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Unity state’s Taban Deng sworn in as governor

By James Gatdet Dak

May 18, 2010 (JUBA) – The elected governor of Sudan’s oil rich Unity state, Taban Deng Gai, has been sworn in, making him the first governor-elect to take oath of office in Southern Sudan following the declaration of elections results about three weeks ago.

Gai, who has been the state’s governor since 2005, was sworn in on Monday before 48 elected members of the state parliament. He was also the first to be declared by the National Elections Commission (NEC) as winner in Southern Sudan states’ gubernatorial elections.

Following his swearing in ceremony, Gai said his newly re-elected administration will commit itself to delivery of services and maintain security in the state.

Other elected governors are also expected to follow suit in the next few days or early next week after convening of their respective state assemblies.

The President-elect of the Government of Southern Sudan, Salva Kiir M
ayardit, is scheduled to be sworn-in on Friday, 21st May before the elected members of the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly.

Kiir and his Vice President-designate, Dr. Riek Machar, shall then form the next government in Juba while governors shall form their respective state governments.

(ST)