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August 4, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Change Party (DCP) has fired its chairman Lam Akol during a meeting held in Juba, Wednesday.

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Lam Akol, chairman of South Sudan’s main opposition party (AFP/Samir Bol Photo)

The decision followed Akol’s resignation as the opposition party’s leader this week.

Onyoti Adigo Nyikuach, the DCP leader in South Sudanese Parliament said Akol’s decision to resign as chairman of the DCP during a “crucial time” was unacceptable.

“One who refuses to work as the chairperson of the party at this crucial time can no longer be a member of the party,” he said after a meeting held at the party headquarters.

The party executives appointed Donald Gideon as the acting chairperson of the DCP.

Akol resigned from transitional government of national unity (TGONU) last month and made his decision public in a press conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He accused President Salva Kiir of abrogating the August 2015 Peace Agreement and pledged “to work with other link-minded compatriots” outside Juba to effect a change.

He did not, however, disclose if the new change of what he called “eco-centric” system under the leadership of President Kiir would involve the use of armed rebellion.

The national alliance, headed by Akol, nominated Kornelio Kon Ngu as its leader on Monday. Kon was the South Sudanese deputy minister of agriculture and food security.

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  • 4 August 2016 21:48, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Waw, things are worst to Mr Lam likewise
    Riek Machar, their time has come.

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  • 4 August 2016 22:13, by Whortti Bor Manza

    All these things were prearranged by Lam prior to his resignation and departure. There is nothing really new. What is being said and done by Hon. Ingot to are formalities.

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    • 4 August 2016 23:32, by Panda Odhie

      Deal , who doesn’t know concealment anyway they do together since but greediness make them not to believe in each other

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  • 5 August 2016 05:57, by dinkdong

    It is like, up yours Lam Akol :)

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  • 5 August 2016 09:56, by Eastern

    Dr Lam Akol resigned but NOT dismissed; get your facts right!

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