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July 16, 2013 (JUBA) - A senior official from Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has downplayed any negative impact the seemingly tense internal struggle would have on the south-ruling party.

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SPLM political bureau members at a meeting (splmtoday)

In an interview with Sudan Tribune, Mark Nyipuoc, a member of the party’s political bureau, said what the party currently faces were “in house” matters, unlikely to affect the popularity and performance of current regime.

"I want to put the records straight that the current political situation will not have any negative impact on the performance of the government as well as the popularity of the SPLM as a party within our population,” he said.

The current situation [in the party] is a creation of individuals seeking attention, he emphasised.

The official, who is currently a member of the party’s highest political organ, stressed that the SPLM party and the leadership were in harmony, and that the ruling party was still popular enough to win next year’s polls.

He largely accused the media and some individuals, whom he did not identify, of “advertising themselves through creation of undesirable situation and magnifying internal differences” in the party, ahead of the long-awaited national convention.

“It is you in the media and those advertising themselves who are magnifying it. It is you and those you speak to who are making the situation look as if there is a conflict within the leadership,” said Nyipuoc.

“There is nothing and I must say there is nothing, he added, while emphasising that what the party currently faces were “purely internal matters”.

The official further said that President Salva Kiir, also the current party chair, castigated any instances of factional pronouncements and statements creating divisions within the party.

THE GARANG BOYS

Nyipuoc says the so-called “Garang Boys”, a term often used to refer to those loyal to Dr. John Garang, the former SPLM leader and founder, do not exist in the party structure.

He blamed the media for allegedly creating “false impression” on the existence of such groups said to be loyal to individuals and friends opposed to the current leadership.

“There are those who until today refer to others as boys of so and so, just like they used to create this myth of the existence of those they previously called Garang boys. I don’t know how they are still being called now that there is a different person in the leadership,” he said.

“For me, I think that these are creations for division. And I must say there are no linkages to what they say and what exist. All of us were Garang’s boys, if serving under a leader heading a certain institution or a system categorised people into groups and makes them boys,” the official added.

Each party, he stressed, has its own rules and regulations that have to consistently be used when such internal matters arise and need to be resolved, without third party involvement.

NOT CABINET LOBBYING

However, the senior member of the SPLM vehemently denied allegations that his recent statements in support of the president were indirect tactics to lobby for a cabinet position.

“What position? These are talks of the kids. I do not look for positions. It is the leadership which finds me [and] what the system thinks I would do well to serve our people. I never recommend myself, never ever in my life. People see what I can do well and they tell the leadership to call me,” he told Sudan Tribune.

But added, “I accept the call because there will be no reason to reject what my people want me to do”.

WORRYING TRENDS?

The country’s vice-president, Riek Machar recently warmed of a possible collapse of ruling party, unless it democratically transforms and refocuses itself.

Machar, also the SPLM deputy chairman, told senior officials that the party had “lost direction and vision”, making references to reports from various state secretariats across the country, which depicts the party was largely unpopular.

He however said it was incumbent upon the governing party to change the status quo.

Last year, the SPLM dispatched its most senior members to various states and carried out a country-wide performance assessment based on the party’s policies and activities at the grassroots. However, results from these assessments shockingly showed the party had lost its sense of direction and vision.

Officials are now worried that the historical party may not win the upcoming 2015 elections, after it appears to have lost the confidence of the people as the country’s governing party.

Many, however, blame the party for alleged failure to deliver the much-needed service to the people, while others say the SPLM has performed below peoples’ expectations.

(ST)

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  • 17 July 2013 10:47, by leek3

    Dear Southerners,
    I would like to tell you that the conflict of this country will come from food lovers. It is a big shame for them to selct those who denied Independence of Southerners during strugling as the joined Khartoum and signed oil of Unity state and Upper Nile for Arab benefit. The fact is that if we said SPLM is a failure than it is everybody in the part not individual.

