The spokesperson for South Sudan’s first vice president Dr. Riek Machar has said president Salva Kiir’s move to sack Angelina Teny from the defense ministry was done without consultations.
“The Republican decree issued this evening ( Friday) by president Salva Kiir on relieve of Hon. Angelina Teny and switch of ministries of Defense & Veterans Affairs and Interior is unilateral.” Puok Both Baluang, the spokesperson for Dr. Riek Machar wrote on his facebook page.
President Salva Kiir Mayardit issued a republic decree on Friday sacking the country’s defense minister Angelina Teny and Interior minister Mahmoud Solomon.
The country’s 2018 peace deal dictates that the Ministry of Defense and Veterans Affairs be under the Sudan People’s Libration Movement in Opposition or SPLM-IO whereas the Ministry of Interior be under the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Government or SPLM-IG.
President Salva Kiir on Friday in another decree switched the ministries, saying the ministry of defense will now be controlled by SPLM-IG whereas the ministry of interior will go to SPLM-IO