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October 31, 2012 (RUMBEK) - The Lakes state Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) assistant secretary for political affairs, Malou Moses Majok, has said that he fears for his safety following a disagreement with the state party chairperson Daniel Awet Akot.

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SPLA soldiers deploy to guard SPLM meeting in Rumbek, Lakes state, October 29, 2012 (ST)

Akot controversially appointed Mabor Ater Dhuol, replacing Samuel Mathiang Keer as the state party acting secretary.

According to Majok, Awet referred to him as the “late Malou” during the meeting.

Majok told the press “I am very concerned by his statement”.

Akot, who is also the deputy speaker for National Assembly, stated that he had “withdrawn the statement”.

Majok explained that Awet used the “late” reference three times during the meeting, adding “if anybody throws a stone at me or beats me with sick, it will signal Awet’s aim. This is a very serious matter and I take it seriously.”

Although Awet withdrew the statement, Majok said he still felt threatened as he “maintained three land cruisers with machine guns” in the area and “all roads during our meeting were closed”. Majok said that the secretariat security is normally maintained by the police, making the army’s presence intimidating.

Awet said the armed vehicles “were for my protection.”

Akot came to Rumbek on Monday to announce Dhuol’s appointment but Lakes state assistant secretaries, county chairpersons and county secretaries accused him of causing disruption by making the appointment without consulting the State Liberation Council member (SLC).

The appointment was widely opposed during the meeting and a no agreement was reached. In response, Awet announced Dhuol will not assume his new post until further notice.

(ST)

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  • 1 November 2012 07:32, by Deng Bornyang

    A very intimidating statement although the old man might have just been out of his mind due to his aging status. I am so grateful to the secretariats for they have opposed the decision. Few individuals like Daniel Awet sometimes forget that they way they treats others is in one way other the others giving a room for the oppositions to take advantage of these things against the SPLM

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    • 1 November 2012 07:42, by Dinkawarrior

      Late Malou?
      Awet Akot, you might be having mental disorder or otherwise you will be the Late-Awet Akot! How would you call somebody late X if you were not intended to murder? Shame on you Mr!!This kind of threats will not help us to be one poeple.

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    • 1 November 2012 10:22, by Samuel Malual

      LT General Daniel Awet Akot is a member of Gok Dinka ethnic from Lakes State. He is a Senior member of Military High Command Council and hei a murder at the same time.He has killed many commanders from Lakes State during the liberation days so that he will remain the only dominant figure within Lakes State.In 1980s, he was assigned as Zonal commander of Greater Bhar El Ghazal Region.

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    • 1 November 2012 10:32, by Samuel Malual

      But Akot abuse his powers by murdering many people including the man he had killed a liberator because of eggs. In 1990s, Dr John Garang replaced him with Nhial Deng Nhial. The General was retard to a point where he turn into self walking talking for a period of 5 years Awet was a deform man from military career to mental problem. Garang reappointed him as SPLM commissioner for Judiciary affairs.

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    • 1 November 2012 10:37, by Samuel Malual

      Until the time of CPA signatory, General Akot was immediately appointed Interior Minister in the government of Southern Sudan with Rank of Lt General. Akot was soon moved to Lakes to replace John Laat Zacharia both comes from the same Dinka the Gok. He turned to loot millions of dollars and constant arrestment were the rule of his leadership. I know this guy too well back in the days.

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    • 1 November 2012 10:51, by Samuel Malual

      Lasttly Mabor Dhuol and Awet had signed Mandum of Understanding in case if Mabor become the State SPLM’Secretary General he will immediately be appointing Awet’s son into State’s SPLM secretariat that reason behind this appointment moves.

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    • 1 November 2012 10:51, by Samuel Malual

      Lasttly Mabor Dhuol and Awet had signed Mandum of Understanding in case if Mabor become the State SPLM’Secretary General he will immediately be appointing Awet’s son into State’s SPLM secretariat that reason behind this appointment moves.

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      • 1 November 2012 20:03, by Mapuor

        Samuel Malual
        You are 100% right.Awet is not in active military service,how come that he is being guarded so heavily by the army and not the police?.Awet kills people like chickens,but this time SPLA will not listen to nonsense.Dictators must go?Awet will pay dearly should he decide to kill Malou or any one.

