and we are going to bomb the mighty US, France, the UK in Djibouti into *the red sea* with the land the evils are currently living on into *Yemen, Saudi Arabia and bomb* the evils to near ’extinction in open seas’ by a way of war’. The owners are here fellows. Watch this space.

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