Third deputy speaker appointment of the TNLA is meant to come before the specialized committee’s chairman appointment—OPP.
The Other Political Parties (OPP) have claimed that President Salva Kiir’s administration is delaying the appointment of the third deputy speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA), despite the fact that they have provided the name of their candidate since last year.
Albino Akol Atak, the OPP’s spokesperson, explained in a Radio Tamazuj report seen by NCMP that the appointment of the third deputy speaker of the TNLA was even supposed to take place before the appointment of chairpersons of specialized committees and that his party nominated Kornelio Kon Ngu, the leader of the National Alliance of Political Parties.
He said that the most crucial problem was OPP’s nomination of the third deputy speaker of the TNLA, and that the peace deal required OPP to select the office bearer.
“This was planned to happen even before the chairpersons of the specialized committees were nominated.” “We as the OPP recommended our candidate for the job a long time ago, but he has yet to be appointed,” Akol said. “We decided on our nomination and handed it to Tut Gatluak, the president of the National Transitional Committee, who was to transmit it to President Salva Kiir for approval.” The president is next required to provide the speaker of parliament the name to be sworn in.”
“We performed all of these procedures,” he said, “but the process stalled and frozen at the president’s office.” “So we’re asking where the difficulty is with this issue since the peace treaty is pretty explicit on it.”
The OPP mouthpiece urged President Kiir to send the name of their nominee for the position of third deputy speaker to the speaker of parliament for swearing-in because parliament is currently not fully constituted because the OPP representative to the leadership of the house is not present to participate in decision-making.
“We’ve inquired what’s causing the delay, but all we’ve gotten is that the problem will be fixed.” “If there is an issue, they must notify us,” Akol said. “Hon. Kornelia Kon is our candidate, and we provided her name before May of last year.” We have had disputes in the OPP on many subjects in the past, but we unanimously decided to nominate Hon. Don for the post of third deputy speaker.”
On why the OPP nominations for chairpersons of specialized committees were not announced with the SPLJM and SPLM-IO on Monday, Akol said that conversations were underway among the OPP’s constituent parties and that it was not a huge concern.
“The issue is not that we have a major problem as OPP, but the fact is that we are doing some discussions.” We were allocated three slots as OPP for chairpersons and deputies of the specialized committees. “In the revised peace accord, the OPP was allotted 8% of the power-sharing matrix,” Akol said. “As a result, the OPP will get three of the 35 specialized committee slots in the transitional national parliament.”
“These posts must be distributed among the various parties that comprise the OPP,” he continued. We divided the slots among the parties, and some have already returned the names of their candidates, while others are still in the process. I’m certain it’ll be finished by today (Wednesday) or tomorrow.”