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SPLM sack Lakes state official over leaked document

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March 22, 2013 (RUMBEK) – South Sudan’s ruling party has dismissed their director for administration and finance in Lakes state, Andrew Macuor Romdhel, accusing him of not cooperating with the party’s acting secretary in the state, Mabor Ater Dhuol.

After Romdhel was dismissed on Wednesday the contents of his office were immediately seized by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).

The former official in the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) is suspected to have leaked to the press a list of 38 party members who had put themselves forward for positions in an expected reshuffle among the state’s advisors, ministers and commissioners by the new caretaker governor.

Romdhel strongly denies the charges and has accused Mabor Ater Dhuol of dismissing anyone who objected to his highly contentious appointment as Lakes state’s acting secretary of the SPLM last month.

“I have not sent any document that indicated 38 members of SPLM [were] seeking [a] political position. My work is to administrate things related to money and administrative relative issues”, Romdhel told Sudan Tribune.

There has been unrest within the SPLM in Lakes state since Dhuol’s controversial appointment, which was objected to by many in the SPLM’s State Liberation Council (SLC).

However, the SPLM’s state chairperson, Daniel Awet Akot, resisted demands to reconsider the appointment of Dhuol, whose swearing in ceremony in February was boycotted by many senior SPLM officials who complained that the process of his selection was unconstitutional.

Akot, who is a member of the SPLM’s political bureau and is the deputy speaker of South Sudan National Legislative Assembly, failed in his attempt to be the SPLM’s candidate for governor in the 2010 general elections.

Some Lakes state politicians accuse Akot of seeking to avenge those who voted against his selection in 2010 by imposing Dhuol as the acting secretary. They also claim that Akot was behind a decision by South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, to remove the elected governor of Lakes state, Chol Tong Mayay, in January 2013.

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  • 23 March 2013 06:43, by George Bol

    Encourage military governor Matur Chut to do his thing to make Lake state better. No other needed in Lake State but military leader. I like the way Taban Deng Gai ruled Unity State other the state would be a militia nest.

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    • 23 March 2013 07:06, by Nuer Empire

      Oh ce comment ke liele en George Bol

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      • 23 March 2013 07:33, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

        If Adrew Macuor Romdhel is connected to the list of 38 candidates who applied for the political posts, then acting secratary general is right to act so.

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      • 23 March 2013 07:35, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

        If Adrew Macuor Romdhel is connected to the list of 38 candidates who applied for the political posts posted on the websit, then acting secratary general is right to act so.

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    • 23 March 2013 07:28, by Amantiel Kem

      What a shame to Mabor Ater and Lake state SPLM chairperson who appointed him! What is the connection of the document leaked with director for Admin & Finance? Why not suck private secretary instead of director? Has Mabor already intended to suck the director before he assumes office? If not then why not form investigation committee before sucking him?

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  • 23 March 2013 07:56, by New Government

    we have good leaders in lakes state now, the revealing of documents in lakes was a big problem.Mabor that is good example, you reveal government secret you must be dismiss full stop.no matter mr secretary you are on the right truck.

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  • 23 March 2013 09:26, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear caretaker governor
    Some formers ministers, commissioners, director generals of Chol Tong including state acting secretary of the SPL M are working against your authority, why I said that all secrets documents with your signatures are being scanned in computer & revealed to the public which doesn’t happened during Chol term, please change them or they will change you, all your office secrets

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  • 23 March 2013 09:27, by Alfredo christiani

    are known to the entire community of South Sudan, they are trying to sabotages your excellence job in the state

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  • 23 March 2013 16:13, by Mapuor

    Hahah one really wonders as to how much each of the 38 candidates paid as registeration fees.Mabor Ater is a johnny comelately and has no moral right to dismiss a stalwart who not just registered his name in the SPLM by paying 15 SSP for membership card,he moved to Bilfam,trained as combatant and fought perilous battles for SPLM.Now is this his fate?

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  • 24 March 2013 05:08, by Samuel Malual

    President Salva Kiir will soon choose between Daniel Awet Akot, Matur Chut Dhuol and the newly appointed SPLM secretary General Mabior Ater Dhuol or citizens of Lakes State. These three individuals are not our respresentative because they are serving their own interest in Lake state.

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