SPLM factions in Tanzania for an ‘experience sharing’ summit

Addis Ababa, October 12, 2014 (SSNA) — The ruling party of the United Republic of Tanzania, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), has invited the opposing groups of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), the SPLM-Juba (SPLM-J), and the SPLM-in Opposition (SPLM-O) for what the opposition termed as “experience sharing visit”.

James Gatdet Dak, the Spokesperson for the chairman of the SPLM-in Opposition, released a press statement, a copy of which was obtained by the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA), announcing the departure of the opposition delegation to Tanzania. Mr. Dak specified that the rebel team is led by Professor Peter Adwok Nyaba. Dr. Nyaba is a Former Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology.

“SPLM delegation led by Comrade Professor Peter Adwok Nyaba is in Tanzania for talks on experience sharing with the Tanzanian ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)”, Dak said in a statement.

Mr. Dak also stated that the CCM extended its invitation to the SPLM’s contrasting sides. He further revealed that the meeting between the two rivals will focus mainly on transition and party unity.

“The visit comes in response to invitation extended to us and SPLM in government by CCM. Our delegation arrived on Sunday. The gathering will mainly center on the necessity for a strong political party in South Sudan. This is about SPLM unification and transition in order to unite the people and usher in development”, Dak added.

Fighting broke out in mid-December last year between different units of presidential guards after months of intense political crisis among senior leaders of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party.

Kiir accuses Former South Sudan’s Vice president Dr. Riek Machar, of planning a coup, Machar rejects the allegation saying Kiir premeditated the alleged coup in an attempt to get rid of his political opponents.

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