April 26th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Members of South Sudan’s Other Political Parties (OPP) have terminated the membership of its leader. Peter Mayen who is also the chairman of People’s Liberal Party over sexual misconduct, a spokesman said on Thursday.
Peter Mayen was briefly detained last week after he was accused of having sexual affairs with someone’s wife at a hotel where he is accommodated in Juba.
The Other Political Parties comprises of ANC, USAP, UDP, UDSF, National Alliance, and the alliance of political Parties led by Peter Mayen.
Speaking to the Eye Radio on Thursday, the spokesman for OPP, Albino Akol Atak, said Peter Mayen violated the group’s internal code of conduct and Business Regulation.
“What do we do and what do we say if somebody in his hotel room with a woman and police came based on the complaint of the relatives,” asked Akol. “We talked with the relatives, yes, they did confirm whatever way they told us, this was what happened. He has already committed it and it’s confirmed that he did it.”
He said Mayen cannot continue to enjoy the membership because he violates internal regulations and that’s why they decided to terminate Mayen’s membership.
“Somebody who has violated this will no longer be a member of OPP and that’s why we sat down and terminated his membership.”
It is unclear if this will include Mayen’s group or will condition his group to nominate another person.