Easter Equatoria State, News

Senior NCP member joins SPLM

By Ijoo Bosco Modi

Chairperson for the National Congress Party in Eastern Equatoria state has joined the ruling Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) party.

Anthony Fermato Jacob has been serving the NCP as a chairperson for over 30 years and has served in various roles, including a commissioner in Torit County.

Speaking to hundreds of the SPLM members on Saturday, Fermato said he joined the ruling party in order to participate in nation-building and serve citizens in the state.

“I abandoned the NCP with one heart of truth in order to join SPLM for us to join hand in the serving the citizens of Eastern Equatorial State as well the nation building coupled with the political challenges impeding peace deal implementation in the country,” he said.

He pledged to respect the SPLM constitution and its policies and appealed for forgiveness from both sides for peace to prevail.

“I think it’s now time for me to move with a true institution the SPLM that has stood side by side with us during golden days,” Fermato added.

For his part, Eastern Equatoria Governor Louis Lobong Lojore and SPLM State chairperson also officially welcomed Fermato to the party.

Governor Lobong reiterated the call for training for new SPLM carders to understand the SPLM constitution and policies.

He said the SPLM party doors remain open for anyone willing to join, even from other political parties.

In a separate related news, the SPLM youth league in Eastern Equatoria has nominated three candidates for the position of chairperson.

The three nominees are Sadiq Emmanuel James received 26 votes, followed by Ohisa Anthony with six and Gerri Isaac with four votes.

The SPLM state secretariat will forward the list of nominees to the National Youth League for approval and appointment.

State SPLM secretary for mobilization, German Ojok welcomed the move, describing it as an expression of political freedom and an indication of the SPLM’s attractive policies.

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