The former governor of the defunct Latjor state Peter Lam both has been appointed by President Salva Kiir Mayardit has appointed, as the next acting secretary general of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) faction replacing former parliamentary affairs minister Jemma Nunu Kumba who was last month. Appointed speaker of parliament.
A month ago, President Kiir selected Kumba during a meeting of SPLM lawmakers in parliament, as the first female speaker of the country’s recently formed Reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly.
A senior presidency official said SPLM spokesman was selected by President Kiir during a meeting of the SPLM Political Bureau in Juba attended by senior members of the party including Kuol Manyang Juuk who had also expressed interest in the position.
A statement released an anonymous source confirmed Lams appointment which said “This is to confirm that Honorable Peter Lam Both has been selected by President Salva Kiir Mayardit as the next acting Secretary-General of the SPLM historical party with effect from today and General Kuol Manyang Juuk has conceded that all those in attendance voted in favor of Peter Lam against him,”
According to his profile, Lam is a South Sudanese-Canadian and holds B.A. in Political Science and International Relations (1996) from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. He also graduated with Bachelor of Social Work (2002) and Masters of International Social Work (2004) from the University of Calgary.
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