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Machar calls on SPLM in Lakes state to prepare for extra-ordinary convention


July 29, 2012 (JUBA) – The ruling party in South Sudan, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), has concluded its thanksgiving campaign which began three weeks ago in Lakes state, calling on the state leadership to remain effective.

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South Sudan VP Riek Machar holding his voting card during the campaign for the referendum on self-determination. Machar was known for his support to the independence since 1991 when he disagreed with Garang and led a breakaway faction in 1991. (ST)

Senior members of the party were dispatched to the ten states to carry out the campaign in thanking the people for their contribution and support to the SPLM during the liberation struggle before the independence of South Sudan.

Addressing the meeting in the state’s capital, Rumbek, on Saturday, South Sudan Vice President and SPLM deputy chairperson, Riek Machar Teny, said it was high time to thank the people for their support for the struggle as well as during the difficult time of implementing the 2005 comprehensive peace agreement (CPA) with Sudan.

Machar said South Sudanese gave their sons and daughters to fight the war, fed the SPLA and nursed it during difficulties.

One of the battles he fought leading a battalion included the battle over the control of Mayom town in Unity state with the current President of Sudan Omer Hassan al-Bashir, when he was the area commander before he became President in a bloodless coup in 1989.

During the Saturday meeting in Rumbek, Machar further added that the people stood behind the SPLM-led government during the implementation of the CPA when the Khartoum government tried to "politically recruit" within South Sudan to spoil the conduct of the referendum.

In the meeting which was attended by national ministers, members of parliaments in Juba and Rumbek as well as county commissioners and the SPLM Secretariat in the state, the Vice Chairperson of the SPLM urged the party leadership from the state to prepare for the upcoming extra-ordinary convention in Juba and the state congresses.

The party leadership in the state also presented reports to the meeting on their observations in the state about the views of the grass root populations about the party.

He explained that the extraordinary convention, the of which date has not yet been set, will discuss and review the SPLM constitution, the manifesto, the internal regulations and other basic documents of the party with the aim of aligning them with the new reality of an independent state.


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  • 30 July 2012 07:37, by omoni jr.

    Mr. V.P ,i agree with all what you said,but your SPLM party turned its back against the citizens of this country, by looting the public funds for development,and people are dying every single day for treatable diseases ,so you thanks the people but you do not care for their lives,Pathetic.sometimes i hate to hear the word SPLM in front of my face..

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    • 30 July 2012 10:57, by Anti Dinka’s

      Thank you! 4Justice
      Thanks you bro!!! you’re the only out of 50 Plus commentators on this article

      you have expressed the reality on the the battlefields
      Shut UP ! Risk/Riak with your useless speech! Shoot the enemy warplanes and talk rubbish later

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    • 30 July 2012 14:24, by MKee

      Thank giving compaign! what a waste of public fund. Instead of creating some projects that can employ jobless youth as a thank giving to them and building roads to coonect state, the traitor is trying to mislead pple and start compaigning indirectly.
      the reporter who is also trying to promote traitor as the father of independent got it wrong. How could he have brought independent to south sudan.

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      • 30 July 2012 14:35, by MKee

        when he joint hands with south enemy in 1991!! Narrow minded reporter if he wasn’t accepted back with open hand when things turn on him in khartoum & he came to south, he could have been out and kill like other nyagateen. So keep quite and let him just reap what he didn’t sow. No matter what, traitor will always be a traitor!! So south citizens should watch out about this man as he has hiden agend

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    • 30 July 2012 15:30, by Abikacha

      Mr. Viper, Miidiit, and like minded intellectuals please do not let this fool called Dinka Dominated SPLA take you away from your root as nationalists of South Sudan. Stupid fool this will be my last comment on you as all I know about you is being empty vessel that makes noise. Let us forget our past and build our nation Mr. Viper and many others I know are nationalists. Thank u all !!!!

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  • 30 July 2012 07:38, by daniell

    The sooner spla/m developed leadership that reflect an equality among ourselve no matter who liberated the country or who didn’t the better it is.Intimidation must be completely outside the scope of coming election campaign of 2015.Thanks for reading the comment.

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    • 30 July 2012 08:26, by George Bol

      1. SPLM incumbency President Kiir in 2015 for SPLM
      2. SPLM-Dc Lam Akol
      3.And probably the Independent food seekers- Unknown.
      Why will disturb mighty splm by force unless by peaceful means.

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  • 30 July 2012 07:47, by Deng Ateny Lueth

    Well, well!!!, i’m yet to be impressed after years of diminished hope hampered by misconduct of the party i supported and held dearly in my heart since its inception. let wait and see who is going to perform miracles that will redirect grassroot moode toward the party again. the leadership was too quick to disconnect with people who gave everything during days of liberation until independence.