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    • 17 July 2013 11:58, by Adok Wolu

      Mr. Mark Nyipuoch is clamping a ladder to get position, No doubt he is a wondering Dog who suffered indeed to find job in his state, he was pushed out in his state from SPLM chairmanship by the state authority, he was closed out during the great Bhar elgazal conference chased away, his office get new padlock from the deputy chairman, no way he run to juba to praise kiir b/c he was supporting Riek.

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      • 17 July 2013 14:04, by Dau-network

        All readers.
        The reasons why Khartoumers like Dr Riek to be next president because "Bashir described him in 2002 as a season MAN" who can just change ahis mind like wind" after back to SPLM and that why they supporting him to get chance to confuse S Sudanese not because Dr Riek is a gallant or systematic man.

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    • 17 July 2013 12:58, by zulu

      YOU ARE DARN RIGHT MAN. RIEK IS NOT SPLA\M HE IS A POLITICAL OPPORTUNIST WHO FAILED IN ALL OF HIS PLANS AND HAS JUST ENDED HIS VISION. THE VISIONLESS ENGINEER HAS NO POLITICAL DIRECTION EITHER. WANTS TO BE CALLED PRES BY FORCE WILL NOT HAPPEN.

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    • 17 July 2013 13:13, by jjb south

      TO; ALL SPIES.
      You’re dearly risking on this forum by spying on free people with free idears. All of us have one (1) life to live. We die once unless you are not human Mother fuckers “spies”.
      You will not save your BOSS its too late too much water gone under the bridge.

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    • 17 July 2013 16:23, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Thank my friends for good words, we were all Doctor Garang’Boys including this man called Mayadit Lual I’m happy now and I’m going to sing a song of food lovers, will it make me a food lover?
      Maan Gatkek cu len wiee ba gatdu col ke cuali rew ba dhit ke jedel ba naar kam taal". Hope My firm and brave brother Gorge Bol will read this,
      Death to Riek pout Nyuon

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    • 17 July 2013 16:41, by Peacocktail

      Nuer community leaders and intellectuals call for the removal of Dr. Riek Machar.www.sudaneseonline.com,
      great calls for loyal patriotic citizens.

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      • 17 July 2013 16:54, by Peacocktail

        Bravo. Rt. Maj.Gen. Mark Nyipouch, the former Governor of Western Bhar El Gahzal and current Party chairperson in Wau, This is how the responsible leader response to state Matters. Mark Nyapouch is a peace lover and spear the development in Wau and all Counties.No problem at all with SPLM.Pagan and Riek wanted to damage the Party, they Must be removed from our Party SPLM and let them creat their o

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        • 17 July 2013 21:29, by panom lualbil

          MR MARK NYIPUOC??
          Thank you very much Sir. Your article has what it take to rise my right hand and say "SPLA/M oyee! The rumors about SPLM were wishful from somebody to exploit. SPLA has been fighting Arabs N militia since 1983 till then 2005 as matter of CPA leaving RIAK MACHAR as a curse and failure of 1991, but he’s fool to realize it. He’ll fuck the ground till death dreaming of leadership.

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      • 18 July 2013 02:09, by Bentiu son

        Bentiu son
        Dinka Peacocktail,the above petition is written by Dinka puppet Gordon Buoy-the spokesman of Militias under Bapiny Monytuil Wicjang whom currently came from Khartoum.Thanks God no Nuer intellectuals in that list.Those listed names are fake or ghost created names collected from nowhere.I know the names of Nuer intellectuals in Australia, Canada n USA, if u doubt ask any Dinka thug

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        • 18 July 2013 02:19, by Bentiu son

          or intellectual in diaspora whom interact with Nuer intellectuals to tell u if such created ghost names existed in Western World.Dr.Machar is populist,democratic n visionary leader who will save South Sudan from Salva Kiir messes n genocidal scenarios plays by him.Kiir Kuethpiny is known over the world as corrupter,nepotist,anti-democrat or visionless tribal mindset leader with boring hat only.

