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Machar appoints governors for S. Sudan’s new states

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July 14, 2017(JUBA) – The leader of South Sudan’s armed opposition faction, Riek Machar on Friday appointed governors in the country’s newly created states of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Lol and Gbudue.

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South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar addresses a news conference in Uganda’s capital Kampala January 26, 2016 (Reuters photo)

“Pursuant to the resolution of the SPLM-IO Political Bureau September 23, 2016, I Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, Chairman and Commander-In-Chief, SPLM/SPLA (IO) do hereby appoint Cde Adhar Ajak Chol as governor of Lol State, Cde Samson Michael Masiya as governor of Gbudwe State and Cde Mubarak Deng Duang as governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State with effect from 14 July 2017,” reads Machar’s letter.

The rebel leader’s spokesperson, Lam Kuei said the exercise was a normal procedure done after recommendations from the grass-root.

He, however, described the appointment of the new governors of three South Sudan states as spart of the movement’s re-organization.

“Some of the appointed governors have defected to Juba [South Sudan capital] and others got promoted in the SPLM/SPLA (IO) army ranks and others given new assignments,” Lam said.

The South Sudanese conflict started in 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused Machar of a coup attempt. Since then, tens of thousands of people been killed and over 2 million displaced.

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  • 16 July 2017 08:18, by Malakal county Simon

    Congratulations to them!!!!

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    • 16 July 2017 11:37, by Mopedi

      Comrade Dr. Riek.
      This will not bring peace in this country, you are betrayed by you own nuers, nuers will never be trusted in future because few are tolerance the rest are food lover, how can a cow support a lion?. For me the unity of Nuers is the fall of Kiri’s regime nothing beyond that.

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    • 16 July 2017 18:53, by Mi diit

      Congratulations to the governors.

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  • 16 July 2017 08:27, by Newsudan

    wonders will never cease in South Sudan. even prisoner has a gut to appoint his own governors.

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    • 16 July 2017 21:04, by lino

      You better believe it brother. Do you think Arab teach you great thing to be proud of?! Only how to steal and grab others $$$ and other corruptions regardless of your education or tribe!!!

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  • 16 July 2017 10:54, by Theone

    The same Riek Machar who rejected the creation of those states and now appointed useless "governors"

    This man needs a mental check,NOT A KHARTOUM CHECK.

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    • 16 July 2017 11:16, by Redeemer

      I wonder why should a strong and educated leader allows himself to become like someone who has never been in the clas. even a cattle keeper can knows how to play his cards

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      • 16 July 2017 17:12, by Nairobimitot

        Redeemer
        If you have a Ph.D. and a very educated, and you want to become a president as your only goal you want to achieve in your whole life, you can be blind and cannot see very well, and that is what is going on in South Africa. If you are selfish, and you only want yourself and your self-interest, you can become blind, and there are signs that it is happening.

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  • 16 July 2017 17:19, by Nairobimitot

    Redeemer
    IF you have many ladies and girlfriends from around the World, you can become blind and cannot see because your mind will be so confused. What is a Ph.D. compare to many women who are very beautiful, it is useless. You are going to become blind. Point two, the people of are Riek Machar supporters do not know what Riek is doing. They are too blind. Point three, you need to help them get out of that problematic situation, by giving them food and medicine so that they come and look on your face. They will smile and laugh with you. Give them a chance to know about the government by showing a good example to them first. They need a break from Riek mindset

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