Gen. Olony hints at abandoning SPLM-IO after his replacement

South Sudan's armed forces holding up their guns a sign of victory | Photo: File
South Sudan’s armed forces holding up their guns a sign of victory | Photo: File

A day after the opposition and the government agreed to appoint Abudhok Ayang Kur, the head of Agwelek forces, General Johnson Olony says he might have no options but to form his own party.

“Olony is devising strategies and may drop the SPLM-in-opposition soon after a recent spat over his replacement,” according to a source familiar with the issue.

This comes after President Kiir rejected to appoint him as Governor of Upper Nile State.

Since last year, the Kiir administration had refused Olony’s appointment, accusing him of being a warmonger and could plunge the country into yet another chao.

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