July 12, 2016, Gen. Peter Gatdet is calling up on all Nuer community and people of South Sudan to “not loss hope”. Gen. Peter Gatdet left SPLM-IO in July 2015 when he disagrees with the Chairman of SPLM-IO Dr. Riek Machar about Arusha SPLM-Unification.
According to a decree signed by Machar and dated 21 July, Major General Peter Gatdet is relieved as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. In a separate decree, Major General James Koang is appointed in his place. Maj-Gen Gathoth Gatkuoth is removed from the position of deputy chief of general staff for logistics.
However, in the wake of the current events in Juba Gen. Peter Gatdet is calling on Nuer people and people of South Sudan not to loss hope, for he is coming back