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SPLM names Jonglei nominees for April elections


By Philip Thon Aleu

January 10, 2010 (BOR) – South Sudan ruling party names 91 party flag
bearers for parliamentary seats from Jonglei state for national, south
Sudan and state assemblies. All the 5 applicants for the post of
governorship are only “ranked” and the final selection is reserved
for the SPLM political bureau to decide this week in Juba.

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SPLM Electoral College officers organize files containing

The Jonglei State Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Electoral
College nominates for all the 15 seats for national federal) assembly,
28 for south Sudan and 48 for state assemblies. The list includes
aspirants for women and party list.

Jonglei Gov. Kuol Manyang Juuk is rank as the favorite to seek
election on SPLM ticket pending the party‘s top most decision making
body – the SPLM political bureau. The other contenders are Chuol
Rambang Luoth, George Athor Deng, Ismail Konyi and Duoth Nhial Pec in
that order. Among the five interested comrades, the SPLM will nominate
one to face other political party/parties’ aspirant(s) in April

Speaking to reporters in Bor town today, the chairperson of State SPLM
Electoral College, Gatkuoth Tiop Bol, says the four-day party’s
selection process was fair and transparent. Mr. Tiop calls upon
members selected against to remain partisan. He says

”All the applicants are committed and strong SPLM members but we have
only 91 seats from Jonglei state.”

The team supervisor Norah Zangabeyo earlier says that “they are
candidates who made it successfully through the SPLM selection
criteria for 2010 elections and we [SPLM] calls on people of Jonglei
state to rally behind them.”

The nomination exercise was limited to 25-member State SPLM Electoral
College and closed to the media.

The list, obtained by the Sudan Tribune, indicates that incumbent
parliamentarians beat new aspirants in many constituencies as well as
do new faces in some constituencies.

The following are the nominated SPLM flag bearers from constituencies
provided beside each name.

National Assembly Geographical (Khartoum)

Michael Chot Lul (Uror), Jacob Duany Waw (Ayod), Nyang Chol Dhuor
(Nyirol), Lawyrien Ibon Korlem (Pibor, Pochala), Maker Thiong Maal
(Bor), Atem Garang Deng (Twic East, Duk), John Badeng Chan (Fangak),
James Gatluak Ruon (Akobo), Kuol Lual Awuol (Pigi South).

National Assembly Party List (Khartoum)

Lual Achuek Lual (Twic East), David Dhil Chol (Ayod).

National Assembly Women List (Khartoum)

Emelda Modi Tombe (Akobo), Munira John Abdelwahab (Pochala), Elizabeth
John Kuol Akech (Pigi) and Anna Abyei Wuor (Duk).

Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly (SSLA) Geographical Constituency (Juba)

William Borien Gola (Pibor West), David Aru Irer (Pibor South), Gier
Chuang Aluong (Pigi North), Philip Thon Leek (Duk), Deng-tiel Ayuen
Kur (Athoc), Michael Makuei Lueth (Bor Central), Benjamin Malek Alier
(Bor Gok), James Kok Ruei (Fangak), David Okwer Akuai (Pochala), John
Jok Chol (Akobo North), John Luk Jok (Akobo South), Kutin Bayak Gil
(Nyirol), Simon Hoth Dol (Uror North), Barnaba Marial Benjamin (Uror
South), Deng Dau Deng (Twic East), Timothy Tut Chuol (Ayod North),
Paul Gatnor Ruot Bidoi (Ayod South)

SSLA Party List (Juba)

Kuony War Jok (Uror), David Gai Chan Dak (Fangak), Charles Awelo
Onyuongo (Pochala) and Maker Deng Malou (Duk).

