April 1st 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Former Sudanese minister of Tourism and Wildlife, Joseph Malwal Dong, have declared his decision to join the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by former First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, according to a statement issued by the group this afternoon.
Malwal, who was also the leader of the opposition United Democratic Salvation Front (UDSF) and who also served as the Sudanese minister of Environment, Forestry and Fiscal Infrastructure in Sudan prior to the secession of South Sudan declared his decision this afternoon in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
He was accompanied by Elia Magog, who was a Lake state minister of agriculture and forestry, and Andrew Machek, who was a Lake state member of parliament. Those with him also includes, Emmanuel Malual Ater, an advocate and a legal consultant, Salva Mubarak and Braham Maluok.
“The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to cease this precious opportunity to announce to members and the public at large that, Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong, together with other five (5) political leaders from Rumbek Federal State have joined the SPLM/A (IO) on 1/4/ 2019,” the statement signed by the group’s Director of Information and Public Relations, Puok Both Baluang partly read.
“The SPLM/A (IO) highly appreciates Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong for the bold decision taken by him to join the revolutionary movement (SPLM/A (IO) under the enlightened leadership of H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon,” the statement added.