Machar’s Rebels moot replacing Ladu Gore after fallout with Taban Deng

Featured Published on Saturday, 15 November 2014, Written by The Nation Mirror;

Disagreement between Taban Deng Gai, the SPLM-In-Opposition rebels Chief Negotiator in Peace Talks in Addis Ababa and Alfred Ladu Gore, the Deputy Chairperson of the rebels’ movement is increasingly creating suspicion and tension in the rebels’ camp.

Some quarters within the rebels’ leadership view Gen. Gore as a having the potential to create a splinter rebel faction. “The recent conflict between him (Gore) and Taban Deng Gai, is indicative of Gore’s move to break away from the mighty opposition group,” reads part of the leaked document addressed to the Director of National Security Service SPLM/A-IO in Addis Ababa which The Nation Mirror obtained copy of.

The disagreement started when Alfred Ladu Gore expressed dissatisfaction after Taban Deng sidelined him in the affairs of the SPLM/A-IO while Riek Machar was in South Africa. “He (Gore) charged Taban to be running the affairs of the movement without consultation from him as the deputy chair while Dr. Riek Machar was away on official mission to the Republic of South Africa,” reads part of the leaked document.

The document says that Taban Deng is unhappy that Alfred Ladu was appointed Deputy Chairman of the movement.

Taban argues that the Equatorians are not present in the field therefore don’t deserve the second position in the movement.

“The Internal fight between Alfred and Taban is also being discussed by various circles in the Equatorians and Nuer Community in Kenya and Kampala and we have taken note,” read the document.

The leaked intelligence Memo sent to Director of National Security Service of SPLM/A-IO; REF: 0012/10/2014; alleges that Alfred Ladu Gore is a communist driven by self-interest and should not be trusted.

“Gore had communist ideology of emancipation of human consideration, personal interests of individuals as superior to the state’s interests. This led to his past defection and call for Equatorians’ rebellion against the SPLM/A under Garang,” read part of the document.

(It should be recalled that Dr. John Garang detained and imprisoned Lado Gore for nearly seven years during the liberation war, mainly in Boma and other areas. However, no charges were brought against Lado Gore until he was finally released- Ed).

The document stresses that Gore once led a shortsighted rebellion during the South Sudan struggle against the Khartoum regimes. “It has been noted well that, this shortsighted rebellion of Equatorians under Alfred Lado did not succeed…” reported the leaked document.

“These tendencies are assessed and still exist within Gen. Gore’s thinking in a very extreme and divisive way.”

The document alleges that Equatorians following Gore are unhappy that he supports the Nuer-led rebellion and instead he should join the government.

“Equatorians have strong and extreme views that, Alfred Ladu should just leave and abandon the movement and join the government. According to our sources, there was an Equatorian delegation led by the Governor of Eastern Equatoria State Brig. Gen. Louis Lobong which visited Northern Kenya with their counterparts to discuss peace between Taposa and Turkana and also planned how SPLM-IO plans can be countered between Kenya and South Sudan,” read part of the leaked document.

The same report alleged that Taban Deng might have ignored Ladu Gore on the basis that it is Nuer sons dying each day fighting the Juba Kiir’s government. Equatorians, according to the leaked document, are waiting to earn where they have not worked.

“Well, he has a point to make as the Deputy Chairman but what is the level of Equatorians’ contributions into the current rebellion under him? Taban Deng must have ignored him on the grounds that, Nuer are the ones dying and must have the lion’s share in these rebellions than those who just came to wait for their kingdom to come (overthrow of Kiir’s government). This is a usual issue for Equatorians when it comes to the liberation struggle, they never want to participate in offering one of them to die for freedom but like to get the lion’s share when the mission is accomplished by others,” read part of the leaked security document.

The document recommends that Alfred Ladu Gore should be dismissed or put on deceptive glory as to attract the Equatorians support to the movement.

“We strongly feel that, the conflict between Taban and Gore should be brought to rest by either replacing Gore and let him go or by playing deceptive tactics within to keep him around to lure Equatorians to support the movement as we are now in critical decisive fight against the government of Salva Kiir”, read the document.

