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December 3, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir has openly accused some members of his ruling Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) party of acting more like those opposed to the country’s leadership.

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President Salva Kiir addresses the press at the presidential palace in Juba May 2, 2013 (Reuters)

“As you return, you must work very hard to unite the people in your states, structure your cabinet to align with the national cabinet so that resources are reserved to deliver services which our people are in need. You need to work very hard to structure the SPLM at all levels", Kiir told state governors at a Monday meeting.

There is no opposition party, but the SPLM itself, he added.

The president’s remarks, analysts say, reflects the magnitude of the current tension arising from internal wrangles within the south-ruling party.

The South Sudanese leader, specifically cited states where governors often took unilateral actions without consulting the ruling party structures and the unusual practices of some SPLM caucus members opposing decisions from the executive.

“These are things which must be corrected. There is nowhere where members of the same party behave as if they are different parties. There is no secrecy. Things which are discussed and supposed to be treated as internal matters come out before they are even known by some members”, emphasised Kiir.

This practice must be discouraged and all of us should work out ways of handling internal [party]matters, he stressed.

The SPLM, senior members disclosed, will hold its National Liberation Council (NLC) meeting from 9-11 December, ending weeks of speculation that caused public disarray.

Its general secretariat, in a statement issued on Wednesday, urged all members of the NLC to collect copies of the draft party constitution and manifesto ahead of the next week’s meeting.

SENIOR OFFICIALS SPEAK

Martin Majut Yak, the secretary for popular and syndicated organisation at the SPLM headquarters said the party leadership had confirmed that the NLC meeting will be held in the second week of this month.

“So as the secretariat, we are preparing accordingly”, Yak told reporters in Juba.

The meeting, he further said, would discuss a range of issues relating to the passing of the basic party documents, which was to be revised at the request of senior members to reflect international norms and standards.

“The basic documents, which the leadership would hold discussion about, include the SPLM Constitution 2008, basic rule and regulations, code of conduct and its manifesto”, the official said.

Louis Lobong Lojore, the governor of South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state confirmed that the president indeed demanded that the party be restructured and the cabinet aligned at state levels to meet the policy of a lean government.

“We are from the meeting which was organised by the president. He [Kiir] wanted to brief us about the policy of his government and about the structuring of the SPLM in the states,” he said in a statement aired on the state-owned SSTV.

The country’s ruling party currently faces a tough test after is senior members, including former vice-president Riek Machar openly challenged Kiir’s recent pronouncement that the SPLM structures had been dissolved.

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  • 4 December 2013 07:54, by Jubawe

    Poor Kirr the whole nation against you, even within your party no one say that you by yourself just mention it, Kirr you real face the truth that you been hide behind, you released the criminal that commit crime against citizen, no comment your involve in the same crime, remember what goes around comes around, one day will be ur turn. cool blood will punish you.

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    • 4 December 2013 08:17, by Kiir

      Kiir you behaved like wild animal to your party members does why the whole Country is against you. Imagine your body Guards are killing South Sudanese everyday and you are happy with that. You will died like Gadafi of Libya and Sadam Hussen of Iraq if you thought that being a murderer is goo act.
      Shame on you.

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      • 4 December 2013 08:45, by maumau

        If he is a wise leader who knows something in management, he should form a committee to investigate the cause of the wrangles and then work towards meeting them. To his dismay, he has form many committees in the past to prope wrongs, none of their findings were brought to light for the public to know. Mr president must admit that he is a weak leader administively, he must resign. MAUMAU

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    • 4 December 2013 10:56, by Tong dut

      Poor Kirr, you don’t respect each others for what reasons?
      All of you are gengs nigas,and killers at night, we fear your
      ruling party, but soon you will be out of power.
      From the top to the botton, all killers at night. we hat the ruling party.

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      • 4 December 2013 11:27, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

        Kiir is Failed to United People of South Sudan Kiir is failed to United Splm Political Party for Corruption ,Tribalism, Discrimination and Soon. Kiir will never come back to Lead this country any more. pleass if you are supporting Kiir , you eating your uneducated Kiir Money slowly don’t supporting Nonsensely .

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    • 4 December 2013 11:31, by Mike Mike

      Kiir has high sympathy to lead the country peacefully and initiates all types of the developmental aspects across the country such that for people of SS to build up trustee on the gov’t but he has not got good pple to work with them perfectly.Those that don’t exerted any effort at work should not be kept in the offices. Sent them to their houses n bring those that will do the work better.

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      • 4 December 2013 13:01, by Mi diit

        Incompetent Kiir is visionless and has no development of the nation at heart. He only takes advices of his corrupt advisors who steal the money of the people. And now he is complaining against SPLM itself calling it opposition party. Kiir plans to form a ’Kony Beny’ party soon and will leave the SPLM. Ahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa...........

