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Rumbek youth union elect woman as new leader

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August 25, 2014 (RUMBEK) – The Rumbek Youth Union (RUMYU) branch in Kenyan capital Nairobi has elected a woman as its new chairperson.

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Awut Mayom Agok has been elected chair lady of the Rumbek Youth Union’s (RUMYU) Nairobi branch (ST)

The election was organised by students residing in Nairobi seeking a leader to address Lakes state’s internal affairs issues both abroad and at home.

Awut Mayom Agok won the poll with 166 votes ahead of Lion Ghum Maper Manyiel in second position with 164 votes.

It’s the first time a woman has been elected as leader of Lakes state’s most powerful union since the organisation was established in 1987 in Khartoum. It currently represents Rumbek East, Rumbek Central and Rumbek North counties.

Patrick Majur Makueng was elected as secretary-general, with a total of 400 votes cast over all in the poll, which was held in Nyayo Embakasi Estate on Saturday.

The newly elected chair lady has called for harmony among the people of Lakes state, urging the central government to assist state authorities to restore peace and unity.

“The first aim will be how to restore peace and unity of Lakes state. [The] leadership should act wisely for the interest of the people of Lakes state – peace and stability will allow us to restore trust among ourselves,” said Agok shortly after taking out the poll.

Observers confirmed the election process was free and fair.

(ST)

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  • 25 August 11:38, by Morthon Akol

    first of all let me congratulate my brother’s and sister’s for elected comrade Awut Mayom, as a chairperson for our community. secondly I want to advice her that our problems in Rumbek doesn’t need a central government. Just need us as youth all over the world to unit and come together under one voce. am very sure we will make a change.

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    • 25 August 15:43, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      I challeng the process of bringing Awut Mayom Agok to the supreme power.
      The votes is should’t be well recognized by observers there is a forge process. That is no. One, another issue which is very challeng, the process should not in dose the secretary general to be vote, only the committee should make an appointment.

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  • 25 August 11:38, by Gabriel Ajak

    Congratulation nyanthi for courage’s but being an Agar leader is like goat cares good enough I know how strong r u no doubt n above all take care.

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  • 25 August 13:27, by Kerem

    Exactly Morthon, our problems do not need central government but can beonly solved by the youth of Lakes

    I am also delighted that a woman has become the leader now for so many years. keep it up

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  • 25 August 15:19, by Ross

    Dear Lady and Chairman

    Although i’m not part of Rumbek Youth, but Please, kindly as a friend accept my Congratulation and to the People of Rumbek. being a Femal leader will change the Ideaology of many in the life history of Leadership in South Sudan. Hence be courageos and wise to Unite the youth and extend it all over the South Sudan.

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  • 27 August 04:23, by Andrew Ojok

    Cong rate
    to you all citizens of RUMYU
    well done for being fairly to ladies
    I hope everything will be ok

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