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Kiir dissolves all South Sudan’s SPLM structures


November 15, 2013 (JUBA) – In a move that surprised many among the senior leaders of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party, South Sudan’s president and SPLM chairman, Salva Kiir Mayardit, on Friday revealed he had dissolved all the structures of the party and declared he would appoint an interim body to prepare for a national convention.

South Sudan president Salva Kiir waits for the arrival of his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, in Juba on 23 May 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

These structures include the highest executive organ, the Political Bureau (PB) and the National Liberation Council (NLC).

Kiir, who communicated the verbal decision while opening a new office for the party leadership, said his action was prompted by the fact that the party national convention, which was supposed to elect new leaderships since May this year had delayed; thus elapsing the lifespan of the existing structures.

He said only the office of the chairman and the secretariat will function until he reappoints a new secretariat, adding that he will instead form a special committee that will organise for formation of congresses in the various states.

Present during the occasion included the country’s new vice president and SPLM second deputy chairman, James Wani Igga and three other members of the political bureau including the acting secretary general, Ann Itto, Daniel Awet Akot and Kuol Manyang Juuk.

However, Kiir reportedly denied having dissolved the structures of the party after the publication of his statements, despite the fact that his speech was recorded by a number of media houses as well as confirmed by a number of eyewitnesses present at the occasion.


It is not yet clear whether or not the party chairman will put in writing his verbal order to dissolve the structures.

Senior members of the political bureau were not invited to the occasion included the SPLM’s first deputy chairman, Riek Machar Teny, Secretary General Pagan Amum Okiech and Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, among others.

The move prompted reactions from party leaders including the former vice-president, Machar, who condemned the action, saying the party chairman had violated the constitution and party regulations.

He described the move as a conspiracy, saying Kiir "should resign from the party chairmanship if he disliked the SPLM, instead of dismantling it".

The former vice president in a statement extended to the Sudan Tribune argued that there was no provision in the current party constitution which gives the chairman the power to dissolve the structures.

He further said that in the absence of the national convention, the national liberation council should continue to operate until a convention is held.

The national convention was supposed to be held in May this year, five years after the May 2008 convention. However, a delay to conduct a series of PB and NLC meetings to pass the party’s basic documents was to blame.

The party was required to pass the basic documents such as the constitution, manifesto, code of conduct and rules and regulations before it could hold the convention.

Pagan Amum had however reportedly submitted eight requests to Kiir to call for such meetings but there was no green light given.

The latest 22 October schedule per request of the acting SG, Ann Itto, also failed.

Last week the national secretariat announced that the NLC meeting would take place on 23 November next week. However, the latest decision by the chairman puts the scheduled meeting in limbo since the NLC structure is no longer recognised


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  • 15 November 2013 21:02, by Ahmed Chol

    Big mistake. Is there something that anyone who rule can learn from Mubarak, Saddam, Gaddafi. How they and how their lives end? Hitler tried and he failed too with all the powers he had. Don’t take the country to destruction.

    • 15 November 2013 21:04, by Ahmed Chol

      Comrade Kiir, you will not be forgiven by the South Sudanese, this is not what we fought for. You are on the wrong track.

      • 15 November 2013 21:14, by Ahmed Chol

        help me out. I am little bit confuse here about some people. Who is Awut Deng and Anne Itto, which battalions they command during the war?Is this 25% or some special relationships behind the curtain? These two are being used to implement the devil’s agenda for the South Sudanese. Real people are purged and we are given puppets to lead us.

        • 15 November 2013 21:20, by Ahmed Chol

          Dear all South Sudanese
          WE need TERM LIMIT NOW. TERM LIMIT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Term_limit)IS WHEN THE PRESIDENT RULE FOR A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF YEARS and then he goes home no matter how good he is. This needs to be included in the constitution soon. Protests needs to be organized in all towns over South Sudan for this demand. Otherwise we stick with the wrong people forever.

          • 15 November 2013 21:46, by Simon Peter Wal


            • 16 November 2013 04:34, by Mi diit

              In my life I have never seen or heard of a president like Salva Kiir who throws statements on a podium and simply denies them later on, hoping that the statements were not recorded. Kiir’s statement invalidating the SPLM structures is already on Youtube and yet this primitive president and his thugs try to deny it shamefully. How can we respect such a leader who does not live by his OWN words.

              • 16 November 2013 04:39, by Mi diit

                Was incompetent Kiir drunk when he said all those about the SPLM structures, or did he simply feel the heat after hearing the reaction? But an honest president shouldn’t just deny, or should simply revoke his decision like done by the Governor of the Bank on the increased exchange rate. We are led by an immature person, incompetent indeed!!!

                • 16 November 2013 11:02, by whatsayyou

                  Sudan-tribune is bias and fake, imagine the other time it report that President kiir went for medical check up in south Africa. today it report another lie that kiir dissolved SPLM structure verbally. Can you imagine that? a president to make verbal orders.

                  • 16 November 2013 16:31, by Mi diit

                    Listen to that audio voice of Salva Kiir himself which is now available in that article written by the Sudan Tribune. Sudan Tribune oyeeeeee...........Screw up the liars!!!