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        • 4 December 2013 13:04, by Mi diit

          Primitive Kiir doesn’t understand that internal self-criticisms within the leadership of a democratic political party is healthy world-wide. He wants to stay not corrected, keeping every thing secret for himself and his close thugs. Let him try his good luck with his new party.

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          • 4 December 2013 13:28, by Mi diit

            Kiir is currently confused, not even thinking about his own future. Kiir spoiled his chance for a good history. If I were him, I would have resigned after declaring independence in 2011, so as to be like Nelson Mandela of South Africa. Poor Kiir has spoiled it with greed for power while he is unable to face the challenges of nation building. But not too late for him to resign honorably.

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          • 4 December 2013 15:12, by Tiger

            is that the only thing a president should do accusing members of his party because they think their president is not doing his job,I think if Kiir has a shame,he should leave the office,his mind has clogged up and has actually ran out for some new ideas and style of leadership.

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  • 4 December 2013 08:01, by Jubawe

    No matter what you do or what ever you say will never change people to believe you any more, Kirr policy and your people doesn’t attract foreigner at all, no investors will come to south until they confirm you resign from your seat, you not qualify as a leader at all, doesn’t know how to address public what a poor leader. no wonder why investors not interest in south Sudan with all their resources

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  • 4 December 2013 08:02, by Wicdail

    If you really love this country and need the SPLM to rule for another decade, then you have to resign and give way to the capable members. We all knows that you are the problem but using your own incompetence against other members as scapegoat will not help you Mr president.

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    • 4 December 2013 08:18, by Wicdail

      I don’t think these cheap tactics from the poor president that have never seen in the 21st century, would buy him our votes. If he is lucky enough, he will retired peacefully and enjoy his looting. otherwise, he will joint other dictators or face the ICC.

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      • 4 December 2013 10:00, by Chol A.

        @wicidail you are clearly opposition to splm but some of you are coward to be clearly opposite to Kiir but you will remain coward and you should be the one facing Icc because of being militia against government without forming party to be known.

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        • 4 December 2013 15:35, by Tiger

          Chol A.
          All these commentators you see here commenting are not enemies of your homeboy president but they’re speaking up their voices for Kiir to hear them so that he can govern our people in a good way without differentiating between ethnicities in our country.

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  • 4 December 2013 08:02, by Mayom County Boy

    Yes president Salva Kiir is right by the way
    because most of splm/a officials are betraying the goverment !

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    • 4 December 2013 08:14, by Naath

      Mayom County Boy,you better to understand yourself sir,how come a president of the nation behave like monster in the jungle,kiir treat the whole nation like slaves,kiir didn’t understood the laws of this nation,kiir didn’t know the differnt between state and federal laws,kiir involve to every killing in the country,kiir still have Bush mentality whereby everyone have right to kills and loots,fals

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      • 4 December 2013 08:32, by Mayom County Boy

        To: Naath the matter is not because it will happen to me
        first you understand the point where by Mr president Salva Kiir is talking about
        it seem quite very clear to every body because the splm/a party officails are the one who are playing with the party policy ,that is why Mr president is accusing them like that . can it happen to some countries like Uganda & sudan ?

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        • 4 December 2013 08:47, by Naath

          Mayom County Boy,kiir still have bush mentality,dictatorship,kiir misleading and mistreated the party members so badly,kiir fail to treat party members the same,kiir have brought the tribal conflict to the govenment,kiir fails to investigated any crime that have been commited by his government,kiir is the first primitive president in Africa and still behave like real human,change is already call

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    • 4 December 2013 08:19, by Naath

      Mayom:the samethings can happen to you look at that.The victim disappeared since 2011 after he was reportedly summoned to the then office of the Gen Marial who was by then the Director of Public Security and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in the national ministry of interior.The victim disappeared on 25 March 2011 together with his Toyota RAV4 car bearing plate number CE 894L.

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    • 4 December 2013 10:03, by wang

      @Mayom County Boy
      Kiir was/will never work of the benefit of this nation... the guy has its own agenda and that agenda is to destroy this country....Thank SPLM members, although it is too late to wake up

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  • 4 December 2013 08:03, by Marco Bul

    Hahaha. The prezzo talks like an outsider.Why are you hanging there if you are not being respect even by your party members?? You must be the problem itself!!!
    Pathetic!!!

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  • 4 December 2013 08:04, by Naath

    Confuse leader is barking,your non sense will not be accepted,your apology and regret will not be given any room in the SPLM PARTY, YOU DAMN.Yes SPLM MEMBERS have right to sack you if you are working outside consitution and behave like dog without tails.you are now gone just wait for our announcement,those who fool you will dislike you soon damn Gogrial tribal man,this is your end,no more barking.

