September 10, 2013 (AGOK) - Authorities from Warrap state’s Gogrial West county have installed new leadership in the local legislative council, naming Nyang Geng as speaker.
Geng was elected ahead of main rival Chan Manyok, after winning 25 votes, while the latter received just five, in a ballot in which in 30 electorates participated.
County commissioner Makuc Aru Luac was among the local politicians and traditional leaders who oversaw the conduct of the ballot.
Joseph Akol Wek, a member of Warrap state’s youth executive committee said voting was conducted in a peaceful environment, although some supporters expressed dissatisfaction with the selection process of the new leadership.
According to Wek only 30 of the 35 council members turned up for the vote, which was won convincingly by Geng.
“There was no problem because we are in a democratic country. People voted peacefully. The council is made of 35 members but only 30 members showed up. Five members did not attend, so it was from these 30 members where the 25 voted for Nyang Geng and five voted Chan Manyok, Wek told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday from the Warrap capital, Kuacjok.