Machar’s Arrival to Juba Put Off For The Next Day, Logistics An Issue

Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon leader of SPLM-IO [Photo extracted]
Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, leader of SPLM-IO [Photo extracted]
April 18, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- The arrival of South Sudan armed opposition leader and South Sudan First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon is put off for Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Machar’s plane is scheduled to touch down Juba international airport this morning until Pagak revealed that his return to Juba as scheduled is postponed for the next day, citing the logistical problems as the reason behind the delay.

In a separate development, SPLM/SPLA-IO Chief of General Staff 1st Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, who is scheduled to arrive in Juba on Monday to receive his boss, has delayed to travel to juba. Reliable sources within Pagak GHQs alleged that Gen. Gatwech Dual’s travel was delayed because he is not allowed to board UN chartered plane since his name appeared on the list of names under the UNSC sanctions.

“Our army’s Chief of General Staff, 1st Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, who is supposed to arrive in Juba today (Monday) morning, ahead of the same day’s scheduled return of the First Vice President designate, H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, may travel to Juba today – or maybe not – depending on the logistical arrangements (transportation),” says Machar’s spokesperson James Gatdet Dak.

In agreement to Gatdet’s statement, SPLA-IO deputy spokesman Major Dickson Gatluak Nyuot puts out a statement saying South Sudan First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar’s arrival to Juba is postponed indefinitely due to unsettled logical issues.

“The chairman and commandeer in chief for the SPLM/A in opposition Dr.Machar will not travel to Juba today as planed.Due to incomplete logistical arrangement from the GHQS in Pagak make it impossible for him to be sworn in today in Juba,” states Dickson Gatluak.

“The plane which suppose to pick up the chief of general staff for SPLA/IO from Gambella,Makot airport has not been granted a landing permission by Ethiopian government. 1st. Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual who suppose to be dispatched to to Juba ahead of Dr Machar with other high ranking military officers from Pagak to participate in the swearing in of Dr. Machar as the 1st Vice President on Monday and represent the SPLA/IO which is the military wing made the delay,” continues Gatluak.

SPLM/SPLA-IO leader and South Sudan FVP Dr. Riek Machar is expected to take oath of office the same day he arrives Juba to kick start the TGoNU with his partner in Peace President Salva Kiir Mayardit.


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Beek April 18, 2016 at 4:58 am

Machar needs to close his awesome Gap-toothed. He looks horrible and stupid.

lotulutut April 18, 2016 at 9:22 pm

Beek, and you how do you look like you idiot………you are just a fool of the Jiengs,,,,,,,,you always like parading your teeth like teeth of a corpse.

lotulutut April 18, 2016 at 5:39 am

Riek’s coming will sweep off corrupt governance,lack of freedom of speech,restoring South sudan’s Economy back on it’s feet and going beyond borders by making good Economic policies at a right time,………ohhhhhhhhhh they are tooo many,we are tired of self interest, greedy and tribalistic leaders like leadership of the Jiengs……welcome back Riek..i know the truth is always bitter in the eyes/hearts of people…..Don’t mind Riek,rejecting you to hold a rally is an example of the truth being bitter and removing of your pictures from the billboards won’t change anything, it is clear that you are coming for peace but others don’t want it because they are scared of being removed from their corrupt acts in those ministries..

Viva Dr. Riek
Viva South Sudan.

Beek April 19, 2016 at 12:05 am

He is going back with empty TUMMY. Shut up.

Akot Mathiang April 18, 2016 at 8:26 am

BREAKING NEWS:The SPLM-IO leader,Dr. Riek Machar is in J1 and has been sworn in as First Vice President.


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