Sudan?s FM denies involvement in action to dismember the SPLM in Upper Nile


28 February 2007

Feb 28, 2007 (KHARTOUM) Sudan FM Dr Lam Akol has dismissed reports alleging that he is under investigation by the Sudan People?s Liberation Movement (SPLM) leadership.

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Lam Akol

In a press statement issued yesterday, the Sudanese Foreign minister and senior SPLM member denied report saying that First Vice President and president of the SPLM had formed a committee to probe his involvement in a political movement hindering the SPLM activities in Upper Nile State.


According to Akol, the last meeting of the SPLM?s Interim National Council in Yei ?resolved to send to Malakal a Fact Finding Committee (FFC) to look into how the SPLM was being run in Upper Nile State.?

Reports said that an investigation committee headed by Kosti Manibe, the minister of humanitarian affairs and senior SPLM member to probe accusations that Akol is working to dismember the SPLM in Upper Nile and being the leader and financier of the Modern Southern Front (MSF).

The foreign minister said he would not personally be investigated by this committee ?the resolution was prompted by allegations raised by some members in relation to the students? organization, the Modern Southern Front (MSF). Hence, NOBODY will be investigated.?

However, he expressed his readiness to cooperate with the committee like any interested member in the SPLM ?The FFC will receive evidence from each and every member of the SPLM willing to testify or whose testimony the FFC sees essential for the accomplishment of its mission.?

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Below the text of the press release.

PUBLIC STATEMENT

Feb 27, 2007 ? Sections of the press have been reporting in the last few days that the SPLM has issued an order to investigate Dr Lam Akol Ajawin. I would like to state in no uncertain terms that nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that the Interim National Council (INC) in its meeting on the 8th instant in Yei resolved to send to Malakal a Fact Finding Committee (FFC) to look into how the SPLM was being run in Upper Nile State. The resolution was prompted by allegations raised by some members in relation to the students? organization, the Modern Southern Front (MSF). Hence, NOBODY will be investigated. The FFC will receive evidence from each and every member of the SPLM willing to testify or whose testimony the FFC sees essential for the accomplishment of its mission. We should all cooperate with the FFC so that this matter is laid to rest once and for all.

The public should remain calm and not react to provocations from people who would like to distort facts and spread disinformation in the service of circles outside the SPLM.

Dr Lam Akol,

Member of the Interim Political Bureau, SPLM.

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  • Then what about Shilluk international Congress attacking Mr.Pagan Amun,The Secretary General of SPLM and acusing him of standing behind the allegations aganist State Secretary Dr.Lam Akol .What the FM would suggest to so called Shilluk international Congress and the entire Chollo if Lam himself has dismissed the allegations of being under investigation.
    Again while Lam vs. Pagan fight Jonglei State is taking Chollo Land in Upper Nile State in Adhidhyang,Obay,Fathour,and Fajour and No body talk.We don't hear from UNS Governor or Panykang County Commissioner who the person incharge of protecting that lands or Upper Nile legislative body.We are you Chollo?You're just divided between Pagan / Lam then what about the land.
    Till one of them run for Sudan Presidency if Sudan remain united or run for Presidency of South Sudan then I will be more than happy to suport him with all my efforts.But at the moment I don't what they're fighting for?,in my opnion they should cooperate,until they remain the only two members in SPLM leadership then they can fight over that leadership!!

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  • Then what about Shilluk international Congress attacking Mr.Pagan Amun,The Secretary General of SPLM and acusing him of standing behind the allegations aganist State Secretary Dr.Lam Akol .What the FM would suggest to so called Shilluk international Congress and the entire Chollo if Lam himself has dismissed the allegations of being under investigation.
    Again while Lam vs. Pagan fight Jonglei State is taking Chollo Land in Upper Nile State in Adhidhyang,Obay,Fathour,and Fajour and No body talk.We don't hear from UNS Governor or Panykang County Commissioner who the person incharge of protecting that lands or Upper Nile legislative body.Where are you Chollo?You're just divided between Pagan / Lam then what about the land.
    Till one of them run for Sudan Presidency if Sudan remain united or run for Presidency of South Sudan if we become an independent state then I will be more than happy to suport him with all my efforts.But at the moment I don't know what they're fighting for?,in my opnion they should cooperate,until they remain the only two members in SPLM leadership then they can fight over that leadership!! and definitely their supporters will get some thing !

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  • None sense after all this that's not what you call a government where president invstigate forign minister..

    what a corrupted governemnt of Sudan that is..

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