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National election board accepts additional countries for Sudanese Diasporas

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By Ngor Arol Garang

November 12, 2009 (MALAKAL) — The National Election Commission (NEC) of Sudan today confirmed acceptance of additional countries to the previous list for registration and voting to enable Sudanese abroad to participate in the upcoming elections next year.

Following the publication of a list of countries comprised mostly the Golf countries where the members of the Sudanese Diaspora are from northern Sudan, the SPLM asked to take in consideration African countries where Southerners reside massively.

The initial list includes Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Sultanate of Oman, Bahrain, the UK, Belgium (for all Western Europe) and Washington, New York, Los Angles for the USA.

"We have allocated more registration and voting centers in Africa and Asia, said Abel Alier, NEC chairman at Malakal airport as he was en route to Khartoum after inspecting southern states voter registration centers.

Countries newly agreed upon for inclusion by the two parties in Africa includes Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa as well as and Malaysia, he said adding discussions are underway to add other neighboring countries.

Therefore, as commission, "we request Sudanese people residing in those countries to immediately establish contacts with the Sudanese embassies and other designated offices for registration," he emphasized.

Asked why being selective with countries hosting number of Sudanese people abroad to participate in the ongoing voter registration, he said, national election commission gets approval of countries to be included in the registration process from the presidency.

"The Presidency is the highest authority which decides on issues pertaining to country affairs such as voter registration," he commented expressing wishes all Sudanese people abroad open registration centers.

However, he was quick to say the Commission tries its best to ensure inclusion of more centers so that every Sudanese participates in the upcoming elections.

He said constitution allows participation of legally registered citizens to elect their leaders in the upcoming April 2010 elections.

"If you are not registered, it will be hard to vote for the person one sees as leader," he said adding voter registration remains opened to the last day of November 2009.

Alier also requested local authorities to give logistical supports to voter registration teams. He also acknowledged assistance being rendered by United Nation Mission in Sudan in transportation of voter registration materials and teams in where government supports is required.

"UNMIS is greatly supporting registration process in water zones and areas without good roads mostly in the southern part of the country and transitional areas," he stressed.

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  • 13 November 2009 04:30, by choldit

    What happen to Ethiopia? why it is not included in the list of the countries that was newly included.

    Hoo, they are not important to consider their rightful role in a national election because most of them are not from North and not many of them come from where Abel Alier and Deng Alor come from. So, Arop is there in Addis as SPLM country Chapters chairperson just to execute protocols that work against those South Sudanese still in Ethiopia. Isn’t?

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    • 13 November 2009 05:38, by Gatwech

      Abel Alier,

      You are too old to lie. Well, you said it is the presidency that approves countries to be included in the list, did you consult with SAlva kiir on that? Is he not a member of that defunct presidency? Did he agree on selecting only Arab countries?

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  • 13 November 2009 04:30, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    That is good so that SPLA and their corrupt gnags can survive to continue looting the $$$$$$$$$$.

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    • 13 November 2009 14:19, by Fighter

      Famous Logic Boy

      Stupidity out of operation will lead you no where since the relationsip between Equatorians and Ugandans is not existing.Do best for SPLM/SPLA instead of being against it.
      Thank you for accepting it idiot.

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  • 13 November 2009 04:46, by Allajabu

    Dear Abel Alier,

    It is not completely mind boggling and surprise to see to it that you are serving your masters as usual by omitting many countries where many Southerners resided. If countries are approved by Presidency as you wanted us to believe, than we have completely lost everything here. How can the presidency in which Mayardit is second in throne allowed such a thing to happened in the first place, by omitting countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Africa, Australia, etc., from the list, yet many Southern Sudanese citizens lived in those mentioned countries? Something must be fishy here and I cannot get it all.

