Breaking: IGAD wants General Johnson replaced

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has urged the Parties to break the deadlock over the appointment of Upper Nile state’s Governor or replace General Johnson as a last resort.

In an exclusive interview with Thessherald, a senior IGAD official stressed that “since the two main signatories to the peace agreement are left with no choice, there is a need to replace the person in question [General Olony] to break the impasse.”

Since June, President Kiir Mayardit and the First-Vice President Dr. Riek Machar have hit a dead end over the appointment of Upper Nile state’s nominee, General Johnson Olony Thambo. Olony was accused by the Kiir administration of being a warmonger.

The opposition argues that Olony will not set foot in Juba until he is appointed by the President.

Last month, a group of delegates was sent to Juba in preparation for the arrival of General Johnson Olony.

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