SPLM/SPLA Denounce the unconstitutional amendment to the constitution and extension of Kiir’s office term.

Mabior Garang De Mabior chairman of public information

Cpt.Mabior Garang De Mabior chairman of National Committee for information and public Relations

March 26, 2015 (Nyamilepedia)—-The Spokesman of the SPLM/SPLA Cpt. Mabior Garang De Mabior makes the following statement to the supporters, the masses of the people of south Sudan and the world at large regarding the unconstitutional amendment to the Transitional Constitution of South Sudan, extending the President’s office term.

“The SPLM/SPLA Leadership and membership denounce in the strongest terms the unconstitutional amendment to the Transitional Constitution of South Sudan, granting the President another three years in power”. Said Cpt. Mabior.

The IO’s Spokesman said that the decision made by Juba is not only another violation of the constitution, but also an indication that the Administration of President Salva Kiir Kuethpiny is not serious about the peace process.

The Transitional Constitution of South Sudan provides procedures for constitutional amendment that must be followed to avoid violations and abuse of power by both the legislature and executive.

“This is clearly set forth in Article 101 (F) FUNCTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT; Article 197 AMENDMENT OF THIS CONSTITUTION”. He said

Whereas, there are several problems that arise from this illegal action, and they are as follows;

  1. Any proposed amendment which seeks to extend the length of a term-limit provision, should not apply to a persons or persons who held or occupied that office, or an equivalents officer, at any time before the amendment. This means an incumbent cannot be a beneficiary to a constitutional amendment which seeks to extent his or her term of office.
  2. Any amendment of the Bill of Rights, Article 25 Freedom of Assembly and Association, Article 26 Rights to Participating and Voting. Parliament alone can’t amend the rights provided in the Bill of Rights; it must be put to a national referendum Article 193.
  3. Article 9 Nature of the Bill of Rights sub article (4) this Bill of Rights shall be upheld by the Supreme Court and other competent courts and monitored by the Human Rights Commissions.
  4. There must be a wider consultative process before any amendment is presented to the Parliament.

“The recent action by the South Sudan Legislature is another serious violation of the Transitional Constitution of South Sudan and the Bill of Rights. This is nothing short of a coup to the people of South Sudan who through universal suffrage elected the Legislative Assembly and the Executive” Read the press.

While Cpt Mabior Garang who is the Chairperson for National Committee for Information and Public Relations put it clear that The SPLM/SPLA are regretting that their partners [SPLM-Juba Faction] in the peace process have abandoned dialogue and have instead opted for political adventurism and aggressive posturing.

“The SPLM/SPLA would like to remind the Administration of President Salva Kiir Kuethpiny and his Allies that there is no military solution to this conflict and would like to caution that an escalation of war is not in our mutual interests nor in the interest of the people of South Sudan” said the IO Spokesman Mabior Garang De Mabior.

The Late son of New Sudan’s founder John Garang De Mabior said that [Them] SPLM/SPLA remains committed to the Addis Ababa and Arusha initiatives as the only way to bring peace to the war torn country, and renew their call to the region and the world to use all means at their disposal to persuade their partners [SPLM-Juba] in peace to return to the negotiating table.

“The SPLM/SPLA also takes this opportunity to renew its call for the release of the AU Report and implementation of targeted sanctions.” Capt. Mabior Garang.

Meanwhile Mabior Garang the Opposition Spokesman send a signal to their fans and supporters to remain vigilant and not be discouraged by actions of the Salva Kiir Administration which He said are intended to derail the peace process, He also said they must stay focused on the Addis and Arusha Processes which will be legally binding and which shall ultimately bring peace to the country.

MABIOR GARANG DE MABIOR (CHAIRPERSON)
NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INFORMATION AND
PUBLIC RELATIONS

20 comments

  • very amazing speech by garang demabior late son of Father foundation new nation

    • sudanes

      The unconstitutional amendment to the constitution and extension of Kiir’s office term.”.does not take any body by surprise. South Sudan has no legitimate constitution at the moment .Mr Kiir is using his own personal one to illegally office the presidency.

  • There is no room,he has go back and apologized or stay in exile. South Sudan is not for family.

    • sudanes

      The unconstitutional amendment to the constitution and extension of Kiir’s office term.”.does not take any body by surprise. South Sudan has no legitimate constitution at the moment .Mr Kiir is using his own personal one to illegally office the presidency.

  • Mabior needs to go back to his JOINT or Marihuana,there is a pure Bongo in Raja County South Sudan.

  • salva kiir will never qualified to do any thing good forever. the current amendment.to extend the president term is unprofessional.that show the current parliament. are not representing the people of south Sudan.they are representing their interest and position.salva kiir have violated the constitution many times while the law maker remain silent.that lead to the total collapse of south Sudan.in 2013 that result in killing of innocent civilians.salva kiir.kiils more then 20.000 to 23.000 thousands in a period of one weeks in juba before the war reach others three states.so do such a persons can be given a chance to leads south Sudan again?that why reform is very important.we need parliament which will never allow a person with criminal background to qualified for election next times.like what happen,security sector need serous reform.economy need reform civil services need reform.

  • opiyo george

    Indeed Your Father Even From Heaven Is Happy Because Your Keeping His True Legacy,not Like Paul Malwang And Kiir Who Planned Your Father’s Death.But My Brother Your A Good Leader Your Father Garang Senior.

  • Jungle regime where the Constitution is disregarded,tramp on and shredded. There will be consequences for everything,for crimes committed and corrupt practice

  • Teach them though they know only planning if money to be stollen

  • south sudan is not for salva kiir and his supporters therefore that unconstitutional amendment was just good for nothing to all of them.

  • It seems like a GLARING week for Mabior Garang Mabior.

  • LUL LUAL JOAK

    to extend presidency in every country who use democracy there must be a election unless its monarcy state
    this extension show that kiir regime is dictator at all .
    no one knows in juba or in some are in south sudan only 9 members of the parliament knows that,.. how it could be.
    kiir go and machar will rule south sudan

  • I thought John Garang was Dark like Night and handsome. Why Mabior looks like TINY GORILLA? Me and my sister love Congo.

    • sudanes

      The unconstitutional amendment to the constitution and extension of Kiir’s office term.”.does not take any body by surprise. South Sudan has no legitimate constitution at the moment .Mr Kiir is using his own personal one to illegally office the presidency.

  • salva kiir must go there is no extension of his term. let him know that he was not elected by parliament.he was elected by the peoples of south Sudan.and the same peoples rejected him,not to be their president any more.

    • SPLM-IO will not rule South Sudan,Riek and Mabior are like babies. John Garang himself was like a baby. Will you like Riek and John Garang to go to everybody home including your own home to play you? Riek has abused Kiir and entire government including some IGAD leaders. Do you know where is Julian Assange and Edward Snowden? Edward Snowden deserve AMNESTY,it was if he didn’t and tell the world what was going.

    • I repeat. Do you know where are those of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden? The day Riek Machar go back to Juba that is the day Assange walk out from Ecuador Embassy, but Snowden deserve Amnesty because he is the one who came out and tell the world what was going on.

  • sudanes

    The unconstitutional amendment to the constitution and extension of Kiir’s office term.”.does not take any body by surprise. South Sudan has no legitimate constitution at the moment .Mr Kiir is using his own personal one to illegally office the presidency.

  • Kir is a puppet to Musivini. And like Mussivini, Kir wants to rule South Sudan for life.
    The whole world and all those who love democracy are praying for South Sudan. And the fight for democracy is good for all South Sudanese.
    It is not a Machar fight.