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Taban Deng’s group threatens to take action if their demands are not met

Feb 27, 2021(Nyamilepedia) — The Vice president Taban Deng’s group has threatened to take action if the government does not meets its demands while making appointments for government positions.

FVP Taban Deng Gai pointing hand at President Salva Kiir in a tit-for-tat encounter (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

A senior government official allied to the Vice-President for Infrastructure Cluster, Gen. Taban Deng Gai said that they will see what to do if the government does not meet its demands.

“We’ll see what to do next if the government fails to meet our demands as per our recent request to the President’s office” the senior government official allied to  VP Gen. Taban Deng Gai said.

Last week, the group called out the president for not appointing nominees that were presented by the former SPLM/A-IO led by Gen. Taban Deng Gai.

“Your Excellency issued Decree No:11, 12, 13, 14 on 20h and 22 February 2021 establishing the State Government of Central Equatoria, Northern Bhar el Gazal, Unity and Warrap States respectively. We are indeed deeply shocked and dismayed because the Decree omitted the nominees of the former SPLM/A-IO led by Gen. Taban Deng Gai despite the fact that we are part of ITGONU as clearly stipulated in Article 1.3.1 of the R- ARCSS 2018. 2.” The group complained in a statement.

The group expressed its concerns that it might miss a chance in the appointments of the remaining states like it missed in the states that has already had its local government leaders appointed.

“Our serious fear is that if the bad development in these states is copied by the other states, then our group will be completely excluded from participation in the State and local governments in the country,” the statement read.

“We are also deeply concerned with the proposal of the acting Secretary General of SPLM which was submitted to you concerning the expansion and reconstitution of the National Legislature,” tHE statement continued.

The proposal allocated 165 seats for those elected to Juba NLA in 2010, 91 seats for those elected to the Legislative Assembly in Khartoum in 2010 and 47 Presidential appointees to the NLA in 2011 leaving only 29 seats to the other parties in ITGONU.

According to the group, if the formular in the proposal is to be followed, most of the 2016 appointees will be left out.

“… it means that the majority of the 68 Presidential appointees in 2016 as a result of the 2015 ARCSS will have been excluded,” it concluded.

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