By Daniel Wuor Joak
SPLM/A-IO Representative to Scandinavia, Norway,
July 24, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– We should be aware that what happened at Crown Hotel in Juba on Saturday the 22nd July of instant, was explosively a “palace coup”. It was duly staged by none other than President Salva Kiir Mayardit himself against his own erstwhile rival and deputy, the First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar out of his obvious obsessive jealousy and envious.
General Taban Deng Gai is merely used as a puppet to fulfill the mission being already orchestrated by President Salva Kiir and his cohorts the Jieng Council of Elders in order to break up the SPLM-IO movement into pieces and also to get ride of Dr. Riek Machar once and for all after they have failed to liquidate him at J1 Palace on 8th July 2016..
The good thing though is that both the SPLM-IO leadership and its mighty forces throughout the country as well as the JMEC Peace Guarantor do not support the coup plotters as they had first anticipated.
Therefore, our movement’s supporters at large should not be surprised about the behavior of Taban Deng as this is not the first time to jump off the bandwagon of Dr Riek Machar’s leadership. He did the same thing in April 2001, when he organized a split within the Southern Sudan Independent Movement / Army(SSIM/SSIA) against the leadership of Dr Riek Machar along with Thomas Duoth Guet and James Kok Ruei in favour of late Dr John Gatang’s faction of the SPLM/A Main Stream. This resulted to the abrupt and humiliated merger between the two former SPLM/A antagonistic movements on 6th January 2002 under leadership of Dr. John Garang de Mabior..
Taban Deng’s departure along with Ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth from SPLM-IO at this critical moment to Salva Kiir’s club of all evils is very healthy indeed for the success of our movement as both have.been known all along as internal saboteurs within the movement since its inception in December 2013.
They will be known in the history of South Sudan as people who have stabbed the SPLM-IO movement in the back while Dr Riek Machar was working wholeheartedly in order to bring a lasting peace in our country. These two characters are extremely selfish opportunist individuals who have been stumbling block for the success of the movement all along.
May God Almighty rest their sinister plan in peace together with their godfather Salva Kiir. Victory is certain and in hand! Viva SPLM – IO, Viva Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon!!!!!