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Blame SPLM members, not party for South Sudan failure: official


January 20, 2013 (BOR) - A member of South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) has told his comrades and the public not to blame the party as an entity, but its members for failing to fulfill their rightful obligations.

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MP Philip Thon Nyok represents Bor town in the Jonglei legislative assembly. (ST File)

“A lost member of SPLM is the one who says SPLM is dying rather than saying that the members are not fulfilling their deputies,” said Philip Thon Nyok in a statement issued during the party caucus meeting held in the Jonglei capital, Bor, on Saturday.

Nyok is a member of parliament representing Bor county in the state legislative assembly. He was elected as an MP during the 2010 general elections.

Many citizens across the new nation have complained about poor basic services in the country, with leading politicians at the forefront blaming the government for the failure, he said.

“There is the SPLM party and the members assigned to the organs of the party from the national level down to Boma levels. The party [SPLM] is clean like Jesus Christ, but the members in charge of the organs may be wrongdoers”, he continued.

He described the south-ruling party as a “democratic” government, committed to developing the new nation without any external interference.

“The SPLM party [way of] governance is democratic but should not be a meaningless democracy which will entertain South Sudan parties influenced by Khartoum just to impede the development of South Sudan”, he said.

During the caucus meeting, Nyok also accused neighboring Sudan of allegedly putting the southern regime on a “rough” road.


During the meeting, which was organised to inform SPLM members about their roles and rights within the party, Kuol Manyang Juk, its Jongeli state chairperson urged members to stand united to work for the prosperity of the new nation.

“Unity is power, divided we fall, united we stand”, said Manyang, who is also the state’s governor.

He further appealed to members of the south-ruling party to continue to exchange ideas that would contribute to the success of the party as well as governance of the world’s youngest nation.

“The war of liberation is still continuous, our people [are] in poverty, we lack basic services [but] we cannot achieve all that we need, if we are divided,” said Manyang.


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Jonglei State Governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk, at the Garden Resort Hotel, Bor, (...)
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  • 23 January 2013 07:02, by Ahmed Chol

    Thon Nyok,
    What is the difference between the Party and its members? Who is in the party and who are the members?
    What you are saying doesn’t make sense. You are hunting for popularity.

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    • 23 January 2013 07:02, by Ahmed Chol

      We are doomed if we don’t realize the benefits of term limit. We will be in cycles of wars due to rebellions. Let’s not repeat the same mistake that Sudan gov’t made which forced S. Sudan to fight the North. Term limit should be one of the topics in the next convention. Kingdom in a multi-tribal country is a recipe for war.

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      • 23 January 2013 07:17, by Ahmed Chol

        “Unity is power, divided we fall, united we stand”, Manyang, also the state Governor said.
        Kuol, you need to go and preach that message to your friend Kiir Mayar

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    • 23 January 2013 07:37, by dengtaath

      Even a kid could not say that,
      Why would a party bless agents that will fail it? ok, if the party knows that those agents are failing it, why not the party sack them like mayardit is doing now?
      This why we fail, a party allows wrong doers and yet denying accountability.

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    • 23 January 2013 08:14, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Members of SPLM party can be blame because of the following: N# one corruption.N# two Nepotism,N# three ecourage tribal fighting among the local community,N# four supplying the guns to the local community in the cattle camps.N# five weak security implementation in the whole ten states.

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    • 23 January 2013 08:44, by Ayuen deng

      SPLM is not a good party any more because jonglei Parliament is not working and SPLM got the majority seats which have not help in any since they were elected,so coming election determine.

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    • 23 January 2013 08:48, by Dinkawarrior

      Alcohol withdrawal almost always betray people like this drunkards old man, what’s a different between SPLM and the people who run it? If would tell us how is your name and your body are differ?

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      • 25 January 2013 11:39, by CHOL moung

        man Dinka Warriors respect your country leaders, as you respect your parents or your family, the same to your country.As I see this picture is mean a lot to me for respectful, even though is working in government,we need to respect our leaders instead for us to be so mean to them. According to dinka culture if you are a real dinka we respect every living, except some one who do not respect us.