SSLA Women List (Juba)

June Malek Kuol (Bor), Martha Akuany Deng (Twic East), Angelina
Nyamoka Maguon (Fangak), Adeng Leek Deng (Ayod), Elizabeth Nyaluach
Tap (Nyirol), Banguot Amum Okiech (Pibor) and Thijin Doyak Chol

Jonglei State Assembly Geographical Constituency (Bor)

Maker Chol Adol (Gok North), Philip Thon Nyok (Bor Town), Ezra Mayom
Ngong (Gok South), Kuol Bol Ayom (Athoc North), Alier Michael Malet
((Athoc South), Abraham Deng Deng (Pigi North), John Agany Tang (Pigi
South), Peter Kuon Yak (Fangak South), Tuong MAjok Deng (Fangak
North), Simon Dak Puoch (Ayod North), Nelson Kuany Diu (Ayod South),
James Diu Chak (Ayod Central), Kengen Jakor Bayoi (Pibor West), Jodi
Jonglei Boyoris (Pibor South), Baba Medan Konyi (Pibor North), Betros
Ochala Ojulu (Pochala North), Magret Akule Nyigow (Pochala South),
Deng Chol Bei (Akobo North), Stephen Ogut Obong (Akobo South), David
Bidit Deng (Akobo Central), Nyang Lul Gai (Nyirol West), Khorhok Gal
Gar (Nyirol East), Moses Gatkuoth Lony (Uror North), Samuel Manyuon
Giet (Uror West), Hussein Mar Nyuot (Uror South), Dhieu Ngong Gak
(Twic East South), Mochnom Wuor Kuany (Duk) and Peter Deng Aguer (Twic
East North).

Jonglei State Assembly Party List (Bor)

Peter Wal Athiu (Bor), Lith Aluong (Bor) and James Mayul Thor
(Nyirol), Gabriel Gai Riam (Akobo), Peter Chol Wal Wieu (Pigi), Thomas
Manyol Riek (Ayod) and Racho Jakin Korok (Pibor).

Jonglei State Women List (Bor)

Apotho Ojulu Okoth (Akobo), Rachael Nyadak Paul (Uror), Rachael Athiek
Ruei (Duk), Rebecca Arop Chuang (Pigi), Ajok Gordon Kuol (Bor), Doliep
Paul Giel (Nyirol), Sarah James Kun Malual (Fangak), Nyamakal Wau Dieu
(Ayod), Elizabeth Deu Aguin (Twic East), Margret Gola Oleyo (Pibor),
Sebilla Joseph Duri (Pibor) and Akello Cham Ajou (Pochala).

228 applications were collected from SPLM members for various
positions. The competition within the SPLM was steep and this
nomination, to many Bor town residents, has ended campaigns leading to
April polls quite early. The opposition parties are silent that SPLM
assumes winning all parliamentary seats.

The first democratic post-war elections, in accordance to
Comprehensive Peace Agreement that end 21 years of war in Sudan, are
the first in the South. The former rebel, SPLM, that rules the
semi-autonomous south, is still popular and dominant that declared
nominees assume responsibilities immediately. However, SPLM candidates
will face opposition contenders in April 2010 before preparing the
south for referendum in January 2011.


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  • 11 January 2010 02:58, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    James James is missing in the list, I wonder if any murle has been slected to participate. Time to balance the employement in the government ie all tribles must be given chance and woman must compete with man equally. Only illiterate who are father of corruption has the legal obligation to leave the top positions and work as local or traditional leaders..

    New Year Message

    Time for tribalism has gone, 2010 is not a time to generalise tribe or community instead of one person. It is time to focus on the real issue far from tribal criticism, political party criticism, leaders criticism, and very far from abuses or insults. We should also debate far from abuses of any single commenter on ST forum, to myself I want to be a man of tolerance, peace, responsbility, respect, forgiveness, love, unity and courage . It is time to get serious and work for the betterment of my nation South Sudan (New name).

    I didn’t change myself because of pressure or whatsoever, it could be my 2010 resolution. For now lets start new year with fresh mind and positive ideas that will improvement the managment of South Sudan, childish comments must be ignored. Some individual comment aggressively when they are defeated in debate, this spirit must be abandon. We are here to play a game ie you get defeated or you defeat others defends on the article and the extend of your debate, but don’t insult people. This is my new year message to ST viewers, contributors, pseuds, readers and editor.

