Kiir will pay your debt: Lam Both tells Jonglei

Kiir will pay your debt: Lam Both tells Jonglei
The interim SPLM Secretary-General Peter Lam Both (centre) waves to other party members during a recent political rally. [File photo]

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement Interim Secretary-General, Peter Lam Both, led party members and other government officials in mobilising grass-root support in Bor, Jonglei State.

Yesterday’s event was a part of the visit to 10 states and three administrative areas ahead of the SPLM party renaissance on Monday.

Lam arrived in Jonglei’s capital having visited Unity State, North Bahr el Ghazal State, Ruwen Administrative Area and Eastern Equatorial State as he eyes other states and administrative areas with the aim of recruiting youth from county levels to the state level to join SPLM.

Speaking during the rally, Amb. Antipas Nyok Kucha, the Interim chairperson of SPLM in Jonglei State, said the youth would have turned up in large numbers had it not been for the exercise mandating them to patrol boundaries.

“The major issue is an insecurity with our neighbouring state, and the good thing is that we are heading there tomorrow and you can see that they are with SPLM,” Nyok said.

Antipas added that the support of the movement in Jonglei State and for President Salva Kiir Mayardit is unchanged. He declared unwavering support for President Salva Kiir in preparation for the 2023 elections.

Nyok also added that the SPLM owes the people of Jonglei State political debts and that the head of the SPLM, Salva Kiir, will pay them back in the coming election.

“We need to see peace return in the greater Upper Nile regions and Jonglei State with its neighbouring states. We have recommended the way that peace can be achieved in Jonglei State, and we are here to register as members of the SPLM party because registration validates membership. And also, we call on the party members to have unity to ensure the development and process of the party, “said Peter Lam.

Lam added that a committee will be formed to ensure that people register with SPLM and monitor the process of registration. He said there will also be a committee to survey the thoughts of the citizens on the things that SPLM has failed to do and things it has achieved.

The visit to Jonglei comes after two recent visits to Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Unity states, where area governors Tong Akeen Ngor and Dr Joseph Monytuil declared their support for the candidature of President Salva Kiir in the planned election.