What If Dr. Machar Returns to Juba Tomorrow?

Acting First Vice President, Gen. Taban Deng Gai, who replaced FVP Dr. Riek Machar Teny could lose his new positions if the IGAD and UNSC impose South Sudan implementation(Photo: file)

Acting First Vice President, Gen. Taban Deng Gai, who replaced FVP Dr. Riek Machar Teny could lose his new positions if the IGAD and UNSC impose South Sudan implementation(Photo: file)

August 10, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— As pressure mounts on South Sudan’s First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, to return to Juba to resume his position and kickstart the full implementation of an agreement that is now stalling, many supporters and sympathizers of the two main warring parties wonder of where the current acting First Vice President, Gen. Taban Deng Gai, would be “reshuffled” to.

Taban has been fired by Dr. Machar from SPLM/SPLA in Opposition and also relieved from his ministry of Mining for defecting to SPLM-IG, a call that President Salva Kiir politically downplayed.

Kiir, however, relieved Taban from the Ministry of Mining to appoint him as the country’s First Vice President to replace Machar but as per the Agreement on Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS), Machar has to come back to resume his role as the First Vice President for peace to be implemented.

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If he returns to his position, Machar is expected to redo many changes Taban hastly made within the last two weeks including the controversial appointment of ministers, MPs, presidential advisors and even the speaker of the Transitional Legislative Assembly.

Salva Kiir’s faction is now depending on Gen. Taban Deng Gai to stand his ground against Machar’s return to peace implementation, which President Salva Kiir deliberately declares he never wanted to see happening.

REVEALED: “THERE WILL BE PEACE WHEN DR. MACHAR AND OTHERS” ARE DEAD ~ SALVA KIIR

Speaking to media two days ago in Juba, Ateny Wek Ateny, the press secretary of President Salva Kiir said that Mr. Kiir will not ask Gen. Taban to step down for Riek unless if he chooses to do so.

“They (regional countries) are urging him (Machar) to return to Juba. What happens if he returns is an internal matter. And this matter lies with Taban Deng Gai to decide whether to step down or does what he thinks is right in the interest of peace. What is clear is that there is no law compelling him to do so. The IGAD has allowed the current setting and it is a matter of Deng to decide if he steps down and go back as minister,” explained Ateny in an interview with reporters on Monday.

According to observers, Gen. Taban Deng Gai, was betrayed by the peace agreement [ARCISS] and the ministry of Mining that Machar gave him was not powerful enough to protect him from his main political rivals – the sons of Manytuil and others who took power after his sacking in 2012 in Unity State.

Manytuils have been at loggerhead with Gen. Taban for more than 2 decades in Unity State, forcing them to rebel many times; however, the current conflict overturned that table and left Taban vulnerable to brothers who now command military on Kiir’s side at national and state level. Governor Ngueng Manytuil and his leadership withdrawn from Juba in May as Taban’s moves became visibly clear.

Critics believe Gen. Taban has made enough political foes, especially during his leadership in Unity State, and also during his last two years in SPLM/SPLA-IO long before his recent controversial ascend  to SPLM/SPLA-IO leadership in Juba.

It is believed that Machar’s return to resume his position as the First Vice President will leave Taban more vulnerable to his enemies more than before and therefore he may try to pursue more military option than seeing Dr. Machar’s returning to the city.

According to inside reports, due to fear of sanctions, arms embargo and UN Trusteeship the SPLM in Government has assured Gen. Taban to take over the position of Secretary General of SPLM-IG if Dr. Riek Machar returns to Juba, however, it remains to be seen if such position would be sufficient enough to protect Taban and his interests from many uncertainties.

Taban has tried to plea to Dr. Machar to stay in exile or return home as an ordinary citizen and wait for the next election, however, none of his appeals seem to be gaining momentum.

