EYE RADIO, Hellen Achayo | February 22, 2015
Members of the SPLM who were dismissed from the party will be reinstated within two weeks as an implementation of the Arusha Agreement, the Minister of Information has said.
They include Pagan Amum, Majak Agoot, Deng Alor and amongst others.
Michael Makuei says the reinstatement will not include Dr. Riek Machar, Taban Deng Gai and Alfred Lado Gore.
Addressing the media in Addis Ababa, Mr. Makuei said the move is to ensure the legitimacy of the ruling party.
“Anybody who was dismissed in something not connected with the conflict will not benefit from that,” Mr Makuei stated.
“And from the party are three – it is Dr. Riek Machar, it is Taban Deng Gai and Alfred Lado Goro and the rest were not originally dismissed. Up to now they are still members of the SPLM.
“Some are still members of political bureau; others are members of NLC and so forth. They will come back to their positions.
“This is what is meant by the revocation of the former decision and it will be implemented by the President within 14 days.”
Last month, President Salva Kiir had said SPLM may reconsider the reinstatement of the members who were dismissed after the December 15th incident.
Source: Eye Radio.