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Warrap SPLM youth back governor’s removal

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December 9, 2013 (JUBA) - Youth activists from South Sudan’s governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in Warrap state have resolved to have governor Nyandeng Malek removed from office.

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Warrap state governor Nyandeng Malek addresing SPLM members in Kwajok April 15, 2013 (ST)

Malek’s decision not to allow state lawmakers approve her new cabinet in October contrary to article 56 (1) (2) (g) and 106 (1) of the state transitional constitution 201, has since stirred political differences in the border region.

The governor, in defense, insisted the changes she made were “minor” to seek approval of the state assembly, but legislators have described her actions as “unconstitutional”.

“The entire SPLM youth leadership had, after studying carefully the current political development, particularly the manner in which the governor Warrap had decided to manage the affairs of the state, come out with clear position and declared support to the SPLM position”, said Karlo Maluil Makuek, the lead coordinator for the SPLM youth initiative in the state capital, Kwajok.

The youth leader, in a 29 November letter, addressed to the SPLM chairperson, Salva Kiir urged the party leadership to sanction the resignation of Malek.

“This in accordance to the wider consultative meetings we the SPLM youth initiative conducted with all the SPLM organs in all the six counties and Abyei, where it was unanimously resolved that Madam Nyandeng Malek must resign for the sake of peace and development”, said Makuek.

Morris Mabior, another member of the group, said it would not be in the interest of the people of Warrap to allow Malek remain in power, claiming that the latter had lost support.

“Governor is no longer popular in the state. She does not represent the people of Warrap anymore. This is why they are asking for her removal because they are the people who voted for her in 2010 and are the same people who are now asking for her removal because she is not delivering”, Mabior exclusively told Sudan Tribune in a separate interview.

Meanwhile, Joseph Anei Madoor, the director for Public relations and political affairs in the governor’s denied the youth claims, insisting that the reception the governor received on arrival to the state after spending nearly a month of absence showed she still commands mass support from citizens.

“The governor returned to the state and was received by mammoth crowd comprised of her cabinet ministers, members of civil society groups, United Nations agencies, among others”, said Madoor.

This tremendous reception was a major manifestation that people of Warrap are convinced of her competences in discharging duties”, he stressed.

His version of event was, however denied by multiple sources who said the governor was only welcomed by a select team of ministers.

James Machok Deng, a native from Warrap, said the parliament had done the best it could by informing the public about the constitution violation and that it was now the public to take charge.

“As the house, we brought the issue to the fore and said it openly that the constitution had been violated by the governor. A resolution about this violation had been passed. Now it is the work of the public to defend the constitution in accordance to article 10 (2) of State constitution 2011”, said Deng.

All the citizens are invited to defend the constitution when it is violated as such, he added.

(ST)

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  • 10 December 2013 07:29, by Monydit

    Madam Nyadeng Malek must Go .she is doing nothing
    no Road
    no clinic
    no Hospital
    No Communication in some area of warrap State
    pipo of Akocthon and Pannyok in Twic County are suffering since we Vote for her .we here in Assemble had Accepted her removal from the office .let SPLM Youth Continue otherwise she can be remove by force ,the only way for her is to Resign before the president sack in De

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    • 10 December 2013 07:51, by Tutbol

      The people of Greater Bhar el gazelle must first open their damn eyes & first monitor the re-colonization being secretly instal to their C.A.R neighbour by the Europeans, the US & their shifty NGOs under the pretext of humanitarianism! Not everybody is going to succeed Nyandeng position anyway. play stupid to buy into most of the propaganda often sell to us, the young people by some elements with.

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      • 10 December 2013 07:58, by Tutbol

        ...some ulterior motives and it would not be too long before you would be fighting Mureleen again. Keep squabbling for your governors positions at your own peril. But careful to keep an eye on the movie the Europeans are currently playing in C.A.R.

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    • 10 December 2013 08:05, by Naath

      Monydit,you are make baseless accuse againist the best governor in the country,your stupid kiir have all money for the raod,Hospital,communication.your step dad stole 45 bilion dollar recently those money for development to all states,don’t blame for no reason,if kiir will remove Nyadeng she will joint the strong Group called DEMOCRACY shame on you and your uncle kiir,good luck

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      • 10 December 2013 08:31, by Mayom County Boy

        the matter is not because there is no good roads or hospitals in warrap state . look in the national state level there is no clean drinking water or a single road that make access to be very good to every citizen ,
        i think dinka warrap are worry to remove their female lady from position of governor . that is why they are runing up and down in kuacjiok state
        shame for that !!

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  • 10 December 2013 14:38, by garang kerubino

    you guys in Warrap state,do you really remember the status of Kwajok town before Nyandeng came to power? if you do than no one among you can speak of Nyandeng removal because she has done a lot to improve the quick development in Warrap state.

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    • 10 December 2013 15:21, by dengdanger

      @ garang kerubino
      hahahahaha what did she do for the state??? name one thing that that bitch did plz. you are just supporting her because she is your uncle wife and u are stealing the state money with her and zero development.

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      • 10 December 2013 15:23, by dengdanger

        That bitch need to be sack ASAP and sent her ass to Lake state where she belong

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        • 10 December 2013 15:54, by Pure Nationalist

          This is pple of South Sudan are telling to Press. Kiir not to violate constitution. Do you know constitution violation is wrong? This what the president does & leave Nyadeng alone

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