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SPLM/SPLA Chairman Reappoints National Committees

Dr, Riek Machar, former Vice President and the Leader of SPLM/SPLA(Photo: file)
Dr, Riek Machar, former Vice President and the Leader of SPLM/SPLA(Photo: file)

Dec 08, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s former Vice President and the chairman of SPLM/SPLA in armed opposition, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, has reshuffled the national committees for Public Enterprise, National Security and Defense, Land, Labor and Environment, and National Resource Management.

While Dr. Machar appoints Cde Anjelina Teny to lead the national committee for National Security and Defense, he appoints Cde Losuba Lodoru Wongo as the chairperson for Land, Labor and Environment, and Cde Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping as the chairperson for national committee for Labor and National Resource Management.

“Pursuant to SPLM/SPLA Conference Resolutions (Nasir and Pagak), I, Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of SPLM/SPLA, hereby appoints Cde Angelina Teny as Chairperson of National Committee for Security and Defense” reads the statement signed by Dr. Machar on 6th December, 2015.

Before appointing Cde Lumumba Stanislaus, Machar relieved Amb. Lumumba from his previous position as Chairperson for National Committee for Enterprise.

Ambassador Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping joined rebellion in Nov 2014. He served as an ambassador of South Sudan to the United Nations (New York), Chairman of the G77 plus China and a Member of National Liberation Council for Lakes State.

Read: Press Statement by Ambassador Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping

On the other hand, while Anjelina Teny, the first wife to Dr. Machar, has served Ministerial positions in both pre- and post-independent governments of South Sudan, she has accompanied Machar from Juba in December 2013 to most diplomatic missions of SPLM/SPLA [IO].

Col. Losuba Lodoru Wongo, on the other hand, has led an Equatorian based Revolutionary Movement for National Salvation (REMNASA) until his rebel group merged with the SPLM/SPLA-IO in October this year.


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AMEN December 9, 2015 at 7:13 am

Poor leadership of Riek machar, how come for a leader to select his own wife in a position. does it mean that SPLA/M IO is for only Riek machar and his wife. this is acharacteristice of poor leadership, that is why Mr. Gatdet defected agian from him because Riek machar have no reasoning capacity of which he can lead the movement, the man is actually crazy in mind,

Gat.darwich December 10, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Madam Angelina Teny is the most knowledgeable and qualify individual for that position period. Being the spouse of the SPLA-IO chairman can’t and shouldn’t prevent her from utilizing her personal-patriotic service to the South Sudan nation period

Tolio December 9, 2015 at 9:12 am

This is a low expectation from the leadership of Dr riek to appoint his wife.

Even wives of presidents and prime ministers in the West don’t hold those positions. This is aconflict of interest.

American,Hilery Clinton of the Democratic Party now runs for elections because her husband is no longer running Democratic Party politics. The same should apply to wife of Riek.

This is nepotism that South Sudan is trying to out law.


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