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    • 4 December 2013 08:50, by maumau

      And where is Dinka Dominated SPLA who is always supporting the incompetent president, where is he hiding? Come out man and efend your man, nobody needs him in the country including from his own circle.

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      • 4 December 2013 10:24, by Mayom County Boy

        TO; Maumau we know you my friend !
        why you need dinka domanated spla for which reason ?
        can i call him for you to fuck you ?
        mind your self my friend is one over two
        otherwise you will lost your children job
        you change your nick name to maumau
        which is simple for us to find .
        you and your stupid doctor may face security threat otherwise
        it is information to you both two friends

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  • 4 December 2013 08:05, by Manyiel Quol Mach

    Just keep flip flop but your days as a president of this nation are number. There is no way you still going be a leader in this country after causing all these kind of atrocities on these very citizens of the nation. No way out you just fuck-up everything all togather. Criminal president, you deserved not to be a president in the first place. It was reckless people made a wrong decision.

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    • 4 December 2013 08:25, by Malakal county Simon

      Mr unwanted president. You can not blames others for your creating mess, that’s purely non-sense to any normal person.

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  • 4 December 2013 08:18, by Konkooc

    since the oppositions are trible based nothing will change Kiir from being a president till he himself step down alone this is a legacy for veterans no chance for opportunist. this SPLM/A will not be hijacked till all Veterans and their sons die then come the opportunist.

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    • 4 December 2013 08:32, by Naath

      Konkoc,your uncle kiir will not compaign in upper Nile,Lake state,Wau,The whole Equatoria,Jonglie state.that is for real,kiir will lose the election like a damn bitch,yes damn bitch.Now kiir got problem with army and got red warning sooner than later will brought to book and get life sentent or hang like saddam hassen from Iraq or drag in the strret like Mamar gatdafi shame to kiir

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    • 4 December 2013 08:35, by Malakal county Simon

      Konkooc you can said all you want, but I assure that Kiir is a treatable disease that can be deal with and will not be our president for next few years. And no worries, because your uncle will die soon from that’s secret disease soon!!

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    • 4 December 2013 08:47, by Ming Dhal

      "There is nowhere where members of the same party behave as if they are different parties". That quotation alone mean a lot but the fools will not understand.

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      • 4 December 2013 13:15, by Mi diit

        Ming Dhal,
        The quotation itself shows that it comes from a primitive president who doesn’t know how DEMOCRATIC political parties operate world-wide. Parties scrutinize performances of their leaders, and this doesn’t mean acting like opposition. It is a world-wide practice, otherwise political parties leaders cannot progress if they are unchecked internally.

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  • 4 December 2013 08:52, by Guandong

    All are false statements how do Wani Igga call meeting of NLC to pass 4 basic docments while their immunity was lifted by the president? The president must first reinstated them. If they pass those documents before their reinstatement that mean the document n the body are invallid.

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  • 4 December 2013 08:59, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    President Kiir accused members of the party including himself.
    President is not lie but Dr. Riak Machar, Pagan Amum and the rests of senior party leaders are behavies as Mr. Kiir said.

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    • 4 December 2013 10:02, by Bentiu son

      Kiir boys,you guys have nothing to convince the masses, Kiir himself acts like opposition instead of pointing his useless fingers to others.Kiir accused the SPLA army of committed crimes against the armed civilians in Jonglei instead of defensing them against international personals fa-accusation,he also accused the SPLM for not conducted National Convention last May while he was one sabotaged it.

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    • 4 December 2013 10:12, by wang

      @Ayuiu Makuac Lam
      You must be the last person in this planet still believing in what Kiir said....put this in that your thick brain...Kiir wasn’t accusing Dr. Riak or nor Pagan Amum...your uncle was accusing everyone that including you his supporters for his fault....

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  • 4 December 2013 09:55, by wang

    Funny yeah, Kiir has completely screwed up this beautiful, soundable and lovely party by himself and now try to put the blames of the party problem on those humbles and innocence people. So many questions are waiting Kiir when he leaves this party which obviously would happen soon

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    • 4 December 2013 10:29, by dude

      Kiir must go home he does not know anything.

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  • 4 December 2013 13:25, by Mi diit

    Incompetent Kiir is currently confused, not even thinking about his own future. Kiir spoiled his chance for a good history. If I were him, I would have resigned after declaring independence in 2011, so as to be like Nelson Mandela of South Africa. Poor Kiir has spoiled it with greed for power while he is unable to face the challenges of nation building. But not too late for him to resign honorably

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    • 4 December 2013 13:42, by dude

      Midiit. You are absolutely right. Kiir is heading for a very humiliating ending.

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      • 4 December 2013 15:52, by Koang

        Let kiir uses his head and not his heart. freedom and liberty----is zero.

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