SPLM-IO nominee Gen. Johnson to be appointed on Monday– Official

SPLM-IO nominee Gen. Johnson Olony Thambo |Photo File

Sept 27, 2020 (Thessherald)–The SPLM-IO nominated Governor for Upper Nile state, General Johnson Olony Thambo is scheduled to be appointed tomorrow, a reliable source said in an interview this afternoon.

“Based on the agreement reached by the presidency, the person in question [Johnson Olony] will be appointed on Monday,” the source disclosed on Sunday.

The appointment of Johnson Olony has been a stumbling block as the Kiir Administration demands Machar to select another individual within the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) for the position.

Last week, the Press Secretary in the Office of the First Vice-President, James Gatdet Dak confirmed that the Parties had made significant progress and agreed on a number of outstanding issues, including the appointment of Johnson Olony as governor of Upper Nile State.

“The Governor of Upper Nile State is expected to be appointed this month,” said James Gatdet Dak in a brief statement.

He also noted that the parties had reached consensus on the formation of state governments in a timely manner.

“It is expected that all States governments will be formed soon within the next 10 to 15 days, hopefully. Necessary needed procedures for graduation and deployment of unified forces are also underway.”

One comment

  • Kong Mawich

    It would be a great step for the sake of peace and the people of South Sudan who are in tough starvation because their country is in dilemma with the said, “man made disaster”, in my opinion as a the citizen of the this nation, if the party had signed the agreement and within the same agreement every each of the parties has responsibility to consult and nominate their candidates for their respective positions then no need for president to hesitate and rejected the nominee of the independent party. It’s a total violation of the agreement!

    If Kiir come to realize that IO has responsibility to do its own affairs as a political party then, that’s what we want!

    Peace is only way to have a nation and living harmoniously!

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