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    • 30 July 2012 08:07, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

      Why is Doctor Nyagat thanking people who supported SPLA/SPLM instead of giving thank to SSIM supporters. If he is a man of the people why did he turned is guns on Souhterners in 1991 for few dollars Khartoum gave him. Nothing will wash a way the shame you brought to yourself and your fellow Nuer/NAATH Mr. Riek. Even if you commit yourself to southerners, they will just say, he was NYAGAT.

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      • 30 July 2012 08:24, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        I supported my colleague When they ordered brigade Gen colleague Malak Ayuen last time not to show the pictures of Nyagateen on south Sudan TV on martyrs day and he did, thank you comrade, I don’t care whether they are Dinkas or nyagateen families, they deserved nothing in south Sudan than calling death upon them in hell,

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        • 30 July 2012 09:45, by viper

          We have seen that there is a conspiracy designed by confused Bor boys to create another difference b/n the president and his Vice Dr Riek as they did in 1991 but this will never happen couz they want to create that confusion and then bring up their hidden agenda against the leadership of SS. We have already known them. We now know who is our friend and enemy. Riek is more better friend now than th

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          • 30 July 2012 09:57, by Mi diit

            Dinka Dominated SPLM/A,

            We don’t care whether you show the picture of Dr. Riek and the battalions he commanded during the tough wars he fought. The people of South Sudan all know the conspiracy by that foolish emotionally Dinka Bor orphan called Malaak Ayuen. When we show the picture of Dr. Riek next time when the time comes, Malaak Ayuen will not be there. Just fool the 2% of our people now.

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            • 30 July 2012 10:01, by Mi diit

              The small portion of South Sudanese who watch SSTV always discuss how stupid and shallow-minded Malaak Ayuen is. He really spoils the intellect of Dinka Bor if that is how the Dinka Bor behalf while in position like that of Malaak. Even Dinka of Bahr el Ghazal join the talk against that emotional Malaak who tries hard to distort the history. He has a bad attitude for sure. But he only fools 2%.

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              • 30 July 2012 10:06, by Mi diit

                Dr. Riek fought many battles and wounded Bashir himself in the battle field; something never done by Malaaks and even John Garang who used his Jamus rifle and two pistols just to shoot monkeys up the tree. Garang in his whole life from Anya-anya one to SPLM/A had never shot at the enemy (jalaba) face to face. He never fought a practical battle. We all know it and his close relatives confirme that.

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                • 30 July 2012 18:12, by panom lualbil

                  MIDIIT ?

                  Hey fucky! Did RIEK MACHAR shot omer bashier in leg before he defected to khartoum or after he surrendered back to JOHN GARANG ? Mfucker, lying wont make you any better since riek machar ruined your reputation forever. All I knew about REIK in the movement was he suck OMER’s dick and get fuck in ass so he could be given weapons he used against civilians of JOHN GARANG.

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                  • 30 July 2012 18:39, by panom lualbil

                    It’s for losers always to talk using anonymous to void being known and get fuck up, this is what y’all doing. You are the one who insist cowards war against civilians but RIEK was committed to SPLM unless he signed up here. I have never ever known stupid ppl who claim things belong or done by others when hiding their identity either. We often read true speech by REIK contrary to yours here.

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                    • 30 July 2012 19:01, by panom lualbil

                      Are you all fools to realize that it wont make any sense if you would claim your right in term of anonymous? Dont you think it would make you cowards or slaves if you wont have freedom of press in your own country? Dont you feel shame in physical public’s talk regardless your anonymous’s talk?

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                • 30 July 2012 23:06, by Majongdit

                  Mi Diit,

                  Beshir was wounded in the leg in a ’region assigned to the command of Riek’ but Beshir was actually shot by a Dinka soldier.

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              • 30 July 2012 18:27, by Tiger

                Mr.Vice President!
                You should have thank South Sudanese citizens after you make sure that all our citizens are secure and no more bombs should fall down on them ever again.build some hospitals,schools and create some jobs so they can be able to raise their family.

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                • 30 July 2012 19:22, by Tiger

                  Our next President in 2015 should be Dr.Riek Machar,he’s way better than Dr.lam,Kiir and the rest.now for those of you who doesn’t like Riek,you can either leave South Sudan or go somewhere else because"we in SS want to be united instead of being separated"Riek is much better than that tribalistic president Kiir who has divided even his own Dinka tribe.Kiir and Malaak Ayuen are tribalist.

