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SPLM political bureau meeting set for 5 March


February 28, 2012 (JUBA) – The political bureau of South Sudan’s ruling party - the SPLM - will meet next week to review and adopt drafts of the party’s basic documents ahead of the party’s National Liberation Council (NLC) and extra ordinary conventions.

S. Sudan VP, Riek Machar, and SPLM deputy-chairman, Pagan Amum SPLM SG, (both on the left of the picture) briefing the senior staff of the ruling party in Juba, 14 Feb 2013 (ST)

Anne Itto, the deputy secretary general of the party said the move to have the meeting held on 5 March, followed a sitting of top leaders on Tuesday.

The SPLM chairperson, Salva Kiir, his deputies Riek Machar and James Wani Igga as well as the secretary general, Pagan Amum attended the meeting in Juba, South Sudan.

Chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of SPLM ad hoc committees established to draft the party’s basic documents, according to officials, also attended the high-level meeting. Such documents include the party manifesto, constitution, rules, regulations, and code of conduct.

“There was no agreement during the meeting on holding the extra ordinary convention as previously planned on March 15,” a party official told Sudan Tribune.

Instead, the leadership meeting decided to defer setting a date for the NLC meeting and Convention until a meeting of the Political Bureau, he added.

Meanwhile, the extra ordinary national convention is expected to discuss and approve the party’s revised basic documents, paving way for the SPLM to register as a political party in young nation.

Having its basic documents in place, party officials argue, will enable the SPLM to pursue, with renewed energy, the process of transforming itself into a mass political party capable of delivering peace dividends to the people of South Sudan.


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  • 1 March 2013 08:24, by George Bol

    Mother and father SPLM/A is the only true party in the South Sudan,but the rest were militia and Khartoum affiliation. I did not hear any party in the South during the war but mother and father SPLM/A.Opportunistic are not need,they must get the heal out of the way.Thanks

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    • 1 March 2013 08:47, by viper

      Even if the political burear sits but still under Kiir, there will be no change. SPLM will only be remembered in South Sudan as being the party that introduced V8s and HUMMERS in this country. They are pple of luxuries, pple of ladies, pple who send their kids abroad, pple who have failed to build schools, Hospitals and roads. The wayout of this country is to vote them out

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      • 1 March 2013 09:11, by wang

        Kiir is not an obstacle in this government, there are some individually idiots also called President Advisers are the mains problems and responsible for all mess, which many of us blaming Kiir for.

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        • 1 March 2013 13:52, by Joseph

          Hello all,
          If SPLM did not discuss the term limit for any constitutional post or presidency, than, it means that we are going to fight or war in the near future. Thanks God the VP had clearly mention that the SPLM members should not behave like ostrich that bury it head in a sand even if there is danger. all the SPLM members MUST talk this time. Otherwise, they will be fired all by Kiir in future

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    • 1 March 2013 08:58, by wang

      How can you have a party during the war while you were fighting with central government in Sudan as a whole? SPLM will not gonna rule the South forever and having a multiple parties in a country is only way south will continue growing

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      • 1 March 2013 08:59, by wang

        George Bol
        How can you have a party during the war while you were fighting with central government in Sudan as a whole? SPLM will not gonna rule the South forever and having a multiple parties in a country is only way south will continue growing.

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    • 1 March 2013 09:32, by Turism

      Kiir has nothing to with party only he is the chairperson of the SPLM but many guy who sometime move away from his step are there.

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    • 1 March 2013 10:17, by Ahmado

      George Ball,
      The mather and father you talk about it was not manage by Anna Itto and Kiir was John Garang who managed this to bring freedom to people of south sudan but not peace because SAF are killing people of south in the border even Kiir and Anna didn’t care and they work to loot 4b dollars and encourage inter-tribal conflict among the communities in the south fullstop.

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  • 1 March 2013 09:29, by Turism

    It good that SPLM party is trying to luanch the axtra ordinary convention but many challenges will face them they are good in talking but not implementation, they this time be creative and logic to presuade the members to have voices.

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  • 1 March 2013 09:48, by John N

    Dear Reader
    i am for the concerning of the splm party as ruling in country.
    we are one in party mission/vission,no way to put blame on one man like president,Vice president,or the party executive.
    we can put blame on us as we the people of southsudan because we were fight togather,we were supply food to the spla togather.
    wevote for secession togather and we election the current government.

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  • 1 March 2013 19:07, by lobby

    S. Sudan and SPLM we Ethiopians are always with you!

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    • 1 March 2013 20:28, by Nuer Empire

      Lobby:Ante ke Ethiopia haydelem,gin yedibub Sudani prretender lijikonew.Zumbelu/shut up! Do u like people of South Sudan or their parties? Where did you grow yesharmuta lij?

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