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South Sudan president approves resignation of SPLM chief whip

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June 12, 2018 (JUBA)- South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Tuesday accepted the resignation of the chief whip of the ruling SPLM’s in the parliament and appointed a new successor to ensure that the MPs of the majority party back the government and vote as the party desires.

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President Salva Kiir Mayardit speaks to the National Legislature on the occasion of the inauguration of the three years extension of his mandate, on July 8, 2015 (Photo Moses Lomayat)

On 29 May, Atem Garang de Kuek resigned from the leadership of the SPLM whipping system following a disagreement with the Speaker of the National Legislative Assembly Anthony Lino Makana who refused to increase the salaries and emoluments of Members of Parliament.

In a meeting held on Tuesday at the SPLM House in Juba, President Kiir who is also the SPLM Chairman backed Makana’s position and approved de Kuek’s resignation, according to a statement issued after the meeting.

The SPLM leader, also, appointed Stephen Ajongo Akol Unguec as the new SPLM Chief Whip in the National Legislative Assembly.

De Kuek invoked the economic situation and the rampant inflation in the country to justify his demand to increase the salaries but the same argument had been used against his request which may open the door for similar demands from the other government institution particularly the army and civil servants.

The Chief Whip meets regularly with the President to give backbench MPs’ views and warn of any impending upheavals among the majority’s MPs.

(ST)

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  • 13 June 07:39, by Games

    Someone actually needs to go and collects those Salva Kiir’s cowboy hats and burn them all for good. And (he) Salva Kiir must be forced to shapeoff his hair and beards for the sake of those respectful ordinarily citizens in the country.
    The guy is disgraces to this nation

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    • 13 June 08:01, by South South

      Games,
      You Nuers if you lost war it’s not too late for pockets of resistances to raise their hands a d come back to Juba. You are making useless comments.

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  • 13 June 07:50, by Midit Mitot

    unwilling resignation,

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    • 13 June 08:00, by Games

      Midit Mitot
      Many are forcing themselves to be in that environment with him, because they have no where to run to.
      Salva Kiir is screwed up this nation for life

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      • 13 June 09:12, by Midit Mitot

        Games,

        I know this brother since then, Kiir and his idiots are opting their interest not the country opt, but time will come for them to be damned.

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