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Lam Both calls for orientation of party leaders in county levels

Author: Okot Emmanuel | Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

FILE: Peter Lam Both, new SPLM Acting Secretary-General. Courtesy

The SPLM acting secretary general has called for awareness to the peace party leaders at administrative levels across the country.

Lam Both made the remarks after the Commissioner of Akobo County reportedly expelled the SPLM chairperson from the area in an inappropriate manner.

The 2018 peace agreement provides for the peace parties to work in a collegial spirit as opposed to taking unilateral decisions.

It requires that state governments consult and cooperate in the interest of peace and stability.

But peter Lam Both says Commissioner Gatwec Reat, denied the party chairman there from conducting meetings with SPLM-IO.

Lam describes the move as unacceptable adding, the commissioner has no right to dismiss the party official.

“We are implementing the peace agreement with the major partner SPLM-IO and that it is unacceptable for the commissioner on the ticket of SPLM.IO to dismiss SPLM chairperson in the counties”, Mr. Lam said on Tuesday.

“I want the chairman of SPLM.IO, Dr. Riek Machar, to talk to his commissioner if we are to implement this peace agreement smoothly, it is not too late to tell his commissioner to back down from what he is doing”, Lam adds.

In July last year, the Former Acting Secretary-General of the ruling Sudan’s People’s Liberation Movement made similar remarks saying there was need for orientation to the state governors and their deputies on how a coalition government works.

Nunu Nkumba stated that some of the governors and their deputy’s do not understand the peace agreement and their mandate.

This was after some states governors and their deputies got into odds over appointments.

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