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NBGS: NEC announces caretaker governor Malong as winner


By Ngor Arol Garang

April 24, 2010 (WUNROK) — The National Election Commission has today afternoon, at announced caretaker Governor and SPLM candidate for the gubernatorial post Paul Malong Awan Anei as winner of the poll.

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Paul Malong Awan (Photo form P.M. Awan website)

Governor Malong, who was contesting the position with the Independent candidate General Dau Aturjong Nyuol, initially led low in preliminary results locally announced in most polling stations in the three counties of Aweil North, West and south. General Dau wherewas in the lead.

However he picked up during additional two days given to compensate hours lost due to confusion and misplacement of voting materials and names of the eligible voters following official complaints calling for extension to seven day by the SPLM.

These additional days saw myriad of reports and accusations of intimidations, threats, physical assaults, expulsion and arrest of agents representing political contenders at all polling stations in five counties of the state. Violent resistance from some agents saw clashes between them and police forces resulting into the death of a police officer in the name of Major Makuei Arech.

The poll however concluded peacefully as no further clash occurred between polices forces and agents. Authorities in Juba also instructed General Dau to leave the town to avoid building of tension during votes sorting and counting operation period between supporters.

According to announcement made by national electoral board, Governor Paul Malong Awan Anei got 162,209 votes while his main rival, an independent candidate; General Dau Aturjong Nyuol was given 84,452.

Two candidates from other political parties in the name of Commander Kawac Makuei Kawac from South Sudan United Democratic Front and Joseph Ajuong from the National Congress Party got respectively 9854 and 3228 votes.

None of them conceded defeat but showed no intention to use violence as alternative to expressing their anger for cheating.

Responding to the announcement, an official who requested anonymity said hope governor Malong who has received results in his favor will initiate a process of reconciliation, rehabilitation and development.

"I also hope that he will protect the lives and property of the people of North Bahr El Ghazal State without discrimination," the official said adding that he should serve the people who did not vote for him as well as the people who voted for him.

"Equally, in pursuit of peace and tranquility in the state, I hope the unsuccessful candidates for governor of the state will concede to the elected governor. In democracy, there are only winners and losers", the official added in conclusion.


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  • 25 April 2010 03:57, by Dinka Boy

    Thanks to governor Malong Awan for being the choice of people and the SPLM. You deserve your win per your people and party. we also know that general Dau Aturkok is our hero during the war and he lose because in every competetion,there is win or lose. Thanks

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    • 25 April 2010 05:00, by wang

      Dear readers!
      One of my best friend from that county forward me those news here in kamala , general Dau was the winers, but because of that dictatorship systems Kiir and his government practising in Juba, rigged elections results, betting people up and using their powers to keep the entire South into one-party rule.
      These caretakers governors post-elections was a joke.

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    • 25 April 2010 09:41, by Wed Deng

      Hi dear people of Madingaweil!

      Am extremely excited to hear that Paul Malong has worn the elections which took place during some days back, on my own understanding, the additional days which were given to supporters of NBG are the days which Malong bribed the electoral officers and that is why he leading in the state. But as to the result of being citizen of that state, we may wait and see how is he going to serve equally without discrimination. There will be discrimination between Dau’s supporters and like wise to malong because Malong will deal with them accordingly as the way I know . The man is known of being dictator in the state. for instance he tortured those who were supporting any other candidate in the state which was unfair treatment.

      So may God bless him to continue doing the same and he will see.

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    • 25 April 2010 18:25, by nhomnyin@yahoo.com

      Salva Kiir Mayar and Paul Malong Awan are sons of bitches because they have made Aweil State as a secrete room where by they divide money of North Bahr -el Gazal among themselves. Mading people have seen it and you don’t know what we are huunting for at this hour. keeping messing with us idiot Kiir and we get you soon. If you are not stupid Salva Kiir, how come you proved a man who has 80+ wives as governor of Aweil state? Because you share the money of Aweil with him. Stupid + idiot= dumb. You are all dumb asses. Southern Sudan will not live better life because of your alcoholic attitudes will take majority southerners to Arab land. Mother fucker Malong Awan is now happy because he is to share the state money with you. You kiir and Malong will die soon from alcohol. you are addict Kiir and malong. stupid people who don’t much about education are in front of intellectuals. Oh, God help us. Take them out in front of us. they made mading Aweil state as a secrete room. If Malong did a bullshit to take a lead in madingda, he will not live take our money to Salva’s house in Juba. Delete it again son of a bitch!

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  • 25 April 2010 05:00, by Akot Deng

    pual Malong oyee,million of congertulations,its a big achievement for the people of Aweil for having elected the hero veteran who brought alot of changes to Aweil peole i hope his developmental promises will start right away as soon as he will be sworn in.he is the right man in right place at right time, bravo Paul Malong Awan Anei Tong people of Aweil still need your services.
    Akot Aurelio Deng

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    • 25 April 2010 17:13, by monythai

      Congratualation goes to Pual Malong Awan and SPLM party.

      We are looking forward to good achievement of good developement in the Southsudan and Mading Aweil in particular from the elected government of Paul.

      Please Paul I urge you to start immediately reconcellation in the state.


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  • 25 April 2010 05:16, by Dinka Boy


    This is not Unity State whereby people make loud noise against honorable.
    Please take it easy and swallow your defeat. We know both of them Malong and Dau did great in the War let alone others. You will just see the difference from your State and others State. There will be no protest in the State. Why for protest since they are SPLM loyal let alone others.

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  • 25 April 2010 05:34, by babadit

    Dear All

    Voting in south sudan means nothing to the people, look at the way voters are cheated against their rights ,when they have voted for the right person of their choices throughout sudan except President Omer.
    from Juba to Unity state to NBG State and then they still say the Election is free and fair.
    Shame on them

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