South Sudan’s former President and
prominent opposition leader Riek Machar
has directed all his opposition ministers
in the unity government to boycott cabinet meetings until the on-going row is contained reports Radio Tamazuj.
All ministers nominated by the armed
opposition party faction should adhere to
the leader’s directive according to the
opposition party SPLM-IO deputy head of
Information and Public relations Manawa
Peter Gatkuoth. He further, said that the
SPLM-IO ministers still attending the
cabinet meetings in Juba were supporting the newly appointed Vice President Taban Deng Gai who was recently appointed by President Salva Kiir following a spark of violence in the country.
Machar has called the appointment of Taban Deng Gai by President Salva Kiir as “illegal” and claims to still be the vice President of South Sudan.
“On Tuesday, the UN warned President
Kiir that any political appointments must
be consistent with last August’s peace deal that ended nearly two years of civil war – under the agreement, the vice president must be chosen by the armed opposition faction.” Said the report by Radio Tamazuj.