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    • 17 July 2013 16:47, by Dinka Nhialic

      WHAT IS NEEDED IN THE SPLM LEADERSHIP IS NOT JUST TO BE IB POISITION, WHY IS RIEK DESCRIBING SPLM PARTY AS THE COLLAPSED PARTY? HE IS THE ONE WHO HAD COLLAPSE, IF THERE IS ANY THINGS FACING THE THE PRATY, HOW CAN HE BE LEFT OUR WHILE HE IS THE VP? THOSE ARE ALLEGATION OUR PARTY IS STRONG FOREVER, HE WANTED AWAY TO COME IN, WHY NOT DOING UR BEST AS THE VP THERE IN THE POSITIONS THAN MAKING FALSE?

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  • 17 July 2013 10:57, by Peter Mading

    In the light of this Nation where majority lost their own lives, majority left orphan and majority are vulnerable and some never tested freedoms and benefit they fought for. SPLM has made a disgrace 2 the people. Those in the boat of SPLM should not challenge themselves for failures. The Driver, Assistant driver and the Mechanic have no good reasons 2 tell passengers that they’ll too row next time

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    • 17 July 2013 11:07, by Peter Mading

      The slogans of Boys of so and so is a genuine problems in the SPLM and it hasn’t been abandoned. The powering sharing between Unity State and Warrap state is 50-50 and there is no doubt. Let someone make a survey on how Diplomats are deployed Globally. SPLM is critically ill and MarK should not tell us that SPLM will still win the polls.

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  • 17 July 2013 10:59, by R@in Deng

    Dr Riek
    U lost Ur vision in 1991 and president doesn’t lost any vision except U. President is great man in out history. He join Anya Anya 1 and SPLA/M movement without joning any ememies. Very hear for us to electe U to be a president of South Sudan.

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    • 17 July 2013 12:10, by Sobat Boy

      Visionless people support visionless president the split of 1991 for self-determination gave us South Sudan because it was not John Garang objective. John was pursuing New sudan which died with him in 2005 and self-determination objective produced South Sudan. Kiir corrupted the nation by the name of South Sudan not New Sudan.

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    • 17 July 2013 12:30, by ngadodo

      R@in Deng, I am agree with but president his no vision to rule in announces people kills in his leadership corruption, tribalism, nepotism, incitements and land grab, these in his watch is bad president ever.

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    • 17 July 2013 12:38, by ngadodo

      R@in Deng, I am agree with you but, president his no vision to rule in South Sudan, announce people kills in his leadership and corruption, tribalism, nepotism, intimation and land grab, these are thing happen in his watch is bad president ever.

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  • 17 July 2013 11:07, by African Kongdei boy

    Dear Readers
    I wuold thank Hon.Mark Nyipuoc for his enlightenment about the SPLM losing directions and visions it is indeed lost them because some of our SPLM secretariate members have put greed for money ahead of them but not people whom they are going to serve so it is the SPLM political beuaru,SPLM National liberation Council to make quick decisions otherwise our beloved SPLM will split son.

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  • 17 July 2013 11:15, by Makuen Ci Nhomwan

    I Personally don,t understand why top leaders behalf like da? what I suggest is that most of the people working with the President Salva, in order to Serve the nation are not commited to carryout their job successfully but pointing figures on others of not perform well on their duties and forgetting we who will also point figures on them.infact no services given to the staf in the grassroot I agre

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  • 17 July 2013 11:58, by Lual Mayomdit

    south sudanese are watching,counting and listening.SPLM is not and will lost any in that vision, but the raelity is that elected candidates will loss.On the otherhand for sb to say will do it, and never done anything b4 is a misleading word better those politicians to retire leave young nation for young poeple decide for thier own.

