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SPLM PARTY LEADERSHIPS HOLDS AN EMERGENCY CONSULTATIVE AS KIIR'S HEALTH DETERIORATES

Juba, 17 December 2022; Several sources within the ruling Sudan people's Liberation Movement (SPLM) have confirmed to this publication about the leadership crisis meeting of the SPLM ruling party convened today (Saturday) at State House also known as [J1]in Juba.  

The leadership crisis or emergency meeting according to the sources who were part of the meeting said it is a consultation meeting called after the health of the President deteriorated quickly after, President was seen peeing in his pant at the event of inauguration of Juba-Terekeke road on the 13 December. 

According to the sources President Salva Kiir Mayardit's physical health or fitness to carry on with the state activities is in question, thus the senior members have convened to decide in the eventuality of the death of the President or in case the President is flown out of the country for specialized treatment someone has, to be there to run the affairs of the state.  

A senior ruling party member who asked for his identity to be concealed because he is not authorized to speak said that President Kiir Mayardit has communicated with his close allies before the meeting takes place, and the meeting is precisely going to focus much on who should be given the power to take over as head of state since President has communicated his deteriorating health condition. 

The Revitalized peace agreement speculates that should the President become incapacitated or die the Deputy President should take over power to execute the state's affairs as a head of state, however, the process is a bit complicated because the first vice President is from a different political party.  

The same source said President Kiir Mayardit is willing to relinquish power after several advice from his SPLA/M party, his doctors have advised him to seek medical treatment outside the country. 

SSLN 

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