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  • 1 November 2012 07:34, by Diu J.Kuek

    South Sudanese still have a long to go using of intimidation and threaten over the political minor dispute this will not bear any democratic political progress Daniel Awet Akot just deputy Speaker of the National Assembly what make him to moved with three land cruiser vehicles in his own State.if people trust themselves that they are clean there is no point to have such a protection backwardness,

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    • 1 November 2012 07:45, by Diu J.Kuek

      Sorry point of correction I mean our people still have a long way to go.

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  • 1 November 2012 07:41, by Dinkawarrior

    Late Malou?
    Awet Akot, you might be having mental disorder or otherwise you will be the Late-Awet Akot! How would you call somebody late X if you were not intended to murder? Shame on you Mr!!This kind of threats will not help us to be one poeple.

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  • 1 November 2012 07:43, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    It is time that Lakes state Youth of all especially 35 years down to 18 stand up for their future both politically, educationally, socially and economically. This ugly political journey is too detrimatal for our state.
    It is also time that Lakes state youth should shun violent n embrace peace. It is time Lakes state youth move in to lay a better n strong foundation 4 Lakes n South Sudan!

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    • 1 November 2012 09:19, by Konybai

      Akolde Nhiak Jinub,
      I don’t understand when you talk of time for youth to stand up for their future, when you are the same youth (you included) that were divided by the same politicians. you were taken to juba by Malou and Governor and accommodated for 2 months in Elim Hotel to create mess between the politicians. the funnies things is that you guys political prostitutes with no conscience.

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    • 1 November 2012 10:55, by mayom maboung marek

      when Awet Akot mentioned the word ’’late’’ he was meaning ex-state secretary for SPLM or former lakes state secretary for SPLM. this is my own understanding. otherwise he has no ill intention for Malou. I myself witnessed the SPLM place being cordoned off by soldiers.

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    • 1 November 2012 10:57, by mayom maboung marek

      when Awet Akot mentioned the word ’’late’’ he was meaning ex-state secretary for SPLM or former lakes state secretary for SPLM. this is my own understanding. otherwise he has no ill intention for Malou. I myself witnessed the SPLM place being cordoned off by soldiers.

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  • 1 November 2012 07:54, by Deng Bornyang

    I know a naive like the Dinka Dominated SPLA always like such actions, but these are the manifestation of a failed leadership. If members of the same party could have such grudges what do you expect to happen? Serious opposition and competition from within the party and those who will loose the support of the part’s supporters will definitely turned opposition and hence collapse of the party.

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    • 1 November 2012 08:03, by Diu J.Kuek

      Deng you have stated the right word please wait for the moment you will hear the contrary comment from so called Dinka Dominated SPLA/M whose his real name call Mangoor he will support an such reckless action any how people should not threatened themselves if they have respect their party principle but because our party are just tribal parties that is they may do that.

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  • 1 November 2012 08:13, by Tutbol

    Quite intimidating indeed, Awet Akot from the federal govt bends low to the state’s local politics and went as far as calling the state politician " mr. Late" what a new low for our country’s veterans! Is this the way we nurture our country to be truely democratically respected nation? Don’t we have laws governing states & federal govt? Jumping out of your jurisdiction to other people’s....

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  • 1 November 2012 08:16, by Tutbol

    Jurisdictions spells dictatorship and lack of discipline.

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  • 1 November 2012 09:26, by PANTEM

    triple M,this is onesided reports.

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  • 1 November 2012 10:29, by Morthon Akol

    This is a question to our people in South Sudan in general and Lake state in particular. are we really fighting to service our people or to service yourself? and to my brother Mabor Ater Dhuol that is the only place you can service people in Lake State? if not why you don’t live that that position and wait for your people to give you something to do? instead to make your people mass themselves up.

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    • 1 November 2012 11:45, by Whortti Bor Manza

      Daniel Awet is known for his brutality during the war. His hands are tainted with the blood of innocent Agar people. Wani Igga, Daniel Awet and their whore Fatuma Nyawang are there to make money in the NLA. The illiterate Daniel Awet will not listen to you people of Lakes.Frequent trips to accumulate money are their norms.

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  • 2 November 2012 00:39, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    It will be surprise,if the authorities argue on some small internal arrangement. Members of Lake State,should avoid themselves from bias and discrimination.Awet Kot should be example of freedom fighters who own creditabilities succession of war.Please!, we demand peace at home of South Sudan. Lake State is peacefull place for living.Think for constructing province then hatred.

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