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SPLM Jonglei state congress starts, leaders go unopposed


By Philip Thon Aleu

April 29, 2008 (BOR, Jonglei) – The two day South Sudan’s ruling party Jonglei State congress, that kicked-off Tuesday April 29 at Diam-Diam hotel – Bor Town, made an overwhelming support to incumbent leaders in a move members describe as “bonding the party.”

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Jonglei Governor waving SPLM flag during the SPLM Jonglei State Congress, April 29, 2008 (By P Thon ST)

Jonglei Governor Gen. Kuol Manyang Juuk retained state chairmanship for the Sudan’s People Liberation Movement (SPLM) and Deputy Governor Hussein Maar Nyuot for deputy chairmanship in the same manner. But position of the SPLM state secretariat’s election is adjourned for Wednesday as time run out of hand Tuesday evening. Analysts say current state secretary Antipas Nyok stands high chances of winning but warned of anything.

Over 600 SPLM members turned up for the congress that brought Jonglei citizens together for the first time in twenty-five year old history of the party (SPLM). SPLM Jonglei state representatives from the eleven counties of Panjak, Pibor, Duk, Pachala, Wuror, Twic East, Bor, Akobo, Korfulus, Ayot, Nyirol and (Atar) poured into Bor Town since Saturday to participate in the congress ahead of next month SPLM’s national convection in Juba.

In his position as the chairman, Gen. Kuol Manyang assured his party members of his commitment to successful initiatives. “I will respect the position you have offered to me. I will be cooperative as we always do. I will convince the government to speed up disarmament process for the safety of our people,” Mr. Kuol Manyang noted in his appreciating speech as he assumed his post after a few minutes retirement. Insecurity, he says, will be considered a priority and part of discussion Wednesday April 30.

Members of convection or congress (COC), who came from South Sudan capital Juba, observed the election process. “I declared comrade Kuol Manyang as chairman of the SPLM Jonglei state now that there is no other contestant,” chairperson of COC Jasmine announced Kuol resumption of the position he held since he took over from Philip Thon Leek in December 2007. She says the process was free and fair.

Jonglei is the birth place of the SPLM. State leaders say successful formation of the congress here will be reflected in other states of Southern Sudan.

SPLM and her army the SPLA started the South-North war of liberation on May 1983 in Jonglei capital Bor and majority of people are members by birth. However, recent registration made brought 250,000 members to the three year old party (recognized in 2005 in the CPA), state secretary Antipas Nyok disclosed.


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  • 30 April 2008 05:38, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    Am sick of listening to this rubbish about the birth place of SPLA/M.everyone around the World has already known since ages,but i would like to warn you that although SPLA is orginated from Bor,it’s not a chance for Bor people to carry corruption across Southern Sudan,looting of Southern wealth to buy with properties abroad.this silly behaviours must be abolish.

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    • 30 April 2008 06:01, by Ngongdit

      Mr.Logic,"in order to understand where we are going, we must know where we came from". People keep their history to define them who they are - and for someone like you to go against the mere mentioning of a certain historical place is ABOMINABLE.

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      • 30 April 2008 07:51, by Michael Madit Magot

        Sorry for MR Logic’s behaviours guys.
        Leave the guy alone!
        Can’t you see he can not even define his name?
        He is just messing up with our community issues in which he is not invited.

        The SPLM matters being discussed here belong to all Jonglei not Bor but he can not understand.

        He has more lesson to learn!

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    • 30 April 2008 06:52, by kou panamel

      Sick upto death Mr logic, please you will continue hear the birth place of the SPLM/A until the last breath of your life. why are you so jealous of the birth place of the movement? it was ,and it is and will still be the birth place of SPLM/a(bor)even if how much you will be complaining.

      I though your name Logic make you logical enough but you misuse the name. can you please verify your name please ?
      i want to tell you that nobody in Bor was involved and is invove and will be involved in any sort of corruption.Bor was trasparenced ,is transparant and will still be transparent and this is the same thing we are try to preacch to your people who misuse public funds for their own benefits
      Try to be logical enough as you claim to be.

