January 17, 2017, SPLM-IO said , their Cde Lokai Iko Loteyo, the Former Chairman of SPLM Party Kapoeta North County, Former Commissioner of Kapoeta North County and Former Minister of Local Government, Eastern Equatoria State, had
declared his defection to SPLM/ SPLA (In Opposition) under the able leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
He was received by Hon. Henry D. Odowar, Deputy Chairman and Commander in Chief of the SPLM/ SPLA (In Opposition) and Ambassador Emmanuel James Oryema, SPLM/ SPLA (In Opposition) Representative to Kenya.
Welcome to the Reforms, Equality and Justice Movement Cde Lokai Iko Loteyo.
Viva Dr. Riek Machar..!
Viva SPLM/ SPLA – IO..!
Viva South Sudan..!