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MPs reject Kiir’s attempt to reinstate N. Bahr el Ghazal speaker


March 6, 2013 (JUBA) - A group of MPs in Northern Bahr el Ghazal on Wednesday protested against the attempt by South Sudan’s President to reinstate Aguer Wol Aguer as the speaker of the state assembly.

Aguer Wol Aguer, the Northern Bahr el Ghazal speaker (ST)

South Sudan president Salva Kiir has sent a letter to Paul Malong Awan, the Governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, directing him to reappoint Aguer and reinstate six other MPs that he sacked last year.

“The directive of the president will work on the six members of parliament but will not at all work with the endorsement of the speaker. The speaker was removed through parliamentary procedures by 32 members. So returning him is not possible”, Majang Ngor Kuany, head of the information committee in the state assembly told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

Aguer who was removed from his position during a vote he boycotted in July 2012, says his removal was engineered by members of the executive for political reasons and was unconstitutional.

Kiir’s letter was in support of a resolution by the South Sudan Council of States - the upper house of the national parliament - in October 2012 nullifying Awan’s actions after a fact finding committee submitted a report showing that proper procedures were not followed.

The six expelled MPs, who are all members of the South Sudan’s ruling party, have unanimously welcomed decision of the president endorsing the resolution of the Council of States which nullified their expulsion from the house and from the SPLM.

Their expulsion from parliament and from the party did not follow proper procedures, the lawmakers said.

Governor Awan dismissed the speaker and the six MPs in 2012 in a controversial executive order terminating their SPLM membership and removing them from the house following allegations of disloyalty and cooperation with members of other political parties.

Other allegations against the six members of parliament included holding meetings with other political parties and making statements without the consent of the secretariat.

Reacting to the news of Kiir’s directive asking governor Awan to implement the resolution of the Council of States, Kuac Wek Wol, one of the dismissed MPs described it as a victory for justice.

Wol, who is a former Northern Bahr el Ghazal minister of education told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday:

“This case of ours and our persistence and perseverance implies victory of justice, constitution and rules of law. And above all it is a good example of reclaiming of the lost dignity and self-realisation of the peaceful and highly civilized Mading Aweil people, who are suffering in silence, but deserve recognition, respect and development.”

The other dismissed MPs were Northern Bahr el Ghazal’s former agriculture minister, Deng Deng Akuei, as well as, Achak Thiep, Hikma Ali Malek, Andrew Lual Buola and Vicky Nyanut Urach.


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  • 7 March 2013 10:14, by Costa

    All states are equal but some states are more egual than others. WBGs governor imprisoning almost a quarter of his MPs without trials, and the president is so concerned about six member NBGS who were simply sacked.

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    • 7 March 2013 15:47, by william

      You Mr. costa, why are you so tribalistic?? mind you your commences were been monitored since the occurring of Wau incident where so many innocent citizens were been killed if you were one of tribaist/ arab influenced individuals then you will be voice to the people concern or those lost their children. Take care from now on.
      If you know more that the president, than come up and help the southerns

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      • 8 March 2013 07:01, by The Republic of South Sudan

        Dear All,
        Truth is painful and for us Dinka, we don’t tell the truth like Nuer because we know how painful it is. But one thing that Dinka should know, where there is no truth, there is no God. Mr. Costa is right,president Kiir initiated tribalism and care only for Warrap and Northern Bahre el Ghazal. He removed Chol Tong because rampant violent in Lakes but he doesn’t removed Kuol Manyang, why?

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  • 7 March 2013 10:20, by Ambago

    Cry the beloved country.
    The Transitional Constitution is beginning to backfire on the system as long expected!
    Remember the Head of State is free to do with the parliaments and the governors as he pleases.
    So NBGS parliament should either comply and reinstate the speaker or else Salva Kiir will use his “ATU” and everyone will be sent packing the Oyee style!

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  • 7 March 2013 11:00, by Mou

    If justice has to prevail, Aguer Wol must be allowed to resume his former position. Personal conflict must not affect public interest if we need healthy future for the next generations.

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  • 7 March 2013 12:21, by Emma

    The what so call MPs work under Malong n ’’Prof’’ malong as they say worksUunder president of the Republic of S.Sudan, so it’s automatically shows that the governor is influencing the MPs, that means Mr. Governor in not implying on president’s letter.
    I here wondering of what gonna happen when gen. Salva Kiir gonna be influenced by the south Sudan constitution??? Mr. Malong ya better do H.E said.

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  • 7 March 2013 12:45, by Emma

    Governor has to stop the MPs or Kiir Will stop him and the MPs will be nowhere to be seen....Mark my simple word.

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    • 8 March 2013 08:06, by Joseph

      Congratulation Mr. President Gen. Kiir, let the governor reinstate this man as soon as possible and also all the SPLM state secretaries MUST not be touched by the governors. After all the powers are yours. They are the ones who gave you this powers by endorsing the Transitional constitution of SS. Pliz Mr. President Reinstate even their divorces wives too. Lesson learned, lesson learned. Good Job!

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      • 8 March 2013 09:47, by Emma

        That’s true Mr.Joesph, please remind Mr. President to ask governor also to re-instate our NBGs Funds which he used on building the houses for each an every kid form 50 some wives...
        Joesph, what do you think if I could reveal it out that NBGs Governor is most Corrupted leader in South Sudan with evidence as follow:-
        1- 50 some wives
        2-Warawar markets revenues since 90s up to date n henceforth..

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  • 8 March 2013 16:27, by kuac Agol

    Aguer has the pride to sit athis own house rather than staggering for the position will not by any means get
    The house has already forgotten him, however ,it would be adisaster to get him back to the house again
    President would find him another position

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