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NCP announces candidates for governorships of nine S. Sudan states

January 19, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – The party of General Omar Al-Bashir today announced candidates to stand for the governorships of nine states of South Sudan. At the headquarters of the National Congress Party in Khartoum, lists were announced for the party’s candidates for the Southern governorships as well as legislative seats.

The NCP will contest in South Sudan’s constituencies for the National Assembly and the South Sudan Legislative Assembly. It will later announce its candidate for the presidency of South Sudan. The party will have to compete with the dominant party of the semi-autonomous Southern region, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

Table: National Congress Party and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement Governors Candidates for Southern States

State SPLM NCP
Upper Nile Simon Kun Puoc None announced
Unity Taban Deng Paul Leli
Warrap Nyandeng Malek Deliec Mayur Akej
Jonglei Kuol Manyang Juuk Joseph Dower Jacob
Eastern Equatoria Louis Lobong Lojore Andalla Albert
Central Equatoria Clement Wani Konga James Luro
Western Equatoria State Jemma Nunu Kumba Awad Kashanga
Lakes Chol Tong Mayay Thomas Pan Melik
Northern Bahr El-Ghazal Paul Malong Awan Joseph Ajwang
Western Bahr El-Ghazal Rizig Zakaria Hassan Steven Musa

(ST)