AUTHOR: William Lonyia | PUBLISHED: September 4, 2023
Anthony Feremato, former chairman of NCP in the state | Credit | Courtesy
The former Chairperson of National Congress Party, Anthony Feremato, has abandoned his party and joined the SPLM-IG in Eastern Equatoria State.
Anthony announced his move at SPLM state secretariat during the nomination of State SPLM youth league chairperson in Torit town on Saturday.
Addressing members of the party, Feremato said he joined the party to participate in the nation-building.
The former commissioner of Torit County appealed for forgiveness from anyone he might have wronged when he was in NCP.
“I want to tell you that I have fully defected to SPLM party. This defection is part of nation building and development of the state. For those I wronged, forgive me and I am ready to work together,” he said.
For his part, Governor Louis Lobong, who doubles as state SPLM chairperson, officially welcomed him.
“Welcome to the family of SPLM. This is your place where you will feel comfortable because the SPLM party began here in Torit,” Lobong told Feremato.
“I am now telling you to report to the secretariat so that you can get oriented and given documents for SPLM and manifesto and constitution to read.”
Meanwhile, SPLM youth league in Eastern Equatoria have nominated three candidates for the position of chairperson.
After the nomination exercise, Sadiq Emmanuel James emerged as the first nominee with 26 votes while Ohisa Anthony becomes the second, with six votes; and Geri Isaac garnered the third position with 4 votes.
The SPLM state secretariat will forward the list of nominees to the National Youth League for approval and appointment.
Thirty-eight representatives of eight counties of Eastern Equatoria participated in the exercise.
In late August, youth decried lack of league leadership in the State, saying it had created the gap between state and the main office in coordinating the youth activities.