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S. Sudan youth association accuses SPLM SG of failing the party


May 16, 2013 (JUBA) – A national association for youth in South Sudan has accused the ruling party’s secretary general, Pagan Amum of allegedly failing the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in the country.

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SPLM Secretary General Pagan Amum (AFP/Getty)

In an interview with the Juba-based UN sponsored Miraya radio on Thursday, the chairman of the South Sudan Youth Participation Agency (SSYPA) Samuel Okomi, said the head of the party’s general secretariat was responsible for the "poor" performance of the party at the grassroots.

SSYPA is connected to 40 other youth groups that are associated with the SPLM across the country.

The youth leader directly referred to the recent SPLM joint reports from the party secretariats in the ten states of the country, in which the final report suggested that the party had "lost direction and vision".

He alleged that the party through Amum’s failed management and supervision of its secretariats has let down the youth in the country.

Amum, who has been heading the general secretariat for over ten years, has been directly responsible for ensuring that the party’s policies are implemented by the political cadres through the states secretariats among its members at the grassroots.

The youth also appealed to the top leadership of the party to remain united and rise above violent politics and divisions, urging them to conduct with civility and in democratic processes any internal party changes.

South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir has been the chairman of the ruling party for the last eight years since the demise of its founder, John Garang de Mabior in 2005.

Kiir has two deputies in the party that include the vice president, Riek Machar and the speaker of the national legislative assembly, James Wani Igga.

The two deputies, however, do not have any specialised party’s institutional functions to exercise and only act in the event of a temporary delegation or assignment by the chairman.

All the SPLM states’ secretariats report to the secretary general who in turn reports to the party chairman.

Amum in the recent leadership consultative meetings by members of the political bureau however criticised his chairman, Salva Kiir, for failing the party and called for Kiir to be replaced by him.


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  • 17 May 2013 06:22, by Dinkawarrior

    I don’t blame Pagan Amum but all others including our Cowboy and his Vice president Dr. Cieth Traitor Holocaust Machar for fighting against other than fight for our safety.

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    • 17 May 2013 06:35, by Dinkawarrior

      Amum is the only SPLM Icon up to date, he deserve credits for leadership style. He will be among the best candidates for 2015, his hardworking have been recognized by all South Sudanese people. He is the right tool at the right time, may God Almighty bless Amum and the rest of our South Sudanese leaders who are looking forward for our future rather than backward. SPLM-Oyee! Amum-Oyee!

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      • 17 May 2013 07:53, by Mi diit

        I don’t blame you because you have no thinking ability. But blame cowboy Kiir and Pagan Amum for the party failure. Both are the ones running the party affairs. The article says Dr. Machar and Wani Igga have no specific functions to run in the party. They just wait for assignments. Don’t you understand? Thanks youth!!!

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        • 17 May 2013 08:32, by Dinkawarrior

          Me Tot!
          Please stop being a defender of Dr. Cieth Traitor Holocaust Machar? You’re not his wife, even his wife had never said anything about her husband. Dr. Massacred Traitor is not a family of Nuer Vice president. What if he die today? Would you be able to die with him? I hope you’re there when killed his own people because of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!! Shame on you Madam Medit!!

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        • 17 May 2013 16:38, by Marco A. Wek

          Mi Diit when are you going to be a nationalist rather than being tribalist all the time. You are so into Dr. Riak more than his wife. Truth should be told if all in the government have failed us. Thats Kiir , Riak, Hoth and the lists goes on. Kiir failure is the results of weaknesses of people behind him.
          I you have a big dream of seeing Riak ruling South Sudan but if One hand doesn’t clap itself

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        • 18 May 2013 02:14, by Ahmed Chol

          I support and endorse Pagan. He is the man and better than any candidate from big tribes now.

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      • 17 May 2013 15:08, by Nuer Empire

        Dinka coward:Do u know what you are talking about?Yeah,your Nuerphobia is pulling you back I can see.
        The Nuer Empire

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      • 18 May 2013 02:12, by Ahmed Chol

        I endorse Pagan, he is better than any living SPLA member now. He guarded the CPA and worked for the independence of the Country. He was put into jail in Khartoum with Arman for our sake while the rest were scared and busy drinking in Juba. He is the man! He is better than any candidate from big tribes.

