Taban Deng, lobbies up in Nairobi to join Rome Forum
By Staff Reporter
In a sign that, look as if senior. members of the Juba regime had gravely started to show great jolt, due to USA fresh threats to deal with South Sudan government in Juba and some members of the opposition as well, if fail to comply with peace implementation deadline, H. E. Taban Deng Gai, First Vice President of South Sudan was reported in Nairobi, Kenya, to had secretly began contacting prominent figures, especially of South Sudan Opposition Movement (SSOM).
Nature and condition of confidentiality move were spelled out to be seeking solid ground to join the opposition, but neither Mr. Gai nor his office manager or so, were available to comment, as their contact numbers continued offline throughout Friday.
Mr. Gai attempts to join opposition comes amid growing tension between him and President Mayardit, following American Administration decision to sanction Taban Deng Gai against deliberate obstructing, failing and sabotaging regional and international efforts to implement key provisions of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), besides other more reasons of participating in the killing of civil based opposition members Dong Samuel and Aggri Idri.
He was reported to had discussed with Gen. Malong Awan Anei, terms and status if he joined.
He also wanted to meet Gen. Oyay Deng Ajak, but the later declined in a last minute.
Meanwhile, Taban Deng Gai, sought Pagan Amum intervention, but to no avail.
It seemed that all avenues had been shut up in the face of H. E. FVP, except to rejoin and reunite with Dr. Risk Machar.
It’s worth noting that H. E. Taban Deng Gai, FVP of this Republic of South Sudan arrived in unprecedented visit to Nairobi last week, a move cited by many concerned South Sudanese people as cowardly and irresponsible in facing political realities on the ground.