    Mr. Alier, you have a registered records of following what is best for the north, which feeds your belly. Now, there are three most documented crossroad events in the Sudan in which the north trusted you most and put you in charge.
    1. First, you were a team leader of the north delegates to the infamous Addis Ababa Peace Agreement in which you shamelessly claimed in your book that you did a great role but your role was in fact of spoiler and divider of Southerners.
    2. Second, you were appointed to head a committee, which investigate the death of Dr. John Garang and to this day, the results were never made public. Why the Jallaba trusted you so much that they usually run for you is something that need to be analyze and investigate.
    3. Third, you were handpicked to be the chairman of Sudan Election Commission and here we go, you are messing around with Southern Sudan in diaspora. Also, you did not heed the advice from Southern Sudan veteran politicians not to allocated the constituencies based on disputed and rigged fake census results. What is wrong with you Mr. Alier? Indeed, you are spoiling the image of Bor Dinka who sacrificed so much during war of struggle and we deserve better than that. The list of Gulf states you provided early is a repulication of Hassan Al Turabi previous list to awashed Sudan with new Islamic and Arab generations so that the population of Sudan is dynamically change forever.

    Professor Allajabu Al Dinkawi

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    • 13 November 2009 05:44, by Gatwech

      Professor Dinkawi,

      You have forgotten or intentionally ommitted one more thing on the list of Abel Alier. He was the first southern leader to cause divisions among south Sudanese that brought about kokora in 1980s. He hijacked the leadership of High Executive Council. He has been a traitor since he was a boy until now that his hair is white grey. All time traitor!

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      • 14 November 2009 00:43, by mayor

        confused man you have accepted what I told you on another atricle, wow I get some clue now from you Mr Gatwech you have spell out something about the HECSS that was taken away from Joesph Lagou by ugly face old man Abeil Aleir good on that.

        however,my next comement will be about kokoru impact on Southerns people

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    • 13 November 2009 10:10, by Kat-el naar

      Abel Alier himself is an Arab, he has been working for arabs all his life. i suggest, he deserve to go to hell together with criminal Omer. the DONKEY of Sudan who will soon to be hang by ICC in the Huge.

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      • 13 November 2009 23:42, by Kass

        Sudan Tribune readers believe whoever works hard for Sudan
        is a donkey or traitor; and whoever has an empty brain and trying to hide behind his extreme comments and stupid behaviour is a nationalist and a hero. If not to the efforts of people like Abel Alier we would have been eating each others on the streets. He kept his head down and he used his mind to pinpoint the road map for many issues in Sudan. Not only for the north and not only for the South, but for the whole country; and this is what frustrates some of the separatist is this website. God bless you Abel Alier and we hope to have more people of your calibre in Sudan political venues.

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  • 13 November 2009 05:23, by J.James

    Good old man

    But we still want to see Chad, all states in United States, Canada, Australia, and Congo Zaire on the list. However, the newly endorsed countries are highly appreciated. Please continue the process.

    God bless

    The writer watches closely.

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    • 13 November 2009 05:55, by Deng

      The weakest Dinka leader ever born is Abel Allier.
      He is weak because he has strong connections to the Jallaba, his failure to tell the truth to the people of southern Sudan, and his lack of support for southern Sudan. There are those who oppose him, and fight for what is right, giving us all hope for a future without Allier.

      Even though he has a master’s degree in law, and experiences in leadership, this does not benefit any of the southern Sudanese. Hurting, indirectly of directly, Allier has made a mistake by selling the interest of southern Sudan to Jallaba, but it doesn’t unplease his stomach. Since 1972 during the Addis Ababa agreement, no one knew how things went wrong but, much credit gushes to Abel Alier, like wind of the Kalahari desert. In many occasions his thoughts are with Jallaba, even when his daughter was killed by the Jallaba. In the hospital Khartoum he made no mistake to denounce the Jallaba, instead to praise them, “Thou ku ci ben acen ne koc ye nuaan waarkuo,” Meaning, “When death arrived, then people should not blame each about it, brother.”