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    • 30 April 2008 10:12, by JOHN CHOL


      There is no point at all where one can feel jealous about hearing Bor Town being the birth place of SPLM/A as this remains a fact best known to everybody.
      sceondly, i would wish to assured you that SPLM/A birth place is quite different from today SPLM/A human resources which does not necessarily composed of Bor Dinka only.However,corruption and looting of wealth can never be associated with Bor.

      "Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important." T S Eliot.According to your message,Bor is corrupt, but to be honest enought, what developments have you bring into your state considering the fact that Bor Dinka is not part of your state financial administration? To be very frank to you, I would like to inform you that Bor being the Birth place of SPLM/A, there was a huge displacement of Bor people that made many Dinka Bor and other southerners refugees in various countries all over the world and as a result we have family members in abroad mostly, in America,Australia, Canada and Netherland.These family members on regular basis send money back to their relatives in Africa Bor) for development.Could this be what you descriped as looting?

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    • 30 April 2008 16:49, by Maganydam

      Get to learn, dear foolish Logic

      Thousand of words are said but you pay deft hears,may be you listen by Anus which is the exist of all wastes.
      "It is unless you know where you came from,when you will know where you are leading".

      Remember if you die people of Southern Sudan and even your family members could not mourn but would be set free by your polluting arguments which are irresponsible and not perstimistic for future.

      Repent oh, Lazy Worm!

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    • 1 May 2008 01:01, by Kur

      Dear friends,
      This guy that call himself a logic boy seems to enjoy his silly attitudes because people react to his comments. He thinks that what he says bears some degree of importance about political business in South Sudan.I ask that we all ignore this primitive commentator. He is supposed to know that history begins somewhere, which you do not necessarily have to like.

      Let me tell you Mr. Silly and lonely boy that the people of Bor never claim to own the SPLM at any time.Furthermore, the people of Bor are not the ones stealing the wealth of South Sudan at the moment. You could be one of the theives stealing and robbing our treasury at this time.So make sure you know what you’re talking about.

      In addition, I would like to advise you that when you use a language other than your mother tongue, it is always good to make sure that you use the right words in their right places so that your readers understand your intentions.


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  • 30 April 2008 05:50, by Arou J. Adier

    Congratulations to leaders elected and to the Jonglei people for demonstrating their civil rights prior to forthcoming SPLM National Convention due next month . This is what is expected of others to follow before choosing participants to represent them at random. Otherwise, good job jonglei.

    Long live the SPLM, long live the SPLA and Long Live the CPA.

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  • 30 April 2008 08:44, by Deng Akol Agut-tungdoun

    Dear big farmous idiot or whatever names you call yourself, it is high time for you to know were you came from and were you are going to. Bor being the birth place for our beloved party is to remain unchange for generations to come no matter how much you complain. I know very well that your problem is Bor people as your dirty command dictated, but mine you that no man can change fermous history like this of ours, the best thing you should do is to join us in praising this name that you hate becouse it has been said by the wise people in cluding the Arabs or mundukuru that hate BOR OR LOVE BOR STILL YOU SHALL TAKE THEM NO WHERE. Mr idiot, your commands tell me that you belong to no community in our beloved Southern Sudan, that why you names appeared like those of a bustard and surely you are a bustard. Am not going to blame you much brother becouse I know you are wrestling with drugs that why you can vomits such ward in your commands. Indeed you are sick and all that you need is a special doctor that can treats you specially. Please brothe see a qualified doctor before your sickness worsen.

    Deng Akol Agut-tungduon the real liberator.

