South Sudan’s SPLM/SPLA Concludes Its Consultations In Pagak – Sticking To 10 States!
Jan 22, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- The top leadership of SPLM/SPLA in Opposition has concluded its extra-ordinary consultations in Pagak South Sudan over the deadlocks on the implementation of the Compromised Peace Agreement and reunification of SPLM Party.
According to the agenda, the top leadership of the armed opposition has deliberated on the aspect of SPLM Reunification; creation of Presidential Advisors’ positions; responses of the SPLM/SPLA (IO) to unconstitutional 28 states of President Kiir, and filling-in of parliamentary seats should any fall vacant.
The SPLM/SPLA has unanimously agreed on the follow:
- Ten States: the SPLM/SPLA in opposition will abide to peace agreement as signed in August 2015 and ruled out Salva Kiir’s 28 states.
- New Party: the opposition may opt to register their own party in the future instead of joining the SPLM-IG, claiming that Salva Kiir is not ready for any reunification of the party.
- Five advisors: The SPLM/SPLA (IO) will accept 5 Presidential Advisors in which two out of five advisors will be appointed by the SPLM/SPLA-IO and leaves three advisory positions to be occupied by the SPLM-IG.
- By Elections: The IO will fill in any vacant parliamentary seats through conducting of SPLM/SPLA-IO by-elections.
The meeting concludes on Thursday, behind the schedules; however, the delegation is expected to arrive today in Juba to continue the implementation of peace agreement and formation of transitional government of national unity.
The SPLM/SPLA regrets that its advanced team could not return to Juba as expected on Thursday due to delayed departure from Juba.
According to the earlier schedules, the advanced team was expected to leave Juba for Pagak on Tuesday and returns yesterday, January 21, 2016.