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    • 17 May 2013 17:45, by Mapuor

      Dinka warrior
      President Slava Kiir is a charismatic personality who managed to persuade Nuers who fought SPLA for more than 25 years to vote for South Sudan freedom.PhD holders only know capitulation.Hahahahaha manth maa yin abi gai.

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  • 17 May 2013 06:28, by Genuine Leader

    Bogus leaders both Pagan & Kiir .

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    • 17 May 2013 06:50, by Michael Angelo

      Without prejudice, Pagan Amum is responsible for the failing of SPLM party. He did that intentional in order to fail Kiir so that he can take over. president Kiir should be careful and get rid of those who fail him intentional.

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      • 17 May 2013 07:51, by bakuluk

        Amum Okec have nothing do with SPLM failure,only Kiir should be culpability for failure of the party.Pagan have no decree to so in the Splm part.only kiir have decree any where in ten State,use your common sense.

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        • 17 May 2013 10:01, by Monydit

          @Bakuluk you are very Stupid the failing for party [SPLM ]Have nothing to Kiir.kiir is president of Republic ,its Pagam who fail the Party ,bez he is SG is the one to directed the Chairperson and Advised him ,so Pagam he is killing party so that get the Leadership of Party ,.bez the Secretariat will blame the president of SS ,you If you can talk to Pagam to Adjust himself other we shall replac

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          • 17 May 2013 10:03, by Monydit

            we shall replace him with Achuil Malith Bangol in 2014 before General and Pagam will be give another position within SPLM PARTY ?

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          • 17 May 2013 17:11, by bakuluk

            Monydit called me stupid,what about you,food believer or what"have you been drinking,lunatic thinking of yours won’t take you no where, you need to control your insanity thinking.and live those opinion flowing.I have no personal problem,with you that make you mad to called me stupid.

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    • 17 May 2013 07:01, by Chol A.

      Both of you were failing the Nation and no need of blaming each others. You were now fighting for top job and leaving us with confusion of who could be good leader, what will make you Pagan and Riak be better than Kiir while your party had failed to managed us? you were now like dogs fighting over the bond.

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  • 17 May 2013 06:53, by Sundayw

    Don’t blame the SG Pagan Amum for the poor governance of the country by the SPLM. The party is now riddled with opportunistic tribal chieftains like Riek Machar who is relying on the backing of his tribe to create some power for himself. SG Amum can implement the party agenda but as long as the party itself fails to govern the country in correct manner, there is nothing he can do. It is tribalism!

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    • 17 May 2013 07:43, by Peter Mading

      SPLM SG, Chairman and Deputies have failed the party. It is the responsibility of the four in top SPLM leadership to rebrand the Party. Kiir is very innocent becos he says what SPLM members want him to say. The SSLA who has 98% of the SPLM did not one time refuse to endorse what come out from the President mouth. Therefore, failure of the SPLM is all over. What next?? Please rebrand the party.

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    • 17 May 2013 08:09, by Diversity

      "Youth", SPLM is a party and not a nation mark it.
      Any one is free is join it or not. At the same time all are free create/form the party of their choice,in case SPLM is not doing their home work-it’s them to face the citizens they have let down for this long.
      Youth is the back bone of the nation-as from now the choice is yours as it always has been, there many political parties across the countr

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      • 17 May 2013 08:16, by Diversity

        The same scenario applies to those citizens who are yearning for the birth of federalism into this country.
        I highly encourage you not force any one to what they don’t dream of.
        If our leaders feel it right to centralize their policies-right-let them follow their instincts.Any one can open up their party and sell to the citizens.

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    • 17 May 2013 10:30, by mayardit

      @Sundayw Fuck off man you should not blame Riek and Pagan for the failure of the SPLM the one to be blame is the chief Salva Kiir and you guys are always rushing for tribalism being practiced by Riek and Nuer and the question is what tribe occupied all offices include the toilets and speak with language in pulice offices,are they not us we the Dinka?

