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Cracks emerge within SSOA over Gadet’s leadership

Leaders of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance pose for a photo snap in recent past.

Some members of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance have protested against the election of Peter Gatdet as the new chairman of the alliance.

Peter Gadet was electedchairman by SSOA Leadership Council in Khartoum last Friday.

But members of SSOA including, the interim chairman Gabriel Changson, Joseph Bakasoro, Khalid Butrus, Josephine Lagu, Hassein Abdelbagi and Bapiny Monytuil rejected the outcome.

In a letter seen by Eye, the aforementioned members said they would continue to administer the affairs of SSOA.

They said it would work amicably towards resolution of all the concerns and within the shortest time possible.

However, Dr. Lam Akol – who is the member of SSOA leadership council – said the election of new chairman was conducted according to a charter of the alliance.

He said the newly elected chairman, Peter Gadet, would take over the leadership for the next 6 months as stipulated in SSOA charter.

According to Lam, the charter and regulations stipulate that the office bearers of SSOA are elected on a rotational basis every 6 months.

“You know we are eight members in the leadership council of the alliance (SSOA). So five people have voted for him and three have voted for former interim chair.”

The new chairman is General Peter Gadet he was elected,” he confirmed.

SSOA is a signatory to the revitalized peace agreement.