Juba

Several parliamentary caucus walked out of parliament sesseion on constitution amendment yesterday

Juba – About three different caucuses in the National Parliament walked out of the session on constitutional amendment to grand Kirr powers to create more states, appoint the governors and the state assemblies yesterday in Juba.

Among the caucus were 37 MP from Equatoria Caucus, over 10 SPLM-DC caucus and about four Nuer Parliamentary Caucus

According to an MP contacted by Wangdunkon Media, they “have rejected this tribal proceeding in the parliament and will never accept it whatsoever”

“We walked out of parliament in a sense that the proceeding of the session would not come to effect, but to our surprise they have unanimously endorsed the constitution amendment in a very illegal manner. They were far below 2/3 majority to have right to proceed with the session. they were about 150 person” The MP explained.

The Equatorian MP cited lack of proper procedures in going about this bill as it would first go to the council of state to determine the number of state and their boundaries before it comes to the parliament for endorsement

The SPLM (IO) and the SPLA-G10 have since rejected this move by the goverment pointing it to violation of the recently signed peace agreement in the Country to end the 23 months old conflict.

It’s not yet clear whether there will be any internal or external force to put stop to the implementation of this order which intend to divide the Country ethnically, according to some observers.

SPLM (IO) and G10 are yet to react to this latest progress of the order

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