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    • 11 January 2010 03:15, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

      who care about murle we care about citizen that can do great job for the people of south but not becaused murle are not southeness but one who have interest to doing public wark is welcame, death to wicked oaf evil nassir gang leader reik machar teny dog the nyagat traitor lat him go to hell

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      • 11 January 2010 03:20, by Dinka Boy

        Mr dominant SPLA,

        NO! just reverse it to food lovers.
        Murle are more leaders than food lovers pro-Arab militia because they do not stab SPLA at the back when they are bribe by Khartoum governmnet.
        My friend you know the backward tribe among the Southerners tribe"Nuer". They are most primitive and parasits who sided with enemy when things get hot like fire and join you when thing are calm(when their is avaliability of food! alot)

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        • 11 January 2010 06:27, by Gatwech

          Bravo Akobo,

          Emelda Modi Tombe (Akobo). I appreciate the spirit of real democracy and the fair heart of Nuer by giving a seat to their Equatorian women. It is very good idea to make her feel that she belongs to where she is married to. Selecting Emelda Modi Tombe over other Nuer women for the post shows that the people of Akobo are not greedy.

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          • 11 January 2010 13:06, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

            Dear Gatwech!
            I wonder to get your message appreciating Akobo sellection, we are sorry 100% with the sellection, this sellection is not fair, who said we the great Akobo north, we all fall under one Boma or one village?
            Jok Chol and Deng Chol are all from the same Boma the same village and they were the very people who present us in the previous government, does it mean that we the people of great Akobo North fall under this particular cetagory.
            we the Akobo North communities, will not accept the rigging nomination.

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    • 11 January 2010 06:53, by Lokorai

      Well its democracy SPLM way; but the fact that it has been peaceful and had reached this end is itself an achievement.

      The governorship still an issue however and would urge the SPLM Bureau to do the necessary and remove Kuol from there.

      Chuol or John from Ayod deserve the seat; you can’t line up one section/community every year on the same, it doesn’t bring out fairness and sharing.

      Chuol is ready and could do the job. He is a unifier and abreast with what goes on around the state, he can bring everyone on board and do the the right thing, namely development that is missing.

      I’m happy Timothy Tut, Jodi, Maker Chol, David Bidit (my commanding officer then), John Luk, Gier, Baggot, Achuek, John Jok in the list.

      God bless them in their new national duties.


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    • 12 January 2010 08:14, by superior Junibi

      This nomination reflect the beginning of fair election and democracy. However, the so called Twic East is a very big community that comprise of Ajuong, Paker, Awulian, Abek, Adhiok, Dacuek, Ayual, and Kongor. This communities represent a larger part of the Jonglei State and should not be combine in one county of "twic east" To me there should be three counties as follows. Paker and juong county, Nyuak county, and lith county composed of Kongor, Adhiok, and Abek. All of the bove proposed counties already exist but should just be turned into counties. These will enable most citizens to be represented fairly. It will also bring greater people of Twic east to be very close to their government since their representatives will communicate directly to them with in their perimeter.

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    • 12 January 2010 12:26, by yiendakduop

      Congratulations D.r Marial Benjamin,James Kok Ruei
      Simon Hoth Dak,John Luk Jock,Micheal Chot Lul
      Hussein Mar Nyuot for the trust vestowed upon yours and your state citizens and i holp that let democracy reigh our
      State and southern Sudan and SUDAN AT WHOLE



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  • 11 January 2010 02:59, by Dinka Boy

    There you go governor Kuol Manyang Juuk.
    Your leadership is highly approciated in the entire Southern Sudan, not only Jonglei state.

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  • 11 January 2010 03:13, by SPLA

    I do not support this process at all. This is a hand pick process, it does not reflect democratic process whereby contenders are chosen by a direct vote by public. The same corrupted people are nominated again to lead us. Young people need to wake up and challenge these old SPLM members because they are not doing us any good.


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    • 11 January 2010 03:25, by Dinka Dominated SPLA

      To all my brother on this web sit if i was the laws maker in south sudan i would not allowed the so called democratic process at this time but it is not because i’m unti democratic. the democratic process could be good in 2013/14/15 and so on becaused there is more risk stil in front of as take it bad but it is my opinon just jump in to action is always a falier that mr Dr gang leader is achame of it day

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      • 11 January 2010 03:29, by SPLA

        Dominated SPLA,

        I get what you mean but I just think it is wrong. I am still 100% SPLM supporter.

