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Lam Akol says two SLPM-DC members killed in Unity State

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April 13, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — Lam Akol, a candidate for the presidency of south Sudan government and leader of SPLM Democratic Change (SPLM-DC) said on Tuesday that two voters had been killed after the southern army opened fire at a polling station in Unity State.

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A SPLA officer keeps an eye on crowds gathered for Southern Sudan President and elections candidate Salva Kiir’s last election rally in Juba, Friday April 9, 2010. (AP)

"I was informed by telephone that at 11 am (0800 GMT), the southern army went to a polling station in Riak in (the southern) Unity State and opened fire, killing two voters and wounding one candidate," said Lam Akol, who is challenging southern leader Salva Kiir in elections for the head of the semi-autonomous government of south Sudan.

The report could not immediately be confirmed by independent sources.

Akol called on the National Election Commission to exercise its powers and to adopt serious measures to prevent the SPLA from intervening in the polling centers in southern Sudan.

The chairman of the SPLM-DC further said foreign observers are completely absent from most of polling stations in southern Sudan adding they are only present in the cities.

Akol, a former foreign minister, broke away from the SPLM in June last year.

The southern Sudan ruling party, SPLM, is accused by opposition parties and the National Congress Party (NCP) of intimidating and arresting their membership as well as hindering their political activities.

Today a NCP delegation composed of presidential adviser Salah Abdallah Gosh and Agnes Lukudu, head of NCP southern Sudan sector was received by the SPLM chairman Salva Kiir in Juba. The two officials complained from the SPLA intervention and intimidation in the electoral process against the NCP candidate in southern Sudan.

Salva Kiir directed to release immediately a number of NCP members and promised to free the others soon besides addressing the other issues facing the electoral process, reported the official SUNA.

In a separate development, there are many reports in Lakes state that SPLA soldiers have detained cars belonging to SPLM-DC and NCP. But the SPLA spokesman responded that there are checkpoints because of disarmament exercises in the state and the soldiers do not stop cars involved in the elections like those carrying ballot boxes.

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  • 14 April 2010 07:06, by Garang Ayiik

    Lam Akol is the biggest lying pet quick, he will never and ever have a sigle minute to rule in any areas of Southern Sudan, except in Khartoum and hope when we separate with muslim I don’t thing they will be help by arabs with his partner Bona Malual. Lam how did SPLA killed your people? SPLA can not kill any one else you loote and killing the innocent of Southern Sudan. Lam you are a trator who had been behind the genocide occured in Bor 1991.
    I have to tell you that why did you contest? can a Judath Scariot contest the post of Jesus? wait to been taken to held before wasting your fuckin money for leadership of distruction.

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    • 15 April 2010 07:12, by Garang Arok

      Lam Akol’s SPLA-united,SPLM-DC and tomorrow will be NCP-Less sharia’a law..all is zero nationalism,because lam is a blind political parasite with full natural sight,he will always scratch on the focused agenda but cann’t make it on his own from scratch.

      SPLA has been fighting all along for libration of the whole country from the bloody hands of hooligans like lam and others.now that the objective is almost on delivery,what would make the SPLA forces kill their fellow citizens for whom many lives have been sacrificed already and more to follow suit should the expected outcome engages on different politcal gears.

      Nationalism without fraud agenda is vital compared to state fragmentisms.

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    • 15 April 2010 20:33, by david

      looking at the south sudan hierrachy riak has been in power since the signing of CPA. He is only looking to be a leader.

      A zande gent from Yambio

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  • 14 April 2010 07:06, by Miyen Kuol

    Dear readers
    Dr. Lam Akol ,Dr. Francis and Bona Malual are they hopeless southerners who like arabs more than theirs people and now keep crying that theirs supporters are being arested ,but who in the south will support them?,unless theirs family members

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    • 14 April 2010 07:22, by Dengcol malual

      Lam Akol, Just want to play political of chaos by lying to the media. I hope Unity State citizens are not going to listen to self-centered politicians. violence and division are not going to help no one in the south. however, who were killed?

      since the report can’t be confirmed by independent source, it is remain as a lie.

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      • 14 April 2010 09:33, by Afredo christiani

        Lam akol

        You’re a traitor and failed politician in Sudan generally and southern Sudan in particular. Your Nuers militias kill themselves over little money you gave them and you pretended to be SPLA soldier’s .shame on you and food lovers of unity state.

