SSNMC retreats to strategise as Jenesio-Adil tiff unresolved

The South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) has retreated to strategise as the wrangle between the party leader, Moro Jenesio, and the Central Equatoria state governor, Emmanuel Adil, is yet to be settled

The official spokesperson of the party Luka Agok said the party is still holed up in internal discussions and it would give an expansive address to the press at the opportune time.

“We as the party have our own internal discussions; the governor’s side may have his own internal arrangements on administrative level,” Agok said.

According to Agok, the wrangle between the state governor and the minister of local government and law enforcement will be addressed at the level of the government administration.

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“The government case will be handled at the administrative level, this is the party level,” said Agok 

“If there is anything, we will update you, right now; we are unable to talk to you (media).”

However, he did not reveal what the internal discussion were all about.

The City Review contacted the office of Governor Adil for a response but the press secretary of the governor, Derick Derickson, declined to comment on the matter, saying the issue was sensitive and he wanted to consult his boss first. He was yet to get back to this reporter by press time.

Last week, the party (SSNMC) decried financial and administrative incapacitation of its leader, Moro Jenesio, saying he had been rendered functionless.

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The party complained that the governor of Central Equatoria State governor, Emmanuel Adil, had gazumped all the powers of Mr. Jenesio, making the latter a lame-duck minister in the state docket of local government and law enforcement.

Agok claimed that all the powers of the minister were delegated to some state advisors within the state government, making it hard for the minister to perform his duties.

“Hon Moro has been going through emotional torture and administrative disarmaments and also financial disarmaments over two years in silence,” he alleged.

He argued that such an act is not in the spirit of the agreement because the current government involves all the parties which signed the peace deal.

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At the same time, the SSNMC is also facing a seeming internal split, where one faction denounced Mr Jenesio saying he was not the party leader, while Agok maintains that the faction had already joined the SPLM with the former leader, Joseph Bakosoro.

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