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Political disquiet in Lakes state government


November 9, 2012 - Lakes State Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party state chairperson Daniel Awet Akot ended his one day trip to Cueibet County of Lakes State on Sunday. The visit was arranged as part of the inauguration of the state SPLM secretary, Mabor Ater Dhuol.

Speaking in Cueibet County, Awet told SPLM supporters the key agenda of his visit is to brief SPLM members about the cooperation agreement which was signed by Juba and Khartoum in September.

He also wished to convey the party’s gratitude to those who voted for the SPLM in the 2010 election.

The Lakes State assistant secretary for planning and research Charlies Badiri Mayen, who also served in Lakes state executive cabinet as information minister, expressed concern over the state chairperson’s dismissal of members within SPLM Lakes state secretariat.

"Lakes state SPLM chairman is good at abusing the constitution," said Badiri.

He stated that "in one of the meetings with the county chairpersons, secretaries and state assistant secretaries, Awet said that if he is to dismiss Mabor Ater Dhuol. He will dismiss him with other people,” an act which “the constitution does not give him the power.”

The state’s assistant secretaries must be removed by the county liberation council using article 33 (7) of the SPLM constitution 2008 according to Badiri.

He described Dhuol’s appointment as "unconstitutional."

Badiri noted that "now we are in a phase to respect laws and procedures – the time for hampering the law is over - we are a democratic state that requires the law to be imposed in the correct manner."


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  • 13 November 2012 06:28, by Paul Chadrack

    Lake state must know that south sudan is a country which need a respectable citizens not lawless people like them. their behavior during the war and presently did not change, they our consumers, nothing is generated for the economy of Rumbek leave alone their contributions to the national economy.

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    • 13 November 2012 08:32, by Bol Pur

      I think Paul you don’t know Lakes state and I don’t think there is anybody in South Sudan who doesn’t know the role played by Lakes state in the war. Were was John Garang Headquarters? Please if you just came please respect people of Lakes state and recognize their great contribution. Which state is contributing to national economic, all states depend on oil. Lakes is where South Sudan was founded

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      • 13 November 2012 08:44, by Gulung -dit

        Awet Akot proved to be a dictator, why didn,t he allow the people in the state to do what is good for them. when people are working on individual interest it confuse the who society ,

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      • 13 November 2012 09:17, by Paul Chadrack

        when John Garang was there,there were fightings. he was there because he captured it from Basir forces. the killings of other tribes and looting of their belonging were practice daily by then.If SPLM was founded in Rumbek?, what about Numile, Boma other peaceful liberated areas by then?.

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        • 13 November 2012 16:34, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

          @Paul Chadrack.When did Lakes become a state that doesnt contributes to nation of SS? South Sudan was bore out Lakes,it’s the only community in SS who never rebel or use Dinar while some lunatic like u were exiling themselves.

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          • 13 November 2012 16:42, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

            I have to corrobate to u that current intra-intercommunal and cattle rustling just commence after signing of CPA and this is reversal,and diz a general problems in SS so shut up coz u r not a pundit on lakes

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    • 13 November 2012 14:04, by Yei Top

      There is no accurate information from Rumbek (Lakes state) ever. Your news always number of people killed and cows raided that is why the annivery celebration is postphoned in Rumbek.
      No news about business, distribution of seeds, etc. Pls Guyz, u need to change and give accurate n clear information

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      • 13 November 2012 15:59, by James Maker Akok

        Rumbek is a peace freedom Headquarter for all South Sudan, like Anyanya one peace freedom was in Rumbek, and SPLM peace freedom was in Rumbek and all those times they made Rumbek as headquarter capital City for South Sudan. So we should be put Rumbek as important place because God put something’s in us to chose Rumbek as our peace freedom headquarter all the times. World people know Rumbek.

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      • 13 November 2012 16:53, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

        @Yei Top,u are correct to talk like coz its our collectives onus to preach and promote peace,tells those who kill others coz e r from certain sects/tribes,this is primitive and must change but u need not be bias dear

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  • 13 November 2012 07:11, by Mapuor

    You are talking of something that you do not know,there is a liberation council that decides on the matters that this thug called Awet is interfering in.Awet is a thug who came up by betraying sons of Lakes State during the war.Badiri bravo,democracy must prevail for your own people shed blood for it.Awet was just a parasite during the war.

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  • 13 November 2012 07:56, by Malou Manyiel

    I think you don’t have any idea about the whole issue. The former SPLM Lakes state secretary Mathiang keer died, then Malou Moses Majok was appointed as acting state secretary. Awet in his own decision appointed Mabor Ater as permanent state secretary without consultation. How can Mabor Ater be acting while Malou Moses Majok was also acting in the same position?

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    • 13 November 2012 08:34, by Akook

      I think Kennedy is right in this context, I don’t support Awet here and neither had i ever been his supporter before just as the likes of H.E Badiri Mayen trying to look different now.
      So time is up Ladies & Gents, we now have a state, Let’s call spade a spade! We just seem to muddle in all the accumulated vitriollic concepts we had about Awet, into whatever he lays his hands on.

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      • 13 November 2012 08:46, by Akook

        Cde, Daniel Awet Akot Thuou, other than no one else in the state is fully constitutionally charged with rightful authority to nominate an interim secretary he thinks will successfully deliver the party forward, until when the so called state council, people have been talking about here, sit and in their own majority deliberations choose whoever they think will be dubed in place of Mabor Dhuol.

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        • 13 November 2012 08:55, by Mapuor

          Its extremely un procedural for the thug called Awet to appoint Mabor Dhuol to act when there is already somebody acting.Awet is well known for his dirty games.Lakes State is tire of this devil who killed,raped,humiliated and degraded the lakes state intellectuals who fought seriously during the war. People of Lakes don’t like him come what may.

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          • 13 November 2012 09:17, by Akook

            Ok Mapuor, simple if u claim Malou Moses was acting, he was acting by the virtue of constitutional nomination randered upon by the chairmanship of the party, not governor of the state.
            so if he (Awet) now once again left him for Mabor Dhuol, then be it so as long as he remains the chairman tasks to do just that!

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            • 13 November 2012 09:25, by Akook

              So that people including minister Badiri Mayen has to do is to convene an urgent sitting of the state council and permanently elect somebody they like, so as to stop Awet’s use of his powers. But avoid undeserving recklessly childish statements like the one above by the minister Badiri
              I felt bad by undiplomatic statement from fellow youth figure who supposedly should be a good ambassador for us

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