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        • 14 April 2010 11:11, by david kong paul

          Dear all,

          I am writing from unity state and what Mr. Lam reported is a lie. No SPLM-DC members were killed. There was a shooting which took place but only one NEC official got shot in the back, not SPLM-DC.

          However i also want us to be responsible citizens who tell the truth infront every one. I mean it is bad to deny the intervention of SPLA and police forces in political affairs everywhere in the south. Why should we always blame NCP if we think that it is OK to intimidate citizens with military forces?

          SPLA has been a threat to peaceful elections in the south. Do you remeber how Diem Kuol always comments on political issues which are not his duties?

          Thanks

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  • 14 April 2010 10:37, by Peter Nhiany

    Dear South Sudanese,

    I know there is a lot of anger, and desperation a midst election, and withdrawal of some candidates from the election compaign. It is hurtful to the citizen of South Sudan who thought that there time to express themselves as ordinary citizens of their country arrived at their doors’ infortunately, they got turned down.

    There is nothing to be criticized about their feelings. However, we have big dogs, those who are running, and working for the NCP such as Dr. Lam. I have nothing against him, but he should know that his ligetimacy in South Sudan is rare, and unrcognizeable.

    He can accuses the SPLA all he wants, but that is not going to take him anwhere he wants to go to. Creating false accusations, mean that you will also falsify everything when you become a a leader of the South.

    One thing I would like to say is that, we supporters of South Sudan’s candidates running for government office should be aware of how we formulate our criticism because some comments sound personal.

    We need to put our intention to criticize directly to the article and the person who claims what have been reported. Abusing reporters is not a good idea becaue they report what have been told to them. Let’s keeps our fingers cross for the best to there will be no violent after election. Let’s be as peaceful as possible.

    And thank you.

    Peter Nhiany.

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  • 14 April 2010 10:49, by Africano

    All SPLA security and Public Security most of whom are Dinkas have been deployed in the polling stations station to rig and disrupt elections. Many non-SPLM supporters are under arrest or even killed just to see into it that Salva Kiir must win. But the Dinkas must know they will not rule South Sudan in peace whether independent or united country. The3 Dinkas are looking for more troubles and south does not belong to them. Before 2011, south will be on fire those Dinkas should know from now.
    You Dinkas, what do you think of Abdalla Deng Nhial from Bor. Is he not contesting on behalf of the Arabs. There are more Dinkas with the Arabs and working for them than other southerners.

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    • 14 April 2010 11:21, by Peter Nhiany

      Mr. Africano,

      You politically wrong, and out of control. Nobody have a clue what you are talking about here. Who give a crap if Abdalla Deng Nhial is Dinka. All Arabs puppets have room in south Sudan.

      I have said this before, and I will say it again. We should focus on the article, and criticize the article and the person who claim report, but no the reporter.

      I have no an idea what the hell you just said. Anyways, South Sudan, or Sudan in general does not belong to any one particular insane tribe or people, it is for all of us, and we should be very careful about how we deal with issues related to our country’s politics.

      Pointing fingers to ourselces will not help any cat or a dog who doesn’t know what to say to stand up for his community. I don’t care if you are Dinka or Nuer, Shilluk, or any other tribe. Learn how to present yourself politically sound, and your points, and contribution will help us a big deal.

      I think it is absurd for us to incite tribla issues when are working so hard to radicate them. Good baseless point anyway if there are some people you think fall in your addressing statement.

      And thank you.

      Peter Nhiany.

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      • 14 April 2010 14:20, by Kuany Dak

        SPLA solidiers involvement show rigging of this election in some states special Warrap, Northern Bar El gazal and unity state reported widespread of irregularities.

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        • 14 April 2010 16:38, by Amokdu

          Arabs dog Lam Akol keeps barkimg like a dog!.. Surely any arabs agents will be kill and fuck up. So My Lam come to stay in the South don’t hide in Khartoum and keep barking like the dog.

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          • 15 April 2010 03:25, by Pee-Funk

            Lam Akol is challenging southern leader Salva Kiir for presidency elections for the head of the semi-autonomous government of south Sudan you get be kidding me. He broke away from the SPLM last year, and he formed his own party called SPLM-DC, and he been working hand to hand with Bashir, because he supporting Bashir government 90% more than GOSS. How can he lead southern Sudanese people while he betrayed them? I hope southern voters will not elect him to be a president of south, because he will not be trusted person.

            by: P-Funk

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