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S. Sudan Opposition Alliance elects new chair, deputy


September 14, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) said it has elected Josephine Joseph Lagu as the coalition’s new chairperson.

South Sudan Opposition Alliance members pose for a photo after electing new leaders, September 14, 2019 (Courtesy photo)

The coalition, in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, said Saturday’s elections were conducted pursuant to Article 12 of the Charter of SSOA and in accordance with Chapter 3 of the Elections Rules and Procedures.

“The election was conducted through a democratic and transparent manner in the presence of international observers (AU, IGAD, EU, TROIKA, UNMISS and the civil society) and the media,” partly reads the statement.

Meanwhile, the group said it also elected Hussein Abdel-Bagi Ayii as its deputy chairperson; Lam Akol Ajawin as the coalition’s secretary general, Khalid Butrous will oversee finance, Joseph Bangasi Bakasoro will be in charge of external relations while General Bapiny Monytuil was voted security coordinator for the opposition alliance.

In March last year, nine South Sudanese opposition groups agreed to form an alliance to expedite efforts to end the civil war in Africa’s newest nation.

SSOA is an umbrella group composed of the Federal Democratic Party, National Salvation Front, National Democratic Movement, People’s Democratic Movement, South Sudan Liberation Movement, South Sudan National Movement for Change, South Sudan Patriotic Movement, South Sudan United Movement and United Democratic Alliance.

In September 2018, the rival factions involved in the conflict signed a peace deal to end the conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced over 2 million people in the country.


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  • 15 September 2019 16:17, by jubaone

    Shame on you Josephine Lagu. You joined the NDM only to slip your way to leadership by hijacking and founding your own NDM. A sinister betrayer, liar and wicked woman like your father Joseph Lagu who was called in by Aggrey Jaden as the only high ranking military officer to organize fighters. He later formed his own Anyanya in 1964-5. He also planned to kill Aggrey Jaden just for leadership.

    • 15 September 2019 16:31, by jubaone

      After Jaden fled to Uganda, Gen Lagu took over the armed group and renamed it "Anyanya". From then,he led it alone till the signing of Addis Abeba agreement in 1972. Lagu made sure, his leader and compatriot Jaden only gets a junior post in the regional govt. Jaden declined and till his death in 1986, Jaden remained steadfast for complete separation of SS from Sudan.

      • 15 September 2019 17:01, by South South


        Stop lying, Lagu was selected by military commanders of Anya Nya one to lead them movement because that was the only condition Israel gave to support the movement. Israel refused to release guns to politicians in South Sudan. It was Emmanuel Abour Matoungdit who went to Israel to get guns. All these records are there. Gordon Mayen was the president of Anya Nya Movement, then Lagu took it.

        • 15 September 2019 17:50, by Eastern

          South South,

          If you know Joseph Lagu was successfully used to sweeten the southern cause, to Israelis and other outsiders, do you now see the jenge plan of bringing in Abel Alier was a major undoing...

          Dr. Josephine Lagu is very good administrator, her tormentor, the barely learnt Geir Chuang, is now in living in oblivion...This is just the begining!

          • 15 September 2019 18:03, by South South


            I totally disagree with those commanders who selected Lagu to lead them. Emanuel Abour Matoungdit or Albino Akol Akol or Joseph Kuol Amum or Andrew Makur Thou should lead the movement. Anya Nya 1 will be more affected. As per Abel Alier and Lagu. Lagu was given the military wing, more important than the president of higher executive council, but stupidly he abandoned his soldiers.

            • 15 September 2019 18:18, by Eastern

              South South,

              You are FREE to rant online; jenge’s plan of bringing in Abel Alier, did not go well with even their cousines, the Nuer, the food lovers.

              You said...Lagu was given the military wing, who gave him, when the Anya Nya 1 headquarters was in Owinki Bul..? WHEN did Gen. Lagu abandon his soldiers, when there was Torit mutiny and others..?! Please continue reading Gulliver’s Travels..!

