Feb 27, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- The leader of the splinter group of South Sudan Armed Forces and Federal Democratic Party Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyang is scheduled to land in Juba on March 10, 2016 in what is viewed as the final phase of the implementation of the agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Sudan and SSAF/FDP, a reliable source close to defected Generals, who has chosen to be anonymous, contacted Nyamilepedia newsroom.
On December 24, 2015, SSAF/FDP signed MoU in Intercontinental Hotel with the Government of the Republic of South Sudan in Nairobi, Kenya. In the signed MoU, Gen Gathoth GatKuoth Hothnyang represented SSAF/FDP whereas Presidential advisor for Security Mr. Tut Gatluak Nimni (aka. Tutkew) represented the Government of South Sudan.
The copy of the MoU received by Nyamilepedia reads in part, “cognizant of the recent compromise peace agreement signed by the government of the Republic of South Sudan and the SPLM-IO, SPLM-FDs, considering the President’s call for peace and harmony to return to the people of South Sudan, and recognizing the efforts of the President to unite all South Sudanese for building and developing the country, the government delegation and the delegation of the Federal Democratic Party/South Sudan Armed Forces, with support of the Kenyan Government.”
In a confusing scenario, Gabriel Yoal Dok, leader of Nuer Council Elders led SSAF/FDP to Juba while Former Minister of Youth and Sport and presumed leader of FDP Changson Chang denounced the agreement, prompting Gathoth to sack him (Changson) from SSAF/FDP. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yak later angrily reacted by saying Gen. Gathoth has no powers to dismiss any Member of SSAF/FDP. The defected Generals have ever since shuttled between Nairobi and Khartoum, the two capital cities are their focal points where they piece their ideas together as they have no GHQ on the ground.
Generals Gathoth Gathoth, Gabriel Tangginye, Gabriel Gatwech Puoch, Malith Gatluak, Chuol Ghak Yier and Hon Changson Chang spent months in Khartoum to mend fence and convince the leader of the SSAF/FDP Gen. Peter Gatdet to bless the MoU and its implementation. In an extreme position, Gen. Peter Gatdet, Gen. Tanginye and Hon. Changson are reported to have disagreed with the rest of the team saying they will still fight Salva Kiir who is imposed on South Sudanese people by international community in the name of peace.
The SSAF/FDP faction under the direct leadership of Gen. Gathoth Gatkoth is back to Nairobi disregarding Gen. Peter Gatdet and, met by South Sudan army chief Gen. Paul Malong Awan in Nairobi last week, is scheduled to arrive in Juba on March 10, 2016 for the full implementation of signed MoU. The SSAF/FDP entourage to Juba will consist of Generals Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyang (leader), Gabriel Gatwech Puoch, Malith Gatluak, Chuol Ghak Yier and Biel Torkech Rambaang (from Minneapolis, MN/United States).
Rumors have been floating around ever since that Gen.Gabriel Gatwech Puoch, younger brother to former Upper Nile State Governor Simon Kun Puoch, is Paul Malong Awan’s agent implanted into SPLM-IO to destroy it from within and is viewed as the brain behind the MoU. Brig, Gen Gabriel Gatwech joined the SPLM-IO in April 2015 on the grounds that he was left out in the promotions of senior officers in South Sudan army under the Government of President Salva Kiir, he served as the SPLA Administrator in 5th Division in Western Bahr el Ghazal before his defection to SPLM-IO.