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    • 30 April 2008 10:48, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

      To all Bor Slaves

      I won’t waste my time to insult any crazy born simple jungle creatures infact my aim was not to insult,but i was telling those moron born people to understand their stupid behaviours of looting money as some are now claiming to talk about abroad money,sorry my friends don’t act like someone who was born with anus and this is through i beleive some of you were born with anus plus the problems of being brough up with idiotic parents.should you keep insulting people whoever you don’t understand their point of view.it’s already known that you love money,but your living environment has no different to pigsty or kennel,you guys should come home and see how your villages looks like,sorry for you,just your towns such as Bor,Rumbek,Wau looks like pit latrine your people are just throwing their faeces on the street infact they were born crazy and foolish.Stop talking like a blind born kitten otherwise i will put more pressure.

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      • 30 April 2008 11:52, by kou panamel

        The right person has nothing to be insulted with unlike those of you who ill-minded,those who don’t know where the are going and where the came from like you Fake logic. did you specified who the looters were , you yourself you are trying to blindfold people that you don’t cheat or loot but my freind i knew you since then upto now iam still with you. so let not joke over the site .there is saying in Dinka that if a dog go to town and how many thousands of years it may take to go where it was ,it remine a dog. so keep quite otherwise i will expose to the web the hiden secrets.

        with the greater dinka never had we got somebody bone of Anus this thing is apply to your people or you youself as saying goes "experrience is the best teaacher" you may be of the category .
        Mr logic be sensible and responsible ,

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        • 30 April 2008 13:47, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy


          who are you,you don’t have to blame me otherwise your out of order for the fact that you don’t understand whether who are the beginners of this insulting,can you re-read the comments on this article treble,in my comments,i was telling the great engine of corrupters to avoid their negative act against our nation,by than i receive those crazy comments from those idiotic guys who are deep to the Word born with anus,please advice your friends or brothers to act as Southerners otherwsie my logic will not tolerate such behaviours.Our problems is that if someone is trying to point out the problems that are facing us by than,the corrupters will turn against you on your expertise ability,it’s obvious that all the wise mans are silent,you don’t have to oppose what is happining on the ground of Southern Sudan.Leaders are not happy to be corrected on his/her errors.what secrets are you hiding genocide or terrorism against Equatorian.but we will have one single moment to solve each piece of our problems.

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  • 30 April 2008 08:57, by James James

    Hi Jongkoth(Bor) Bier (Murle) and Lou(Nuer).

    As Jongolei member myself, I want to salute your limbing convention with one left hand. I am going to greet everybody of Jongolei in right hand the day you people have understood the importance of peace and when all you become less tribalistic and war engines.

    I know some of us need to outsmart others in term of disarmament, meanwhile good number of us prefer uniform disarmament across the state, we don’t buy the disarmament where every leader sneak to his village and ask his brother or cousin to hide his gun or bring it to his house in town to escape collection while the rest are collected. Such kind of conducts are not acceptable. I know some Bor want to hide their guns, disarmed Murle and Nuer before they remove and use their guns against those tribes.

    Murle must give their guns and so should be done by Bor, Anyuak and Nuer.

    Lastly, I failed many times to understand if Bor was the birthplace for SPLA as some totalitarians are trying to claim, in genuine writen story which I have the copy, the SPLA war was started may 16 in three towns, namely Bor, Ayod and Pibor. Therefore I don’t understand how Bor came to become the birthplace of the SPLA among the three? In may 16, William Nyuon was in Ayod while Karabino was in charge of both Bor and Pibor and that had given them easy move to facilitate their war condination among those three mentioned towns.

    Anyway, I am just trying to open the eyes of those who are eager to know SPLA birthplaces.

    I hope you put this into your notebooks.

    God bless.

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  • 30 April 2008 09:16, by green goodpeter

    Congratulation to Jonglei’s sons for the right democracy and fair election they did to re-insteaded H.E Kuol Manyang and Maar to lead the party in Jonglei State. I also urge Jonglei’s participants to elect very Satisfactory person on coming Wensday for SPLM’s Secretary in the state, because i never know Antipas Nyok and have heard his growing Political career as true person.

    You are highly respected Governor by your people amongst the Governors, to believe that,your re-storation back to Splm chairmanship and current activities you are doing in the state’s capital Bor, have given you hands clap from Jonglei citizens.