            • 16 November 2013 09:47, by Beny yomnhoi

              Dear Miidit and other campaigners of food lover Riak Machar
              i think you do not want the stability of south sudan otherwise you could not alway appreciated what the devil Riak post on websit to decampaign our hero President Kiir,well you will run to Amerca for refugee and your food lover Riak will go back to Khartoum to eat Kathira and kombo lam.house without pole can not stand alone,orphan,widom o

          • 16 November 2013 18:12, by Stephen kuach

            folks> i’m repeating what Ahmed Chol have mentioned above.
            what happened in Egypt,Libya and the rest of mid-east should at-least make some of the world leaders especially leaders of Africa learn a very good lesson,terms limit should apply to everyone,but not for particular reason such as"i fought the war"let us be equal as one people including those who hadn’t participated during the war.

    • 15 November 2013 21:44, by Dinkawarrior

      You’re welcome to excise your powers as you can; they were given to you and if anyone is complaining, then you have a right to get the hell out from the post.
      It’s not a crime to resolved the SPLM Party, we are very pleased to hear more from you.
      Thanks you Mr. Cowboy.

    • 15 November 2013 22:34, by Ankh

      George Bush must have stuffed all kinds of tin foil in that Cowboy hat.
      This is not Kiir vs his political foes anymore, this is Kiir vs South Sudan. Our Country its people and borrowed constitution is under threat.

    • 16 November 2013 00:45, by Tong dut


  • 16 November 2013 00:52, by Chol Mading

    Our President and chairman of our party, Cde Salva has violated our constitution. Dissolution of any sort must be done by the congress during convention.This will create more enemies to the president and can cause serious damage to our party. In my personal opinion, Kiir must go now before he drive us into a deep dish. This party is above his interest and political agenda.

  • 16 November 2013 00:57, by Chol Mading

    My dear SPLM members, now is the time to find "reverse gear" in order to get out of what Chairman has got us into. This is not the party that Dr. Garang and many more of our martyrs and heroins have fought for.

  • 16 November 2013 01:48, by wang

    SPLM is soon going to be one a man party…

    • 16 November 2013 02:59, by Malakal county Simon

      This is what’s happen, when you being lead by alcoholic and primitive person. Kiir is now in danger situation without knowing it, due to the heavy influence of alcohol in his dumb brain.

      • 16 November 2013 03:07, by Malakal county Simon

        Our strategy now, is let’s that alcoholic president dig his own grave, with that useless presidential decree.

        • 16 November 2013 03:08, by Malakal county Simon

          But nothing will be implemented, since our party constitution give no power for party chairman to dissolves whatsoever in regard to the party structure. This should be treated as an act of violation of party constitution, and Kiir himself should hold accountable for any instabilities in the country for the coming months.

          • 16 November 2013 03:14, by Malakal county Simon

            Kiir will soon end-up like those of Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, if lucky. Or if unlucky, he will be Gaddafy of Libya, and die-humiliated like a dog.

            • 16 November 2013 03:22, by Malakal county Simon

              Then South Sudan will be in peace, and Kiir would be remember as an accidental alcoholic, tribalism, corrupted, vission-less, and most of all, as an enemy of South Sudanese wishes of good Government Democratic of South Sudan in Africa.

              • 16 November 2013 04:21, by Bentiu son

                Dear compatriots,dictator and killer Salva Kiir had crossed the red line n declared political war mercilessly.It is unconstitutional indeed for him to dissolved all the structures of the SPLM Party which include the highest executive organ, the Political Bureau (PB) and the National Liberation Council (NLC) meanwhile declared to appoint an interim body to prepare for a national convention.Under Sa

                • 16 November 2013 04:29, by Bentiu son

                  lva Kiir,South Sudan will experience soon than later the scenarios of Somalia n Rwanda genocides.Now! it is up to the later to await for the political imprisonment during period of National Election 2015 or to declare Kac lora as the last option.Kiir had already dug his own grave n we shall soon push his dead body in.

                  • 17 November 2013 06:29, by Reconciliation

                    Bentiu son,i have been follwing your comment in this web since and proved you to be a person who does not differentiate between good and bad.your stipudity and foolishness will drive you into fire.let not be push by this political prostitute that is non other than Riak Machar.Very soon he will be like Kizza of Uganda.

    • 16 November 2013 05:12, by George Bol


  • 16 November 2013 04:20, by cholabdi

    President kiir has to be taken for medical check because he is doing a lot of mess, even a person with an empty mind will not do such thing. He is not doing structure but dismantling the party, this is how the people from
    other side of
    river do things

  • 16 November 2013 05:30, by Odingo

    It is President Kiir country.What I know so far Riek, John Luk, James Hoth, Pagun Amum,Taban Deng,n all Garang Boys plus their mother Nyadeng are not coming back to party.If Kiir will act alone to appoint new party members without advice from Kuol, Daniel Akot n Wani, there will be no war, becuase when Kiir act alone, he is always a good president.Here what Kiir will do to keep himslef in powe

  • 16 November 2013 05:43, by Odingo

    Kiirule will appoint Lt. General Gatdet as a General chieft of staff.To keep himself in power, Kiirules will appoint Major General Simon Gatwech Dual or Tangenya to as a deputy chairman of SPLA or remove kuol since Kuol like to be advisor rather than defense minister n appoint one of these generals as a deputy of defense Mter to secure his 25 years in power.Otherwise it is coming of chaos.