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          • 30 July 2012 09:59, by viper

            ........those who are always conspiring day and night against the father of the Nation mr Mayardit. We will again not accept to be fooled by those who use to run to Kakuma when the time of war comes like ladies, those who use to hide and claims that (wok ee koc niou), and when peace comes, they return to come and talk shits. Riek is a VP and humble nationalist should respect him as a leader. Those

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            • 30 July 2012 10:14, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

              ahhaha Pretender, no thank you, we in the family know who is running the parallelism government within the Government, nice try [manh Aguch] there will be no differences between worroir of Bor and us here in the centre of power, lol

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              • 30 July 2012 11:48, by viper

                Which family are you talking about? You are just a known fool and a known enemy from within. You don,t even know how to insult pple in the dialect that you claim to know. We have no (manh aguch) in Dinka but (manh aguec) it is you who is running after the smart gentlemen of Awan Chan to marry you but u will not be married there couz you are a conspirator who wants to destroy the goodwill of Din

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                • 30 July 2012 12:01, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

                  ahaha manh apath aka manh aguach, my family is well civilised and more educated than that of yours nuer guys, my mother is from Greater Bor Dinka, and i cannot make you insult Bor and great Ngok Dinkas every time with hidding agendas of bring riek to the power because noone like riek in the SPLA/M,
                  you are nothing but under the ruling family that decided your tommorrow plan,

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                  • 30 July 2012 14:42, by viper

                    You are right to deny that you don,t come from Bor simply because these pple misbrought you up. I am very sure that your father and mother were drunkards to the extend of not taking good care of you, that is why you have specialized in misbehaved boys languages. Insulting pple is not in the societies of intellectuals. We do convince ourselves through facts.

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  • 30 July 2012 08:02, by George Bol

    What can a man for nothing call riek Machar do to help the people of South Sudan?He better stay eating. Thanks

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    • 30 July 2012 08:46, by omoni jr.

      Guys,lets leave ignorance behind and focus on development.
      If you still remember turning point which led us into the current freedom, then you are all dogs who do not appreciate the deeds of tirelessly people like Riak machar .
      If you think that SPLM is belong to Dinka,so you have called it Dinka Bor party since the former leader was from Bor village Not even town. Riek Machar has right to exist.

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      • 30 July 2012 09:32, by viper

        Omoni Jr, you have really known and spoken the truth. There are those who were in Kakuma as refugees and now claims to have achieved something to SS. Riek was wrong when he left the movement due to his differences with Garang but should be forgiven since he has come back, but those fools from Bor village do not know that. Bor pple with their greediness are a curse to my Dinka community

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        • 30 July 2012 09:38, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

          Sorry you left out [manh Aguch] aka Mitoot, Gatwech, we love Bor because they are helping us ruling the uncivilised communities,
          Nyagat support nyagat no doubt about that

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  • 30 July 2012 08:30, by Majongdit

    My concern is why Machar tries to get so closer and closer day by day with Lakes State.

    I am pro Wani Igga and I think this is what we had wanted throught out and we still want it now. Cde Igga for the second top party job. period!

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    • 30 July 2012 16:52, by BM-21

      my question to you,why Dr.John Garang was closer and closer to Lakes state during time when pple were in the bush, until he has residential area by name Makoi John in Rumbek town? why are you worried visit of Dr.Riek not to be closer to lakes state citizen ?Do you think Dr.Riek is not a leader like Garang or do you think people of lakes state are sons /daughters of the Republic SS?

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      • 30 July 2012 23:24, by Majongdit

        Whoever you are,

        I am not worried at all about Riek’s attempts to ascend into power because I know it’s impossible. I don’t have any other means i can make my myself clearer than this. To compare Riek and Garang, as far as leadership is concerned is almost a crime. Riek ran away from Taban D. Gai into the safe hands of Chol Tong with false hopes of clinching power by dividing Bahr el Ghazal.POOOO

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  • 30 July 2012 08:52, by Akol Liai Mager

    "He explained that the extraordinary convention, which date has not yet been set, will discuss and review the SPLM constitution, the manifesto, the internal regulations and other basic documents of the party with the aim to aligning them with the new reality of an independent state". Well, the quoted statement seems to me like a list of Agenda Items. If so, I would like to suggest, but not...

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    • 30 July 2012 09:00, by Akol Liai Mager

      Conts. But not necessary to be discussed if they don’t agree with me. My suggestion is this, I thought it was time six months ago for SPLM to reconsider changing the name SPLM to suit the realities of Indep as mentioned by Machar and leave the name of SPLM to the former Northern Sector currently being refered to as SPLM-N. Agar, Hillu and Arman are being seen by Northerners as SPLM tools.

