News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

SPLM councilors, advisors take oath

By Hou Akot Hou

Members of Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) Council in Northern Bahr El Ghazal State and technical advisors took oath of allegiance, on Friday.

SPLM diehards, who gave allegiance to the party, include assistant secretaries and directors.

The state governor, Tong Aken Ngor, an SPLM party super diehard, told supporters that they are willing to deliver services to the people only if given the chance without backstabbing.

“I want to assure you that the government being led by President Salva Kiir is willing to deliver. If you do what the party needs, then, you can change the face of this nation,” Tong assured.

He said that South Sudan is going to conduct free and fair elections as stipulated in the revitalized peace agreement.

“There is no way for elections to be altered or changed as some people speculate. The government is willing to implement this peace. Anyone who wants to contest will contest with us,” he stressed.

However, a political critic who declined to be named expressed doubts over the probability of the country conducting elections, next year without implementing other aspects of revitalized peace agreement.

“These people of SPLM are just making things out of the blue. There is no way the elections can occur if the peace aspects are not implemented. A lot of things are not being implemented. How do you think as an individual that elections will occur,” he wonders.

It is yet to be seen how expectations of South Sudanese will be met when the revitalized peace agreement is not being implemented fully despite the SPLM talks of elections.

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