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Report finds no evidence E. Equatoria governor has private militia

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December 05, 2012 (JUBA) – An investigation into Eastern Equatoria has found no evidence that Governor Louis Lobong Lojore has been training a militia in the state.

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Eastern Equatoria State in red (in pink the Ilemi Triangle which is disputed with Kenya)

The investigation conducted by South Sudan’s upper house - the Council of States - found that the allegations were a politically motivated hangover from elections in 2010.

John Musa, who chaired the investigation told a session of the Council of States on Wednesday that a healing process should begin to reconcile Governor Lojore and Michael Losike, the MP who first made the allegation.

“We never found any evidence that militia are being trained in Eastern Equatoria state,” Musa told the members of the Council of State reading from a prepared script.

A session to deliberate on the committee’s findings has been slated for Monday 10 December.

Last October the Toposa ethnic group in Eastern Equatoria state condemned the allegation that Governor Lojore had links with militia groups operating in the state.

The South Sudan’s upper house - the Council of States decided last October investigate the issue and summon the governor following accusations presented by MP Michael Losike Lokerui who hails from the Toposa ethnic group, like the governor himself.

During the hearing, Governor Lobong denied the allegation but the Council of States resolved to form a committee to further investigate into the charges.

(ST)

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  • 6 December 2012 09:34, by J P Puok

    what reconciliation? let the report be made public then action taken against the acuser with me, I can suggest him being strip off his impunity then taken to court of law for the rest to restrain in future from the same cheap political accusation

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  • 6 December 2012 12:43, by Tutbol

    I wish Lobong runs for the presidency of S Sudan 2015. The guy has goods to offer our country. I hope our people to elect who will a different to our people. Lobong can make that different. We have now seen that incompetence, tribalism & nepotism aren’t getting us anywhere & are denying our people the benefits of the country they dearly sacrificed their lives for.

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    • 6 December 2012 12:56, by Tutbol

      ..Correction, i hope ’our people elect people who will make different to our people’.

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    • 6 December 2012 22:58, by adamu

      Mr Tutbol,you are very glamorous. It seems some of you don’t really understand it all. what would make you to suggest the Governor of Eastern Equatoria to run in 2015 for the highest job in the nation.This must be a joke, or you are just trying shine his execellency so that he could give you apportion of something or what? My brother, let us waite for that day.

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      • 7 December 2012 05:48, by Joseph Canada

        Adamu, Tulbol is actually correct. Look at the government of lobong how Transparent it is with a great developments. I can a sure you that non of the Commissioners in Lake/Jongolei State have built the City Hall with the Councillors elected by people from every Payam like what Lobong and few are doing. He built the Electricity which non of the Federal govt have never initiated anything.

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        • 7 December 2012 05:53, by Joseph Canada

          You see under Lobong, E.E is always seen on the Tv doing some Developing projects and most of the EE Ministeres are always out of the country to initiates Projects, while the Big Government is engaged with theft, and corruption. Mr. Tulboy is just an Open eyed southerner who tell the truth the way he sees it.Unless we except the truth, we will always be doomed by Greedy Rulers. God Bless SS.

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  • 9 December 2012 03:39, by ASS Mohammed

    it is very good to have for equatorians too. to have militias of own because dinka and nuer have.

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  • 3 August 2013 16:53, by edisonleon

    I think there will be a lot of evidence of many crimes or acts that have been done by someone. But it could be because of power, then the people who become the proof omitted. free forex signals

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