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South Sudanese parliamentary opposition leader Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec on August 31, 2011 — (Getty Images)

January 13, 2017 (JUBA)- The leader of the democratic change party, one of the opposition parties in South Sudan has issued an order terminating the membership of the secretary general of the party.

Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec, chairman of the Democratic Change Party (DCP) made the decision terminating the membership of six senior party members, including secretary General.

The opposition leader cites the failure of the official with other colleagues to appear before a disciplinary committee he formed to investigate the manner in which the officials have been conducting themselves.

“I Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec, chairman of the Democratic Change Party issues the following resolution, the above mentioned members are dismissed from the Democratic Change party as from 09th January 2017 “, the order reads in part.

The opposition leader cites article 20 sub-section (1 and 4) of the constitution of the Democratic Change party amended 2016 and national executive Resolution in its meeting number 1dated 07th January, 2017 on the recommendation of both the investigation and disciplinary committee of the party as the basis of his decision to fire the officials.

The dismissal, he said, came as a result of their refusal to appear in front of both the investigation and disciplinary committee formed by the party for their violation of the constitution of Democratic change party article 55 sub section 2,8,9 and 10.

The order named Secretary General Deng Bior, deputy party chairman Mark Atem Awol, Lydia Nhial Dok, William Akec Aleu, Kerubino Pow and Andrew Okony Ayom are the party members for whose membership in the party has been terminated on the recommendation of disciplinary committee.

Andrew Okony Ayom one of the affected members, dismissed legality of the decision”, saying they do not recognize the manner in which the opposition leader himself came to the helm of the leadership, let alone his decision to terminate their membership from the party.

“That decision is illegal, we do not recognize it. That decision is not binding because first of all he is not the party chairman. He did not follow right procedures as laid out in the constitution. So whatever he does is not constitutional and since it is not constitutional his decisions are not binding. They are illegal and be treated as such”, said Ayom when asked to react.

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  • 14 January 2017 00:55, by Dinka-Defender-General

    confusing leaders with no objectives. What are you fighting for, position or freedom?

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    • 14 January 2017 08:53, by barbayo

      Shulluk organization , he nominated himself without consulted leadership of the party after Dr lam Akol leaf party , who suppose to be leader base with party policy not beacuse if Lam is shulluk can be give to Shuluk again, but he sited with with five people and nominated himself Bcos,they agreed with Lam to kill Tanganya for issued of 2008 in Malakal

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    • 14 January 2017 08:58, by Mayom County Troops

      this is how opposition parties are firing their secretariats for bringing new leadership to their parties , when there is a new system to be put place in order by the leadership

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  • 14 January 2017 09:49, by Gabriel KK

    DCP is a shilluk pary anyway. I am encouraging the six members to join the national party (SPLM).

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    • 14 January 2017 12:35, by Malakal county Simon

      Dumb/slave

      can you justify why you think DCP is Shilluk party???? Or Are you also saying that the SPLM is Dinka Party just because the party Chairman is from Dinka right????

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      • 15 January 2017 10:11, by Gabriel KK

        Shilluk boy,
        Well, do you know what Shilluks are know for"SELFISHNESS" and top of that ask you mother to tell where Malakal belong. Malakal is a Dinka land boy.

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