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SPLM official joins rebellion amid crackdown in N. Bahr el Ghazal

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August 1, 2014 (JUBA) – A senior official in South Sudan’s governing party (SPLM) has announced that he is joining the country’s rebel faction, accusing president Salva Kiir of “failure and marginalisation”.

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Senior members of SPLM political bureau pose for a group picture. (Photo: SPLM TODAY)

Akol Madhan Akol, a former member of the National Liberation Council (NLC), declared his defection in a statement obtained by Sudan Tribune on Thursday. The NLC is the SPLM’s highest legislative organ.

He claimed the country was in a “coma” under president Kiir’s leadership and that it was time for South Sudanese “to rescue the country from total collapse and disintegration into tribal enclaves”.

Akol also served as an executive director in the office of the country’s minister for telecommunications and postal services.

“I decided to resign serving the government because it is killing our people and our children, people who are very young without strong knowledge and copying mechanisms were hoodwinked by the government and made to fight in defends of individual interests. This is an act which is totally against child right and must not be entertained at any cost. The current army commander hoodwinked our children,” said Akol.

He accused the president and his friends of running the government “as if it were individual property”.

“There are people in that government who do whatever they want without being questioned and there are people in that government who are simply doing what they are told by others. They have no voice to propose or reject. They are simply there to take instructions from others. Other communities have also been properly marginalised, killed children and run the country as if it were personal property,” he wrote in his letter.

Akol also cited failure by the SPLM to adopt internal reforms within the party the major cause of tension and the ingoing conflict in the country, three years after its independence declaration.

“It is inconceivable that president Kiir has become an obstacle to democratic reforms, thereby using the military confrontation to silence those pushing for meaning reforms instead of dialogue and debates aimed at uniting the ranks and file,” he said.

He called for members of the military to take on Kiir’s government and protect their fellow country men and women.

“Salva Kiir runs the country in a way that basically makes him a dictator. He can imprison whoever he wants without providing evidence. He had refused listening to the voice of the majority. He appoints people who do not in any way meet any criteria of appointment, whether be it social, political and common ways of appointing people into leadership positions,” said Akol.

He accused president Kiir of mishandling governance issues in his native Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.

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  • 2 August 2014 09:18, by Mel mosa

    what about Lou nuer children been using by Riek as his soldiers to bring him to the power. you guys are lack of reasoning and not logic at all. Just say I have my own interest and I think you will not get it through Riek.

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    • 2 August 2014 09:58, by Ahmed Chol

      Kiir is no good, he is stupid. He must go!

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    • 4 August 2014 11:21, by Diversity

      Not tribalism but politics as in aweillians can change the face of this nations..I appreciate the brave dinkas who said No to tribal mindset

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  • 2 August 2014 10:11, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Let me destroyed my dignity at Dau Aturjong and Akol Madhan Akol by saying they are blatantly stupid people.
    They didn’t experience the Riek Machar carreer through his appointee are all Nuer, do they think that they will help from Riek, absolutely wrong.

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    • 2 August 2014 14:51, by Ito

      Some of you guys are mentally insane to condemn the voice of brother Akol. Remember Riek is not the only person calling for SAlva to step down. This is not about Riek, this is about the calls for regime change because we don’t have a government but individual system run by few for their interest. If you are happy with this ruthless system, then it is because you are benefiting from it.

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  • 2 August 2014 15:35, by BBCs

    What you mean was that you fail your own position because many of you have a big heart with no Brianstorming.you run the office with no progressive .Shame on you following Riak .

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    • 3 August 2014 22:46, by Makuen Ci Nhomwan

      Those of Akol Madhan and Dau Aturjong are big stupids wives of Nuer (Nusawin kubar bita Nuer) anyway we are sorry 4 their rebellion and we will also be surprise latter 4 their dead. They don,t know what they are doing. Regime change is unnecessary and baseless we shall fight up to the last man and the last woman and will never and never accept regime change. Whoever rebel is crazy and there is no

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