Army Chief Denies Controversial Statements Against Dr. Machar, Offered 15 Bulls Compensation!
April 15, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– South Sudan’s army Chief of General Staff, Paul Malong Awan, has withdrawn his remarks against Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the incoming First Vice President and offered 15 bulls in kind to the armed opposition who arrived recently in the capital, Juba.
The Chief of Staff for SPLA-IG also offered one truck to SPLA-IO for domestic use.
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Denying the allegations, believed to have been made during a recent recruitment campaign in his hometown in Norther Bhar el Ghazal, Malong accused the online Sudan Tribune of having created the story to collide the warring parties.
The former governor of Norther Bhar el ghazal attest that he is not against Dr. Riek Machar to become a president of South Sudan, a statement that has fueled numerous condemnations from many fair minded South Sudanese nationals.
Gen. Malong further stress that he wants peace in South Sudan and calls on the opposition to prepare for peace.
The general also denied the issues of cantonments sites for the opposition in Equatoria and Bhar el Ghazal, saying that he is not against cantonment proposals.
According to credible sources, Malong has directly ordered the recent attacks in Wau, where many youth were arrested and at least two brothers killed in what NGOs see as an intimidation exercise to scare off supporters of SPLM/SPLA-IO.
Gen. Malong was accompanied by senior officials of SPLM/SPLA in opposition including Gen. Koang Chuol Ranley of SPLM/SPLA-IO.
In other reports, President Salva Kiir has traveled to Arusha, Tanzania, to sign an agreement for South Sudan to join East African Community!