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South Sudanese legislator quits, joins rebel movement

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December 28, 2018 (JUBA)- A South Sudanese legislator has resigned from a parliament and switched allegiance to the country’s main rebel movement.

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Isaac Chiok Jany accused the government of allegedly targeting innocent civilians across the country, a practice, he said, forced him to join the armed opposition group led by South Sudan’s former Vice President, Riek Machar.

A chief whip in Southern Liech state assembly, Jany claimed the government of President Salva Kiir has failed to offer the much needed services to the people.

The legislator said the country was being run by tribal cliques who have taken the country hostage at the expense of service delivery to the population.

“The nation is run by tribal cliques who have taken the country hostage and deprived its citizens of services they deserve,” wrote Jany in a letter announcing his resignation from the government.

The state government also confirmed the lawmaker’s resignation from his position.

“But we have received any letter official from Isaac. I think he has decided to join the opposition,” said the state information minister, Peter Makuoth.

The lawmaker’s resignation moments after the armed opposition’s deputy military spokesperson, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel released a statement saying their forces would remain in their current locations and act only on self-defense in compliance with orders and declaration made by the rebel leader, Machar.

Lam also accused the government forces of launching attacks on their positions in several places across the country, forcing them to act in self-defense.

“On 26/12/2017 at about 13:00hrs, the Juba regime forces launched another attack on SPLA IO position in Bieh Payam in Koch County. They burnt down the base and its surrounding villages including food stores of both local produces and WFP provided donations to the suffering civilians of Koch County”, he said. He further added in the same released that Yesterday the 27/12/2017 they also burnt Guol, Koatpadaang and Kuleer Villages in addition to the above mentioned areas”, the statement released to the public on Thursday reads in part. Other attacks took place in western Equatoria region where government

“This morning the 28/12/3017, then regime dispatched more than 300 soldiers from Mundri to go to attack our bases in Bari, Madewu, Ladingwa and Bangalo again. A part of the team went to Gori Balawu in Mundri West County an area controlled by the SPLA/M IO. They are now looting food items and burning houses after civilians have escaped into the bushes”, the statement notes.

The armed opposition deputy spokesperson said acts of aggression and provocation are expected to continue throughout till February/2018 when the revitalization reconvenes as the government aims at expanding their areas of control.

"The IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority on Development], TROIKA [Norway, United States and Britain] and the United Nations should take note of these intentional violations", stressed Lam

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  • 29 December 2017 06:19, by Eastern

    Some nuer "leaders" are very unprincipled indeed; this is childish politics. This is the reason nuerland is in deep crises than others.

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  • 29 December 2017 07:37, by Lenin Bull

    Killings beget killings, hatred begets hatred, loves begets more love and finally peace. Some tribes think that there is something beneficial in war and fighting. Look at what has befallen the whole of Nuerland, and its innocent civilians!! Only deaths, killings, lootings, and destruction of properties. Who gain more out of these madness? What has SPLM-IO gained now which is more than in 2013?

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  • 29 December 2017 07:47, by Sunday Junup

    Taye reek ka ce goa kw wia raar ka cia kor, jokthiang Deng ci gaat caake bi cam ca yang kor (You want to be in town nothing change and you want to be in bush, what you will get is war, black grey colored cow of God’s milk will never be drink by His children) by Ngundeng Bong. The problem of South Sudanese is ignorant of Prophecies. Switching side will never end till Dr.Riak return to Juba.

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    • 29 December 2017 11:45, by Kush Natives

      Sunday Junup,
      I am really sorry for you man! I really feel your prestration, it went to the melting pot exactly whereby you deadly speak (Thoknaath) I have only 1 question for you before we let Riek Machar come back to South Sudan, where’s the copy of Ngundeng Bong’s book? I tried to Google it out here, but it keeps telling me, if I mean (Ngoothdeng) in the address bar. I wanted to see such book p

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  • 29 December 2017 07:49, by Sunday Junup

    Till Dr.Riak return to Juba for the last round of fight.

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    • 29 December 2017 11:09, by Majesty

      Sunday,
      You and your people will be gone, finished while waiting garbage, useless prophecy of Ngundeng that never materialize. Look where you (Riek rebels) are now thru military? At fair vote, Riek can’t beat Kiir even if an entire Nuer tribe and allies choose. Let me say it again, no way Riek can be President in South Sudan because many despise,loathe him.

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