October 16, 2015 (JUBA) – Kiir does not only creat states but also fires governors, closes news papaer and much more.Juba never ceases to blow our minds, in unexpected move the South Sudan’s ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has dissolved itself in entirety , literarily all the leadership structures, declaring all positions vacant with the only exception, no surprise there, the office of president Salva Kiir, the party chairman. The move occurred on Friday in an extraordinary lengthy meeting of the party leadership chaired by Kiir.
Martin Majut Yaak, who served as secretary for syndicated and popular mobilization till today, broke the news to the press stating that all the structures of the SPLM are now declared empty and appointments by no other than Kiir himself shall take place in 30 days.
“As I talk to you now, I am a former secretary for syndicated and popular mobilization,” said Matut, speaking to the press at the presidential palace where the meeting was held in Juba.
“After thirty days, the chairman ( Of what?) will appoint people to the position of secretary general, deputy chairman and others,” said Majut.
The dissolution of the SPLM structures was a factor that led to the current crisis when president Kiir in November 2013 decided to suspend the structures of the party with the exception of his seat. The decision faced stiff resistance from members of the leadership who argued the president had no power to dissolve the structures as well as save his seat.
This latest move amidst implementation of the peace agreement shows that the opposition leader, Riek Machar, and incumbent vice president, James Wani Igga, have no positions in the SPLM United and are no longer the deputies to Kiir. Pagan Amum, who was also recently reinstated to the position of secretary general has again lost the post.
Most experts believe this latest step taken by Kiir will likely jeopardize the peace agreement aimed at ending the war that was signed in August and reunify the party, as Kiir is in fury attempting to bring in loyalists in order press full force his tribal agendas.
BY JUSTIN S KWAJE