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SPLM-IO figures defect to Kiir saying their group turned into "family dynasty"


Dak Duop Bichiok speak to the media in Juba to announce his defection to Kiir on 16 April 2020 (ST photo)
April 16, 2020 (JUBA) - A new group of SPLM-IO members have shifted alliance to the SPLM-IG under the leadership of President Salva Kiir blaming Machar of turning the party into "a family dynasty".

In a press conference, a group led by Dak Duop Bichiok SPLM-IO Political Bureau member declared their resignation from the Movement.

"We strongly felt in different with the way the chairman runs the SPLM-IO. We see no direction or vision. That is why we have decided to resign, it is our right," said the splinters in a statement read by Bichiok.

"The Party has turned into family dynasty where the chairman and his family runs it like a personal property the functions of important organs have been rendered irrelevant," he further said.

Following what the statement frontally attacked Machar claiming that "the chairman and his wife’s lust for power and resource is squarely responsible for disharmony in the movement".

The SPLM-IO was established in Nasir on 16 April 2014 four months after the eruption of violence in Juba. While the military structure of SPLA-IO had to wait until the Pagak conference in December 2014.

The fighting in the army barracks on 15 December 2013 between Dinka troops loyal to Kiir and Nuer troops loyal to Machar followed by the systematic killing of Nuer in the streets of Juba made that the SPLM-IO was formed on tribal lines to defend Nuer interests.

But several Nuer leaders split from Machar since August 2015 when Peter Gatdet and Gathoth Gatkuoth broke away accusing Machar of “seeking power for himself”.

Recently on 18 March, several generals led by the SPLA-IO, Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration, Lt. General James Koang Chuol Ranley and the Deputy Director of National Security Services (NSS) Maj. Gen. James Wang Chany, joined the government.

Bichiok was a former minister in the united Sudan, served as a governor on NCP ticket and as a minister in the coalition government in 2015, a position he resigned when conflict erupted again in 2016.

Observers in Juba agree that Machar should not have him left out in the recent selection of the cabinet members.


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  • 16 April 2020 17:32, by South South

    jubaone, The Rhino, Games/mentally Retarded, the rest of monkeys,

    South Sudan has changed and anyone who doesn’t see that is just a monkey, no more. " History teaches us that when change arrives, the best way to deal with it is not to resist, but to adapt". We are here to show blind people like Games, jubaone and The Rhino the path. I have keys and if you want to get out from the room see me.

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    • 16 April 2020 18:51, by The Rhino

      Look at this jienge idiot, what keys do you have in life?If so, why don’t you unlock your damn ass out of Juba and go rescue Dinka villagers running away from or being butchered by miseriya arabs huh?Coward!

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      • 16 April 2020 19:23, by South South

        Look at this dirty Mundari, you need to close your dirty mouth and follow. Eating monkeys and rats will not help you to learn anything. We are here to rule and if you don’t like go to hell.

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      • 16 April 2020 22:02, by jubaone

        The difference between jienges and nyagateen is their "trademarks". Now you understand why all love free "nyamnyam" cuz they dont have that in their luaks. Free food in Pyramid, Crown, Grand hotels Exceutive Inn, Juba Bridge all these niceties are in Juba, Equatoria. Without us, they are just bush niggas. That will NEVER change.

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      • 17 April 2020 09:36, by jubaone

        This defection of nyagateen to jienge regime is very good. Now our Equatorian dreamers, sellouts, snitches and bitches will have to re-evaluate their support for Riek. All Equatorians in IO must decamp to NAS and boost it. You see the mess; nyagateen flipping sides just like the jienges. All seek nyamnyam. These misfits are easily swayed by food. I am happy for this chaos in IO.

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      • 17 April 2020 09:43, by jubaone

        My personal advice to NAS leadership, NEVER NEVER allow nyagateen or jienge into your file and ranks. They are unreliable, less visionary, very emotional and slow thinkers and would only bring in chaos and anarchy. Their lives in the luaks is the same in politics and running state affairs. Yes, we Equatorians alone can do it. We are organized, clever control the countryside and dont need

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        • 17 April 2020 10:28, by The Rhino


          We’ve been warning those deaf IO Equatorians long time ago,to abandon Riak’s movement and decamp to NAS.At least here,they can fight with legitimacy or die for a course,but what do they do,nothing..standby and watch those fucking nyagats and Dinka savages destroy our territories and communities,disgusting!What will happen in the nearest future in Juba will be another bloody dog fight....

