JUBA — South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit who doubles as chairman of the ruling SPLM faction has just nominated SPLM acting Secretary-General Jemma Nunu Kumba for speaker of parliament, senior government official tells Sudans Post.
This comes a day after the president called for an urgent meeting of the SPLM members of parliament. That meeting is now yet being held at the Freedom Hall in Juba being chaired by Kiir.
Speaking to Sudans Post, a senior SPLM official who is currently at the Freedom Hall in Juba said the proposal was made by Kiir for several SPLM members including vice-president for economic cluster James Wani Igga but ended in favor of Jemma Nunu Kumba who is also the minister of parliamentary affairs.
“A consensus has been reached and Jemma Nunu Kumba is the SPLM nominee for the speaker of the parliament given to us by the revitalized peace agreement,” the official said.