Reports reaching at Ramciel on Sunday confirmed Lt. Gen. Johnson Olony Thabo tested positive for coronavirus. He is currently seeking treatment in the neighboring country, Sudan.
The embattled rejected governor of the Upper Nile State is doing well with mild symptoms, according to closed aid within the SPLM/A-IO in the Northern Upper Nile region.
Speaking to sources familiar with Olony’s situation, Olony arrives in Khartoum on Wednesday to seek medical treatment but will soon go back to SPLM/A-IO base in Magenis, Northern Upper Nile.
“The general tested positive for this disease called Corona. He is now in Khartoum for clinical treatments soon he will be back to his base. But he is doing greatly ok. You know Olony is not like others. He will fight it well.”
Family members reach out to discuss the situation of Olony said he is fairly doing well but refused to comment further.
“Lt. Gen. Johnson Olony attended an occasion organized by the SPLM/A-IO last week. Two days later he begins to feel tired and developed fatigue and that is when he was asked to see a doctor. After a clinical test, the results came out that he is positive for COVID-19. So far he is doing well” according to a reliable source with deep knowledge about the General’s health condition.
Olony was rejected by the president to be appoint as the governor of Upper Nile State despite being nominated by the SPLM/A-IO chairman, FVP Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
Kiir cites Olony may not reconcile the Upper Nile tribes unless he visit Juba to discuss this with the president. Olony turned down the request from the president fueling the mistrust between him and the country’s powerful man.
Kiir appointed Hon. Abudhok last week in a presidential decree bringing to an end the long awaited appointment. He urges the newly appointed governor to go to the ground in Upper Nile to start the work of brining the people living in the together.