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Juba City - 18 Jan 2023

SPLM SG Lam Both returns to Juba after treatment in Germany

SPLM Party SG Peter Lam Both (C) being welcomed by party loyalists in Juba. (Photo: Radio Tamazuj)
SPLM Party SG Peter Lam Both (C) being welcomed by party loyalists in Juba. (Photo: Radio Tamazuj)

The Secretary General of the Sudan People`s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party, Peter Lam Both, on Tuesday, returned to Juba after spending over a month in Germany where he had back surgery.

Lam was welcomed by a throng of party supporters, including the women and youth leagues, the Red Army, and senior party officials at the SPLM House in Juba.

Addressing the media after his arrival, Bol Makueng, the party’s external affairs secretary said Lam had been sick since his appointment as party secretary general in early December last year. 

“As you may recall, he was confirmed as our SPLM secretary general and after that he was sick,” he said. “Even when he was working hard, he had that sickness and he has undergone an operation successfully and we praise God for his good health.”

Makueng did not divulge the details of Lam’s ailment although earlier Santo Malek Anei, the party’s acting spokesperson said the SPLM boss had minor back surgery.  

According to the external affairs secretary, the return of the secretary general means the SPLM party can now operate at full capacity.

“Comrade Peter (Lam Both) is now welcome and our circuit of the SPLM Secretariat is now full,” Makueng said. “We are all together here and your party the SPLM will now fly with four engines, we are going to operate and we will succeed in all the programs of this country.”

In December last year, the National Liberation Council (NLC), the highest organ of the SPLM endorsed Peter Lam Both as the party’s secretary general after he served in an acting capacity since August 2021.