Home | News    Tuesday 27 June 2006

SPLM northern sector spokesperson resigns


June 26, 2006 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement’s spokesperson of the northern sector, Walid Hamid, resigned last Thursday. However different sources within the SPLM said there are ongoing discussions to persuade him to withdrew his decision.

The secretary-general of the movement, Pagan Amum, said if what is being reported about the resignation of Hamid is true then it is a "great loss" for the movement considering the fact that he was a fighter who made a lot of sacrifices.

Hamid is one of rare northern Sudanese army officers to join the former rebel SPLM since more that ten years ago.

Amum said that Hamid spent many years struggling to achieve the goals and aspirations of the movement.

Hamid attributed his resignation to “the organizational dysfunction within the SPLM institutions”

It seems that Hamid’s resignation disturbs SPLM officials after the resignation of Nihal Deng and Abdelaziz Hilo from their posts. Deng resigned from his ministerial post as Southern Sudan minister for international cooperation while Hilo was the responsible of the SPLM northern sector.

Both Hilo and Hamid resigned for similar reasons.

But other SPLM leading members like Minister of state for labour: Mohammed Youcef Mustafa and le Vice Speaker of the Sudanese parliament Eitem Garang condemned the move saying Hamid had to discuss the reasons of his resignation within the SPLM before.

Youcef added dysfunction within the SPLM is expected and “this is one of the problems of the transformation of the movement from a military organisation to a political party with a partner who does any thing to provoke our failure”.

Garang said the resignation is motivated by internal difference and it would be better to discuss it with the organisation.

The first vice-president, chairman of the SPLM, Lt-Gen Salva Kiir Mayardit, is currently in Juba. He will tomorrow begin a field tour, during which he will visit most southern cities and regions.

So it appears that the issue would be suspended till his return to Khartoum.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam: A last chance for diplomacy 2020-06-01 18:14:13 Is the GERD turning from an opportunity for cooperation into a cause for antagonism? by Yaseen Mohmad Abdalla And edited by Peter Riddell The dispute between Egypt and Sudan on the one side, (...)

Smear campaign against head of national security 2020-05-31 18:05:31 By Machar Mayuen This statement serves to condemn all the smears campaigns labelled against the Director-General of National Security Service (NSS) General Akol Koor Kuc by anti-peace elements (...)

Sudan’s legitimate request for UN assistance: the opponents and their interior motives (1-3) 2020-05-30 22:57:09 By: Trayo A. Ali Political bodies opposing the proposed UN support mission to Sudan are the Popular Congress Party (NCP), Law and Development Party (led by the well-known supporter of ISIS Dr (...)


Latest Press Releases

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.