South Sudan’s Senior Presidential Adviser, former Defense Minister, Lt. Gen. Kuol Manyang Juuk, is set to resign from his current role as the most senior aide to H.E President Salva Kiir Mayardit, sources familiar with his thinking told Ramciel on Sunday.
According to the sources, several members of the ruling SPLM party are concerned about his recent media rollout against how the nation is being run by President Salva Kiir Mayardit.
Juuk felt that it is better to resign from the government and go home to do farming, a threat he repeatedly told media outlets.
“As a senior member of the ruling SPLM party, H.E Lt. Gen. Kuol Manyang Juuk is considering resigning from his current position as a Senior Presidential Adviser, actually entirely leaving the government and the party to back home and do more civilian work.”
“He is not happy with how the country is being run. You know one of his concerns is the NCP elites now advising H.E President Salva Kiir Mayardit. These are people who were against the SPLM, and seeing them all over doing and carrying the most important work of the party is an irony which deserves a response.” added the source who asked for his identity to remain anonymous.
Asked when the former Defense Minister will finally resign, he was not specific but promised to inform Ramciel as soon as possible.
“He has been urged to address his concerns through the formal venue of the party, but the former minister feels that nothing wrong expressing his opinions to the general public because they deserved to know the truth and what is going on. He has not yet revealed when to resign but very soon. By the way, this is not the first time Gen. Kuol Manyang submitted his resignation letter to the president of the republic.”
Juuk’s revelation on how the country is being run has sent a shocking wave throughout the ruling SPLM party.
He even goes as far as suggesting his relationship with the president is blurred, nuked by the Hon. Tut Keaw Gatluak Maime, a member of the National Congress Party-NCP who is part of the elites who hijacked the SPLM.
“Now they have taken the country and the presidency. They are in the states as governors. They are here in the cabinet as ministers. They are in the secretariat of the SPLM. They are in parliament. They are in the army. They are in the security (service). They are in the police. They are in all the institutions holding key positions,” Juuk said.
Kuol said despite being appointed by the President, he is now just but a symbol and cannot meet the president accusing Tutkew Gatluak, the presidential adviser on security affairs.
“I was appointed by President Salva as Senior Presidential Adviser which means I am the head of advisers. But I am not being allowed to even meet the President by Tut Kew and this is for several months,” he said pointing to the