July 14th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s SPLM-IO Youth League allied to the country’s former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar have condemned what it called illegal term extension of the incumbent government of Salva Kiir Mayardiit.
On Thursday, the South Sudan’s parliament extended its own term before extending that of the government in the same motion: a move strongly opposed by the world especially, the Troika, South Sudan’s peace guarantors and largest aid providers.
In a statement extended to the Nyamilepedia on Saturday, the SPLM-IO Youth League in Uganda condemns the ‘illegal’ term extension by the South Sudan’s parliament which was also condemned by most of the region.
“SPLM(IO) Youth League in Uganda condemns the extension of the term of the current Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) by the so-called National Legislative Assembly in strongest term possible,” the statement said.
The statement said the move by the South Sudan government to extend its life do not only violates the South Sudan constitution, but also undermine the ongoing process by the region to find amicable solution to the ongoing peace process to achieve peace in the country.
“The extension of the term of the TGoNU is not only serious violation of the constitution of the Republic of South Sudan but also a violation of the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) initiated by the regional bloc IGAD. The illegal extension of the term is in itself means undermining the effort exerted by International Community, IGAD, AU and United Nations to bring sustainable peace in South Sudan,” the statement further said.
The statement argued that the current parliament which passed the motion does not have the legitimacy to extend the term of the current regime due to the fact that it does not represent the people of South Sudan.
“The current National legislative Assembly has no legitimacy to extend the term of TGoNU or to pass any sort of bills due to the aforementioned fact, and therefore, it is illegal and it neither reflects any interest of South Sudan nor does it present the people of South Sudan,” the statement added.