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          • 17 April 2020 10:39, by The Rhino


            ..this time between disgruntled food chasers/nyagats and those groups still sticking to Riak Machar.A big chaotic mess among savages is in the making.NAS at this point should stay cool, focused and always keep the GUNs pointed at all savages.Those misfits jienges and nyagats have proven time and again to be a total waste of time.They have no place in Equatoria,all of them OUT!!!

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            • 17 April 2020 12:49, by jubaone

              I am happy the international community has written off SS as these chimps flip sides among themselves. What is now important as you alluded, is NAS must be focused and keep its guns. Its our duty to enlighten our fellow Equatorians to decamp IO, IG and all these ludicrous savagery. I have ever advocated for EQUAEXIT cuz neither the jienges nor nyagats are "fit" for anything, just losers.

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        • 17 April 2020 11:53, by South South

          Kurkoo!!!!! Monkeys of NAS have no place in South Sudan. They can bark in net or in the bushes. These are the two places we can hear them talking like human, but in South Sudan, no, no and no. There are real people who know how to rule and lead, Kurkoo!!!!

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          • 17 April 2020 12:53, by jubaone

            South South
            Jienge kaffir, not any single investor will ever waste his/her money investing in jienge- or nyagatlands cuz you are losers and lazy idiots. South South, you will ever remain on the run like a frightened monkey and will never get back to your luak except through Juba or Equatoria. We set the tone, you follow like dogs. Take or leave it.

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            • 17 April 2020 13:04, by South South


              You need my permission to come back to Juba, fact. You are coward, you ran away from Juba because of us, fact. You ran to US thinking that you will be secured, but coronavirus is surrounding you, an old man, fact. South Sudan is under our control, fact. We lead, you follow, fact. Kurkoo!!!!!

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              • 17 April 2020 16:42, by jubaone

                South South
                Jienge kaffir, you came to us in Juba/Equatoria and we can’t go to your place cuz you have none. Just a freebooter, vagabond, MTN, mbororo, kwerkwer, ya jienge. Who controls who, when I feed, cloth and accommodate you like a dog? At 43 yrs old still a homeless refugee, ya kelb.

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              • 17 April 2020 17:10, by jubaone

                South South
                Jienge kaffir, noble Equatorians dont go to jienges, but jienges come to us. A person doesn’t go to the dogs, the dogs come to the person. Here they get food, shelter and comfort. Kut...kut...kut we call you to Juba like dogs.

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          • 17 April 2020 13:02, by jubaone

            South South
            Jienge kaffir, once you die, you will be dragged like a dog to a "kusha" cuz you have no place to be buried. You have no place called home, if any your "carcass" will be left to hyenas in the bushes. Equatoria is too holy for filthy jienge kuffar. Be thankful, that we are still tolerating you. NAS is coming to clean up jienge/nyagat dirt.

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            • 17 April 2020 14:05, by The Rhino

              South South,

              Misseriya arabs are after your Dinka ass,don’t forget that, nothing you can do about it.You coward bastards know only few things, to bark loud, chase food and hide like terrified chickens.Shit,soon misseriya arabs will intensify their attacks in the north, our NAS warriors will gear up hunting MTNs in the south, until all respective communities are clean and free from Dinka savages..

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              • 17 April 2020 14:08, by The Rhino

                South South,

                ..or nyagats.Begin saying your prayers or run away from our hot zones before it’s too late!We don’t play games, full stop!!!

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    • 17 April 2020 07:51, by Joyuma John

      Dr.Riek Machar need to think twice, it is matter of time but Machar camp will be empty because his political quack ability.

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  • 16 April 2020 20:38, by Mayendit

    Huge numbers are leaving SPLM IO camp led by Riek Machar Teny.

    I can’t wait to see the coming another two years particularly, how the SPLM IO Will survived politically bitterness within their own camp. The Eastern Nuers communities and even the Military leaders are not feeling well. Some of them are accused first vice president Riek Machar for using them in order to get his position VP, etc.

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    • 16 April 2020 22:06, by jubaone

      What can you as jienges showcase in terms of real development, culture and progress in your areas? Nothing! cuz from nothing comes nothing and we EQUATORIANS are the key to South Sudan, the rest are just statistics without value. Better 1 Equatorian than 1000 worthless jienge savages who cant develop anything.

