The chairman of the South Sudan National Youth Union has been suspended.
South Sudan’s minister of youth and sports, Albino Bol Dhieu, issued a ministerial order this evening suspending Gola Boyoi Gola, the Chairperson of the South Sudan National Youth Union (SSNYU).
This comes after two letters purportedly written by Gola and sent to Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al Sisi and Sudanese Transitional Supreme Council Deputy Chair Gen. Mohamed Hamadan Daglo emerged on social media.
“In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by article 114(1) of the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan 2011 and amended 2015, and vide Presidential Decree No (33) 2020 read in conjunction with article 46(1) of the Constitution of the South Sudan National Youth Union (SSNYU), I Dr. Albino Bol Dhieu, the National Minister of Youth and Sports of the Revitalized Government of National Unity, do hereby issue this Ministerial order no: 12/2022 for the suspension of the
The suspensions are in response to “the two claimed letters submitted to H.E the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and H.E the Deputy President of the Sudan Sovereign Council, respectively,” according to the order.
Bol then established an investigating group led by the chairman of the youth commission at the Ministry of Youth and Sport, with members from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Security Service, and the Vice-Office President’s for Youth and Gender Cluster.
According to the ruling, the committee “must examine the authenticity of the purported written papers” and “shall investigate how feasible it is for the chairwoman of SSNYU to directly address the heads of states and governments of other countries, disregarding all diplomatic channels and conventions required.”
It said that the committee “shall present its findings and recommendations within 15 working days of the date of the execution of this Ministerial directive” and that “the Investigation Committee shall be situated at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.”