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NBGS gubernatorial candidate pledges to bring development


By Ngor Arol Garang

February 25, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — An independent candidate contesting governor post in the southern State of northern Bahr el Ghazal, General Dau Aturjong Nyuol, has, while addressing his first ever public rally pledged to bring developmental changes in the area.

Thousands of inhabitants filled Aweil town freedom Square to witness the launching rally amidst dances and traditional celebrations from residents in the area conveying signs showing need for real change.

In his electoral campaign speech at the launching rally, the candidate, who addressed crowd of his supporters estimated to be 10, 000, people at Aweil freedom Square on Wednesday 24, urged local population to exercise their democratic right to elect credible leaders at the voting day.

"The upcoming elections allow you choose leaders of your choice, people you trust to manage your affairs without betraying them," he said. "You do not need to elect them based on parental linkage but on principles with programs beneficial to you in your respected localities. This is the meaning of the peace. Peace does not mean absence of gun sound but lack of visible developmental projects."

Therefore, he underscored that Aweil needs efficient administration able to pay more attention to peace and stability, unity among people, good governance and accountability with special focus on community based developmental projects such as building and establishment of agricultural and educational facilities, health care units, clean drinking water; roads to name but few.

"These are not electoral campaign proposals. They are plans which will be implemented if you elect me as your next governor because some of you who were with me in the bush know me to attest," he said.

He was referring to record of his achievements while serving as brigade commander when he bought military jeeps, vans, and uniforms, built new military barrack at Wunyiik and sent more officers and none commissioned officers for military training in and outside South Sudan during war.

"We have been served by leaders appointed to govern our affairs based on presidential prerogatives but this system is shifting to popular rule in April. By the end of April, a government brought by public majority shall have been installed to look after our affairs," he said Honorable Arthur Akuien Chol who was present at the launching rally.

The General whose electoral slogan reads ’United we stand; divided we fall’ said his elected government will be determined to draw community attention to working together for good governance and better services delivery.

The gubernatorial contestant campaigns with proposals including provision of equitable social services, development of law enforcement agents, economic growth through generation and utilization of local resources, access to clean drinking water and sanitation, restoration of cultural practices and dignity regardless of social status, fair power sharing among others.

Dau is a veteran soldier who joined SPLA while young as student and served till January 2010 when he succumbed for pressure on him to stand as gubernatorial candidate.


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  • 26 February 2010 04:38, by Jupiter Maguangdit

    Go a head Gen. Aturjong and for sure you will win the forth up coming elections in Aweil.However, be aware of rigging the results by your opponents.

    • 26 February 2010 05:22, by manyok R

      Ten thousand attendees at a political rally is clearly a slap in the face of organized crime groups who considered and called themselves SPLM Political Bureau. They almost got away getting rid of the peoples’ choice our great hero General Dau Atrujong.

      Our peoples in my Jongluei State must do the same against criminally handpicked Governor Koul Manyang over other two peoples’ choices, heroes General G. Athor and the other one whom I forgot his name.

      No, doubt Koul Manyang was a beloved hero we are proud of his character, but he has to go because he became part of criminal looters who pretended to be leaders. Gen Dau is not only going to win but will win big against the criminally handpicked candidate incumbent P Malong.

      Now ten thousands is a huge force to be intimidated as power hungry incumbents wanted to steal elections across all states. They better recognize the real power of the peoples than to turn our spla’s forces against their own peoples.

  • 26 February 2010 05:34, by Oduck Bol

    Independent Oyeeeeeeeee,Independent Oyeeeeeeee. Go ahead G. Dau. The victory is yours. Do not worry about theives. Civilians caught them.

  • 26 February 2010 06:04, by Controller

    Great speech General Dau Aturjong Nyuol

    People of Northern Bhar el Ghazal State need a united leader like you.

    It is very clear that you will be next governor of Northern Bhar el Ghazal State, in just a matter of one month.

    At this movement, people of Southern Sudan can not afford SPLA candidates in all ten states to be their governors.

    SPLA candidates are full of criminal corruptions againts their own people.

    It is time for change, or this country gonna run red with blood again if people do n’t make change.


  • 26 February 2010 06:40, by babadit

    We wishes you a successful campaign in NBGS , but make sure thatb you maintain peace in your campaign.

    • 26 February 2010 11:05, by Yai Marach

      Thanks and sincerely goes to all those who need changes to take place in Aweil, thanks guys, Aweil people never turned their back to Southerners since the beginning of the struggle and we are still loyal to that till we achieve our freedom in 2011.


      • 26 February 2010 12:12, by Mike Mike

        We are really felt very happy and proud for the speech made by general Dau Aturjong over the thausand of people in Aweil Town for his good work done to the people of Mading Aweil as well as people of South Sudan in general. These are the services that a true leader can do to his people and it is for sure all what he mentioned in his speech are true one he did them in present of me when i was still working with SPLA/ M as a communication officer at Wunyiik in 1999. He was the one who signed peace with Measiria in Warawar and established that Market of warawar in 1990 and including the Market of Mangar Ater general dau was the one who initiated all those market and they are main Market now which are investing alots of Sudanese Pound to the government of Northern Bahr- el Ghazal state. So General dau actually is a very strong person with good vision to lead his people to a promised lives.

  • 26 February 2010 08:14, by Ly Soso

    Great job people of Aweil, its time for a real free man to speak out. you have been there General you have seen it, you have tested you have fought, you have gone days no food no water even no sleeping to make sure your people are free not only from Arab as human but from the dirty politic that impose on people of south sudan and specialy people of Aweil.

    let me now here those who say you are not an SPLA, because those one who keep saying that they are the one behind the father of the movement death and they will alway use SPLA/M as a cover for thier dirty dead, thinking that they are the only one fought for south sudan they have even forteen Blue Nile and Nuba People

    Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrdom is coming tomorrow

  • 26 February 2010 11:20, by Time1

    If Dau Aturjong Nyuol wins or SPLM candidate wins there will be no problem because he is a patriotic citizens who have already shown his commitment to the struggle and to his people and country.

  • 26 February 2010 23:00, by Cherninco

    Why no one (from SPLM/A)harassing General Dau in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State like his fellow independent candidates in other parts of Southern Sudan? I mean he is defying SPLM as did SPLM-DC and other independent candidates, and could be labeled as an NCP associate, just like others are doing their best labeling SPLM-DC. Yet, he is left loose campaigning like he wishes with no hindrance. Why is that double standard? Can any one answer?


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