SPLM-IO Chairman Riek Machar, whose supporters keep on calling him South Sudan’s “genuine” first VP, has migrated out of the nation after over a month amid which his whereabouts were undisclosed for security reasons, as indicated by his press delegates in Nairobi.
The renegade pioneer turned first VP fled Juba a month ago after his base in Juba was besieged by troops faithful to President Salva Kiir. The president a short time later proclaimed Machar’s expulsion from the post of first VP however Machar’s supporters claim he is still the “honest to goodness” VP and the push to evacuate him is an infringement of the peace bargain marked a year ago.
“The Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of the SPLM/SPLA (IO), Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, has been effectively moved to a neighboring nation today, August 17, 2016, following one month of stay in the hedges around Juba,” Machar’s representative James Gatdet Dak said on his Facebook page.
Be that as it may, he neither gave any subtle elements on how the migration was conveyed, nor to which nation he was moved. “He is at present safe! He has guaranteed of the authority’s dedication to change business as usual in the nation,” said Dak.
Mabior Garang, the SPLM-IO representative who was delegated to a clerical post not long ago however has now come back to banish in Kenya, affirmed the “clearing” of Machar to another nation, saying likewise that he would hold a question and answer session inside the following 24 hours.
He alluded to a “messed up endeavor to kill the honest to goodness First Vice President” – probably a reference to the viciousness in and around Juba a month ago, amid which Machar’s bodyguards conflicted with Kiir’s leaving hundreds dead.
Machar had been permitted to convey a few hundred troops into Juba to stay at assigned destinations under the terms of a peace bargain marked in August 2015. None of his troops stay in the city any more and the administration says it won’t acknowledge for them to return.
Dak remarked further in a brief moment Facebook post early today saying, “We thank our valiant contenders for coming up short President Kiir and General Paul Malong Awan from the heartless endeavor to kill our pioneer.”