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SSOA picks Denay Jock Chagor for Jonglei Governor


July 7, 2020 (JUBA) - The South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) has officially picked Denay Jock Chagor, Minister of Higher Education, as Governor of Jonglei State.

Denay Jock Chagor SSOA Spokesman Stephen Lual the decision was made in a meeting of the leadership council on Monday in Juba.

"The Leadership Council agreed to accept the allocation of Jonglei State to SSOA as per the resolution of the President and the First Vice President on the 17th June 2020," Lual said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

He further said that their choice for Chagor was motivated by the fact that "he is the only leader of the SSOA hailing from Jonglei state," he stressed.

Lam Akol National Democratic Movement (NDM) leader had also proposed one of his lieutenants for Governor of Jonglei but the alliance rejected to nominate him.

Asked by Sudan Tribune why they declined the NDM candidate Mahjoub Biel Turuk Lual said because they had agreed to prioritize the leaders of the alliance factions.

Turuk has been leading the SSUM/AF since the death of its founding leader late General Peter Gatdet in May 2018.

The spokesman said that their first preference was Upper Nile State but due to their commitment for peace and speedy formation of the states government, SSOA believes all states of South Sudan are equal and see no reason for further objection.

"Moreover, governing Jonglei or any other state for that matter is not an individual affair but a collective responsibility of the communities in the state and the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity," he stressed

Also, he told Sudan Tribune that they do not have any intention to exclude any of the alliance’s groups.

"You will see soon that the positions allocated to the remaining parties that did not get a portfolio until now," he added without further details.

SSOA has the position of the deputy speaker at the Council of States and some regional legislative assemblies.

NDM leader Lam Akol, on Monday, told Sudan Tribune that his party is targeted by the SPLM-IG of President Kiir.


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  • 7 July 2020 21:44, by Mayendit

    Dr.Lam Akol
    Have you hear about your opposition Alliance leadership councils have sat and pick up the person of choice?. There’s no any connection between the ruling party led by the president Kiir Mayardit. Pointing your fingers to another party is not acceptable but put in mind that, you have been around for a while going back and forth. The South Sudanese people are not stupid so keep singin

    • 8 July 2020 14:11, by Midit Mitot

      We are looking for the solution, any thing that can bring peace we need it.

  • 7 July 2020 21:56, by Mayendit

    Dr. Lam Akol
    Have you heard your opposition Alliance leadership councils have sat down and they pick up the person of choice?. Blaming or complaining about the selection on other ruling party is not acceptable. To be honest with you Akol, you need to retired from playing politics because you have been trying to generated conflicts by thinking you will fit in unfortunately, you could not be fitted

    • 8 July 2020 03:00, by South South

      Lam Akol needs to lick his own wounds. It’s SSOA which agreed to pick a person of their choice. Kiir has nothing to do with it. I am so happy Lam Akol is now crying baby, wicked.

  • 8 July 2020 07:11, by Nueri Dial

    So now Bor are ready to be rule by Nyaborjio right? They were just barking to get AA. Now it is time to build Ngundeng City!

    • 8 July 2020 08:12, by South South

      Nueri Dial,

      This stupid devil called Ngundeng failed to help Nuer in 1991, failed in 2013, failed in 2016 and will not make anything good to Nuer. Second place in South Sudan is a very good place for you. All the governors are appointed by president Kiir and all of them will report to Kiir on the daily basis. If any governor does not meet president’s requirements, he will be removed.

      • 8 July 2020 11:34, by Nueri Dial

        South South,
        If you think it fail, come and check Duk County, you will surprise that no Dinka availability there. They all speak Nuer and ready to be called Lou Nuer instead of Dinka Bor as a result of 2014. Pajut as a result of 1991. Bor invaded Nimule and Sherekat as a result of 2016.Ask Bor living in Minkaman Camp, why they stay in the camp if Bor is free?

        • 9 July 2020 06:50, by South South

          Nueri Dial,

          That’s your imagination Nuer man called Nueri. Nuers as today are in PoCs in Juba, Bor, Malakal, Bentu, why? They are afriad, cowards. Riek ran away to DRC with rotten feet, now he is back to the same position of vice president. Woh, Woh. Every morning in Juba, I see Nuers coming out from PoC, then at night they go with thier hands down.

  • 8 July 2020 10:17, by Jebel Dinka

    So this old man is said to have been born in 1990! Junubin when will you stop lying? Lam Akol should be given that vacant position in cabinet if RTGONU is serious about inclusivity

    • 8 July 2020 11:38, by Nueri Dial

      Jebel Dinka (Kunyjur),
      Where did you get that false information that the guy was born in 1990? Dinka never fail to create lie.

      • 8 July 2020 12:02, by Jebel Dinka

        @ Nueri, check his facebook page idiot.How will I know if it was not posted on his facebook page that he is an American citizen and was born in 1990. May be your nyamnyam was lying to get American green card who knows. Keep denying, you are best known for that. And for your info, am not a Dinka, keep your Dinkaphobia to yourself.

        • 9 July 2020 09:33, by Nueri Dial

          Jebel Dinka,
          You are very arrogant and not ready to learn

          • 9 July 2020 17:29, by Kuch84

            Do the people of Jonglei consider this low lives in the Jonglei than to come and rule them? I doubt so.>>>

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