SPLM would remain active in the north – Pagan Amum
14 February, 2011 (UNMIS MMR)
Al-Rai Al-Aam Khartoum/Juba
The SPLM has decided to disentangle its office in the north and south of the country with effect from the 8th of July 2011, party Secretary-General Pagan Amum told reporters on Sudan.
Amum further revealed that the SPLM had decided to charge Malik Aggar, the governor of the Blue Nile State, with the leadership of the SPLM in north Sudan while re-appointing Yassir Arman as its secretary-general.
He also told reporters that Abdulaziz Adam Al-Hilu, the deputy governor of Southern Kordofan State, had been appointed as deputy SPLM chairman in north Sudan.
Pagan Amum stressed that the SPLM was already registered as a political party in the north and would not need new registration.
According to Amum, the SPLM’s politburo had also decided to transfer the elected northern members of its National Liberation Council (NLC), the highest decision-making body in the movement, to form another Liberation Council in North Sudan until the party there organizes a general convention.
Repeated failure to hold planned meetings of the NLC has fuelled speculations that the SPLM’s leadership is trying to avoid confrontation with the council’s northern members who are feeling betrayed by the SPLM’s favouring of south Sudan secession.
But SPLM officials contend that the delays are caused by technicalities related to the busy
schedule of its officials.
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