South Sudan: Fashoda State Leadership And Agwelek Forces Reaffirm Allegiance To Dr. Machar’s Leadership
August 10, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— Agwelek, a force from the Chollo community which has been fighting alongside SPLM/A in Opposition for more than one year, reaffirms their allegiance to SPLM/SPLA in Opposition and the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
Speaking from his headquarters in Fashoda, Maj. Gen. Jukino Fidel Jikanyo, the military governor of Fashoda State declares that Agwelek forces and the people of Fashoda remain under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny, chairman and commander in chief of SPLM/SPLA-IO.
“I, Maj. Gen. Jukino Fidel Jikanyo, SPLM-IO governor of Fashoda State do hereby inform the SPLM-IO members worldwide, and the Chollo Community in Particular, that we are still under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the FVP of South Sudan, Chairman and C-in-C of SPLM/A-IO” Governor Fidel Said.
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The governor calls on the Chollo Community to ignore a group of ten individuals that were televised in Juba on behave of the Chollo community pledging allegiance to Gen. Taban Deng Gai.
The ten individuals include Gabriel Thokuj Deng, who has been appointed a minister by Gen. Taban Deng. Others include William Ezekiel the spokesperson of the disgruntled group.
Fidel Concludes that despite the recent conflict, which forced Dr. Machar and his forces out of Juba, the SPLM/SPLA in Opposition remains committed to full implementation of the peace agreement.
According to Governor Fidel, Fashoda State welcomes the deployment of regional troops in the country to end the war.