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Activist Biar abandons SPLM Party

By William Madouk

South Sudan’s expatriate, activist, and founding chairman of the Red Army Foundation, Dr. Peter Biar [pictured], resigned from the ruling SPLM party under President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

In his resignation letter dated August 10, activist Biar said, “I am compelled to formerly resign from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement. My departure signifies not an end but the dawn of a new era.”

“Our path thus far has been both inspiring and arduous. From the sacrifices of our forefathers to my own experiences as soldiers and members of the Red Army, we have woven a tapestry of bravery, resilience, and determination,” he added.

Dr. Biar’s resignation from the SPLM party comes amid arrangements for the conduct of the first-ever democratic elections in 2024. It is not clear whether the young activist will run for president.

He cited the fact that he could no longer be a part of a movement that had strayed so far from its founding ideals.

“As a witness to this transformation, I cannot but acknowledge the degradation of our values, the erosion of our unity, and the muddying of our aspirations,” he continued. “The SPLM, a symbol of hope and progress, has been wrested away from the hands of those who cherished its noble vision.”

According to him, the decision is not a rejection of the collective past but rather an alert call to revive the principles that once enabled them to stand proudly as one people.

He stated that his action is a step towards reconciliation and unity, motivated by a firm belief in their ability to mend the fabric of society.

“With hope rekindled and purpose renewed, I stand ready to champion the cause of our nation’s moral and spiritual revival through this endeavour.

“I pledge to honour the sacrifices of our ancestors and reignite the aspirations that gave birth to the new nation of South Sudan.”



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