34 comments

  • manor tut
    I wonder whether taban will survive this time

    • GatNor

      Taban and should temporarily survive the ordeal unless he ignores the consequences of his actions of violent attempted takeover of leadership by rejoining Machar as if nothing had happened. If he(Taban) does rejoined and Machar doesn’t court marshalled the little betraying poodle with firing squads; Machar then majorly risks another internal violent power struggle and I guarantee you he(Machar) will not win or survive that one even if he is riding on Ngundeng’s shoulders.

      The other possibility for Taban to survived this predicament is for him to reaffirm his loyalty to the master(Kiir) the Jaang kingdom, the Jaang Councils by publically denouncing the person Machar, the Oppositions and any public and private affiliations(which he already did) in hopes that he pleases all the Jaangs and gains himself some sympathy to be appointed to one of the many symbolic but useless positions only allocated to Jaang’s servitudes from other tribes(Nuers). At this point those who knows and understand the Jaang’s game of isolate and eliminate will know that one strong man(Bull) from Nuers is completely isolated by Jaang and it will be just a matter of when and where or what excuse would be sellable to the public to pull the trigger that would finally kill this USELESS Nuer Bull(Taban) –And not a single soul would care to shed any tears or question thee…

    • GatNor

      Taban and should temporarily survive the ordeal unless he ignores the consequences of his actions of violent attempted takeover of leadership by rejoining Machar as if nothing had happened. If he(Taban) does rejoined and Machar doesn’t court marshalled the little betraying poodle with firing squads; Machar then majorly risks another internal violent power struggle and I guarantee you he(Machar) will not win or survive that one even if he is riding on Ngundeng’s shoulders.

      The other possibility for Taban to survived this predicament is for him to reaffirm his loyalty to the master(Kiir) the Jaang kingdom, the Jaang Councils by publically denouncing the person Machar, the Oppositions and any public and private affiliations(which he already did) in hopes that he pleases all the Jaangs and gains himself some sympathy to be appointed to one of the many symbolic but useless positions only allocated to Jaang’s servitudes from other tribes(Nuers). At this point those who knows and understand Jaang’s game of isolate and eliminate will know that one strong man(Bull) from Nuers is completely isolated by Jaang and it will be just a matter of when and where or what excuse would be sellable to the public to pull the trigger that would finally kill this USELESS Nuer Bull(Taban) –And not a single soul would care to shed any tears or question thee…

  • James Manoah

    He’s a betrayer

  • James Kumi

    Kirr and JCE have already killed Taban Deng’s political aspirations

  • luakJek

    (Correction) Ka baaw Taban you should think before you leap (jump), where will you go now because you have cut the leafs of your tree, now the sun will shine on you very hot this time, you will have no shadow to go under because all Nuer community have seen you enough and are tired to follow you.

  • Lomuchie

    The betrayal by Taban Deng Gai should serve as a lesson to African leaders who gravitate towards those with dubious qualification to deputize or represent them. This phenomenon is widespread in Africa. It was tried by Obote on Amin, Kenyatta and Moi, Mbeki on Zuma, Grang and Kiir etc. The dismal results by the deputies are apparent historical facts.

  • tolio and beek plus the jenge council of AWIRIN,

    you need not to cry for taban gai. tell him to come down for the sake of peaces as James Wani Igga has been doing this many times for the sake of peace

  • tolio,

    I saw you already crying because you do not want the foreign force to enter South Sudan because. You said of the wealth of the country which will be take by them. YOU ARE A TRUE IDIOT. The jenge have looted so much and are still looking for billions as a loan from china in the name of the suffering people of south sudan. You forgot that every one in the 63 tribes know that you are thieves and we prefer US then you looters. where are the basic services this government has provided

  • Hhahahahhaha……………………….The arabs of khartoum did not think alot when the bullets of liberation were firing in Torit. There thought it was very far from their home. All the same, the sound of these bullets continues until we liberated South Sudan.

