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SPLM-Concern (SPLM-C): New Splinter Group Forms in Khartoum

Posted: September 25, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

New groups split from SPLM/IO, SSOA and OPP and formed under a new faction called SPLM-C, also this new faction is against the preconditions of SPLM-FDs

Tuesday, September 24, 2018 (PW) — Dear valuable citizens of South Sudan, regional community and international community, We would like to announce to all of you that we have split from the above mentioned parties due to delay tactics or preconditions the other oppositions still impose while it’s a right now to join our beloved South Sudanese in the country and start immediate implementation of peace. The burning point is the recent rejection of request of H.E the President of Republic of South Sudan when he requested SPLM/IO leader to come to Juba for the fresh beginning of lost trust.

Our faction does encourages short visit to Juba by opposition leaders in order for the citizens to taste sweet words of peace from their mouths and if the request regarded as kind of welcoming back home is being turn down like it’s happened then we are not part of that peculiar respond. According to revitalized peace agreement, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit remained as overall supervisor and if we still don’t trust or respect him then we are still lacking spirit of teamwork even up to the time of expected TGONU, there is no anywhere you can opposed your boss and at same time is your brother (we see President Kiir & Dr. Riak as brothers), no point to show respect to other boss (es) in different country or institution.

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REPUBLIC OF KENYA

IN THE SOUTH SUDANESE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION IN KENYA ARBITRATION BOARD PETITION NUMBER 1 OF 2016 IN THE MATTER OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH SUDANESE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION IN KENYA 3,4,5,6,7,13,23,24,25,26,27,28,31,32,43,44,45,59,60,61,62,65,70,71,72,73,74,75,76 AND 77 IN THE MATTER OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH SUDANESE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION IN KENYA 2ND, 6TH, 7TH AND 9TH SCHEDULES

BETWEEN

CHUOT MAKUR CHUOT……………………………………………………..1ST PETITIONER

JOHN ANYAR DENG……………………………………….………………..2ND PETITIONER

MATAI MANUOI MUON……………………………..……………………..3RD PETITIONER

NYALANG THIEP………….…………………………………………………..4TH PETITIONER

JUMA LOKANG PETER……………………………………….………………5TH PETITIONER

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ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF SSSAK……………………………………1ST RESPONDENT

SIMON GATKHOR…………..……………………………………………..2ND RESPONDENT

ALIANDRO LOTOK…………………………………………………………3RD RESPONDENT

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ARBITRATION BOARD VERDICT

BACKGROUND TO THE PETITION

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (PW) —- Petitioners filed this petition supported with a sworn affidavit on the 4th November 2016. The petition challenges the just concluded SSSAK Annual General Elections before the Arbitration Board. It lists SSSAK Electoral Commission of 2016 as the First Respondent, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission as the Second Respondent, and Mr. Aliandro Lotok (the president-elect) as the Third Respondent.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE PETITION

The Annual General Elections for South Sudanese Student Association in Kenya (hereinafter referred to as SSSAK) were conducted on the 22nd October, 2016 in Eldoret and Nakuru, and on the 29th October, 2016 in Nairobi. Aspirants organized themselves into three teams: Triple Alliance Party (hereinafter referred to as TAP-SSSAK), United Student with Integrity (hereinafter referred to as USI-SSSAK) and Triple Alliance for Reforms (hereinafter referred to as TAR-SSSAK). These were the parties’ campaign vehicles. The teams fielded candidates for all positions except for the information secretary and legal affairs position which only had one person who registered interest to vie. The election results were announced on the 29th October 2016 for Nairobi and on 22nd October, 2016 for Nakuru and Eldoret. These results were disputed by TAR-SSSAK and USI-SSSAK who then filed petitions before the Arbitration Board for final determination.

The Petitioners sought for orders from the Arbitration Board including:

1. The Electoral Commission is restrained from swearing in the purported president-elect until the matter is heard and determined.

2. The General Elections held on 22nd and 29th October, 2016 respectively be rendered null and void abinitio.

3. In the event the Honourable Arbitrators nullify the said elections, a fresh body of electoral officials be appointed within reasonable time.

4. The petitioners’ rights as enshrined under the SSSAK constitution be upheld.

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