South Sudan: MP Animu’s appointment revoked over ‘nationality issues’

Published: 22/May/2021
Source: Eye Radio (Juba)

By Jale Richard

President Salva Kiir has revoked the appointment of Afekuru Animu Risasi as a member of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly.

Kiir then appointed Hon. Joseph Lual Achuil from the SPLM party as a replacement.

No reasons were cited for the change announced on state TV on Friday evening.

Animu was appointed nearly two weeks ago under the Other Political Parties (OPP) ticket.

But her appointment caused public uproar with some netizens questioning her nationality, alleging that she is a Ugandan national.

The community of Lujule Payam of Morobo County—where she allegedly hails, disowned her in a public statement.

Some people shared photos of her passport and nationality cards—one indicating she is a South Sudanese, while the other shows she is a Ugandan national.

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Themes: Dual Nationality, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: South Sudan
Year: 2021