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Former S. Sudanese minister denies eyeing presidency


Paul Mayom Akec (ST/File photo)
April 3, 2017 (JUBA) – A former South Sudanese minister has denied reports that he intends to challenge Salva Kiir for the presidency in 2018.

Paul Mayom Akec, a former minister for water and irrigation, instead said he will instead back President Salva Kiir if the latter contested.

“I have no intention to contest the upcoming election with the incumbent president Salva Kiir Mayardit. My aim is to support him to win the election,” said Mayom, accusing some unnamed people of allegedly trying to incite the public against the government in Juba.

Mayom, a lawmaker from Lakes state in the Transitional National Assembly, is a senior member of the ruling party’s political bureau.

Reports recently emerged that some senior officials from the country’s ruling party were at odd with the minister in the office of president, Mayiik Ayii Deng and that the latter was closely working with the former foreign affairs minister, Nhial Deng Nhial to ensure that hey take over power in 2018.

Sudan Tribune could, however, not independently verify these claims.

President Kiir has not publicly stated his intention to retain his seat, but speculation is rife that his ruling party (SPLM) members could still endorse him for the top job when the transitional period ends in 2018.


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  • 4 April 07:57, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    That is correct, Mr. Paul Mayom Akech didn’t intended to challenge president Kiir in his position.
    Mr. Paul is a long alliance to Mr. Kiir long ago.

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    • 4 April 16:14, by Baluang Kueth Buop

      Mentality of my cousins Dinkas...you guys only think of replacing sultan Salva with other JCE member!

      Let’s watch out and see the outcome in the near future.
      Viva Dr. Riek Machar Teny!
      Viva South Sudan!

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  • 4 April 08:08, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The position of presidency will be given to Mr. Paul Mayom by SPLM liberation council and SPLM and as party as well as the people of the country.

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  • 4 April 08:16, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    People of Western Lake or Greater Lakes State shouldn’t be subjected by anti peace group with government under president Kiir.
    Greater Lakes State is already standing with government supporting peace and stability for the whole country not to contest presidency is the aim.

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  • 4 April 11:56, by aborigin

    Watch the space here, the fall out between Mayiik and Nhial is tea, also in the tussle is Maduot Parek who are looking down at Mayiik as their junior and had just emerged to political position from nowhere, i might not know the intentions of Mayom but the scenario might tell it all.

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  • 4 April 11:59, by aborigin

    I mean to say the fall out between Nhial and Mayiik is true.

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