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      • 17 April 2020 01:12, by Mayendit

        Don’t use the names of Equatorians against Muony-jang or the man of the men. Generalized the Equatorians people maybe would harms innocent who are not aware your negative toward Dinka or Jienges. First of all, Equatorians don’t speak one language like Muony-jang people. Second to that, every Equatorians officials are getting huge money from oil production located in Dinkas lands

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        • 17 April 2020 09:30, by jubaone

          I dont give a fuck to jienges cuz they have NO value to me and all Equatorians. Yes, Equatoria has different ethnicities but coexist peacefully and we all advocated collectively for kokora. You have your oil, we have our Juba. Take your oil and drink it but fuckout of Equatoria. You came to us as beggars, we didn’t go to you. Watchout jienge, this time is different.

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  • 16 April 2020 20:50, by Mayendit

    Professor David Dechan said everything about Riek Machar Teny. He said. Riek Machar Teny love money and poorly leadership. Some Nuers people did not know the agendas of their Son since he break away from the late Chairman Dr John Garang and again break away from Kiir Mayardit but Today, the vast majority of Nuers people have finally decisions. In 2016, Riek asked Kiir Mayardit to give him a Dinka

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  • 16 April 2020 21:00, by Mayendit

    He told president Kiir Mayardit that, he doesn’t trust the Nuers people and the president told him you got many soldiers to choose from. After when the president turned down his requested of needing a Dinka bodyguards then, his wife Angelina Teny selected all relatives and people from Dok community leaving others Nuers people wondering before the dogfighting started. Today, many Nuer

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  • 16 April 2020 21:10, by Mayendit

    Today, many Nuers people have stood up and none will never following Dr.Riek Machar this is the message I am getting all the time when I talked with my friends from Eastern Nuers communities. One of my friend is saying, his people from Lou Nuers communities are all upset when they sees Simon Gatwech Dual was left from the process of appointment to Defense minister meanwhile,we pay a price he said

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  • 16 April 2020 21:24, by Mayendit

    Finally advice to first vice president Riek Machar Teny and his wife Angelina Teny.

    You Must accept reunification of the SPLM Party why because that is the only choice left for now. Nepotism, favoritism, discrimination, tribalism and alluding are not good to practice in South Sudan. Also you should acknowledge your own risk at this moment instead, demand for more States positions.

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    • 17 April 2020 04:29, by Games

      Those were Taban Deng Gai groups who are running for money and positions. Died hard IO supporters will, will and never, never joins SALVA KIIR groups. Politics and gangs are operating at the same ways. You out, the news one in..

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      • 17 April 2020 05:42, by South South

        Games/Mentally retarded,
        Everyone is leaving Riek’IO. This is great news for us.Let him and his wives collect money, but they will not last for another year.

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        • 17 April 2020 06:07, by Games

          IO will never die buddy. Those defectors were joined the moment for wrong reasons. Remember, during our struggle to free ourselves from Arab world, lots of our people were sidings with enemy and Riek himself eventually joined them. We the rests did not give up fighting with enemies. After we got what we wants, they volunteered joined us.

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          • 17 April 2020 09:08, by Nuer bi Bay Dom

            this is how things always happen when a great confusion emerge among and within group and organization.some more peope might ignore this defection as a simple thing,but it do and will both militarily and politically affect unity,cooperation,strength of Dr Machar leadership and SPLM-A-IO.Defection of senior politicians army high commanders since 1990s,2002,2005,20016, 2019,2020 has been the problem

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  • 17 April 2020 10:13, by james john luka

    Former Nagerian President Gen. Obasenjo once said that "Shame on you, when you cheat me for the first time, but when you cheat me for the second time then I am a fool"

    This is true to those Nuer/Nass defecting from Machar. They are fools because they have been cheated several times by Machar and they don’t want to learn. This nation is in this shape now just because of one man’s ego.

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  • 17 April 2020 15:26, by james john luka

    And where is Midit Mitot now a days? His boss is loosing fathers like a bird bitten by venomous snake. The Joshua of South Sudan will soon be a leader of no man party! what a cursed human being!! always after glory of being Kour Midit in expense of poor and innocent blood!!

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