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      • 30 July 2012 09:07, by Akol Liai Mager

        In my view, one SPLM should change its name if we really need to see Malik Agar recruiting and succeeding in the North. Now many northerners are saying he is leading a foreign Party and therefore, is risking being unpopular even during peace time in the North. SPLM leaders, please be alert, articulate and proactive than being alarmed and reactive.

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        • 30 July 2012 09:36, by Michael Angelo

          Akol Liai Mager,

          Sharing the name of the same party is not a problem. Syria and Iragi are sharing the same party name, which is (Baath) and that doesn’t means that they’re operating other country’s party unless they’re stupid and ignorant who don’t want other marginalized people to have a say in Sudanese politics.

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      • 30 July 2012 09:22, by Abikacha

        Mr. Akol, Point of correction! The name of the party doesn’t matter what matter is the vision, mission and pillars of its advancement for the nation. You and few others who are pushing 4 change of the name are aimless beings that will contribute nothing but chaos. Let us define what the party is formed for and not just careless comments with no impact in the society! Thank u Akol i know u r son of

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        • 30 July 2012 09:35, by Abikacha

          I know u r son of SPLM IN Australia, if your argument is for success of our former allies(SPLM-N) THEN I am sorry to say "kong lualdu biok ba lual dom thiak kek yin jal biok). I like the way u raise it but you people forget that national interests override any other interests. We are a nation and we need to sort our problems first b4 we think of any otherwise. And indeed that is the reason we drag

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          • 30 July 2012 09:44, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

            "kong lualdu biok ba lual dom thiak kek yin jal biok).
            Ang da manh apath? Is that betrayal or what? death to you, we don’t have a blood that runing with shame to betrayal our people who help us reach this time, i hope i know other you will disappeared in my country.

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            • 30 July 2012 10:10, by Abikacha

              Hahaha Dinka Dominated Splm, at most u make me laugh as the way u perceived and understand things tell me something about u! I am SPLM SON and I will support it to the end. Get the meaning of that saying and u will come to know I have no difference with u if indeed u r a true supporter of SPLM. AT THE same time don’t dwell much in instigating tribal comments than far being a supporter of ruling pa

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            • 30 July 2012 10:18, by viper

              Dinka shit, who are you to intimidate those humble citizens of this country? I know that you are just an enemy from within who want to blacklist the wise gov’t of Kiirdit. This act of intimidation is not in our system even Kiirdit is against it except enemies from within like you. Those who kidnapped the innocent Deng Athuai and took him to Bor road simply because he was supporting kiirdit in hi

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          • 30 July 2012 09:52, by Abikacha

            ... On for years in negotiation. U r A man with vision and we know what SPLM HAS done to the nation(90%bad), we seem to put more blame on government than doing something to correct it. Who is SPLM? Isn’t you and I? Why do we blame it? Not SPLM AS government to do anything for us but we are the ones to do something for it! Let us be flexible friends

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  • 30 July 2012 23:30, by Kim Deng

    Dr. Riek Machar who have been facing humiliation after humiliations let alone embarrassed himself openly before Nyandeng Garang without shame. Who is Nyandeng and her Dinka Bor in particular or Dinka community in general in the eyes of Nuer Community? Dr. Riek was not stupid enough to apology on behalf of Nuer community rather than himself.

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  • 30 July 2012 23:33, by Kim Deng

    There was/is no and there will never be any mean the Dinka community can come up alone and challenge the Nuer community in any form. It is evident that Nuer military domination of the Dinka grounded in their capacity to field a numerical superior fighting force. Nuer occupation towards other Jurs (Jaang, Teet, Bar, Chai…)

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  • 30 July 2012 23:33, by Kim Deng

    is demonstrated that there is no any single ethnic group in East Africa let alone South Sudan that can face Nuer in war. Latjor, one of the Nuer warriors’ leaders in 1800s declared, “When waging a war, it is not right that matter, but victory.”

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  • 30 July 2012 23:34, by Kim Deng

    The Nuer (the only threat to Dinka Kingdom in the South) patience for their unquestionable love to the mother land (South Sudan) gave Dinka all the opportunity they needed to expand their power in the South.

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  • 31 July 2012 04:26, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    Long Live SPLM,Long Live SPLA,long live Southern Sudan,we had triumpher happiness for our freedom and the liberty for our equality as the Southern Sudanese. Stand affirmantively strong,to bring poverty into any end in Southern Sudan.

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  • 31 July 2012 15:21, by Ruach

    What matters is not a big noise with nothing in the head.Mangoor under poverty line,how is this month my sister?

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