BREAKING: SPLM-IO advance team to arrive in Juba today ahead of Machar

SPLM-IO deputy chairperson of information and public relations Manawa Peter Gatkuoth (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

October 30th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) –  A huge advance team of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by the prominent opposition South Sudanese politician, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon will arrive in the capital Juba today, Tuesday, the Nyamilepedia has learned.

The team will be composed of prominent media personalities of the SPLM-IO as well as security personnel who will arrive ahead of Machar who is also expected in teh morning of Wednesday, October 31st 2018.

Several sources in Khartoum including SPLM-IO diplomats told the Nyamilepedia on Tuesday that a team will fly to the South Sudanese capital today to prepare for Machar’s arrival on Wednesday.

One source told the Nyamilepedia that he expect the team to leave the Sudanese capital this Tuesday, but said he is not sure of the time the team is expected to leave the Sudanese capital.

“Yes an advance team will leave Khartoum today for Juba. The will prepare for the arrival of the Chairman and commander in chief Dr. Riek Machar Teny. No I can not tell you…. I mean I am not sure of the time they will fly from here,” the source in Khartoum told the Nyamilepedia.

Another source said the team will be led by the SPLM-IO Deputy Chairperson of National Committee of Information and Public Relations Manawa Peter Gatkuoth Gual, but Manawa did not reply to several emails by the Nyamilepedia.

“Manawa, our deputy chairman of the committee for information will lead the team and he will be accompanied by senior members of the national security,” teh source who preferred anonymity claimed.

Machar is expected in the South Sudan’s capital Juba on Wednesday to participate in a government-organized peace celebration to welcome the September 12th agreement signed by President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar in the Ethiopian Addis Ababa