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South Sudan’s SPLM-IO elects secretary general of the party


November 27, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – The National Liberation Council (NLC) of the opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) chaired by the former vice-president, Riek Machar, has elected its movement’s secretary general for the first time in 22 months of its opposition to the governing SPLM under the leadership of president Salva Kiir.

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Electricty and Dams minister, Dhieu Mathok Diing Wol (ST)

“SPLM/SPLA (IO) leadership wants to announce to its members, supporters and sympathizers worldwide that the National Liberation Council (NLC) of the Movement has elected its Secretary General. Comrade Dr. Dhieu Mathok Diing Wol is now the newly elected Secretary General of the Movement,” opposition leader’s spokesman, James Gatdet Dak, said in a statement he issued on Friday.

Dak said on Friday the election took place in the opposition faction’s headquarters of Pagak in a democratic atmosphere in which other candidates competed in the democratic exercise.

Wol, who is from the ethnic Dinka group from Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, has now become the third most senior party’s official, would begin to organize the movement’s secretariat in accordance with the structures of the SPLM-IO.

He also said the movement has selected the membership of both the political bureau and the national liberation council.

The opposition faction has been conducting several meetings in Pagak for the past four weeks in preparations for the implementation of the peace agreement signed in August between president Kiir and the opposition leader, Machar, to end 21 months of violent conflict.


Dak also said the leadership of the SPLM-IO has welcomed the launch in Juba of the work of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) which will oversee the implementation of the peace agreement.

JMEC is headed by former president of Botswana, Festus Mogae, who will be reporting to the East African regional bloc, IGAD, the African Union (AU) and even to the United Nations (UN) on progress made or challenges faced in the implementation of the peace agreement.

Representatives of the opposition faction could not participate because the venue was not agreed and the timing was not conducive given some of the contentious issues facing the implementation of the peace deal, said Dak.

He reiterated that an advance team of over 500 cadres is ready to travel to Juba for the implementation of the deal, but added this will not be possible until some political violations by the government are addressed.

The advance team, he said, was selected from the membership of the proposed 21 federal states and would therefore travel to the national capital, Juba, and spread to the other 21 proposed states which are based on the former colonial districts in the country.

He said the team will be on standby until the obstacles to their return to the country are removed, further adding that once on the ground they will remain there until the formation of the transitional government of national unity.


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  • 28 November 2015 02:20, by Uncle J

    SPLM Incapable Opposition (SPLM-IO) has lack of common sense because they think it is ok to send their advance team to Juba while 21 fake states exist and at the same time protested unless 28 decreed states are reversed. Peace will not be implemented if the SPLM-IO doesn’t stop bringing up reservations and make them obstacles to sabotage peace implementation

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  • 28 November 2015 05:11, by Kiir

    Uncle J. Where did your Incompetent president Akiir have a plan to create 28 State? The plan was from SPLM-IO to create 21 State, your Aunt Akiir acknowledged 21 State of SPLM-IO doese why he make 28. The only plan come from Kiir and Jieng council of muinisters was killing of Nuer civilians in Juba.

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    • 28 November 2015 06:46, by Mi diit

      Congratulations Dr. Dhieu Mathok on winning the democratic elections in Pagak, the land from which true change in the country stems from.

      You are truly a committed member to this movement from day one.

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      • 28 November 2015 16:20, by Below the Law

        Br.mi diit, election of Dhieu will teach people like you that taking to your own yard a political differences amoung politicians,is just a meaningless lost of lives, energy and resources. Now what is nuer getting from the agreement that other tribes are not getting? If people like you did not tribalised the conflict, it would have been a war btn south sudanese and their gov.It would have been won.

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      • 28 November 2015 21:24, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

        Dr Dhieu.
        Congratulation the future president in South Sudan,Your kind heart well lead you to rule this country sir.south sudan is our home land, some one who think for his/her own moneys or personal interest like the rest who enjoy the money of blood while kirr killed many people in S.Sudan.all eyes on your good participation in this war Dr Dhieu,If there are 10 people like Dr Machar, Dr Dhieu

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