      In his book, Too Many Agreements Cause Dishonor, which means to southern Sudan that asking about your rights might cause dishonor according to him. None of the almighty Dinka leaders born in the southern Sudan can disagree with their people to accept the Jallaba worldwide idea. In any day chiefs among these are eminent: chiefs without education, but they fought for the rights of southern Sudan without doubt from anyone. Leaders like Ajang Duot , Bul Kur , Alier Leek ,Gai Arou Gai ,Yuang Nyieth Deng, Kon Mabil Kuol, Mach Aluong Mach, the late Mabior Ngueny and many other southern Sudanese leaders dead or alive, born or will be born in the future, none of them will ever bow down to Jallaba like Allier. Thought many of them have died in the recent present of Alier holding huge power. He doesn’t but say a simple word, “No” to his master the Jallaba

      His weakness is proved in many ways thanks to Isaac Abraham, with much information in his article, “Why Alier in particular in every single sensitive issue of the country or something touching Southern Sudan?” He seems to be ‘the Man’ Jallaba choose to represent the southern Sudanese. Mr. Alier has failed to tell Southerners what went wrong, and how President Jaafer Nimeiri got that courage to dismantle the Addis Ababa PAgreement and even divide the South.

      A man of the people is born to save his people. Many of southern Sudanese without degree; or knowing ABC and D education can even talk about the future of southern Sudan. These people such as Gilario, Abuutmatongdit, Agaar Gum, Nyang Deng the SPLA engineer and many comrades, to mention few from the lists of the visionary leaders who wanted to free southern Sudan from the hand of being a second class citizen. No blunders ever Alier can formulate, even if he sleeping to deprecate his masters to please his blood hood brother southern Sudanese. Always with his own opinion that can cause distraction to southern Sudan he can’t make no mistake to hold up to it. However wherever there are females, there must be bulls too. Some of the elicit in the Parliament questioned him on every significant issue, at the same time as digging the Jonglei Canal. The Addis Ababa peace Agreement , the death of John Garang the Abyei issue and many other issues. No doubt the man put a heroic face on every minute to mislead the people and even promoted an invective against the people of Southern Sudan. He didn’t stop even to tell students to shut up when they were crying, right in front of everybody in Bor Town . "Whether you like it or not, we’ll dig the canal even through your eyes, you mother’s ass let go," he was heard saying.

      Thanks to brave leaders of the SPLA, wounded, killed, or alive; children, women, and girls we can’t forget the back born the SPLA Red Army, where they were Orphans as well as needy. Living in their small shanty house, no doubt the day will come went they will see the sun rising with hope of a southern Sudan, independent. And you will raise the flag of the SPLA chanting, “SPLA OYEEE independent OYEE,” without anybody denying you to hear what has gone wrong and how did we fail? Like with the Addis Ababa agreement.

      Therefore, even though Abel Allier is the weakest Dinka leader ever, and has made many horrible choices and mistakes; we can look forward to the future with hope. Thanks to the many brave Sudanese who oppose him and fight for the future.

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      • 13 November 2009 23:51, by Kass

        Sudan Tribune readers believe whoever works hard for Sudan is a donkey or traitor; and whoever has an empty brain and trying to hide behind his extreme comments and stupid behaviour is a nationalist and a hero. If not to the efforts of people like Abel Alier we would have been eating each others on the streets. He kept his head down and he used his mind to pinpoint the road map for many issues in Sudan. Not only for the north and not only for the South, but for the whole country; and this is what frustrates some of the separatist is this website. God bless you Abel Alier and we hope to have more people of your calibre in Sudan political venues.
        Keep the hard work and do not turn to the devils and the evils who want us to fight forever; instead of building communities similar to the ones they are living in now,i.e, USA,Canada, Australia...etc.It is people like you who build the bridge and narrow the gaps and maintain the trustand the mutual respect. It is people like you who put the law first and approach problems systematically and resolve them. God bless you

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  • 13 November 2009 06:29, by DabeJoseph Gale

    Dear Southerners, this old man so called Abel Alair is our pedemic disease or HIV in southern Sudan.he is pretending that is a Southern but,in reality this Man is black Arab, simply because he, himself hate southerners serving the interest of his coloney mater the Arab.i feel like vomiting on him when hear him talking of considering some of the Africa countries. why do they rush first to Arab conutries, living alone the africa countries where Southern Sudanese reside in.he has started rigging the elections openly.we shall order him not to step to the south again, he should remain there with his masters,so that he lik their ass to get more money for his old age to die with it.
    South Sudan oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    • 13 November 2009 07:35, by Dongjol

      Dear readers,

      "Every citizen has the right to vote where ever s/he is."