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    • 26 January 2013 10:55, by Jur Tier

      Ahamad Chol!!
      There is a difference between an organisation and its members. Politicians use careful wording for some purposes of which non politicians wouldn’t understand. SPLM is a party like organisation and the members are the people like the president Kiir and others. Any party has its meaning and objectives of which it operates under. a PARTY BY NAME may or may not suit others

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  • 23 January 2013 08:14, by master

    " sudan put south sudan in rough road "
    eat your fire alone " okl naark "

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    • 23 January 2013 08:21, by master

      let us from slagons
      you have people . land .resources . brain .no arab or jalaba 8 years of independence
      and the result big zero
      $4bn ya moftary

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  • 23 January 2013 10:21, by mudfish

    ok what is the different between the party and members? it is sign of weakness fall governorment,

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  • 23 January 2013 10:50, by The Dynamics

    @Dengtaath & Okucu,i agree with guys coz this SPLA leaders have really confused us during the election by making false promises and decompaigning the other parties.Some of the candidates were capable then them .......I think the only great thing they have done is importing the expensive cars into the country which is not even beneficial to the citizen at large.........SHAME ON THEM!!

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  • 23 January 2013 13:37, by Mapuor

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    SPLM VS other parties struggle is a losing battle on the part of other parties.SPLM liberated the South,combated Nakedness,reduced infant mortality rate by half,open thousands of primary schools and churches preaching Christianity to pagan communities.Yeah there is corruption,nepotism yet SPLM is better than South Sudan coordination council which was the Govt of other parties the

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    • 23 January 2013 14:35, by The Dynamics

      Well,I’m not disagreeing with with u lol for SPLA leaders being the liberators.....But do u also know that the candidates who contest for managerial positions during the election in the of independent candidate and other parties i.e USSAF were also the founders of the SPLA but they do that to get positions in the government.

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    • 23 January 2013 14:44, by The Dynamics

      I think if SPLM-DC was lead by the trustworthy and outstanding person many pple would have joined the party coz SPLA is now trying to monoplise the leadership that is not reflecting the true image for the struggle..........WAIT 2015 ,I’M GOING TO FORM MY PARTY WITH THE NAME.......’’YOUTH DEMOCRATIC PARTY FOR CHANGE’’(YDP).

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      • 24 January 2013 12:44, by Tom D

        Mr Dynamics! the name you suggested is good to me but, the youth who suppose to operate under that party will be the ones to deny that party. Anyway, i srongly supported you

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  • 23 January 2013 13:41, by 4Justice

    He is trying to say ’we stuff-up’ but he doesn’t have the courage to do so, his idiot master Salva is monitoring everything they say. Especially if you mention the stolen $4 billion and leadership failure makes kiir extremely nervous and agitated.

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  • 23 January 2013 14:48, by EES Kingmaker

    How can Nyok tell us that: "The party [SPLM] is clean like Jesus Christ but the members in charge of the organs may be wrongdoers”? Why comparing SPLM with Christ, the faultless being? I only love the assertion of Gov. Manyang when he said:"The war of liberation is still continuous, our people in poverty, we lack basic services [but] we cannot achieve all that we need, if we are divided”

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    • 23 January 2013 14:50, by EES Kingmaker

      I can also add to Governor’s words that for us to liberate ourselves fully from yoke of poverty, fear, corruption, laziness, tribalism, nepotism and weak leadership we need strong leadership, committed, honest, visionary and above patriotic officials who put national interest over other interests which are now making our nation limping, sliding to failure.

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  • 23 January 2013 17:49, by Agutthon

    Another convention needed for roles of party versus members please. A culture of blame game seems to prevail.

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  • 24 January 2013 06:47, by Malou Luiny Joseph

    The honorable is right to say that we should treat party members as individuals. The fact that some members are not fulfilling their duties does not fail the whole party. But Mr. Honorable, if 90% of the party members are not doing their best, then , it still comes back to damage the name of the party.

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      Do they know that, everything they said is recorded? What did he meant by SPLM members? Who formed the party? Is it members who formed the party or party formed the members? I am a member of this party, but our bosses don’t do good of protecting the interest of the party.

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