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  • 17 May 2013 07:59, by Tura Acuse

    There is something we don’t understand well, Pagan is a man who work harder then any other SPLM leader. Salva kiir was not aware of building up the SG into extent that he wanted to replacing him (Kiir) which he doesn’t deserve. I urge all to go ahead with convention and let one win for 2015 SPLM ticket but Salva again. let Kiir not dictate u guys for direct vote. Wish u all the best.

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  • 17 May 2013 08:23, by Gile Gai Pal

    I don, t agree with south Sudan youth putting party failure on A mum shoulder. The party lost direction, guidance and vision right from the chairman who should have been the captain of the team not by word or title but in action on ground. That is why Amum declared himself a candidate for chairmanship.

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  • 17 May 2013 08:29, by master

    why you blame each other
    the worse not to come yet
    i think the wise one who will dig his grave or go outside south sudan from coming hell

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  • 17 May 2013 10:41, by Ajongtar

    Look @ this DINKA Associtions, shem on you for calling your selves South Sudan Y Associations.
    Do you think that the Youths of South Sudan belong to SPLM Party only??????
    Wathc up, dont even temper.
    YAU YAU Only.

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    • 17 May 2013 10:50, by Raankanken

      Ajongtar or Ajongbuop,
      You seem to be creating divisions,sectionalism and tribalism on this forum.May be you are diehard tribalist who does not read on the lines of things.How can you call this youth organisation a Dinka association if were not blind. The name of its chairmperson can tell you the meaning of this organisation. You need to grow up man/woman.

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    • 17 May 2013 10:50, by Mr. Anti-liar

      @ Jongtar
      If you are not stupid idiot, puppet what is the connection of Dinka with this ST. Don’t have eyes to read the ST. pliz be an open minded person then messing up the things like this.

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  • 17 May 2013 10:43, by Raankanken

    The failure and weaknesses from SPLM party can be blamed on its secrtariat because all SPLM’ States secretariats are reporting to secretariate general.So why shifting and transporting the blame to others.Visit all the states secretariats and you will see failures.

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  • 17 May 2013 10:44, by Mr. Anti-liar

    I don’t blame any body but my blame goes to Amum becuase being Secretary General is not a simple thing. He has all the powers more than the chairperson why because all the secretariats in ten states of south sudan are under him and they give report direct to him.

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  • 17 May 2013 10:45, by Adok Wolu

    mr dinka warrior
    iam worry that, who give u the name warrior, may be some one who do not know the background of dinka, they are all cowards no single dinka on earth who is worrier, that is why Nuer use to refer them to the name of their pins jangchul,how come u support Kiir who is eminently failed the country, with his family from B elghazal ? shot up u are very stupid dinka.
    Adok Wolu

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    • 17 May 2013 12:46, by Dinkawarrior

      adok wolu?
      Even though you hide your names, your tone of voice itself can tell us that you’re a nyigat in the family of nyigateen. If you read exactly must understand what I mean, I don’t blame anyway because your mind messed up. I understand you very well when you said FRAUD, I don’t if you mean to be proud. Shame on you Nyigate community.

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  • 17 May 2013 10:53, by Adok Wolu

    dear readers
    we are very fraud to see our National youth pointing figures to the party SG he is really failed the party to the extend that, no body who is willing to joint SPLM from outsiders, to make the matter worse he is declaring his candidacy for RSS president for the next National election, some thing that could not happen in the face of this young nation, God safe the future of South.

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    • 17 May 2013 11:27, by Ajongtar

      Better get my point very well you food lovers.
      The Youths os South Sudan was and is not, or dosent belong to SPLM as a party.
      What SPLM HAS CONNECTION with is Youth Leagues within the party system, but not youths of South Sudan.
      That was drunk or he was bribed to speak urgly like that to the public.
      FYI, Amum was just a servan who recieve directives and impliment, But if not Directed can he ?

