By William Madouk
A senior member of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), in Warrap State, has resigned from the party to pursue political activism.
Dr. Jong Anthony Deng, who held various government positions in Warrap State, said he left Salva Kiir’s party to explore new political opportunities.
“I want to express my appreciation for the experience and knowledge gained while being a member of the SPLM; the principles and values it upholds have always been important to me, and I will continue to uphold them in my personal and professional life,” partly reads the letter seen by this outlet.
“I have tried my best to explore different avenues within the party to effect the change that I believe is necessary for the people of South Sudan,” he added.
In his letter to President Kiir, Anthony stated that he did his best within the confines of the Constitution during his tenure.
“Despite what I achieved, I believe that it is time for me to resign and explore other avenues for my political activism,” he continued.
“While I am saddened to leave behind the party and its members, I am also excited about the possibilities that lie ahead,” he noted.
Though he feared that his resignation would cause inconvenience, Anthony further wished the ruling party, the SPLM, and her members all the best in their future endeavors.
“I understand that my resignation may cause inconvenience to the party, and I apologize for any disruption that it may cause,” he lamented.
Mr. Anthony was a former minister of trade and industry in Warrap State; he also served as minister of health and environment in the defunct Gogrial State.
He had also been the minister of rural development as well as the minister of animal resources and fisheries in the defunct Gogrial state.