South Sudanese Labour and Public Service minister, Gen. Gabriel Lam, has resigned. He cited his reason for resignation as an uncomfortable and the inconsistency in President Salva Kiir’s leadership,
He is a member of the opposition faction headed by Mr Taban Deng Gai, Africa Review reports.
President Kiir is running a national unity government, which Lam has described as partial. Gen. Lam said he was unhappy with the direction President Kiir was leading the country. He stated that his resignation is with effect from February 17.
“Without wasting much of your time, ladies and gentlemen of the press, I Lt. General Gabriel Duop Lam, the National Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development in the republic of South Sudan, with sound mind and excellent rule of reasoning, do hereby officially resign.
“I resign from the position of being the minister in the so called Government of National Unity with effect from February 17.” The copies of his resignation letter was circulated to the media on Friday.
He thus declared allegiance to the rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar, Machar is laeding an armed struggle against the government of President Kiir.
It should also be noted that last week, a top army commander, Gen. Thomas Cirilo, cut ties with President Kiir and quit military service.