SPLM/A (IO) Disregard Appointments of Lt Gen Duer Tut Duer as the Chairman and Commander in Chief of SPLM/A (IO)
It serves to inform all SPLA (IO) Sectors, Divisions, Brigades, and Battalions, also the entire population of South Sudan, especially the diehard supporters, sympathizers of the people’s movement that, the statement you might have seen floating on social media which declared the endorsement of Lt.General Duer Tut Duer, as the Chairman and Commander in Chief of SPLM/A (IO) is neither official nor has it been discussed on the table. Hence, this must be regarded as a one man decision and also a weak and an impulsive decision which lacks credibility because comrade Lt. General Duer Tut Duer, in the first place, should have consulted the top Leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) and also should be an unanimous decision to serves the interest of the entire movement rather than to monopolize the decision.
Moreover, the military leadership of the SPLA (IO) has today held a meeting at Magenis, and the decision was made to disregard such imposed decision.
In this decision, we realized that the SPLM/A (IO) as a movement has for sure experienced and suffered an inevitable maladministration and chaotic system which let everybody decides and claims leadership by his own. We therefore, asked all to remain calm and wait for valuable and an ingredient news that will impress the movement.
Brig. General William Gatjiath Deng, SPLA (IO) Army Spokesman, Magenis, South Sudan.