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1/07/2020, (JUBA) — following the breakthrough on the States allocation, another road block has emerged. So far, despite the appointment of 8 governors and swearing in of 7 today of which H.E President Salva Kiir presided over, the issue of Upper Nile State remains a first hand problem. Meanwhile, the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) are yet to name and submit their governor, when they supposedly solve their internal wrangles.
Unlike SSOA, IO nominated Gen. Johnson Olony but the government decided to heed to Apadang Community’s call to reject Jonhson Olony, the supposed governor of Upper Nile and a man they claimed to ‘avenge’ the murder of his deputy.
In an emergency meeting in J1 today Chairman of the SPLM/A IO Dr. Riek Machar Teny asked President Salva kiir the reason why he didn’t read out the nominated governor of Upper Nile State.
According to reports, the side of President Salva stated that the state still has issues that need to be fixed before the appointment of Olony as the governor.
Also, according to the Minister in the office of the president, Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial, Gen. Johnson Olony has direct issues with the communities of Upper Nile State and it shouldn’t be wise to bring him and that he knows the reasons Olony has been fighting the government citing the main problem as land issues that still hadn’t been solved.
Following the nomination of Johnson Olony as the Upper Nile State’s Governor, the Dinka Padang of Upper Nile State, in a letter addressed to the presidency stated their issues of as to why Olony should not be appointed. This prompted Kiir to listen which otherwise seem an illegitimate decision prior to parties agreement on the issues of peace implementation. But the community have their reasons.
According to an SPL/MA-IO official, the minister in the office of the president, Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial is the main man who has made President Kiir to reject Johnson Olony, blaming on the stuck of full implementation of peace agreement on him.
Ever since his appointment, Hon. Nhial Deng, has been progressive and believed to be the main protective machine around the president. In fact , the rampant leaking of presidential documents reduced drastically but the man who is well praised for his performance, could now be a whole set back to full implementation of Interim Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (IR-TGoNU).