Last weeks unfolding situation in the SPLM-Io seems to be yielding more defections. The devastating recent attacks by aided Machar Forces on General Simon Gatwech Dual’s military base based in Magenis.
A former spokes person to Machar has followed footsteps of other defectors who made headlines last week and this week.
Nyarji Roman’s decision comes a day after the SPLM-IO deputy chairman henry Odwar resigned as minister of mining in the revitalized unity government, before declaring, in a statement, his intention to support the Kitgwang faction led by former SPLA-IO chief of General Staff General Simon Gatwech Dual.
The vocally ambitious former spokesman made a statement on his Facebook account saying “I would like to inform the public that August 12th marks my last day as a member of the Sudan people liberation Movement in the opposition SPLM IO under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar as well as a member of the National Liberation Council after completing my duties towards my country and my people,”
Nyarji also made it clear by announcing his return to the ranks of my colleagues in the government under the leadership of H.E President Salva Kiir Mayardit. He further claimed he was adding his support to the leadership of Kitgwang faction and is ready to support the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement signed by Machar and President Salva Kiir in 2018.
He expressed full commitment to the peace agreement and the security arrangements, With this bold decision from the Deputy Chairman and senior members of the SPLM-IO I believe that the implementation of the peace agreement will inter to new Era of prosperity with full political will and commitment.
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