Kiir has ‘final authority’ to remove anyone including Machar – Makuei
South Sudan information minister Michael Makuei Lueth has said that President Salva Kiir Mayardit is the final authority and can remove any government official including First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
JUBA, MARCH 10, 2023 (SUDANS POST) – South Sudan information minister Michael Makuei Lueth has said that President Salva Kiir Mayardit is the final authority that appoints and remove officials from position and has the power to dismiss First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar.
The senior government official made the remarks while addressing journalists in Juba on Friday following a council of ministers meeting chaired by President Kiir and attended by his first deputy Machar.
“There is no provision which talk about the allocation of positions in accordance with the provisions of the revitalized peace agreement. The agreement of course talks of sharing of power,” Makuei told journalists on Friday evening.
The senior government official said that the president – according to the revitalized peace agreement – is the final authority that appoints and removes officials and can do so in the case of First Vice President Machar.
“Even the SPLM-IO, even Riek Machar was appointed by the president. So, the final authority that makes appointments is the president and is the final authority that relieves,” Makuei added.
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