March 16th 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The son of SPLM founder and senior member of the SPLM-IO has threatened to resign from the country’s revitalized unity government if security arrangements are not completed within the next eight months.
Mabior Garang de’Mabior who has been appointed deputy minister of interior during last week’s formation of the unity government said in a statement over the weekend that he wanted to turn down Machar’s appointment but accepted to work after pursued by friends and decided to take up the position.
He said he will resign from the deputy minister of interior if security arrangements provided for in the revitalized unity government are not implemented.
“I was going to turn down the portfolio but after many Comrades pleaded with me, I decided to take up the post. My position remains the same despite accepting to participate in the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGONU),” he said.
“I will do what I can within the constraints of what we are calling a unity government and resign if we fail to implement the security arrangements in the next eight (8) months,” he stressed.
Mabior further accused some SPLM-IO members of the National Pre-transitional Committee (NPTC) of looting money and neglected the implementation process of the peace agreement the during the interim period, adding that they now appointed minister despite this failure.
“The SPLM-IO has surrendered and all we have done is legitimize the status quo for another 3 years,” he said.
“With the political appointment, I will capture some attention and use it to capture the imagination of the public. I will not go to Juba with the delusion that I will be able to change things in any grand way,” he stressed.