Press Statement -In response to self-imposed first vice president Taban Deng Gai for my re-appointment as constituency MP of Pigi County I repudiate my re-appointment by illegal and self-imposed first vice president Taban Deng Gai. I would like to inform all SPLM-IO supporters and the entire Movement that I fully support the SPLM-IO under the leadership and visionary leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon. I also advise the former minister of mining Gen. Taban Deng that please Am not part of your shortcut and Crown hotel government which you and Dinka Council of Elders grabbed from real SPLM- IO for the pretext that Dr. Machar has been out of his duty station. You also misled the people of South Sudan and the world that you were endorsed by SPLM-IO political bureau in Crown hotel and many supporters knew your strategies you and Lol Gatkuoth intimidated SPLM-IO officials in Crown hotel with many unknown gunmen who came to hotel with directives from Chief of general staff Paul Malong Awan and Director for Internal Security Bureau Akol Khor who were in the Crown hotel in that day of nomination process.
SPLM-IO political Bureau has twenty eight members which suppose to sit down and nominate the chairman. Even if Dr. Machar is not in capital Juba hence you are not the right person to be nominated because you are number four (4) from SPLM-IO party’s hierarchy. The deputy chairman Alfred Ladu Gore and party’s Secretary general Dr. Dhieu Mathok were also there in Crown hotel and you did not follow the system of party’s leadership then you made your shortcut or imposed yourself into power. Please! Please! don’t spoiled my name in self-imposed government and my struggle is not for the position, is to free the people of South Sudan from genocidal regime in Juba which its mission and vision is to kills the citizens base on ethnic lines, rape girls, women, looting civilians’ property and destroying the image of Republic of South Sudan.
Mr. Taban we have known your move since January 2015 when you created a group within IO up to you led the Advanced Team to Juba on 21 December and also you reduced the total number of soldiers which was agreed to bring in 2910 both police and army. In the selection of ministerial positions therefore, you had bribed by (Jieng) Dinka Council of Elders to choose less powerful ministries. Please we followed your steps since you started your move, but don’t bias the rest of people for nothing. I did not lobby for the position of MP thus I will be reinstated by my chairman, commander-In-chief and constitutionally first vice president of Republic of South Sudan Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon.
Your poor family’s character will not be changed by coaching because it is your second time now that you sold-out Dr. Machar’s Movement its Interest. It had happened in 2005 in merging between Dr. Riek Machar’s Movement and Dr. John Garang’s Movement ahead in the process of the CPA between Southern Sudan and North Sudna. You were delegated with three other people to take some documents to Dr. John Garang for the consensus of two Factions, but you sold-out Dr. Machar’s Movement Visions and Missions.
You deceived Jieng (Dinka) Council of Elders that you have some senior generals within SPLM/A-IO to fight alongside Salva Kiir’s government. You and President Salva Kiir planned to assassinated Dr. Machar in presidential palace J1 on 8-7-2016 to take-over the position of first vice president, but failed, please make sure that you have known by all South Sudanese citizens.
When Salva kirr massacred Nuer innocent civilians in Juba 2013 therefore, I rebelled against the system to change the dictatorial regime that’s why I did not surrender. I fought for my own citizens’ right until we have signed the peace accord officially on 17-August, 2015 by Dr. Riek Machar Teny in Ethiopia, capital Addis Abba and forcefully signed by President Salva Kiir on 26-August, 2015 in Juba. It was only reason which let me come back to Juba as an MP representing Pigi county.
This is my clear position that I’m not part of Taban Deng’s mess and self-imposed government which he had grabbed in Crown hotel with many unknown gunmen surrounded SPLM-IO officials.
Viva Dr. Machar
Viva South Sudan
By George Mathor Mayom