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General Taban Defects, All Members Of SPLM/SPLA-IO Asked To Cut Off Official Communication

Leaders of SPLM Parties, Chairman Salva Kiir and his Deputy for IG, Taban Deng Gai for IO and Deng Alor representing FD at the SPLM-IG Extra Ordinary Convention today in Juba, South Sudan(Photo: file)
Leaders of SPLM Parties, Chairman Salva Kiir and his Deputy for IG, Taban Deng Gai for IO and Deng Alor representing FD at the SPLM-IG Extra Ordinary Convention today in Juba, South Sudan(Photo: file)

July 22, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– The leadership of South Sudan’s SPLM/SPLA in Opposition announces the defection of Gen. Taban Deng Gai, the former Chief negotiator and Minister of Mining of Transitional Government of National Unity.

According to a statement released this morning by the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Taban has defected and all officials must cease official communication with him.

“This is to declare to all members of the SPLM/SPLA(IO) that Taban Deng Gai has defected to the SPLM-IG under President Salva Kiir Mayardit” Said Dr. Riek Machar Teny.

“By this action of defection I have therefore relieved him from his positions as a member of SPLM/SPLA(IO) Political Bureau and the Chairman of National Committee for Reconciliation and Healing” Machar said.

Machar dismised General Taban from the SPLM/SPLA-IO and urge all supporters to terminate communications with the disgruntled general.

“By this, Taban Deng Gai is hereby declared dismissed and no more a member of SPLM/SPLA(IO)” the statement of the First Vice President concludes.

In a different notice report by Machar’s Press Secretary, all senior and junior officials are urged to cut off all official communication with General. Taban.

“Since Hon. Taban Deng Gai has defected from the SPLM/SPLA (IO) and has therefore been relieved by the Chairman and Commader-in-Chief of the SPLM/SPLA (IO) from his positions and membership of the party, all officials (senior and junior) of the SPLM/SPLA (IO) are hereby directed not to have official contacts or meetings with him with effect from July 22, 2016.” Said James Gatdet Dak in a statement from Nairobi, Kenya.

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Jacob Both July 23, 2016 at 12:42 am

I want to take this opportunity to Congratulate the Chairman of SPLM , C – In – C of SPLA and the current First Vice President of The Republic of South Sudan H: E Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhuorgon for this important step of dismising Gen. Taban Deng Gai from SPLM/A – IO Leadership as well as Losing the membership of our party. Cde Chairman it has been a long time leting Taban playing with our Leadership which he did nothing to it but only nominated to negogiate peace on our own behave. All our Senior Generals have been warning Taban but because they all respect you, they keep quite for such a long time and now it is a time for the whole Leadership to Thank and appreciate you for letting Taban go freely. his defection will affect nobody since he command not even a single General. Our advice goes to the SPLM Leadership in the Government that interfering in SPLM/A – IO inetrnal affairs of letting Taban to have a false dream about our Leadership position will take us where we have never been. Better will be the previous war we have fought. I want you to know that the reality is on the ground where SPLM/A – IO supporters are not in Juba. Dr. Machar has the full support of both the Military wing SPLA and the Political wing SPLM in Opposition. Viva SPLM and VIVA Dr. Machar.

Karab July 23, 2016 at 1:19 am

How can Taban deng oppose third party forces to be deployed in juba? He wants salva kiir militia to continue killing freedom fighters?

yor jok July 23, 2016 at 1:47 am

very big lie comrade Taban Deng did not defected but he is doesn,t want the suffering of our citizen again but riak macar still not certified with that number being killed i urge all youth elder not to give up by supporting Taban deng he is the only leader in nuer who care about his people forget riak macar he is blood sucker thanks all for reading this comment

diplo guest July 23, 2016 at 3:10 am

Why Taban is making that mistake. Salva, the killer, will not spare you after the others. shame on you Tabab

dang maluth dang July 23, 2016 at 3:25 am

Mr taban he nothing since he was born how can a real man leaved his tribe in case of money to buy his people his him not foolish

Beek July 23, 2016 at 4:14 am

Dr.Riek Machar will kill Mabior and his Mum because she is the one who puts him in LIMBO. Riek Education is a nightmare.

Beek July 23, 2016 at 7:12 am

Roly-polies. Kiir one day will go and power go to Midget,Crocodile or Hyena teeth like Wani Igga.

Maliah Koang Kuony July 23, 2016 at 7:20 am

Mr Taban Deng Gai is missing logically by the way. those who are denied Taban Deng’s defection to kiir’s regimes you’re lier. since from his relieved yesterday by the chairman of SPLM / SPLA.I.O C / in chief of the SPLA.I.O first vice president of Republic of south sudan Dr Riak machar Teny. An I will repeat from yesterday make sure that Taban Deng Gai is not a member of the SPLM it’s political membership and nor gen. of the SPLA.I.O.

Whortti Bor Manza July 23, 2016 at 8:00 am

This was long overdue. The behavior of Taban clearly indicated which direction he would take. So this is not surprise. Shame on this political prostitute.

Peter Deng July 24, 2016 at 2:46 am

Taban DENG is doing the right, you may not believe but you will one day believe his truth. For how long will Rick Machar keep on killing Nuer youth for the name of power and leadership. Time will come even if not him any other Nuer can lead south Sudan viva SS

Tolio July 24, 2016 at 9:03 am

General Taban hasn’t defeated. He is still a valuable asset of the SPLMIO.
He only succeeded Riek Machar in a by election which is inline with constitutional laws and democratic principles,stipulating a replacement should be done once the post is vacant. Machar left his void voluntarily and that is qualifies this case.

Tolio July 24, 2016 at 9:08 am

Correct: disregard verb “is” before the word”qualifies” in the last line of above comment.


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