FVP Taban Deng Gai, loyalists discuss possible Machar’s return

South Sudans first Vice President Taban Deng Gai announces the dissolution of his party and merging it with the ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM -IG) led by the South Sudanese president, during a press conference in Juba on May 7, 2018. (Photo credit: AKUOT CHOL/AFP/Getty Images)

South Sudans first Vice President Taban Deng Gai announces the dissolution of his party and merging it with the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM -IG) led by the South Sudanese president, during a press conference in Juba on May 7, 2018. (Photo credit: AKUOT CHOL/AFP/Getty Images)

July 4th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai, who illegally replaced Machar in contradiction to the 2015 peace agreement following a fighting in Juba in July 2015 has met with his loyalists to discuss the possible return of the former First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, sources told the Nyamilepedia from Juba on Wednesday.

Dhieu Mathok, former SPLM-IO Secretary General who defected with Taban in 2016, told Nyamilepedia that the First Vice President met and discuss the possible return of Dr. Riek Machar.

“You know, we are an organized people, we have to discuss if Machar is possibly returning, so that is the context of the meeting and I will not give you more details because some of the issues discussed are official and administrative and can not be exposed to everyone” he told the Nyamilepedia this afternoon.

Another source told the Nyamilepedia on the condition of anonymity that the other issue discussed is the position of the SPLM Secretary General that he, Taban, had been promised to be given before he dissolved his SPLM-IO faction.

“The other issue discussed is the position of the SPLM Secretary General. You know, Taban has been promised to be given the position of the Secretary General after dissolving his faction, so the issue was also top of the agendas discussed yesterday,” the official said.