Taban Deng Gai’s tunnel vision of replacing Riek Machar as FVP.

Juba– The former chief negotiator Taban Deng Gai has been seen as a prime suspect from political point of view by IO leadership inside and outside the country to be behind the current political turmoil  in the country and  coordinated attack launched against the first vice president Dr. Riek Machar in presidential palace also know as J1, Dr. Riek left the city to avoid further confrontation with government  forces.

The move was received outrageously by the members of the opposition as betrayal to the mission and vision of SPLM / A-IO leadership.

The Jieng Council of Elders ( JCE ) are said to be behind the call of replacing Leader Riek Machar with Taban Deng Gai as to derail the  agreement process and dismantle the camp IO leadership through policy if divide and rule.

Former Ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth was seen coordinating formal meetings along with Taban to convince the other remaining members in order to endorse Taban for the position, a move which was said to have not materialised as some members have turned down the approach.

In separate development, Kiir has given Machar 48 hours to report back to Juba or else the plan to replace Machar will take effect after  48 hours elapsed.

Taban who has no supporters was also said to be the major reason why Bull Nuer followed govt and fought along side with government against opposition since the outbreak of ear in 2013.

The current situation will cause more movements of allies to join the other as case to Bull Nuer who are not happy to see Taban occupying the second top seat in the country.



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