By Abraham Agoth
AWEIL, 20 June 2012 [Gurtong] - The Assembly had been closed following persistent squabbles reportedly masterminded by some top SPLM members in the state secretariat.
The re-opening was called by the State Governor Paul Malong Awan who instructed the Deputy Speaker Achol William Amuoi to invite all the legislators for the reopening.
The impeached Speaker Aguer Wol Aguer has accused the State Governor of the woes faced by the Assembly.
He told Gurtong that the wrangles started in April this year when a section of legislators ganged up to disrupt house business and to oust him.
Among the accusations raised included insubordination and failure by the Assembly to deliberate on the 2011/2012 state budget.
The members had called for Aguer’s resignation over the impasse.
He said he was willing to step down once the constitutional procedures are followed to impeach him.
He attributed the standoff to his stand on taxation of the MP’s salaries.