  • 16 November 2013 06:47, by Gat-khir

    It clear that the so called chairman or president always acts under the influence of alcohol. You have seen it now that he is denying what he said yesterday. He was not aware of what he was saying and didn’t know that his words were being recorded. Believe me, he didn’t mean it. Jonny walker is to be blamed.

    • 16 November 2013 09:31, by Bentiu son

      Gatkir ma gatran you made my day, we shall all point our fingers to mr John walker loooooooooool.

  • 16 November 2013 08:10, by Bauer

    To Salva Kiir and all his stupid Dinka boys who don’t have a vision, this is a Ctry not your home where you can make rules anyhow & even in a home the husband and wife must reach to a consensus for a harmoneous living.This man has damaged South Sudan in the worst ways.No mature and wise person should vote for this useless man as president, he DOES NOT deserve to be a president but a gate keeper

  • 16 November 2013 09:03, by Fundamental Change icon

    I dont blame Kiir but I blame the Junubins for trusting him so much.Why should u have a constitution that gives one idiot and tyrant the powers to disolve a national assembly including the SPLM party structures? You are now regreting the decisions you made hitherto to please Kiir such that he can offer you top gov’t positions.South Sudan is just a regret.

  • 16 November 2013 10:24, by Marco Bul

    Punda mental
    Thank for reminding all the above tribalist fools.Why did the design the constitution to suit Kiir?? Oh yeah,they thought they will inherit it one by one.Lol.Riek was fooled by Kiir.Blame the SSLA but not primitive prezzo.He was given the absolute powers.Shit!!!

  • 16 November 2013 10:27, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    What a shock!! It is no wonder the country, the people’s party is his own property!! Beny Kiir owns our rivers, mountains and our land just because he has the gun that was got for the freedom of South Sudanese and their land irrespective of ethnicity and race.

  • 16 November 2013 11:05, by Gat-khir

    Some fans of this website are more foolish and idiots than kiir. One of them the so called Mapor. When this this information was posted yesterday, instead of judging whether the move of the chairman was right or wrong, Mapor started campaigning for his uncle "Akol" to be appointed as SG. Can u imagine? These brainless individuals who are pushing kiir just for their own benefit. What a bastard!!!!

    • 17 November 2013 05:11, by Bentiu son

      Gatkiir,bro,the Dinka thug who nicknamed himself Rommel( Romandan) is Paul Akol the foolish Abyei boy appeased with useless position by Kiir Kuethpiny Lual as Youth Secretary League.What a ridicules? Paul Akol used jargon words from thesaurus Dictionary which are irrelevant indeed.He doesn’t know that used jargon words in writings is illegal and harder for readers with low standard.Traitor continu

  • 16 November 2013 11:05, by bolingo

    kirr messing up the whole party, if he doesn’t like to be in SPLM let him resign other than causing disunity among the party members and threatening them all the times.

    • 16 November 2013 16:22, by Mi diit

      Shame on Kiir. I have listened to his voice which Sudan Tribune added to the story about his dissolution of the SPLM structures. He said it clearly that the structures had dissolved, only his office functions plus temporary secretariat. Shame to those who tried to deny. Listen to that audio clip in the story.

  • 16 November 2013 17:09, by SouthSudaneseviews

    The government of South Sudan becomes Dinka Bor or Bor County thing. Kuol Manyang is now a president, Micheal Makuei V.P, Malaak Ayuen’s Bilpam center Juba, Mach Paul’s security to murder, S.S B.G Region Military headed by someone from Bor County, A. Deng Nhial Minister, Maker Thioong’s Vetting committee. Dinka Twi/Twic East County people be humble until Jesus comes back.

    • 16 November 2013 21:56, by never

      ms./mr south sudaneseview///Dinka twic never lead a war even during garang time.. these individual you just mention were the one who was leading the war and fighting the war all the way.. just becuz Dr. Garang gave you guys from tw alots of ranks doen’t gave you you a right to lead over others..these Bor-sons fight agreat war and at the same time,they are educated.days Bor sons useto in prisons r

  • 16 November 2013 18:38, by Positive Thinker

    Look again at this quote " the greatest fear of man is fear itself" I think our president is suffering from fear.

  • 16 November 2013 19:08, by Jojo


  • 17 November 2013 00:10, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    I think Salva Kiir Miyardit need help or otherwise he is not really understand the word "dissolve" If Salva Kiir like dissolving SPLM structure, then he need to start it from himself. He need to give room to other qualified members instead of occupying the room and doing nothing for the whole 8 years in ruling. Shame on him.
    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam

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