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.