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Ex-presidential advisor quits SPLM over leadership crisis

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January 3, 2013 (JUBA) – A former advisor to South Sudan president Salva Kiir has resigned from the country’s ruling party (SPLM), saying its current leadership was “leading us nowhere”.

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Ex-South Sudan presidential advisor on religious affairs Rev. Tigwog Hadher Agwet (C) with some frineds (courtesy photo)

Rev. Tigwog Hadher Agwet, until recently Kiir’s advisor on religious affairs, said it was time for citizens to speak the "truth for change", citing the ongoing political unrest in the world newest nation.

“Dear friends, in light of the crisis South Sudan is experiencing, I had to take this decision of resigning from SPLM, the party I first joined up to this moment", he said in a 30 December letter addressed the party’s chairman.

"From here, I can freely contribute to the peace of our beloved nation", adds the letter.

The senior SPLM official, in his letter, also blamed the “genocide”, which allegedly happened in the capital, Juba and other parts of the country on the weaknesses of the ruling party leadership.

“The [SPLM] chairman is being circled with closed group that blocked him from being accessed with the advices that could improve his leadership to the party,” he said.

He said he opted, as a loyal member of the SPLM guided by its code of conduct, not to openly express his views in media outlets, but peacefully resign from the party.

Rev. Agwet was appointed advisor on July 11, 2011 after several presidential decrees were issued in the aftermath of the country’s independence from Sudan.

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Former presidential advisor’s resignation letter
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  • 4 January 09:57, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Although your resignation is personal. It is evident You have shown that you have principles that you follow as a leader. At this time it is not silly to say that South Sudan needs healing, reconciliation, and above all a national constutional conference to get all the evil things that we have witnessed under our sovereignty.

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  • 4 January 10:05, by Marco Bul

    " ...The president is circled by close associates who can’t genuine advisors to update him..."
    Hmmmn.

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    • 4 January 10:25, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

      Rev. Tigwog Hadher Agwet was not happy when he got relieved from his position. President Salva Kiir once said "If I appoint someone, he/she happily shakes my hand but when I remove him/her, he/she doesn’t even want to greet me anymore". Whoever is appointed in any position, he/she wants to serve until death.

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      • 4 January 10:32, by LabotoNyom KobiYe

        Although there was no evaluation & performance management" team set up, it’s not very difficult to see who is doing what. What happened in Bor "three times" now constitutes genocide. Because it’s being committed by Dr. Fool Riek Machar forces allied to him on tribal lines since 1991. The people of Bor suffered in the hand of a traitor 3 times.

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  • 4 January 10:38, by Marco Bul

    Why don’t you also applaud the resignation of Riek & Taban from SPLM??

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  • 4 January 14:33, by Deng Tut

    Instead you resigned from splm or as advisor of ex-president Kiir, you better advise your Shilluk to stop killing Nuer in Malakal, if not we will repeated what we done to you in 1985 or 1986.

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