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Agot Alier Leek, Commissioner

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Agot Alier Leek, taking the oath of office to become the Commissioner of Bor County before the president of the Jonglei State High Court, 12 September 2012 (ST)

Name: Agot Alier Leek

Position: Bor County Commissioner

Career: Deputy Governor of Jonglei State (NCP), 1998-2005; Jonglei State Minister of Health (NCP), 2005-2010, for seven years as a member of Sudan’s ruling National Congress party (NCP); Bor County Commissioner (SPLM), Sept. 2012 - to date.

Tribe: Dinka Bor

Political Affiliation: National Congress Party (NCP) -2010; Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), 2010-to date.

Background

Agot Alier, is a member of the Dinka Bor from Anyidi Payam [district] in Bor County. Before the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which brought the former rebels the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) to power in South Sudan, Alier held the position of Jonglei’s Deputy Governor for seven years as a member of Sudan’s ruling National Congress party (NCP).

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Agot Alier Leek, Bor County’s new commissioner places his hand on the Bible during his swearing in setting, 12 September 2012 (ST)

He served as Jonglei’s Minister of Health from 2005 to 2010, still on the NCP ticket. When the government was dissolved ahead of the April 2010 ahead general elections Agot resigned from the NCP, which has governed Sudan from Khartoum since 1989, and registered himself as a member of South Sudan’s ruling SPLM. He did not stand for election.

Agot Alier, a medical doctor by profession, was appointed as an advisor on health issues by Jonglei Governor, Kuol Manyang, after he was re-elected.

Jonglei State Governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk appointed Agot Alier Leek as the Bor County Commissioner in September 2012 sacking after Maker Lual. No reason was given for the change. Alier was officially appointed on 12 September 2012 amid high expectations.

Hundreds of people from Bor county and various tribes residing in Bor celebrated the appointment of the Dr. Alier to his new office in Bor, the capital of Jonglei State.




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