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National Agenda welcomes SPLM reunification


Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro (Photo by Morris Dogga):

By Morris Dogga

The National Agenda Political Parties have welcomed the reunification process of the ruling party-the Sudan People’s liberation Movement (SPLM).

The National Agenda Political parties is a coalition of twelve political parties headed by the Cabinet Affairs Minister Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro.

“The reunification of the SPLM is one of the processes that we must appreciate, in that it reduces difference within the political party,” Dr. Elia said on Wednesday.

“This is the way to go. This is the way other countries are running their political system. I hope that the opposition wherever they are, may take the example of the internal front,” he added.

Dr. Elia was speaking to the press shortly after his coalition signed a Memorandum of Understanding on collective Political work for reinvigorating the political stance.

It comes after the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai on Monday dissolved his faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement In Opposition to join President Kiir’s SPLM in government.

Taban said he was starting the reunification process of the party as stated in the 2015 Arusha Agreement that sought to unite the broken SPLM party.

President Kiir had also called on his former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar to come back to Juba and take part in the party’s National Liberation Council which was last re-scheduled to take place in the next 45 days.

The SPLM got fractured in 2013 after power struggle broke out from within the party. The splinter parties signed the Arusha Agreement in January 2015 for its reunification. But the reunification process took long as some of the parties did not come to Juba as required.

The other SPLM parties are the SPLM-IO led by Dr. Riek Machar and the Former political Detainees (FDs).


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