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SPLM-IO calls on former Secretary General to return documents

Nov 11, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The SPLM-IO has acknowledged the resignation of its secretary general Secretary General, Cde Peter Tingo on Tuesday and calls for calm within the members of the party as well as among the South Sudan’s people.

SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar speaks during a peace ceremony in Juba, South Sudan on October 31, 2018(Photo Credit: AKUOT CHOL/AFP via Getty Images)
SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar speaks during a peace ceremony in Juba, South Sudan on October 31, 2018(Photo Credit: AKUOT CHOL/AFP via Getty Images)

In an acknowledgment letter released by the movement deputy chair Cde. Manawa Peter Gatkuoth, Cde Tingo’s resignation did not come as a surprise to the SPLM-IO members as the secretary general had changed all his thoughts and behaviors towards the party of SPLM/SPLA (IO) since they arrived in Juba.

The deputy chair added that the entire allegations labeled against the party and its Chairman is baseless and has been the same accusations by those people who defected to the SPLM-IG before.

“We want to assure our members and the entire nation of South Sudan that the decision that he took will not affect our interest and determination towards the implementation of the Revitalize Peace Agreement, instead it will even make it much stronger with the trust vested on its leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny by his people,” Manawa Peter Gatkuoth, who is also a minister of water resources, said in the letter.

He asked cde Tingo to return the documents and rubber stamps as he is no longer a member of the movement.

“Due to his resignation, we urge him to hand over the documents and the stamp of the party since he is no longer the party Secretary General and not a member of the SPLM/A-IO” Manawa Peter states on his latest press statement

​Cde Tingo, who has been a member of the SPLM-IO for seven years, tendered his resignation letter as the SPLM-IO Secretary-General and a member of the SPLM-IO yesterday, November 10th, citing the lack of display of good leadership from the movement leader, Dr Riek Machar Teny.

He alleged that Machar has been running the SPLM/A-IO without transparency adding that the opposition leader has proved without doubt that he cannot run the party.

The deputy chairman of the SPLM assured the SPM-IO members that they are fully committed to serve the country and the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.

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