        SPLM Oyeeeee

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    • 11 January 2010 06:38, by Peace Lover

      Where do you think you are? In US or UK. Bro donot rushed we will get there after some times, but this is for right now. Who are those young people if you living on free food in the US. Who can wake up? You have to wake up first and think like a human and ask this question: For how long I will be living on walfare, and how can I controbute for my country and my people?

      Wake up?
      Peace Maker & Peace lover 2010.

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  • 11 January 2010 03:16, by Time1

    This is good ,now every one needs to get to work to be elected as the legitimate representatives for the community, they have to work hard for development of the community and not for their own selfish interests.

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    • 11 January 2010 03:27, by SPLA


      I can assure you that the SPLM hand picked nominees are already elected to what ever post they were nominated for. The SPLM will manipulate the votes and declare its candidates winners.

      DO NOT GET MY WRONG, I am SPLM member but I just do not support the way the SPLM is conducting its nomination process.


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    • 11 January 2010 04:07, by Dinka Boy

      Chuol Rambang Luoth, George Athor Deng, Ismail Konyi and Duoth Nhial Pec in that order, the above contenders once stabbed SPLM at the back except George Athor Deng.

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      • 11 January 2010 04:36, by wang

        You need help Dinka Boy!

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        • 11 January 2010 06:46, by manyok R

          The representations seem fair to me. But, the problem is that this election process has nothing to do with voters choosing their representatives. The process is a fake democratic criminal election process control by the few elites.

          The 25 Electoral College members who decide the final representatives were handpicked by SPLA’s elites to control the election leading them to become being nominated as representatives elected.

          They were not elected by the people in the government of the people. But, they were elected by the elites who control the system. I saw the names of criminal ministers who in our States none would vote for them. That’s why they created pseudo election which grantee their nominations through 25 members electoral college .

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          • 11 January 2010 07:05, by SPLA

            manyok R,

            Thank you, this is what I have been telling people on this site but some dummies seemed not to understand it.


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            • 11 January 2010 13:59, by koryom

              Dear Jonglei State Communities!
              You Murle’Anuak’ Nuer’If we want Gov Kuol Manyang to become again as Governor’ Why not Bashir again as Prisedent of Republic of Sudan becuase no Right and Equality in our State.

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          • 11 January 2010 08:24, by Mayai

            What a quasi form of democratic process! I was hoping the general constituency would decide on who to go where, not some pathetic electoral college.


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  • 11 January 2010 06:31, by Gatwech

    Akobo oyeee...,

    Emelda Modi Tombe (Akobo). I appreciate the spirit of real democracy and the fair heart of Nuer by giving a seat to their Equatorian woman. It is very good idea to make her feel that she belongs to where she is married to. Selecting Emelda Modi Tombe over other Nuer women for the post shows that the people of Akobo are not greedy.

    However, Jonglei state should not make the mistake to elect Kuol Manyang Juuk. Electing Kuol Manyang for the next five years is like voting for 5 more years of tribal wars and lack of development in the state of Jonglei.

    I believe that unless the SPLM Political Bureau nominates some body else than Kuol Manyang, the NCP strong contest for governorship in Jonglei, Dr. Riek Gai Kok, will win the position in the elections.

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    • 11 January 2010 06:37, by Dinka Boy


      Governor Kuol Manyang Juuk will be the governor for more 10 years leave alone 5 years.
      If you think his relection will bring tribal war, Haaaaaaa my friend then that is what i really want so that you can see how men react. You have to know that things are already out of control and mind you that the war i not far,it is on the brim.

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    • 11 January 2010 06:49, by Peace Lover

      Sorry Gatwech!

      Is not because the people of Akobo are not greedy,but because the people of Akobo are not educated! From now on you should know that Equatorian are the key factors of Southern Sudan because of their knowledge, think back in 1947, where the first movement started, In Equatoria.

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      • 11 January 2010 07:10, by wang

        Those guys their names were mentiond for contender from Akobo are all Masters holder not like your Koul who doesn’t have a school certificate.

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        • 11 January 2010 09:56, by SPLA


          Kuol went through the ranks to get his current position using AK-47 with you God given administration ability. So I tell those masters holders to go to hell.