              • 15 September 2019 20:25, by South South


                You don’t know anything how Lagu was selected. Dinka commanders selected him. Yes, Owinki Bul was Anya Nya one headquarters, but majority of soldiers were Dinka. Late Alfred Deng Alouk was in charged of its security. Dinkas were guarding Lagu and not Equatorians. You can figure it out why? Yes, Lagu abandoned his soldiers and went to politic, very stupid idea

                • 15 September 2019 23:48, by jubaone

                  South South
                  Bullshit! Fact 1: Lagu was NEVER part of Equatoria Corps when the Torit mutiny started. Fact 2: No single jienge was around till the early 1963-4, when most groups under SANU trued to join the armed struggle. When Jaden joined the struggle as early as 1962. Fact 3: Gen Lagu was deployed from N. Sudan to Tonj garrison. Fact 4: Jaden wanted some experienced military person.

                  • 15 September 2019 23:54, by jubaone

                    Fact 5: While in Tonj,he met the several jienges you mentioned to form Anyanya which was NEVER part of Eq.Corps. Fact 6: Lagu knew, the Eq. Corps needed him but he had his own plans with his jienge friends. Fact 7: Late Oct 1964, he quit the army to join Eq. Corps renaming it Anyanya. He brought along with him his jienge friends.

                    • 16 September 2019 00:00, by jubaone

                      Fact 8: Lagu together with his jienge friends disbanded the Provisional Govt. under Jaden to completely run the struggle as Anyanya. Here is where jienges as latecomers came in to claim they were instrumental. Lagu needed his jienge friends. Fact 9: Fighting broke out between jienges and Equatorians in Morta after Jadens adjutant and commander Michael Lorwe was killed.

                      • 16 September 2019 00:08, by jubaone

                        Fact 10: All this happened between 1968-69 under the conspiracy of Lagu and his jienge friends. In that battle, jienges fleeing towards Congo were intercepted by Equatorians.Over 200 jienges were liquidated. Lagu was now fully in charge of Anyanya and could now send his jienge friends to purchase weapons from Israel. Fact 11: Cargo, waybill number, consignment are all on record.

                        • 16 September 2019 00:30, by jubaone

                          So South South Jienge kaffir,
                          Don’t reap where you didn’t sow anything. As latecomers, you jienge credit yourselves at the expense of others. Ss congenital liars, thieves and impostors you falsify, forge and twist facts to your convenience. The truth hurts but it’s liberating. Lying is jienge culture, wele kef ya jienge kaffir?

              • 15 September 2019 20:53, by jubaone

                When the Equatoria Corps started the Torit mutiny, most jienges were jellaba hirelings and lapdogs. Only after SSNU under Aggrey and William Deng Nhial split, Lagu at that time was still based in Tonj. Lagu’s friendship with jienges enabled them to join his Anyanya e.g Andrew Makur who conspired with Lagu to take over the Provisional Govt under Aggrey.

                • 15 September 2019 21:14, by South South


                  You are just talking about Anya Nya one without any idea, stupid and liar. When Lagu was selected, it was Gordon Mayen in charged of Provisional Govt, not Aggrey. Also, Andrew Makur was under leadership of Emanuel Abuor Matoungdit. Lagu was powerless to take over leadership of Anya Nya one. Dinka commanders gave him the leadership. jubaone is lying about something he does not knows

      • 15 September 2019 20:45, by Kush Natives

        Aggrey Jaden died in 1987 not 86 and transported to his Lola village in Pojulo. Dr. John grated and safeguarded his body for burial in 87. Don’t mess up with the history!

        • 16 September 2019 00:20, by jubaone

          Bush Native Nigga
          Shut up bloody jienge. There’s no place called Lola nor a tribe called Pojulo. Just eat, sleep and shit. I even didn’t think you had good brains to think, ya jienge kaffir.

          • 16 September 2019 04:04, by Pakuai

            Look at those bunch of empty headed fools it is all about politics, the worst kind of politics for that matter. They will a lot of time politicking and would again spark another unnecessary war and run to foreign capitals for negotiations and beg for humanitarian aid and donations. The kinds of animals we have here in South Sudan for politicians exist no where else on this planet earth>>>

            • 16 September 2019 04:10, by Pakuai

              Instead these bunch of empty headed fools should be taking a lot of their times at their villages convincing their sheeple to farm their own food because these lifestyle of freeloading on foreign donation isn’t going to be sustainable. Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom and Thomas Cirillo are all on records asking for the UN NEW WORLD ORDER government and the NGOs to take over South Sudan----

