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Dismissed Aweil deputy mayor refuses to leave office

Author : | Published: Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Deputy Mayor of Aweil Town, who was suspended on Wednesday, has refused to leave office.

Wol Mathok was accused of what the Caretaker Governor Salva Chol described as divisive politics.

He was relieved along with the state government secretary general, Kiir Yor and two SPLM party officials.

The officials were accused of spreading false rumors within the communities and making allegations against the government.

Mr Mathok told Eye Radio that security personnel have been deployed around his house after he rejected the suspension.

He says his suspension is unconstitutional.

“This decision is against the law and the constitution as well because I was appointed,” Mr Wol stated.

“I’m a constitutional post holder and I was brought in the office by a decree. He is not the governor.

“If there is any decision on this matter it should be from the cabinet ministers. I will continue in my office.”

The office of the governor has not commented on the refusal of the deputy mayor to leave office.

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