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  • 11 January 2010 14:20, by koryom

    Dear Jonglei state communities!

    Murle, Anuak, Nuer if you want Kuol Manyang to become again as a governor of Jonglei, why not president Bashir to continue as apresident of Republic of Sudan,
    My advise to you all, is better to bring somebody rather Kuol Manyang to rule Jonglei state untill retire since is not permanent position, let vote for some body else.

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    • 11 January 2010 18:02, by Mr.Makuach bergoa

      Hi koryom

      The jonglei people are not stuppid enough, up to the stance that they can be blind fool to jump the upper nile up to Khartoum, that,s leaded by [NCP] to nominate the most wanted man at hugge court [ I means the bashir].please i advice you it,s better to reverse back your thoughts again jonglei Communities.

      Kuol is the right person among the list to contest at the party ticket.
      If you read the concern of some members in this web there are deeps humilations some payom and boma are represented by relatives, example one commenting about jok chol and his brother Deng chol who are contesting, you see the way electral college divided the two seat of Akobo north [ Bor & juba seats] instead of considering the other clans within Akobo, the same also to Akobo south [Bor & juba seats ] the both seats are taken by one family Ogot and his wife.these process to my understanding the committee short sighted and turned themselves to kill the party into norrow choice in Akobo, if this selection continue to go ahead I wonder that the SPLM would win the four seats.

      lets us look also the choice of bringing John luke back to juba instead to go for khartoum seats, this idea hasn,t been a well planned, because john is fit for Khartoum seats not in juba, reasons john served at juba for two different ministerials posts and know progress at all to him or entires south sudan and Akobo county in particular, his choice is known of dividing people or rejionts and defect from movement. The only man that Akobo county believe he may win the party ticket to work for all southren, Mr. Timothy Taban juch the current minister for tele-ccommunication in jonglei state, he have the vast majority in all greater Akobo, and he is fitting at the ministerial posts in juba.

      brothers lets wake up otherwise the party is dying down if we are not carefull for the rescue.


      Mr. Makuach Bergoa

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      • 12 January 2010 06:46, by Raan

        Rigging of election has started.
        Look: Jok Chol and Deng Chol- brothers, where on earth can it happen?
        Only in Akobo were few cliques dominate and mislead its community.
        For sure theirs is a failure at hands!!!!!!!

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  • 12 January 2010 08:41, by M.Cool.J

    Great! This is a clear sign of readinesss for the upccoming elections.How do you see it guys?

    But I think the aspirants did not use wrong means to get to where they are now-bribing people.Sincerity makes one confident in all the undertakings(This goes to the aspirants) and to be able to face the aspirants from the North you should believe your heart.

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  • 13 January 2010 19:55, by Time Peter

    It is something natuaral that no act done with out error,I have seen some people in the constituencies lists of nominee,I have obsrved it cleverly and I have seen some corruption there,there are some men nominated as well as their wives do so,good example is Kouny War jock and Steven Omot ogut with their wives is that not corruption? Two sister together is it not corruption? Nyadak pual along with her sister.

    Mr.Gai Riam who resigned from Forum on Dec 16 2009 has been nominated in SPLM party list leaving aside the true Members of SPLM who have great dedication for the standing and existence of the party.We need him to be screen out,for the constitutions said it so,new comer have the period of observation and it was articulated to be solid two years.

    Go a head Poliberu to eliminate Forum Gai Riam whose main purpose to leave his party is take SPLM opportunity,but we say to him that go away,you are not a member SPLM original rather forgery.

    Wish you all the peacefull election.

    AND thanks

    Time Peter South Sudan

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    • 15 January 2010 20:52, by Mr.Makuach bergoa

      Hi time peter

      you got crazy because Gabriel Gai is just nominated for the head quarter seat not in the county level, if your still claiming it,s better for you to declare yourself and face him if you could make it through.

      my imformation to you guy, the coming of Gai Riam and his groups to SPLA party it,s a possible step and historical to Akobo people.

      please forget about your shallow minde which only make you stuppid and don,t look for futurestic strong person with huge majority at home.


      Mr. Makuach Bergoa

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