Gola Boyoi denies being National Security officer after calls for his resignation
The chairman of South Sudan National Union Gola Boyoi has said he has never served in National Security or army.
Gola released a statement on Sunday after section of social media users called for his resignation following President Kiir’s order prohibiting active soldiers from participating in politics.
“Although serving in the army could be an honor for every patriotic citizen to serve the nation, I have never served in the Army or any other regular forces in general,” said Gola in a statement on social media.
He accused his political opponents of being behind the allegations saying that the politicking period is done and they should instead join him in working for the betterment of the youth.
“I was astonished to see some people, especially some youth, peddling the unsubstantiated allegations of 2019, when I was contesting for the SSNYU Chairmanship. Yes, I didn’t take it serious that time for I knew it was the electioneering period and anything could be coined up against the aspirant,” he said.
“… the politicking period is over. And instead of stabbing me at the back every now and then, I kindly advice you to join your hands with me and work for the betterment of our youth.” He added.
Gola has long been accused of being a captain at National Security officer.
President Kiir on New Year’s Eve issued a republican order banning soldiers serving in the army and regular forces from participating in national or communal politics.
The order has been welcomed by many citizens on social media who are now calling on army generals who are currently serving in various political posts to retire from the army or quit politics.