South Sudan’s ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, or SPLM, has come out publicly against Khartoum’s action against NGOs. Speaking to reporters, SPLM spokesman Yien Matthew said, "They (the NCP) are aware (of our disapproval) and yet they are continuing." He also noted, "People in Darfur who are displaced are dependent on these humanitarian agencies. It could be catastrophic…We are hoping they will change their minds." Gabriel Changson Chang, another SPLM spokesmen, also commented on the action, stating that the expulsion "would add fuel to the burning fire."
Interesting to note that these statements came from spokesmen, and not senior officials.