The realities of our political differences within the SPLM
which happen in 2013 managed to surface clearly again in the signing of the compromise peace agreement," said Kiir, who did not take questions from journalists after reading a prepared speech.
Amum says the SPLM
cannot afford dividing itself into officially nominated and independently contesting candidates, adding: "those independent comrades should put the party interest first".
functions in the southern countryside, although not in the towns of Wau and Juba or in much of Upper Nile.
secretary-general Pagan Amum Okiech (Reuters)
Surely, the IGAD has been over trapped into the fallacious thinking that South Sudan is the SPLM
and the SPLM
is South Sudan.
We in the SPLM
Leaders, we feel that SPLM
has to be rescued equally in the way that we are trying to rescue South Sudan, because we can't allow this history to go to the dust bin," Kuol told reporters in Juba.
This article shall explore historical origin of political parties, and unpack the significant reasons surrounding the importance of SPLM
in the South Sudanese history of struggle and in the context of political genesis of freedom, and as well as the current political dispensation of South Sudan as a new republic.
Their press statement was on a headed paper of SPLM
General Headquarters, Office of Deputy Chairman, but without a reference number though signed by Gen.
The former vice-president and current first deputy chairman of the SPLM
Riek Machar, backed by several senior party leaders, called on Kiir to convene a meeting of the party's highest executive organ, the Political Bureau (PB) that will set an agenda for the planned convening of the National Liberation Council (NLC).
In a document seen by Sudan Tribune dated 2 November, and bearing the signature of Andrew Kueach Mayol, the Acting SPLM
Chairperson in the state, 14 reasons are given as reasons why SPLM
in the state had lost confidence in the Governor.
Caretaker governor Joseph Nguen Monytuel, while addressing SPLM
caucus in Unity state on Thursday called for unity within the party members before they headed to their areas to explain the former rebel group's mission and vision.
Kiir was reacting to infighting between SPLM
members who are vying for a finite number of government and party positions.