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Jonglei MPs demand resignation of state speaker


May 28, 2012 (LONDON) - A group of five MPs from South Sudan’s Jonglei State have called on the state’s speaker, Peter Chol Wal, to resign, signing a letter announcing that they have "lost confidence" in him.

The MPs accuse Wal of acting unlawfully by imposing a recess on the Jonglei Legislative Assembly during debates over the troubled state’s peace process, without the approval of its members.

In a 8 May letter to Jonglei governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk, the five MPs say Wal has divided the parliament into "friends and enemies, upper MPs and lower MPs".

They asked the governor to review the "appalling State of affairs at the assembly since he took oath".

The MPs; Moses Mayul Bol; Baranba Okony Gilo; Philip Thon Nyok; James Diu Chanck; Akelo Cham; and Kuol Bol list 11 alleged instances of Wal violating the state’s constitution.

They also accuse the speaker of intimidating MPs, administrative incompetence, financial malpractice, among other allegations listed in the letter obtained by Sudan Tribune.


Letter from 5 Jonglei State MPs calling for resignation of speaker 8 May 2012
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  • 29 May 2012 06:18, by E. Defense Forces

    Demand for the Governor to resign too.

    Militia attack and looting in Nuba Moutains Villages I http://www.southsudanhub.com/media/1021/Militia_attack_and_looting_in_Nuba_Moutains_Villages_I/

    Militia attack and looting in Nuba Moutains Villages II http://www.southsudanhub.com/media/1022/Militia_attack_and_looting_in_Nuba_Moutains_Villages_II/

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  • 29 May 2012 08:20, by Lat Dak Nyaroah

    Mr. Governor,
    This need your critical analysis. The assembly is consisting of 48 Hon. members but if I may ask question, Why only seek MPs sign their names in the attached doc? No one is above the law including executive. The speaker should answer the complaints raised by Hon.MPs.

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    • 29 May 2012 08:28, by Madiit Magot

      I think the honourable MPs who raised this complain against the speaker must be heeded to. A speaker of the assembly makes decisions based on the general opinion agreed to by the assembly.
      Please give a handful of ears mr governor on this case.

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      • 29 May 2012 09:45, by John Juma DC

        Dear Madiit,

        Mr Kuol is an Eng in professional, but due to his overwhelming during war time made him to be public trustee since 2005 and public loose hope in 2011 for underdevelopment, in 2011 the minister for finance and his deputy resigned but was rectify, i saluted Mr Kuol to let his powers work and to be claim to state MPs becoz all were voted in counties and they are the eyes of the peoples.

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  • 29 May 2012 10:16, by Zeki

    The mps are complaining for their own interest, not the public interest,eg, dressing allowance. The Speaker must take them to court and governor should refer this case to court.
    Why there is no any charges against speaker on land graved all the plot for people who died during the war of liberation have being corrupted and given to Jonglei State mps shame on you all assembly of Jonglei not only Cho

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  • 29 May 2012 10:27, by Zeki

    That is defection. even us we people those our plot for our fathers have been taken by force and seniority will also form an allies to fight Jonglei State corrupted legislative assembly. Chol Wal is not the only person guilty, but whole your assembly. shame on you claims for self interest.

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  • 30 May 2012 11:36, by Thiang Geka

    This behaviour of Hon. Speaker Peter Chol Wal is similar to that of Late Dictator(Dr) John Garang who used to said the divisive plural pronoun "we" and "they" policy which eventualy resulted to SPLM’ fragmentation. Therefore, Hon Peter must refrain from that policy otherwise different thing may happen.

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  • 30 May 2012 17:15, by Peter Malith

    The MPs are complaining for their own interests, not the public interests therefore, i can just call them FEEDING MPs because what they are complaining not public interests the public interests, it is isues like house allowances ,insecurity ,constructions of roads and building health and education facilities and paying treachers with good salaries.

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