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SPLM-IO denies defection of Gen Johnson Olony


Gen Johnson Olony (file photo from edge.ug)
January 15, 2019 (JUBA) - The Sudan people’s Liberation Movement In Opposition (SPLM-IO) dismissed a recent press report claiming the defection of Gen Johnson Olony from the group as a result of his rejection of the revitalized peace agreement.

Two days ago an online news website has reported that Gen Olony rejects the peace pact because it didn’t addressee the cause of the Chollo people, and according he would not stop the war against the South Sudanese government.

Mabior Garang de Mabior, the chairperson of the SPLM-IO National Committee for Information and Public Relations, issued a statement on Tuesday denouncing the "unfounded allegations" by the "enemies of peace".

"This propaganda is intended by the enemies of peace to arouse tribal sentiments and in particular to provoke the subjects of the Collo Kingdom who are anxious regarding the issue of land grabbing in their territories," said Mabior.

He added that other communities in Raja, Mading Aweil and other areas share this frustration with the people of Collo Kingdom. And it is for this reason they vigilantly support the peace implementation process because it is the least costly way to resolve the issue.

Mabior was alluding to the contested 32 states federal system which would be reviewed by the Independent Boundaries Commission (IBC), in line with the revitalized pact.

"The Agwelek forces led by Gen Olony are part and parcel of the alliance that is the People’s Movement under Commander Dr Riek Machar Teny and shall together with the people, make any necessary decision. only after following the negotiated settlement to its culmination," he stressed.

Tribal leaders of Shilluk who are the third largest ethnic group of South Sudan say the government through its 32-states system gave their ancestral territories in the Upper Nile province to the Dinka communities.

The holdout groups which reject the revitalized agreement point to need for a federal system enabling the regions to manage the land ownership and giving them enough resources to develop it without intervention from the central government.


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  • 15 January 22:05, by One people

    Five calls, and it has been identified as MTN jeinge. We need $ 1987690320/201320152018 you see how ignorant and unknowledgeable you are, I have gave you some numbers that you can divided by 2013,2015,2018 and your dumb ass have ignored it, if you calculate that numbers, you will find our country saving 0.00s are there that need attention. I beat you you want to go back again to read it. HAHAHAH

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    • 15 January 22:05, by One people

      When your sorry ass go back to read those numbers again, you can come back and ask me where did I get those numbers from? I will allow you to ask me because your brain its so dumb and don’t know anything, that’s why you went back to re-read again, that mean you need to go back to school so you can make sure you know how to read everything on the paper and understand it all, idiot stupid,hahahah

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  • 15 January 22:35, by One people

    MTN jeinge people or Salva Kiir has nothing to do with this propaganda that its escalating around the media against Gen Johnson Olony. This propaganda came from lutin and kawalat Rebels who are, I don’t wanna say their name because they already know themselves, and I know they’re going to attack me. RH, JAO-NE, ESN, ya la-wyta ya kawalat ya lutin ya gneeten intu ya klab ya shramet

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    • 15 January 23:13, by Kush Natives

      This son of slave is totally retarded! Defecting to who and where by the way? What I know so far, he will end up getting assassinated somewhere in that jungles. He totally failed to get his land that he rebelled for back. So, what he’s still looking for?

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  • 16 January 07:24, by Mike Mike

    Olony have got confuse he never knows what he has to do for people to respect him.He just wanted to end up on this world with no good records about him.In and out by some individuals has become too much of which gov’t should be careful to stop this subversive behaviors not to continue within us.

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  • 18 January 07:11, by Lenin Bull

    Leave this pure civilian, porter, and trader in military attire called Johnson Olony Thobo! He is blackmailing Padang Dinka for no good reason at all. He just wants the Shilluk to have separate peace agreement with government in Juba so that the Shilluk tribal force known as Agwelek/hyenas get separate treatment in terms of military ranks and political positions.Idiots!

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