SPLM New Deputy Secretary General Sworn In Office

Jemma Nunu Kumba, the new Deputy and Acting Secretary General (S.G) of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) ruling Party was sworn in to office on Friday at the SPLM House in Juba.

SPLM's New Deputy Secretary General Sworn In Office
Jemma Nunu Kumba, the New Deputy and Acting Secretary General taking oath of office [photo] by Jok Mayom

By Jok P Mayom

JUBA, 13 November 2015 [Gurtong]-
Jemma Nunu Kumba was sworn into office by the Presidential Legal Advisor Lawrence Korbandy.

She now replaces Dr Ann Itto Leonardo and will recommend members to be appointed to other positions of the SPLM party.

“I Jemma Nunu Kumba do hereby swear by the almighty God that I shall as the Deputy Secretary General of the SPLM abide by respect, uphold the vision, mission in and objective of the SPLM as set up in its constitution and other basic document” Nunu said while taking oath of office on Friday.

Daniel Awet Akot, speaking on behalf of the Members of the Political Bureau said “The commitment of Nunu is something you all know, she has not been from left or right, always focusing forward and this is what we wanted in the SPLM. We need very committed people.”

Kumba thanked the President for having confidence in her and appointing her as the new Deputy Secretary General of the SPLM party.

“I would like to extend my thanks and appreciations to Comrade Salva Kiir, the chairman of the SPLM for this appointment and for the trust and confidence bestowed upon me to serve in our historic party, the party of the people, the SPLM.”

James Wani Igga, Vice President thanked and congratulated the chairman for the decision to select and appoint Nunu as Deputy and Acting S.G describing it as a ‘deserved appointment’.

“Comrade Nunu, the rest of us including the PB, NLC are going to cooperate with you so we wish you the best of luck” Igga assured the incoming new SPLM Deputy.

Salva Kiir Mayardit, Chairman of the Ruling SPLM Party said “I congratulate Comrade Nunu Kumba for her deserved appointment. I am happy that Comrade Nunu accepted the nomination of the leadership to be the Acting Secretary General” said the Chairman.

 “We will stand as a party and the assignment that we have given to Comrade Nunu I want them to be done.” said the chairman. “All those who were in the General Secretariat SPLM should not think that they are thrown away. Comrade Nunu will have to recommend all those whom she thinks can work with her and those who can be brought who were not inside to serve the same.”

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