Jan 5th, 2018(Nyamilepedia) — Speaking to Nyamilepedia Press, SPLM/A (IO) Mission Representative to Germany, Mr. Kuajien Lual Wechtuor, confirms that his office held transparent, free and fair elections on Christmas Eve and elected 11 representatives to various wings of SPLM Mission.
“SPLM/A (IO) Mission under wise leadership of the Chairman and Commander-in-Chief, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon (PhD) in the Federal Republic of Germany, under my leadership and supervision, as the Representative, held its first National Convention on December 24-26, 2017 and conducted a free and fair democratic election in Lüneburg on 25/12/2017 and elected into offices the National Coordinator, Leagues and Chapters’ new leaderships.” Cde Kuajien Lual Wechtuor, Mission Representative to Germany, tells Nyamilepedia.
Wechtuor said “the elections were conducted and supervised by the entrusted electoral committee” which include his Deputy Representative, Cde. Kong Tiong Gatluak, as the Chairman of the electoral committee, and Mama Rebecca Nyawouk Puot, Cde Nyabile Tut Kok and Cde Patur Dak Ziel.
According to Kuajien, the Lüneburg chapter has elected the following members into specified portfolio.
|No||Name in Full||Sex||Duty Station|
|1||Richard B. Khamis||Male||Country Coordinator|
|2||Kayier Rout Reat||Male||Deputy Country Coordinator|
|3||Ganjwok John Otor||Male||Country Secretary|
|4||Kueth Kueth Luony||Male||Youth League|
|5||Martha Daniel Gatwech Khan||Female||Women League|
|6||Alexander Niro Julee||Male||Southern, Central and Eastern Germany SPLM Chapter Chairperson|
|7||Mathew Kenyi||Male||Northern and Western Germany SPLM Chapter Chairperson|
|8||Tabetha James Luk||Female||Southern, Central and Eastern Germany SPLM Chapter Deputy Chairperson|
|9||John Jal Biel||Male||Northern and Western Germany SPLM Chapter Deputy Chairperson|
|10||Patur Dak Ziel||Male||Northern and Western Germany SPLM Chapter Secretary General|
|11||Nyabile Tut Kok||Female||Women League, Deputy|
Observers explain that Germany was responding to new guidelines for the South Sudan’s main armed opposition which runs numerous officers both at home and also in diaspora.
The SPLM/A [IO], which runs as a parallel government, has representatives and major offices in almost all provinces, states, counties and major cities with South Sudanese population around the world.
Through its foreign secretariat, SPLM[IO] leadership appoints representatives, who serve as ambassadors in foreign countries, and each Representative organizes the South Sudanese communities in their respective countries and goes on to organize elections to elect representatives for the whole country, then representatives for states and districts.
Through such strict organizations, South Sudanese communities, who are mostly loyal to the opposition, are able to meet to do fundraising and other activities in support of their people back home in South Sudan.