June 30, 2015(Nyamilepedia)—On 21 June, Some senior members of SPLM/A from Equatoria region have represented a letter of protest requesting the chairman of SPLM/A and C-in-C, Dr.Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon to immediately relieved Gen.Alfred Lado Gore, the deputy chairman of SPLM/A, Cde.Hassan Ramadan Lako, the chief coordinator in the office of the chairman and SPLM/A representative to Republic of Kenya-Nairobi, Cde. Adel Sandri, and dismissed their activities from SPLM/A revolutionary movement and the trio to be thoroughly investigated afterward on suspicion of defections from the SPLM/A and have been contacting Juba government officials and as for this move, we would like to clarify the following:
Equatoria caucus is not a legal association within SPLM/A rules, regulations and businesses.
In the meeting held and chaired by the chairman of SPLM/A on 22- 23, june 2015 in Nairobi-Kenya, the two group agreed to outline and disband the request of Equatoria caucasus and the request for dismissal and investigations to be carried out against the three Equatoria leaders; Gen.Lado, cde.Hassan and cde.Adel
All the steps taken by leaders of Equatoria within SPLM/A and those in the government have been approved by the chairman and under his direct supervision and as for this reason, the call made by some members of Equatoria within SPLM/A that the deputy chairman Gen.Alfred Lado Gore, Chief coordinator in office of the chairman Cde.Hassan Lako and the SPLM/A representative to the Republic of Kenya, Cde.Adel Sandri is baseless and should be considered as misunderstanding between our members. Its does not represent any voice of our people.
Both chairman, Dr.Riek Machar Teny and his deputy, Gen.Alfred Lado Gore were elected into office through Nasir consultative conference in Nasir town april 2014, therefore, for this fact; the removal of SPLM/A ‘s deputy chairman Gen.Alfred Lado Gore is above and beyond the level of Equatoria caucus in the SPLM/A revolutionary movement.
In the leadership meeting of SPLM/A held in Nairobi, the leadership council has secured and assured the important of the document signed by both Equatoria leaders within SPLM/A and those in the Juba government that it will be supported in the forthcoming IGAD PLUS peace negotiations in ADDIS ABABA to enact and/or apply ”federalism” as system of governance in the government of South Sudan during the transitional period.
The Equatoria leaders in their last meeting with chairman of SPLM/A and his deputy have agreed that what had happened was just misunderstanding and, the leaders of Equatoria within SPLM/A had recalled old grudges and differences among them which can not benefit or lead to progress of the movement to achieve its goals; visions and missions for durable and sustainable peace in South Sudan and reconstruction of the state for our people to enjoy their independence Nation with freedom, democracy and equality as basic rights and duties.
Nyarji Jermlili Roman D/Spokesperson SPLM Chairman Office