Adding, “Critical decision-making issues should not be shared with him or his group in Nairobi and Kampala because such secrets may be leaked to the government,” the document stresses. END

(FROM EDITOR: This article is being widely circulated by the SPLM-DC members and its authenticity can’t be fully confirmed. SouthSudanNation.com decided to publish its only for its readers to decide.)

20 Comments

  1. Nikalongo says:

    People in Equatoria do not follow Generals, Generals follow people. Most times, the reasons and intentions of Generals are private and personal. Look no further than to Adis where a group of thieves and murderers are plotting how to organise another round of looting. Disagreements in Adis is not about our roads, hospitals, schools, empowerment etc. It is about who wields what power. Remeber they ruled this country together from CPA. What did they do apart from robbing this country clean? Yes! Let them fight their war and swim in their oil. Equatoria remains a no go zone. If lifting Lado to Akobo was to attract Equatorians, then that project is a failure. Taban can take his job by right.

    • B John says:

      Nkalongo,
      I like your thinking, man. I have read your comments always and they have been clean of tribalistic polemic. I wish we had many more like you. Please keep the good job going.

  2. j son man says:

    That’s nice 2 hear that they r failing out coz these dogs called nuers don’t know friends and allies .they even killed their bros-in-law who were dinkas in their areas. They r the most stupid humans on the planet.

  3. Dear Editor:

    This article is part of publicity!What is said in this article,they are not true!This is according to my understanding to my own knowledge!The writer is the enemy of tribalism!There are now very many tribes in the bush with opposition! Shame on South Sudanese! Liars! Riak Machar,and Alfred Lado Gore,they have a cordial warm relation on common purpose!

    Missouri Kansas,USA,

  4. AW Joseph says:

    A typical Dinka propaganda. You can lie about SPLM-IO and insult Equatorians, but this will not defeat our resolve to get rid of Salvatore Kiir’s DINKA tyrannical regime in our sacred soil.
    Equatoria is and will always be our part of the country. We will do with or without the oil if it is what is causing us the misery.
    We in Equatoria are not power hungry morons. what we care for is equality, justice, rule of law, peace, security, a fair go and equal opportunity on everyone regardless of tribe.

  5. Lodu says:

    The Equatorians are watching. We know when and where to strike and we will strike furiously, near and painfully. We know Gen. Taban Deng is a butcherer and an addicted tribalist who targets Equadorians and time is nearing when he will regret. We will be in waiting until those who think we are nothing are among us here, and then we will strike and send them back in disbelieved!!
    We know Gen Taban evil motives and Equatorians should be assured that, we are find, let them take the first move, if they dare, and we will respond in kind and will see them begging on their knees.
    Equatorians, we are there and here for Equatoria. Keep watching and be Alert!! When we hear the trumpet, the trumpet of the true revolution, you will distinguish it, from the cries for tribal revenged concocted as a revolution.

  6. Deng Hanbol says:

    Dear Editor, Gen.Lado Gore is more popular than Taban Deng in Nuer public opinion for the Naath people believe that Taban can betray Dr. Machar, but Gen. Lado Gore cannot. In fact, he’s the most respected national leader not only in Greater Equatiora, but also in Greater Upper Nile and in particular in Nuer region. He is almost speaking, the leader of the Equatoria. He (Gore) plays of the lead role of in managing Equatorian’s unity, keeping the three state of Equatoria intact. He was shocked by the news of Nuer civilians who were massacred in Juba the Dinka politicians. As a result, he rebelled against the DINKA genocider Kiir who target the Nuer civilians in his fatherland (home town) on December 15th, 16th, and 17th,2103.
    In short, Gen. Gore is a truthworsey leader.Thus, Dr. Machar can fire Gen. Taban Deng if he does not respect the vice chairperson of the SPLA/SPLM IO.