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    • 17 May 2013 13:37, by Raankanken

      To all who are concerned,please be informed that the forum for English learners is opened here.There are trained consultants and tutors who mentor people of poor English background.So these kind of people are asked to enroll because they always waste time on this website writing naugty English than to go and learn how to construct a good and comprehensive English.
      It is too late to learn!!!!!!!

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  • 17 May 2013 12:29, by Mohammed Ali 2

    The question is not who can or who can not.It is about the extent of the battle between SPLA members & the alliances formed during this struggle.It is very much understandable for quite a long time that their is or there will be competition between Machar & Kiir,what was not expected or concievable is that Pagan is standing openly against his boss!You don’t fight a battle without political support

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    • 17 May 2013 12:38, by Mohammed Ali 2

      CON:So who is supporting Pagan? We like it or not, there is a great deal of tribal element in politics.Pagan has no support among his tribe or any other tribe.The only support he is getting is from Abyei son’s who are controling the SPLA very tightly and wont let loose easily.They would like to manupulate things tacticaly behind the curtains and they dont want to be seen dividing the Dinka!

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      • 17 May 2013 12:48, by Mohammed Ali 2

        CON:Pagan will never dare to challange Salva , the president and the 2nd man in the command chain even in the presence of Garang.Garang’s widow and Abyei son are the only ones runing the show behind the curtains.The widow, after loosing the throne found herself marginalised by Kiir, although she made huge amount of money through AYAT Construction company.....con

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        • 17 May 2013 12:55, by Mohammed Ali 2

          CON:On the other hand Kiir is moving swiftly to consilidate his power in his stronghold areas like Baher El Gazal, where they are holding a conference outside the premises of the SPLA.At the same time he is strengthening his alliance with Equatorians.Probably he will Lam Akol and the shollo support in the future!

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          • 17 May 2013 16:28, by Jonny

            Dear Arabs/hamed alli
            Abiey boys and Pagan plus the others candidate are South sudanees which have full right to either elect or be elected,this is internal issue and for your information the debate here is only on who is capable to lead.

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    • 17 May 2013 13:02, by Dinkawarrior

      Mohammed whatever!
      Dr. Cieth Traitor Holocaust Machar is fighting against his boss while she believed to be a member of the same party in second position. How come to be against what you’re taking part? Dr. She-male is a symbol of Death and Destruction in South Sudan(DDD-SSDF)

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  • 17 May 2013 13:19, by Salammabaad

    .......And now that we know he has failed the mighty party,he is aspiring for the top seat of this country.
    honestly I like the man for his heroic speeches,the problem with this big man is that he doesn’t analyze the impacts of whatever he said.

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  • 17 May 2013 16:16, by jay b

    What is a stupid politics? They are trying to spread blames around and they are refuse to give it to the right owner. What is absurd? This young nation is likely englup into violate unless we have strong leader who lead out of this mess not incompetents. Because we all know majority of them are yelling for including the status quo. What is apathetic? Why reward the bad dead instead of the good

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  • 17 May 2013 17:34, by Mapuor

    Pagan Amum
    Just look at what the highly educated youth have discovered,you are the only problem of the SPLM and since you are diagnosed as the causative agent of the SPLM diseases,you will get the right control measures.Shit that is why your own people of Panyikang county don’t like you.

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  • 17 May 2013 17:35, by Mapuor

    Pagan Amum
    Just look at what the highly educated youth have discovered,you are the only problem of the SPLM and since you are diagnosed as the causative agent of the SPLM diseases,you will get the right control measures.Shit that is why your own people of Panyikang county don’t like you.

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    • 17 May 2013 23:56, by Lual Mayomdit

      Yes Mapuor
      Did I hear anything done initailly by our party State secretariates,Counties,Payams or Bomas.
      Waiting from Chairmanship is nothing.planning in persuing party vision is the success of all kinds of work, then our party secretariates are just sheltering in the party for their mouth to stomach.
      This is a total failure to your own mouth not only the party shame on.

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