    The same thing is happening now. When the bullets of the second liberation were echoing in Nasir and Bentiu, The enemy of the peace known as jce were laughing that it is very far from J1. They forgot how slowly liberation moves

  • For sure J1 and whole of the country is going to be balance among all the three bigger states namely equatoria, upper nile and bahr ghazal. Every idiot who thinks J1 belongs to mathian anyoor is decieving him or herself

  • Riek is not coming back to juba alive, Tabaan is there to stay you better get use his decision

    • MAYAK JAMES LOK

      DAVID, I think you are just Dreaming, or stupid. what if the table in J1 will register the death of Kiir and his Taban Deng in some days to come, which word will you say that time? stop finding food and money from Kiir and Taban Deng by saying what you don’t know.

  • Now the IO MOVEMENT is in progressive because the fighting was started in J1 and the war is still in Juba. For others state not the big deal Nasir, Malakal, jonglei and Equatoria are all under Spla_IO movement ready to declare surrender or defeated.

  • Taban one day onetime your sons will not do that again within entire nuer community he is the usually parasite with nuer blood

  • Chicken brained pple sing talks against the whole Dinka community not knowing exactly what they are doing. Dinka is vast and complex and their polymerisation and dominance is beyond breakage which only u can manage to break by talking against the responsible individuals 4 the crisis.
    God helps us.

  • Gale Force

    Taban hanging himself with the aquatic lizard’s rope and smearing his face with snake‘s saliva after completing the zero turn on the politics ’race.Politics is a dirty game when someone found to be prostitutes.

  • Some days to come Dinka will be scattered throughout neighborhood African countries like what had happened in Rwanda in 1994.

  • baak the bird,

    you need not to cry that you do not say this or that. You were even talking of naming my sister as you second wife. Do you have teeth. Who told you my sister need a toothles MANYANG? Have seen a lizard marrying a human being. I offer you kiir’s cows, you fuck them as you run after them

  • I surmise this is the end of Taban’s political caeer. Though this servile dog, AKA Taban may continue grovelling at Kiir’s feet, nevertheless his fruitless attempts will bear no fruits. Taban has to live and face the consequences of his treasurous action.

  • All of us in forum should leave taban alone because he is alonelly wolf already.
    Dr Riek is coming back to juba as a Republic of South Sudan’s President. This times Riek ‘ll not waite times running after taban chair but presidentcy.

    • JOK B

      It is true to leave Taban Deng alone because he is wise and he choose peace and not war. Unlike Riek Machar who chooses war as away to fulfil his leadership inspiration.

  • JOK B. MANGON

    To answer the question what will happened if Dr. Riek Machar return to Juba? For sure he will organise another coup in order to fulfil his leadership ambition.

  • “He made deal with devil, they devil”, Trump said, the leader who made this internal change are devil, no wonder how they try to justifies it. they devil.

  • please, you who said if Dr. machar come to Juba will organise onather coup. you are abig lier and abig enemy for peace in south sudan.

  • Madut Peter

    Unfortunately Gen Taban Deng Gai still force him self to be the Leader of the SPLM/A – IO yet he has no control over the IO military and political wings of the SPLM/A – IO, that is why the peace agreement is dead. unfortunately also those who are attached to including him (Gai) are as well not recognized by the IO leadership under Riek Machar. Gai knew about these truth but because of power hunger he decided to fool Kiir and his gov’t in order to cling into power.

    When he was the Governor of Unity state, President Kiir fired him for corruption scandals. He actually went to join Machar in the bush because his bread has been removed off his mouth. Today the same Gen. Gai who rebelled against Kiir is the same Gai who rebelled against Machar and tomorrow he also rebel against Kiir to take over presidency from Salva Kiir.

  • wiyualjohn2@gmail.com.
    it will bring final solution to the conflict if DR Machar will came back as 1st vice president we people of s s will bless IG if they will stop blood shed from s s to look in to this case urgently .

  • mathew

    Think first Mr.taban instead of running after the life of Dr. Riek ! Riek has not killed jikany, Riek is just after bringing stability into our country but you are after your position. don’t be blinded by that remember this is your last political survival never again would you shout in unity state doing nonse.