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Gen. Olony remains the SPLM-IO preferred candidate for Upper Nile State

Dec 10, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — A member of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition reiterates that the SPLM/A-IO does not intend to change its gubernatorial nominee for the Upper Nile State governorship, Lieutenant General Johnson Olony Thabo.

South Sudan Minister of Defence, Hon. Angelina Teny meeting Lt. Gen. Johnson Olony in Khartoum, Sudan(Photo credit: Courtesy image/Nyamilepedia)
South Sudan Minister of Defence, Hon. Angelina Teny meeting Lt. Gen. Johnson Olony in Khartoum, Sudan(Photo credit: Courtesy image/Nyamilepedia)

Dut Majokdit, a member of the SPLM-IO National Liberation Council (NLC) representing Northern Bahr el Ghazal, was responding to reports that have been trending on social media claiming that the SPLM-IO conference that is set to take place in the oil rich Upper Nile state was meant to change the nomination of Gen. Johnson Olony.

Dut came out to clear the air saying that General Johnson Olony will remain SPLM-IO’s nominated candidate.

“For those of you who take it as if Olony is going to be replaced in the conference, it is not true. For us, we welcome the resolution of the Presidency to held conference in Juba, but this conference doesn’t mean that we are going to replace Olony. Gen. Olony should remain as the nominee of SPLM-IO,” Dut said.

He said that the conference is meant to bring the residents of the Upper Nile State to address their grievances.

“It was resolved that the conference will be held in Juba, and that conference will bring all the communities of Upper Nile State to dialogue among themselves and address their grievances,” he said.

He insisted that there is no problem in the Upper Nile state adding that it is some members of one community who are rejecting the nomination of Gen. Olony accusing him of threatening them.

“I don’t think there is a problem in Upper Nile state,” he said.

“It is only Apadang who is saying that Olony is threatening them. I don’t see that as logic because there is no one community that can reject the appointment of the governor nominated by a certain party. It is not even all Apadang but there are individuals within the community who have personal problems with General Olony,” Dut expressed.

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