Aweil: Northern Bahr el Ghazal state assembly remains closed until further notice after the Speaker was stopped from reopening it two weeks ago following allegations that he is unfit to lead it.
The Speaker, Aguer Wol, said he was barred from reopening the assembly on Monday May 7, after a three months’ recess, because some Members of Parliament (MPs) had signed a motion against him.
Wol, however, said that the actions of the MPs were illegal because they signed the motion during recess.
“There are thirty members who signed a motion against me while the assembly was not in session, which is not legal,” Wol said.
Wol noted that when he was called by the SPLM chairperson who is also the Governor, Paul Malong and secretary, he was only shown the alleged petition but no names and signatures.
Wol has now vowed to seek redress.
“I think this one needs serious legal experts to see into it and then it will be put as agenda to be discussed,” he said.
Wol blamed an MP he did not name for being behind the motion.
Most MPs refused to comment on the matter fearing that they could be dismissed from Parliament, although they are democratically elected MPs.
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Friday, 7 September 2012