  7. Dear Chief Abiko and LONG:

    I agree with you all on this propaganda. This article is a pure white lie written by heartless liar to tarnish the name of SPLM-IO, Chief Negotiator, Taban Deng Gai, and SPLM-OI chairman, Dr. Machar. The person who wrote this article is the same liar who wrote the article title “rebels claim to replace Wani Iga with Riek Machar”. There was no disagreement occurred between Taban Deng Gai and Dr. Lado Gore at all when Dr. Machar was in South Africa.

    Even if there was misunderstanding between Taban and Gore, the disagreement should not lead to Dr. Gore removal because Dr. Gore was elected in the SPLM-OI convention in Nasir to represent SPLM-IO political system worldwide, but not to represent Taban. Gore was elected in the convention to be SPLM-OI deputy chairman because of his political capability and willingness to bring change that we need so bad in South Sudan.

    Lodu, please do not rush to the judgment the claim is not real, but written series of liars. However, I concur with some of your comments about Taban. Actually, Taban is not a trustworthy person either in Nuer communities because he was the one who destroyed the movement of Riek in 1991 while he (Taban) was with Riek. However, this article was not written by any of the politician in the SPLM-OI side. The SPLM-OI spoke person denied the claim raised by the article. Read it yourself http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article53090

    • Deng Hanbol says:

      Bother Ramaran, please don’t bother yourself with this thieve called Lodu because is a Dinka from Bor. His using Bari name just to blind fool everybody. Yes indeed, Mr Bor man your mere intention is to confuse us. Mr coward; however,let me tell you this, the Greater Equatiora and the Greater Upper Nile, excluding Bor Dinka county are amalgamating to form a huge National party in South Sudan.

      • Deng Hanbol,

        Thanks brother for your compliment. This time Nuer must not ignore the massacred of Nuer in Juba and elsewhere in South Sudan. Nuer must work hard to bring change military and politically into South Sudan although some South Sudanese call it Nuer rebellion. When Benson Kuany Latjor rebelled against the Sudan government in 1975, all both Sudanese and South Sudanese called it Nuer rebellion. Nuer and their few South Sudanese friends fought with Sudan government for 9 years. In 1980, many South Sudanese joined Nuer in fight against Sudan government.

        To make the long story short, in August 1983, John Garang killed the Anyanya2 leaders and continue carryout the objective of the movement erected by Nuer. Now all South Sudanese enjoyed the freedom they previously refused to fight for it. South Sudanese repeated what they have done in the paste when they called 1975 rebellion “Nuer rebellion” and today they are calling this rebellion Nuer rebellion. However, those who are against Nuer today will enjoyed the fruitful result of this Nuer rebellion one more time like they did before. Again, Nuer must bring change to this rotten government of Kiir. Nuer are always the spearhead for change.

  8. Chief Abiko! says:

    To:Mr.Bentiu Ramaran:

    I knew from the beginning.The article writer,was completely lying! I was not totally atonished! Well,for Taban Deng Gai,he is not well KNOWLEDABLE! He is small man! I have seen him before in person in m life at the time he came with the Chairman Dr.John Garang De Mabior! Even though he is changing his colours in his skin,he should be accommodated for the benefit of freedom! Thank you! Back to you to the audience!

    Missouri,USA

  9. Mabok Baak says:

    Dear Nuer,

    I like what u r doing to Lado Gore and his Equatorians who just like to talk but do nothing in the battle field. The nuer started their fight and like many equatorians are supporting them with their words without going to the battle. I don’t see why Lado should be given that big post for nothing instead to be Taban because Lado was sent to Cuba by John Grang and made to be one of the top SPLA commanders before he shamefully defected, so no guarante now he can come back to government such that he eats his bread comfortable since equatorians are know for food but not war.

