BREAKING: Machar Appoints Hon. Tingo Peter As SPLM/SPLA Secretary General

Dr. Riek Machar Teny congratulates the three governors and people of equatoria for the bold step they made to declare their support for federalism. Machar tells that they are on the right direction for their people(Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP)

Dr. Riek Machar Teny congratulates the three governors and people of equatoria for the bold step they made to declare their support for federalism. Machar tells that they are on the right direction for their people(Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP)

Dec 1, 2016(Nyamilepedia) ——– South Sudan’s former Vice President, Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of SPLM/SPLA(IO) relieved, and reappointed Hon. Tingo Peter as the Secretary General of SPLM/SPLA-IO.

According to a press release extended to Nyamilepedia Press, Dr. Machar relieved Hon. Tingo as military governor of Wau State to take over the position of Secretary General of SPLM/SPLA(IO).

“Pursuant to the SPLM(IO) Constitution and Reference to the political Bureau Resolution of September 23rd 2016 on restructuring of the SPLM/SPLA(IO) political organs, I, Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, Chairman and Commander-in-Chief, SPLM/SPLA(IO), hereby appoints Cde Tingo Peter Regbigo as Secretary General of SPLM/SPLA(IO) with effect from 1st December, 2016” Reads part of Machar’s statement.

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SG Tingo replaces Dr. Dhieu Mathok Ding, the former Secretary General, who defected with other politicians following the resumption of war in Juba in July, 2016.

After a long evacuation of SPLM/SPLA-IO leadership from the forests of South Sudan and DR. Congo, Machar has so far organized a few meeting with SPLM/SPLA(IO) leadership in Khartoum and others through teleconferences.

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For the past five months Machar has made very limited appointments starting with appointment of a Sector Commander for SPLA-IO forces in Central Equatoria to appointment of Executive Director for Humanitarians Affairs.

While the SPLA-IO leadership remains intact, more restructuring is expected in the political wing(SPLM-IO) to replace a few senior politicians who have defected to Kiir’s side.

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Machar, who controls forces in the three regions of South Sudan, is currently in South Africa, initially on medical grounds; however, his influence both in South Sudan and in Diaspora remain very strong.

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