Dr. Machar Appoints a New Military Governor of Fashoda State

Mr. Mabior Garang De Mabior (standing) representing the SPLM-IO and Mr. Jokina Nyikayo (sitting left to Mabior) during a press conference during a past meeting in Nairobi, Kenya(Photo: file)

Mr. Mabior Garang De Mabior (standing) representing the SPLM-IO and Mr. Jokina Nyikayo (sitting left to Mabior) during a press conference during a past meeting in Nairobi, Kenya(Photo: file)

July 4, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The Chairman, and commander in chief of the armed Opposition, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, appoints Cde Jukino Fidel Nyikayo as the state governor of the newly created Fashoda state.

“Pursuant to 6-12 December 2014 Pagak Conference Resolution, I, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, Chairman and commander-in-Chief of SPLM/SPLA, hereby appoint Cde Jukino Fidel Nyikayo as the governor of Fashoda state.” Dr. Machar states.

The appointment of the new military governor, Jukino, came immediately after the Agwelek forces declared joining arms with the opposition under Dr. Riek Machar Teny.

On top of their priority, the Agwelek forces, formerly known South Sudan Democratic Forces/Movement, demand their own state with or without federalism in the country; a cause that they have fought for since before the independent of South Sudan.

“We the shilluck community, we are completely desperate and tired of all these problems [land issues] all over the years, we have put everything very clear, whether there is federal or there is no federal, we need our own state” said the newly appointed military governor, Jukino Fidel.

To pave ways for the new resolution, Machar also relieved the former military governor of the state, Cde. Tijwok Hadhir.

Although barely explained, the new resolution is believed to be in line with the merging of the two parties and part of the integration of Agwelek forces into SPLM/SPLA.

The armed opposition, under the former vice president, began engaging and reinforcing the Agwelek forces in Malakal and other parts of Upper Nile state after the formerly government-allied militia felt out with Salva Kiir’s regime in April this year.

The joined forces, who recently claimed the capital of the state and many strategic towns in Upper Nile, including Fashoda or Shilluck kingdom, continue to operate together and threaten closure of the main oil-fields in the country.

The integration of Agwelek forces, who are predominantly Chollo by ethnicity, into SPLM/SPLA forces is seen by senior members of the opposition as part of the healing and reconciliation “at the grassroots” between the bitterly divided Nuer, Dinka and Chollo communities in Upper Nile.

In other reports, the military governor of Sobat State, Maj.Gen. Duer Tut, has appointed Hon. Elijah Awuol Ayie as the deputy military governor, Hon Abil Angau Padiet as the commissioner of Akoka County and Hon. Chuol ngingi Giu as the commissioner of Baliet County.

The new appointees took oath last week before the military governor in presence of his top officials and religious leaders in the state.

Related:SPLM Agwelek Press Conference 0107 2015

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10 comments

  • The so-called SPLM-IO are Pimping and danger.They have to fight that war with their relatives only.

  • Malakal is going be destroy since the capital of Upper Nile had being re-located to Renk. It is going to be dismantle, there is no fruitful here.

    • I am just pointing out how desperate you are by posting silly comments on Malakal will be ashed. who can now? All greater upper nilian realised the fact. Kirr made a huge error that he will never done agian for rest of his life.

      • Desperate about what,while our Rural Areas at least in peace. I never being to Juba since South Sudan gain Independent. I will go anytime if i want. I don’t even have interest,so please stop abusing us for no reason.

      • @288Weechwang, It seems you are jealous because you begin to realized that we are not like you. I and many others never attack the government for position and money.Why you change?

    • Who will destroy it? Whoever is for destruction is a criminal

  • Let every tribes have her own State. Let Apadang Dinka have her own state too.

  • Malakal will be national park in the future because the capital of upper Nile already moved to Renk, it’s a good news to upper Nile residents.

  • Surrender if you can’t rest or take your dip breathe if you can’t sleep because we can not help you to wake up from dying. Those stupids ideas of Mabior’s Garang of singing wouldn’t change anything. Relinquish bro. before its too dark and sleep at night in peace.

  • 288weechwang you sleeping wakeup man malakal is already burned down destroy city. no civilians residents living there now, but only the army soon see the government forces will recapture it again.