              • 16 September 2019 04:15, by Pakuai

                the TRUSTEESHIP of South Sudan by foreign powers in other words. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in between are effectively taking holding our lowly informed hostage as their bargaining chips and blackmails over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people purposely to crawl their evil selves back into our country to come and start their dirty game where they>>>

                • 16 September 2019 04:20, by Pakuai

                  left it on the 15/12/2013. When our losers are told that their US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israel), their gulf Arab states financiers and their lackeys here in the IGAD and the AU are not really our allies, but our existential enemies. The lowly informed are not listening. But when the reality set in later. Then these bunch of fools and their lowly>>>

                  • 16 September 2019 04:26, by Pakuai

                    Nuers and Equatorians would be the first to wake up like ’spook birds’ after their villages are occupied again like our North Sudan, Gambella region, Massai areas of Nanyuki & Laikipia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Botswana, or Namibia. But honestly speaking, not a single Dinkas/Muoyjiengs village would be touched by those vermin, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>

                    • 16 September 2019 04:45, by Pakuai

                      Our losers have been informed time and time again that what their ’US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israel), their gulf Arab states’ financiers and their lackeys here in the IGAD and their AU is their so-called ’Africa unity and regional integration (ONE WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT) or GOVERNMENT WITHOUT BORDERS>>>

                      • 16 September 2019 05:06, by Pakuai

                        There are no resources in *Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Rwanda, Tanzania or North Sudan* But they have ’over 50 million in Kenya, over 100 million Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), 30 million Rwandans, over 50 million Tanzanians and over 40 North Sudanese. But where are the lands and resources to support those massive populations? We have nearly 13 million South Sudanese>>>>

                        • 16 September 2019 05:28, by Pakuai

                          in a country bigger than Kenya and with resources and our lands to support our population. Listen hard our lowly informed South Sudanese fools. South Sudan’s resources and lands, DR Congo, Central Africa republic (CAR) and others are going to be used as ’collaterals’ to support their so-called ’UN NEW WORLD ORDER government or their GOVERNMENTS of without BORDERS with manufacturing bases in>>>

                          • 16 September 2019 06:57, by Pakuai

                            in Zimbabwe, Nairobi, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), our cloned so-called arab North and even Western African country of Ghana. And all these *cheap and dirty intrigues* are nothing, but Geo-political chess game or football play South Sudan and the South Sudanese people just like the evils *did* with their then *DR Congo, Angola, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Mozambique, West African countries, Cuba,>>

                            • 16 September 2019 07:04, by Pakuai

                              Caribbean countries, Middle Eastern countries, some Asian countries and some of their Eastern European countries during their so-called COLD WAR that ended in 1991-1992. And the US, the UK, France, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), their creepy Bantuses, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in between>

                              • 16 September 2019 07:12, by Pakuai

                                would then run to *hotels, brothels and bars* of Adis Ababa, Nairobi, Kampala, Arusha, Kigali, Djibouti, Abusha or Capetown. And would go and brag, ’Capitalism and Western civilization’ has *triumphs* over their so-called ’socialism or communism’. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. SOUTH SUDAN is NOT PART OF the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has and will never ever will under the SUN>

                                  • 16 September 2019 07:41, by Pakuai

                                    Fools, war is here. WW3 is going to start here in South Sudan and we are going to bomb your ’NATO, their gulf Arab states financiers, Bantuses, their UN, our cloned so-called arab North Sudan, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Easterbn Jerusalem, Kenya, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in between who love our country and our people to death>>>>

                                    • 16 September 2019 07:48, by Pakuai

                                      My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. There would not be white ’men/women’ on this planet earth, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. There would be second *Holocaust* here in Africa, Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), North Sudan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, English people, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in between here in the *IGAD or the AU*, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>

                                      • 16 September 2019 10:03, by james john luka

                                        Congratulations to SSOA and their new leaders. I am glad that there are no more cracks and rifts due to power wrangle, we need peace not power at this moment leaders.

  • 16 September 2019 15:51, by CDE Joseph Deng

    Daughter to former leader Joseph Lagu, Josephine Lagu, anyway congratulations for unification but you must make sure that peace must prevail.
    You must accept peace either you like or not.

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