Jan 07, 2016(Nyamilepedia) — A leading politician in SPLM/SPLA in Opposition, Amb. Aguer Rual, questions the appointment of members of parliament representing Warrap State in what would be a Transitional Government of National Unity(TGNU).
According to Ambassador Aguer Rual, the former Military governor of Lol State, currently a senior adviser in SPLM/SPLA-IO Chairman office, the politicians appointed to represent Warrap state in TGNU are not active members of SPLM/SPLA in Opposition and therefore they should not be rewarded.
“the appointed members haven’t played active role and also they are new in the movement and thus no reward for such people” Aguer said.
The former SPLM/SPLA Representative to Australia, Mr. Aguer, believes that some of the appointed MPs lack popular support from Warrap’s IO camp and therefore they should wait.
“they are not member of the SPLM IO and also they have no supporters.” Aguer continued.
According to Aguer, the SPLM/SPLA IO leadership did not consult the native of Warrap State in the opposition and therefore such appointment are contrary to the constitution and norms of the SPLM/SPLA in Opposition.
The adviser calls on his Chairman, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, to nullify such appointments until a popular selection, based on consultations, is finalized for approval by the senior officials from Warrap state.
“As the reasons above are important and can affect our leadership I request the Chairman Dr Riek to revise his decision and give chance to our members for more consultation.” said Aguer Rual, the former Military Governor of SPLM/SPLA-IO’s Lol State.
According to the list presented to JMEC by the IO Chief Negiator, Gen. Taban Deng Gai on Monday, Warrap State would be represented by two officials, Dr. Matueny Mourwel Matueny and Ms. Yolanda Awel Deng.
Hon. Yolanda Awel is the wife of the current military governor of Lol State, Mr. Agel R. Machar.
Similar concerns were also raised on social media by active officials of SPLM/SPLA in Opposition from Jonglei and Unity States.