September 13, 2018, Africans Press learned that Taban Deng Gai, the current VP of South Sudan will not be reapponted as VP. This is due to a possibilities that 3 of Five VPs will come from Greater Upper Nile. Kiir Mayardit has decided to create a vacancy for Greater Bahr el Ghazal Region. what was on news three weeks ago has been confirmed to us right from the Office of the President.
President Kiir asked H.E. Taban Deng Gai to pave way for Gen. Paul Malong as leaving Malong out of the government Unite the entire Bahr el Ghazal, and Dinka in particular against us in the government. President stated his fear of loosing Bahr El Ghazal and majority of Dinkas to Gen. Paul.
H.E. Taban Deng Gai tries to object with genuine reasons but he was turned down. And I quote,
“Mr. President, I won’t accept to step down after I have betrayed my own kin, the Nuer and kill innocent people just to support unity of the country under your leadership.
I betrayed Dr. Riek Machar for your sake and your leadership, which side will I belong, if the same Dr. Riek Machar I left will be above me?”
The president told him, comrade Taban, we can’t afford to loose Bahr el Ghazal to Malong and possibilities of Riek uniting with Malong are very high, and that can weaken our regime, I will pay you dearly and could create you a position elsewhere. Said by the President.
Malong combine with Riek Machar are a powerhouse that can pull together the TRIOKA and we loose everything. I am ready to offer you anything in hard currency and a position and not vice president. Having four vice president going to upper Nile will make the entire Bahr el Ghazal rally behind Malong considering the economic situation of our people as well.
Jieng Council of Elders last week confirm to our desk that the President is willing to have Malong on board as a brother, a friend and a colleague. Unity of Dinka is paramount to the stability of South Sudan. Malong is a vital figure that Dinka can’t walk to freedom without. Ambrose Riny Thiik confirmed to us and several others members of JCE confirmed to us as well after their meeting with the President soon after the President came back from China.
Also, a source from one of the State governor told us that Akol is pushing for his peace and Malong to be done before coming back to power. He believes that Gen. Malong is a man of is words and actions and he wont forget to hurt his enemy if there is no reconciliation done in advance. So, Akol Koor team is on the move lead by his personal advisor, to negotiate for Peace. Akol believes that unity can be done if he unite with Gen. Malong against the state enemy that might arise later.
The president discussion with FVP Taban ended sour as the President gave the final statement and he is sure to implement his words.