This message serves to inform the members, supporters and sympathizers of SPLM/A-IO all over the world, in the Republic of South Sudan and in Jonglei State in particular, that Cde Simon Hoth Duol Bol has lamentably abandoned the Guiding Principles of the SPLM/A-IO as enshrined in its Basic Documents.
Brig. Gen. Simon Hoth Duol Bol, who is apparently occupying the portfolios of the Jonglei State Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement allocated to SPLM-IO in accordance with provisions of the Revitalized Agreement on the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS, 2018) power sharing ratio, was the SPLM-IO Military Governor of Bieh State (one of the twenty one (21) states established, created and under control of the SPLM/A-IO before the R-ARCSS, 2018). He left the post by orders of the Chairman and C-in-C of SPLM/A-IO relinquishing gubernatorial powers to the appointed Governor of Jonglei State by the President General Salva Kiir Mayardit pursuant to provisions of the R-ARCSS, 2018.
Despite the legacies Cde Simon Hoth Duol Bol has had and also considering the portfolios he currently holds vis a viz: (1) Jonglei State SPLM-IO Deputy Chairperson and; (2) Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement, he decided to contravene the SPLM-IO Guiding Principles as enshrined in its Basic Documents as detailed hereunder:
1. DISREGARDING AND DISBANDING OF CIVIL SERVANTS OF SPLM-IO ADMINISTERED AREAS IN UNIFICATION OF JONGLEI STATE WORKFORCE:
On July 8th, 2021, an extraordinary Council of Ministers meeting was convened by Jonglei State Governor to deliberate on the ways to unify the state workforce; however, Cde Simon Hoth openly declared that the unification of the workforce has to be based on the civil servants working in the former defunct states (AKOBO, BIEH, BOR AND FANGAK) that were under the TGoNU/SPLM-IG.
He furthermore went on saying that civil servants under SPLM-IO administered areas should not be considered in the unification of the workforce of the state citing their non-n existence and not qualified as well. He told the Council that only those senior civil servants working in the said defunct four(4) are to be the ones to be considered in appointments of the state Directors General.
2. LABELLING ACCUSATIONS ON SOME CIVIL SERVANTS OF THE SPLM-IO ADMINISTERED AREAS OF RECEIVING SALARIES:
Cde Simon Hoth Duol also accused his comrades, who were previously working in the state before 2013, of having been receiving their salaries in same Council of Ministers meeting of July 8th, 2021 as basis for his claim for disregarding and disbanding civil servants in the SPLM-IO administered areas. This baseless accusation is a great dismay purporting from him.
3. DISMISSING TWO (2) COMRADES IN HIS OFFICE:
Cde Simon Hoth has delinked and isolated himself from his comrades of SPLM-IO and went further dismissing two (2) officials working in his office and appointed an illiterate guy as his Office Manager. He is disassociating his relations with his SPLM-IO comrades on daily basis.
4. COLLUDING WITH SPLM-IG CADRES:
Cde Simon Hoth has formed an alliance with three (3) senior members of SPLM-IG who are also his colleagues in Jonglei State government and colluded on plans to dismantle others parties to the R-ARCSS, 2018. He has held six (6) clandestine meetings with his allies on how to sabotage the Governor and subsequently the implementation of peace. He has been promised to be adequately rewarded after success of the scams. Principally, he becomes the mouthpiece of the infamous group in all the meetings of the Ministers. He champions the campaign against the Governor and also exclusion of the civil servants under the SPLM-IO administered areas. He even banned the use of VIVA SPLM IO VIVA all over the state and directed counties commissioners to execute the ban at and during public gathering or meeting including rallies.
5. BOYCOTTING SPLM-IO CAUCUSES:
Cde Simon Hoth Duol Bol, boycotted to establish the SPLM-IO Ministerial Caucus in Jonglei State, being the senior Minister to Chair the body. Furthermore, he disregard advice from his comrades on how he delineates from Guiding Principles of the Movement. He isolate himself from his comrades and formed tight friendship with SPLM-IG cadres to the detrimental of SPLM-IO viability.
All the above actions and activities of Cde Simon Hoth Duol Bol amount to violations and contravening the provisions of the SPLM-IO Basic Documents specifically Sections 6, 8, 9 and 10 Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures, 2015 as well as REGULATION 1 of the Internal Regulations, 2015.
Concerned members of SPLM-IO/Juba Contact: 0922348822