Former vice president and rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar has appointed more senior officials to senior SPLM-IO leadership positions, documents seen by Talk of Juba reveals. The new appointees will servie in various senior level capacities.
The new promotions came three weeks after the rebel leader appointed three people to top leadership posts.
In his order, Machar appointed Dak Duop Bichiok Chairman of the SPLM-IO National Committee for Energy and Mining, Goi Jooyul Yol as Chairperson of National Committee for education, Science, and Technology, and Peter Marcello Nasir as Chairperson of National Committee for Public service and Human Resource Development.
Other appointments include Pasquale Clement Batall as deputy Chairperson of National Committee for foreign Relations, and Deng Deng Akon as Deputy Chairperson of National Committee for Governance Affairs.
Early this month, the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) appointed Henry L. Odwar as Deputy Chairman and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the armed opposition, Tingo Peter Regbigo as Secretary General of the SPLM-IO, and Stephen Par Kuol as Chairman of the National Committee of Foreign Relation.
A senior rebel official told the talk of Juba in early December that people should expect to see more appointments as the armed movement is preparing for what he described as “all options.”
Machar fled Juba in July after and president salva Kiir later replaced him with Taban Deng Gai as the First Vice President.