    Extend your works to counties by building Splm offices,Schools and Hospitals through Commissioners, such that these eating commissioners can be enganged because they do not think for their people.

    View online : SPLM Jonglei state Congress starts, leaders

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  • 30 April 2008 16:58, by Ladu Ladu

    This is great news for the people of Jonglei and South Sudan. Democracy is not an export from the West, it’s something people do to peacefully settle differences and elect their representatives in government. Its common sense. Good job citizens of Jonglei.

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    • 30 April 2008 17:28, by Chameleon Chameleon

      Good comment Mr Ladu, we like to expect such comments from our siblings. In fact, Democracy is the best thing in the world, but we don’t like such Democarcy like kenya and Zimbabwe, that’s not a really democracy; it’s false demoracy which People waste their time to vote for nothing. I predict it will probably happen in sudan if Southerners don’t think and act smart.

      View online : http://sudantribune.com

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      • 30 April 2008 19:04, by Garang Ayang Kuoi


        You should understand that people like Mr. Logic are feeling bad for every move and success that our people and their movement (SPLM) have been making. It was not and will never be in their interest to see us succeed, and we did without them which which is what they hate the most. In this regards, let the dogs bark, when they are tired of barking and stop barking, we will come togather. Those who stil have accessive tribal mentality must go to hell, or the brave and scrupulous will pursue the struggle not only to a destination of freedom, but to a destiny of freedom. Over all, congratulations to General Manyang, he is a great leader, and he will make a solid representation of SPLM party in Jonglei State.

        Garang Ayangdit Kuoi


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    • 1 May 2008 09:29, by Akau Malek

      Ladu Ladu you are the man southern sudan need at the moment. someone who cares about peace and unity of southerners. please keep it up. diehard southerner.

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  • 1 May 2008 08:40, by Watmony

    Dear logic, the current SPLA members in bor are not corrupt instead the late Garang was very corrupt and selfish.he send about 100 student from bor abroad for piloting school. and out of 100 may be few are not close to his clan as the sources said. beside that other tribe were not alow to go to America or abroad for studies being feared for competition back home in the future according to the sources too.he kills many politicians from the south including those of Dr.Bol Madut plus many others which I can not mention.He also went on to say that dinkas from bor were born to rule.imagine do you guys think this was going to be agood leader? he died without any knowledge behind due to his selfishness.mr logic your right by saying that this people are corruptible and they’re.Kual Manyang own afarm in masindi, where did he get the money to buy the farm? moreover he is agorilla.be careful with your comment people. God bless sudan!!

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    • 1 May 2008 10:24, by doot

      If we always believe in what we do, what we said ,and what we have done as southerns sudanese then we might have appreciated the long histroy of popular uprising started somewhere in south sudan.

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  • 2 May 2008 10:25, by Thon

    The SPLM state congresses generated some debate on the internet. An elder routinely checking news on the sudantribune came across the heated and insultive exchange that the congress of the Jonglei State brought on the net. The elder has this to advice: You, South Sudanese, I thought that you have become politically mature. Why are you reacting emotionally to Mr. Logic? Do you not read between the lines? Have you forgotten the slogan of ( down, down with the policy of divide and rule)? You are making yourselves lured to be divided on tribal lines by the enemy. Be vigilant. Mr. Logic is sowing the seeds of discord among you. the end.

    For the sudantribune, this message:

    Since it came to light, the sudantribune has championed the coverage of the news and provided documents and above has built a connection with the sudanese readers and became trusted.
    Use of coarse insultive language should be discouraged and made punishable in line with the internet regulations and laws. Before termination of membership, there is need to be a warning for participant to reform. Otherwise, the sudantribune will find itself one day in court to explain actions it did not comit but the comments it hosted.

    I request all to have intellectual discussion and avoid being dragged down into nonsensical talk and insults that do not help any case. Let SPLM to organize itself and other political parties to do the same so that we can have a genuine poliitical system.


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