Agel Machar defects from Riek’s SPLM-IO

Agel Machar with Riek Machar

A close source in the government has disclosed to HIJ that Agel Ring Machar resigned from SPLM-IO to joined the Government under the leadership of president Salva Kiir and VP Taban Deng.

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This came after Agel announced on Social media his resignation from SPLM-IO.
“I had earlier on today submitted my resignation from the SPLM/A-IO under the leadership of Dr Riek Machar Teny. I thanked and wished him and the rest of the remaining leadership of the movement best of luck”, he wrote.

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Agel Machar, former South Sudan’s youth leader who helped in recruiting of Mathiang-Anyoor, plans of defecting to the government was intercepted while he was trying his way out of SPLM-IO last year.

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Recently SPLM-IO under Riek Machar has suffered series of defections demoralising the movement.