South Sudan First Vice President Visited Yei River State To Beg Fighters To Lay Down Their Guns


Taban Deng Gai, South Sudan's FVP returns to Juba greeting Makuei Lueth and other officials(Photo: file)
Taban Deng Gai, South Sudan’s FVP returns to Juba greeting Makuei Lueth and other officials(Photo: file)

Jan 2, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —- the South Sudan First Vice President, Hon. Taban Deng Gai, has arrived Yei River State on Saturday.

The First Vice President is going to assess the general situation in the State, the chairperson for the reception committee for the First Vice President in the state has said.

However, according to South Sudan media, the visit is part of the First Vice President’s plan to sensitize the population and members of armed opposition faction, who have not responded to his calls to cease hostilities and go to cantonment sites.

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Jackson Abugo describes the anticipated visit of Mr Gai  on December 31 as “exceptional” for the people of Yei.

“Today is an exceptional day in the life of this new state; we feel blessed for receiving such a high profile,” Abugo said.

Yei River State has been experiencing insecurity for the last five months since the renewed violence in July that erupted in the national capital Juba.

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes following the insecurity in the area.

South Sudan’s controversial First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai, although he claim to control rebels fighters in the area, he has shown no authority to end atrocities in Yei and neighboring areas.

A few hours after the heavily guarded First Vice President flew out of Yei, a bus was ambushed on Juba-Nimule road and civilians were killed.

Despite insecurity in the region, Gai is also expected to visit Torit and Yambio in Equatoria region before touring Wau in Bahr el Ghazal region.

Gai, who defected from SPLM/A in Opposition earlier this year in protest of a ministerial position, has claimed the seat of his former Chairman, Dr. Riek Machar Teny; however, it has remained a challenge for Gai and President Kiir to implement the peace agreement without Machar’s support.

Dr. Riek Machar, who remains in control of SPLM/SPLA(IO) has been displaced from Juba to DRC and now awaits in South Africa as Juba put obstacles on his return to South Sudan and East Africa.

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GatNor January 2, 2017 at 10:45 pm

The run away poodle has return begging for…from his former boss and yet wagging it’s tail in total submission to its new master. A two headed dog that is. One Nuer dog just got deported apparently. What shit show Nuer. You can do better than that.

Truthhurt January 8, 2017 at 6:14 am

Taban Deng is a great man who want peace for his country unlike Riek Machar with his greed to take the biggest office in the country no matter how many lives will be lost in the process of getting it.


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