DC demands immediate appointment of State MPs

DC demands immediate appointment of State MPs
DC Chairman Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec (centre) with his new appointed MPs in their head office (photo credit: Alex Bullen/City Review)

The Democratic Change (DC) party has called on the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) to speed up the appointment of State Members of Parliament to address issues affecting citizens in the states.

Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec, DC Chairman who is also the National Minister of Animal Resources and Fisher said although parties were committed to the peace implementation in the country, there was still more to be done.

“We are calling on the high authorities, especially the signatories to the agreement to immediately consider the appointment of State MPs,” Nyikwec said.

He made the call in an event organized by the DC party to honor their newly appointed MPs to the Reconstituted-Transitional National Legislative Assembly (R-TNLA) and Council of State.

Mr. Nyikwec said there were a lot of problems in the states adding that some of those issues can be easily solved if there was a fully established government in place.

He said appointing the state legislators would help in the easy delivery of service to rural communities.

“The immediate appointment of the State Members of Parliament and graduation of the unified forces is really key and seriously needed at this critical moment,” Nyikwec stressed.

He said if the country’s army was unified, then it would be easy to address the rampant cases of insecurity in the states.

Minister Nyikwec further called on his newly appointed DC MPs to work according to the will of their public saying representing community voice was very important.

“You are here to represent the voice of your communities. Therefore, you must listen to your communities and know their problems,” he added.

He also called on the holdout groups and Sudan People Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) to resolve their internal issues peacefully to avoid further conflict in the country.

“I also take this time to call on the hold out groups of other opposition to join the peace process in the country. War cannot take us anywhere, let us come together and discuss things together and unite for the common interest of citizens.”

Less than a year to the end of the transitional period, Members of Parliament at the state level are yet to be appointed.