Baluang warns of fake X account impersonating Machar

Baluang warns of fake X account impersonating Machar
Puok Both Baluang, the SPLM-IO Director of Information and Public Relations who doubles as Machar’s Acting Press Secretary (photo credit: courtesy)

The office of First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar flagged a fake X account impersonating the second the second in command.

According to Puok Both Baluang, the FVP’s press secretary, Dr Machar has no account on the platform and the public should avoid any users assuming the VP’s identity.

“It has come to our attention that a fake X (Twitter) account has been created, impersonation H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, First Vice President of the Republic and Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of the SPLM/A (IO). We would like to clarify that this account is bogus and unauthorized,” Baluang noted.

“We urged the public to be cautious and refrain from engaging with or believing any statement(s) made by this fake account. ‘Dr. Machar’s official X (Twitter)’ account was deactivated a long time ago,” the statement reads.