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SPLM lauds election of Malik Aggar as Blue Nile State Governor

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By Ngor Arol Garang

April 26, 2010 (WUNROK) — Pagan Amum, Secretary General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and his deputy for northern Sudan Yasir Arman have lauded election of the Malik Agar as new governor of the northern state of Southern Blue Nile.

A file photo shows Malik Aggar signing a protocol of Blue Nile nad S. kordofan during the celebration of the CPA in Nairobi January 9, 2005 (ST)Malik who contested elections conducted from 11-15, April 2010, against, Farah Aggar, from the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), was an SPLM official nominee for gubernatorial post in Blue Nile. His election to the chair by majority votes saw massive celebrations in both Southern Blue Nile State Capital of Damazin and Kurmuk. These celebrations were all attended by top SPLM officials headed by Secretary General Pagan Amum and his deputy for Northern sector Yasir Saeed Arman.

Speaking at the two rallies, both Amum and Arman congratulated citizens of Blue Nile state saying they have voted wisely. "That was your rights to vote for candidates of your choice as stipulated in the Sudanese constitution," said Arman while addressing crowd in the southern Blue town of Kurmuk on Friday 23.

Kurmuk was one of the areas that fell to the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement after days of fierce battle between forces loyal to the Sudanese government and forces loyal to the Sudan People’s Liberation Army under the command of current SPLM chairman who doubles up as GOSS President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, in May 1987.

The town however fell back to the government in 1988 under forces led by Southern Sudan brigade commander, Deng Marol who was serving in the national army.

The SPLA equally and no later than sooner felt the pinch and took it again in November 1989, just five months after incumbent Sudanese President Omer Bashir, entered presidential palace in a military coup on June 30th 1989 and remained in control till signing of the comprehensive peace agreement in 2005 between the two warring parties, the SPLM and NCP.

In a hot gubernatorial race, the National Elections Commission (NEC) on Thursday, 22 April 2010, announced Aggar as elected governor of the state with the highest number of votes against his NCP rival. He received 108,119 while, Farah Ibrahim Mohamed Al-Aggar, who contested the poll as NCP candidate got 99417 votes.

Tension between supporters prior to the announcement of the result was high and allegations of rigging the results in favor of NCP candidate floated the media. There were also reports about troop movement and building up of security forces in the area in an attempt to announce elections results against SPLM candidate and to contain security situation in the event of massive protest against result favoring NCP.

In an address to the gathering celebrating his victory on Friday 23, at Damazin town stadium, Agar called on the people of the state to show forgiveness and move on as one and the same people to build a better, peaceful and tolerant state.

In Kurmuk, SPLM Secretary General, Pagan Amum who was the chief guest, attending celebration of the gubernatorial victory of his long serving SPLM top member, urged Blue Nile State to rally behind Aggar as they voted for him during voting process.

"Your love for Agar should not end with votes. It has to continue until your dreams are made real," Amum said adding that your vote for comrade Aggar truly shows that the SPLM remains a peoples’ party.

earlier, Agar, who also serves as Deputy Chairman of the SPLM while thanking citizens of Blue Nile State for having voted him as candidate of their choice, vowed to serve all without social segregation and discrimination based on political affiliation.

"I will serve you as citizens of Blue Nile State regardless of our backgrounds and I look forward to working together with you for better achievements in the future," he said.

Acknowledging threats and intimidations by some groups during voting process, he thanked the volunteers who played a major role in the door-to-door campaigns and in educating the citizens on how to vote. He also thanked those who voted for the withdrawn SPLM Presidential Candidate, Yasir Arman, saying their actions clearly tell the world who they preferred as their president.

"Your votes for Arman have the meaning and this one of the reasons he accepted to pull out of the race because he does not want to disappoint you at the end," Aggar said. Yasir won by over 200,000 votes in the Blue Nilewhile incumbent president and NCP candidate Al Bashir got only 19,000 votes.

(ST)

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  • 27 April 2010 03:35, by parajok

    Congratulation, Malik;

    we know you are true leader, but you are within dishonorable mention; congratulation

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    • 27 April 2010 14:09, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Comrade Malik Aggar accept also my congralutation for your victory over NCP Party candidate for governorship post in Blue Nile State.work for the future of the community interest.

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  • 27 April 2010 03:37, by murlescrewed

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! To the great and courageous CDE Malik Aggar! Those who have had the privilege to meet him like I did cannot but appreciate his leadership skills and ability to command a great deal of admiration. I think he will be a great leader for the people of Blue Nile state and in particular, Southern Blue Nile.

    He is a skilled and insightful administrator and that is why he managed to lead some of the SPLA’s finest operations in Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains.

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    • 27 April 2010 04:52, by kuminyandi

      Brother Murle,

      You are right, I remember meeting CDE Malik Aggar in Nairobi, Kenya in 1995. He was a real gentleman; respecting and encouraging youth to go to schools at that time. He never turned his back to people, not even for one minute. He was a true leader/politician who could tell you the truth no matter what consequences may follow. CDE Aggar is unique in his leadership ability; in that, he managed his people by their own abilities. In other words, he rules people by their own inputs. Thanks for people of Blue Nile for giving CDE Aggar trust and putting the right man in the right place.

      Kumi,

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      • 27 April 2010 05:02, by murlescrewed

        You said it all Brother Kumi. CDE Malik is a true leader and destined for greatness. I humbly applaud the people of Blue Nile for giving him their hopes and aspirations for the future.

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  • 27 April 2010 04:05, by Dinka Boy

    Great job!

    Great appreciation to Governor Malik Aggar to serve the people of Blue Nile State again. You are our hero in SPLM and we have no doubt about your dedication efforts during the war until now.

    I also thanks the citizens of Blue Nile for their higest vote to CDr Yasir Saeed Arman in the presidential race against Bashier. Though Arman lose this election then it is because some SPLM officials make the Sudanese confuse about their ill ideas about the withdrawal of Arman in the presidential race.

    Thanks to loyal states in the South who also vote for Arman and their respected governors like governor Taban Deng, Kuol Manyang, Paul Malong, Chol Tong and the rest.

    Please people of Blue Nile need to used their mind properly to be part of South Sudanese because we are indeed need each other like the way we stood in the SPLM until the signing of CPA. I am proud of all of you because you are SPLM loyal States like the rest. Kurmuk has been the warzone town since the formation of SPLM and this town is among the one in which lots of SPLA lost their lives concurrently. Thanks,
    SPLM/A oyee.

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    • 27 April 2010 04:34, by Cherninco

      Indeed Agar’s winning the governorship of Blue Nile State is something no one should belittle. I congratulate him for that; however, there are enormous difficulties ahead of him if we take into consideration that his party, the SPLM, has only won 9 members out of 29 members in the state assembly. The NCP dominates the assembly and there’s one independent candidate. Let’s wish him a successful term. His victory came as a result of hard working, not rigging like the rest of his colleagues did in the wild wild southern Sudan.

      Cherninco

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