      If the government of Omar A.Bashir is a just and a legitimate government,how come some countries like Ethiopia where Sudanese reside are left with out being included?

      This leads to conclude that the government of Bashir would never conduct free and fair election.

      The SPLM leadership has to be blamed as well because it segregates citizeneries denying them citizenship when coming back home to serve their beloved mother land.

      What had happended to the longchuk county commissioner Mr.Chambang Both is cited as an example.

      Sorry

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  • 13 November 2009 08:36, by J.James

    Mr. Deng

    Infact you are the only hero I have ever given my vote as the nationalistic person of the year. indeed I didn’t read all of your comment but the truth that you pointed out by calling Abel Alier as the weakest person is partially true, you better even level him as the weakest person in all of SouthSudan.

    Mr. Deng you are the people I want to attach myself with because I am crazy and tired of all those tribalistic comments which support individuals based on tribal line, we need to be Southerners not Dinkas, Nuer, Murle, Equotorian, or Kachipo.

    Last week I had decided to quit this web site but many people wrote to me both publically and privately asked me to stay on board, and reason why I wanted to quit this web site was simply because people seem to negotiate tribal issues rather than national problems which faces all of us.

    Mr. Deng and others, it is time to avoid calling ourselves strong, winners, or whatever names, we need to unite together, SHORT. Thanks homy.

    God bless

    The writer watches closely.

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    • 14 November 2009 01:23, by Kass

      Dear, J James & Deng
      you are far from calling yourselves nationalists..etc. Nationalism is not calling for the jungle rules or dismissing others point of view. We call this stupidity. So stop believing that you are important, just for having Internet connection and access for a website. You have to respect your leaders
      even if you disagree with them. Abel Alier is not acorrupted person and he
      is not trying to buy you votes by inciting hate and hatred like Amom , Arman & his brother -in-law Deng Alor. Respect yourselves & the readers pls.

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  • 13 November 2009 09:57, by santos

    Iam sorry to here that only kenya and uganda are approved,my big question is,what about Ethiopia, DRC, Ruanda ,Burundi and above all Tanzania???????
    pliz NEC,if there is democracy and consideration of one’s right in Sudan,don’t forget the list above otherwise your expectations in election will be like a rotten dog along the way where every one turns his/her nose aside.

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  • 14 November 2009 00:25, by Ali Bashir

    You Southerners are far behind the game.what we did was to first enlists the Arab countries plus a few to entice you(Southerners) and wait for the reaction.As expectected,it was just as we plan and after studying the extend with which you have gotten,we add you a few countries from what you demanded while we are busy with the registration of potential voters in the respected countries we consider pro us.At around down,when you are about to start registration,time is up as schedule and we emerge winners.the game is all about time waisting and you(sOUTHERNERS) need another century to reach that level.
    Good luck as you keep on learning.

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    • 14 November 2009 02:12, by Wende Yongaptheeth

      Woow,
      Southerners, Take the prostitute Sorry as Abel Alier out now.

      Dinkas and Bor especially, this is your duty to take this prostitute and arab collaborator Southern seller out now not tommorrow. The South is already loosing as it has lost at his hand in the last couple of years.

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  • 14 November 2009 03:30, by Dinka Boy

    Dear brothers and Sisters,
    Even though Abel Alier did not point guns on their people( Southerners), still he is not a proud leader who can take the ground. I don,t support him because he still working both hands and that is not acceptable.
    He should be on the side of South and after that i will give him more credits.

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