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  • 17 July 2013 12:56, by Marco Bul

    Whoever coined this tenet:Garang Boys,is responsible for all the failures facing this nation.CPA is not implemented in full coz it’s viewed as Garang’s initiative.OK.
    Now,there u are,Salva Boys.Look at yourself.Without those whom u are refering as Garang’s Boys,no vision coz u don’t care about other people’s feelings n this is what u called "bravity".Now look at your conspiracies!Thank for the le

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  • 17 July 2013 13:06, by Marco Bul

    Correction...Thank u for the leak(yaani,for exposing this term:Garang Boys).Serve yourself.

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    • 17 July 2013 13:33, by moto

      WHO ARE THESE SO CALLED GARANG BOYS?PLEASE!LET US NOT MISUSED HIS NAME FOR POLITICAL SYMPATHETIC BEGGARS.LET US BREAK AWAY FROM ETHNIC LINES AND BUILD OUR CONSCIENCES BASE ON UNITING DIVIDE NATION AND AVOID FAVORITISM.WHY ARE WE WASHING OURSELVES TIME TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING WHICH IS VERY FAR?

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  • 17 July 2013 13:11, by Moses Kuocgoor

    I am surprised to discover that all Nuer intellectuals and elders have rejected Dr.Riek’s presidency. For more information visit www.sudaneseonline.com. U can get full article there.

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    • 17 July 2013 13:27, by Sir King

      LOOK AT THESE TRIBAL MEN ON THIS WEBSITE WHO ALWAYS COMMENT NEGATIVELY. LET ME ASSURE YOU THAT SOUTH SUDAN DOES NOT BELONG TO DINKA, NUER OR ANY OTHER TRIBE IN THIS COUNTRY. HOW CAN YOU COMMENT THAT THERE ARE OTHER SOME FOOD LOVER,AND YOU NAMED THEM TO BE NUER. THAT IS NOT CORRECT, ALL SOUTH SUDANESE LEADERS ARE FOOD LOVERS INCLUDING KIIR HIMSELF NOT RIEK ALONE AND THAT WHY THEY INVOLVE IN CORRUPT

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      • 17 July 2013 13:32, by Sir King

        THUGS WHO COMMENT THAT WAY, WANT TO TURN SOUTH SUDAN INTO SOMALI SYSTEM AND MAKE SURE THAT THOSE WHO COMMENT LIKE THAT WILL BE THE FIRST PEOPLE TO BE AFFECT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY. PLEASE TRY TO STOP SUCH USELESS COMMENTS THAT THERE ARE FOOD LOVERS IN SOUTH SUDAN. ALL OF US ARE FOOD LOVER, AND THAT WHY WE ALL INVOLVE IN CORRUPTIONS. KIIR MAYARDIT LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN EMENSELY STRUCK BY HEAVYCORRUPT

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        • 17 July 2013 14:06, by Wani khooto

          dear sir king,
          thank you my man,u are a really king.some guys don,t even know how to campaign for the leader the need but using negative again other tribe will never help our nation.we have seen a lot in war.s-sudan is not for dinka or nuer.kiir is not president of dinka and machar is not vp for nuer.guys must be political mature on such issues.not dinka nor nuer are benefiting on splm leadership,

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  • 17 July 2013 13:29, by Marco Bul

    @Moses Kuocgoor,meaning,obtained wrongly.What about Tikyualkuoth Mayardit?Gobshite!
    Riek n Kiir not innovative.Excuse Bakasoro,Riek Gach or Marial Benjamin!!!

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  • 17 July 2013 14:26, by good luck

    splm senior official must do something to those who wented to destroyed the party without reasons, u may fire them with good reasons

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  • 17 July 2013 15:45, by Peter Mangok

    I absolutely agree with you honorable Mark Nyipuoc the media and those who want to advertise themselves very early are the ones who brought this tension in the country. this is a real rebellion against the government! the judiciary MUST deal with them seriously 2013 is not 2015! let them wait up to 2015.

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  • 17 July 2013 21:02, by Ping Yes

    sudaneseonline,Nuer’s intellectual and elders called for the removal of Dr.Riek.Those with eyes and heart for south Sudanese progress finally spoken.This great news,Midiit,Nuer D

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