Thursday, November 26, 2009

SPLM-DC chair Lam Akol Ajawin accuses SPLM of harassing SPLM-DC members in southern Sudan

Report by Sudan Radio Service, Wednesday, 25 November 2009:
(Khartoum) - Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin, the SPLM-DC chairman, says his party has presented a formal complaint about the SPLM to the chairman of the Political Parties' Affairs Council.

Dr. Akol is accusing the SPLM of harassing SPLM-DC members in southern Sudan.

Speaking in Khartoum on Tuesday, Dr. Akol’s party exhibited a copy of a letter written by the GOSS Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Dr Luka Monoja, on November 9, 2009. The letter urged the governors of 10 southern states not to cooperate with the SPLM –DC.

[Dr. Lam Akol]: “After the publication of this letter, which was sent to the governors of the ten southern states, no one can deny that the SPLM are responsible for harassing political activists and preventing political activities from taking place. This morning, we presented a letter to the chairman of the Political Parties Affairs’ Council and we briefed the Council on everything that is happening. It is an attempt to jeopardize our constitutional and legal rights, and we attached the letter written by GOSS to the governors of the southern states as proof that these kinds of practices are supported by the SPLM leadership itself.”

Dr Akol said his party members are being harassed on a daily basis in southern Sudan by SPLM security agents, following the directives issued by the GOSS.

He said his party will file a lawsuit against the SPLM in the Constitutional Court soon.
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