    • info@southsudannation says:

      TO MABOK BAAK,
      YOU SEEM TO BE WHOLLY IGNORANT OF THE FACT THAT MR. LADO GORE WAS IMPRISONED BY GARANG FOR MANY YEARS WITHOUT EVER BEING TRIED BY THE JUNGLE SYSTEM OF THE SPLM.
      AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION ALSO, LADO GORE WAS ONE OF THE BEST FRIENDS OF JOHN GARANG SINCE THEIR STUDENT DAYS AND THEREFORE SINCE LADO GORE WAS A HIGHLY EDUCATED PERSON WHO WAS AMONG THE FIRST TO JOIN THE SPLM/A, GARANG RIGHTLY ACCORDED HIM TOP POSITION AS SPLM INTERNATIONAL EMISSARY.
      ALSO, LIKE GARANG HIMSELF, LADO GORE WAS AN ARDENT SOCIALIST AND THAT WAS HOW HE WAS THE FIRST SPLM MEMBER TO OPEN THE VITAL CONTACT WITH CUBA, WHICH BENEFITED THE SPLM/A SO MUCH. THE OTHER SPLM GUYS SIMPLY FOLLOWED HIS STEPS AND DIPLOMATIC SUCCESSES.
      FINALLY, LADO WASN’T A TRIBALIST OTHERWISE, THE BARI OR EQUATORIAN ‘LOST BOYS’ WOULD HAVE BEEN SENT TO CUBA FIRST. (anyway, there weren’t any boys or girls from Equatoria who lost their way to Uganda or Kenya).
      YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, IT WAS THE DINKA AND NUER PREDOMINATELY WHO UNFAIRLY BENEFITED AND WERE SENT TO CUBA.
      I THINK IT SHOULD NOW BE ABUNDANTLY CLEAR TO ALL THAT LADO GORE WENT TO JOIN THE MACHAR/NUER SPLM-IO NOT BECAUSE HE IS AN EQUATORIAN BUT BECAUSE HE, AS A NATIONALIST SOUTH SUDANESE, JOINED THE REBELLION BECAUSE HE WANTED TO SEE CHANGE AGAINST THE KIIR TRIBAL DYNASTY IN JUBA.
      Editor

  10. Kwacha says:

    Alfred Ladu Gore is not repesenting Equatorians in the movement. He is disatisfied with the regime in Juba and as such joined the SPLM -IO. Equatorians will not join him in this senseless war. This is a war of greedy wolves who have squandered the resources of South Sudan since the begining of the CPA. We Equatorians are not cowards. We started the war of 1955 which ended up in 1972 and we also fought fiercely in the liberation war that has brought about the indepence of this country.

  11. chuol says:

    Nuer communties having right to meet pagak county

  12. Oduho says:

    In first position, I doubt the authenticity of the paper. Secondly, Equatoria is not a tribe but a region composed of many tribes or communities so to say equatorians should join because gore is there is a irrelevant. YOu better say Bari should join and not equatorians because you are putting many tribes in one basket. No one says all uppernileans should join because there are lots of tribes in uppernile. Also, Gore join as an individual even he has no right to force his own wife to join because this is politics. He join and you should not expect him to bring people with him because he is not required to.

    Thirdly, No one can become president of south sudan without support of equatorians whether militarily or politically. Mark this in your minds folks.
    Thank you.

  13. Ladu says:

    In the first place, you be reminded that the going of Lado Gore is a personal decision you are really confused in your hiding cave. and you should not include all equatorians to follow Gore and his dictator Machar, We equatorians knew who Machar is.
    We equatorians are easy to join this hopeless rebellion with has no clear objectives but because they were removed from their position thus why they were angry and decided to go again in the bush. Killing innocent people who new nothing about politics and the daughters and sons are enjoying expensive life in abroad.

  14. He should leave the movement of one tribe and return to the government

  15. Gen. Gore is nationalist by every standards. He was/is an out spoken gentlemen whether in the system or out of the system, Because he is truly Educated and knows the right of an individual and a public/mass.
    You can’t humiliate Gen.Gore whether politically or socially and you think you get away with it, Gore will have to tell you bland on your face whoever you are. That was why he got into problem with Garang after Questioning all the tribal genders, like sending particular tribe to Cuba and many others.
    Taban has to go by his orders as per the movement agreements, Humiliating him will only break the movement and I know Gore is prepared for that. Gore is Star, no doubts!

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