Central Equatoria State, News

SPLM-IO lawmaker resigns

By Gladys Fred Kole


An SPLM-IO Member of Parliament, former opposition chief whip in the Central Equatorial State Transitional Legislative Assembly has resigned.

MP. Dabe Francis Elisama Murye tendered a resignation letter, a copy that this outlet has seen.

Murye stated that during the two years of service as opposition chief whip, he undoubtedly discharged his duties consciously and diligently with dignity and integrity.

“While I have mentored members with capabilities to actively and meaningfully participate in the day-to-day businesses of the assembly, I have assurance that no significant leadership gap will ever arise as a result of my decision” he expressed it in the letter.

According to him, parliament is an arm of government that discharges its legislative, oversight, and representative responsibilities.

“Working in an unelected parliament whose leadership survives on manipulation of its rules and procedures and breaches of laws, it’s difficult and unbearable as a lawmaker. It’s therefore my moral right and constitutional responsibility to tender my resignation,” Dabe stated his intention to quit.

The lawmaker was appointed to the CES assembly in late 2021 and sworn in in February 2022 along with other state lawmakers.

But in May this year, the speaker, Rt. Hon. Peter Wani Elia Kulang, also an SPLM-IO party member suspended MP. Murye as opposition chief whip.

Although Murye’s suspension was lifted, he was replaced from the post of chief whip.

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