By Ijoo Bosco
The Sudan People’s liberation Movement (SPLM) which is the ruling party has officially launched the registration of members and new recruits as well as issuing of identity cards in Magwi County of Eouth Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state over the weekend
The launch that attracted hundreds of supporters of the country’s ruling party at Magwi freedom square was graced by the State party secretary general German Charles Ojok alongside SPLM area Members of parliament and the County authorities.
This is the first registration exercise the ruling party has done since 2014 ahead of the anticipated general elections scheduled after the 24-months extension of the transitional period that was originally designed to expire on 22nd of Feb 2023.
Speaking during the official launch, Ojok told his party members to start propagating the truth to the population to achieve unity, peace, equality and love for the Country.
The party state secretary general revealed that the SPLM party has not completed its liberation fully but has bigger responsibility to liberate the population from corruption, tribalism, poverty and illiteracy that he described as killer diseases of the nation.
Col. Peter Otim Karlo, the SPLM state chief whip who hails from the area claimed that the population in Magwi County rally behind the ruling party as he called on government to ensure stability for people to live in peace.
The law maker blames loggers for compromising the roads in Magwi in the name of rehabilitation.
David Otto Remson, Magwi county SPLM interim chairperson and commissioner said his party will live to fulfill its vision and will not surrender at all costs.
Commissioner Remson asserted that the rate of women supporting the party in his county is higher.
“The program came at right time, this is when we have to prepare ourselves, SPLM will never surrender to anybody we shall remain the lead, SPLM Oyee, women are really leading as you can see the number by then it wasn’t like this and it continue,” Remson said.
Joel Mwaka John Jok, a resident of Palwar payam was among those who turned up for the party membership registration.
“We have a lot of things for SPLM to do for us, we face the problem of roads, the transport connecting Magwi to other places is destroyed, bridges are broken example Amee bridge, we would have had all these things but of course after signing the peace agreement, I am sure SPLM will do for us because I am seeing the move is very good from us,” Mwaka expressed his view as he joined the queue to get registered.
Anyiek Rose John Oling, a resident of Magwi town however slammed the SPLM party saying they should stop corruption and deliver services to regain trust from the citizens.