SUDAN WATCH: South Sudan: Advisor to governor of Unity State has defected from SPLM to join SPLM-DC

Thursday, November 26, 2009

South Sudan: Advisor to governor of Unity State has defected from SPLM to join SPLM-DC

Report by Sudan Radio Service, Wednesday, 25 November 2009:
(Khartoum) - The advisor to the governor of Unity State, William Twil, has defected from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement to join the SPLM-DC.

Twil, who was the advisor to Governor Taban Deng Gai on issues of border relations between Greater Bahr el-Ghazal and Unity state, made the announcement at a press conference in Khartoum on Tuesday.

Twil said that the Government of Southern Sudan, under the leadership of Salva Kiir, has failed since he became the president.

He described the SPLM as the "big four" party, consisting of Salva Kiir Mayardit, Riek Machar, James Wani Igga and Pagan Amum

[William Twil]: “I have decided to leave the administration of Salva Kiir. First of all, there is a disintegration of the political and social situation in southern Sudan because of this person. If we don’t support Doctor Lam in order to rescue the people of Sudan from this personality vacuum, we are heading for a disaster. Day after day, we are hearing about the many problems in southern Sudan, but the reason that southern Sudanese do not want to really express themselves is because of hunger. If it weren’t for hunger, they would have spoken out. If someone speaks, he or she is removed from the ministry or from the department and consequently they and their children suffer. These people, they don’t belong to Salva Kiir and his administration which is dominated by Wani Igga, Riek Machar and Pagan Amum."

William Twil was speaking in Khartoum on Tuesday.
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