Bor, Jonglei State – The speaker of South Sudan’s Transitional National Legislative Assembly, Anthony Lino Makana has resigned following a serious pressure from Members of National Assembly.
On Sunday, Lino Makana handed his resignation during a ruling party (SPLM) caucus meeting chaired by President Salva Kiir in Juba.
Makana has been under pressure from lawmakers, who allegedly accused him of mismanaging the national assembly’s affairs during his times in office.
On November 20, 2019, the National Transitional Legislative Assemby given Makana 72 hour to leave office or face impeachment.
The embattled speaker was, among other accusations, faulted for failing to present the Auditor General’s reports to the assembly.
Meanwhile, President Kiir applauded Makana’s move to resign instead of allowing to be impeached by the country’s lawmakers.
The South Sudanese, according to the Presidential Press Unit (PPU), urged the incoming speaker to consider retaining the two deputy speakers should they be exonerated from what led to Makana’s exit.
“Otherwise, they would then be asked to also submit their resignation,” he told the SPLM caucus.
Makana, who represents Yambio County, became speaker in July 2016 replacing Mangok Rundial.