SPLM embarks on mass mobilisation in Central Equatoria State

SPLM embarks on mass mobilisation in Central Equatoria State
The Governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony addresses the high-level committee in readiness to receive the SPLM Secretariat team for the SPLM Renaissance. [Photo: CES Press]

The South Sudan ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement ( SPLM ), has embarked on the harp renaissance of the party through mass mobilisation of its members across the country.

The SPLM Renaissance initiative is aimed at endorsing President Salva Kiir in the anticipated 2023 presidential election.

On Saturday, the Governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony, who is also the Interim Chairperson of SPLM in the state, held an emergency meeting with the high-level committee to prepare the ground for the welcoming of the SPLM Renaissance team, led by the SPLM Interim Secretary-General, Peter Lam Both today.

Governor Adil blew the trumpet of mass mobilisation across Central Equatoria State, to boost trust in the ruling party, ahead of the general elections.

“Delivering his brief note to the party cadres, Emmanuel urged the members to redouble their efforts towards mobilisation of the masses across the State,” the statement from the office of the governor stated on Saturday.

The SPLM Renaissance initiative will run from May 9 to16, 2022—the date for the start of the liberation struggle. The rallies shall be conducted in Juba and Terekeka counties respectively.

 “The SPLM Renaissance initiative is running from 9th till 16th May 2022 with already planned public rallies in Juba and Terekeka Counties aimed at popularizing the ruling party agenda mission ahead of the 2023 General Elections,” the statement concluded.

States prepare

On Friday, the governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Tong Akeen Ngor, closed the five-day orientation workshop organised by the delegation from the SPLM National Secretariat concerning the party’s renaissance and reorganisation.

According to the statement from the gubernatorial press, the orientation workshop revolved around SPLM structures, history, basic documents such as the constitution and manifesto, the code of conduct, disciplinary system, effective communication, and leadership skills among others.

Ngor called on the SPLM members to give their full support to SPLM leadership and urged them to adhere to the party’s principles.

In his closing remarks, Governor Tong who also doubles as the SPLM Interim Chairperson of Northern Bahr El Ghazal State called on the SPLM members to rally behind the SPLM leadership under Salva Kiir Mayardit.

“I urged the State SPLM leadership and the entire members to maintain their commitment, observe the discipline, and respect the hierarchy of the party leadership.”

He assured the SPLM Renaissance team that his leadership was ready to admit new members into the party in the state, promising service delivery and development.

“I assure the SPLM Renaissance team that the State SPLM leadership will continue to mobilise, recruit and accept any member who is willing to join the mighty SPLM party,” Tong said in a statement released by his office.

Similar preparations were also carried out in Unity State as the Governor and Interim Chairperson of SPLM in Unity State, Dr Joseph Monytuil Wejang, closed five days of training on the SPLM Renaissance and reorganisation, on Friday.

Dr Monytuil urged the SPLM members to exercise maximum discipline, adding that his leadership was committed to the mobilisation of new SPLM members.

Already, President Salva Kiir has been endorsed as the SPLM flag-bearer in Eastern Equatoria State, Jonglei State among others, as the ruling party pushed for the 2008 census to be used in anticipated 2023 elections.