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January 19, 2012 (JUBA) - Local authorities from Aweil West county, Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, on Thursday dismissed reports claiming that government agents, allegedly acting on the orders of the county commissioner, attempted to kill a member of parliament.

Jacob Dau Kuol, a member of the National Legislative Assembly representing Aweil West county’s constituency, claimed that he escaped an assassination attempt purportedly carried out by gunmen acting on the directives of the county commissioner, Isaac Lual Chol.

There has been recent disquiet in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state government over allegations of arbitrary, politically motivated arrests.

Kuol attributed the friction between him and the commissioner to a dispute over a community car and constituency development funds.

In an interview with reporters at the South Sudan Legislative Assembly on Thursday, Kuol claimed he was certain that the plot to kill him was orchestrated by Chol and his “associates”.

Kuol said he was in his area to supervise developmental projects when the commissioner attempted to have him killed. He claimed that commissioner had previously threatened him and other members of parliament.

Chol, in a separate interview with Sudan Tribune from Nyamelel, the administrative headquarters of the county, said he was “surprised” by the media reports.

Chol said “We were together here before he returned to Juba and there was no problem. Why would I kill a fellow human being?” Chol said that he lost a limb fighting for South Sudan and would not kill a countryman.

He denied holding any personal grudges with officials in the area and described the allegations as “mere political concoctions”.

Regarding the issue of car cited by Kuol, Chol said committee members wanted it to be used for constituency development projects but the Member of Parliament wanted it to be used for other purposes. This “generated a lot of commotions” and the case was taken to the police.

(ST)

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  • 20 January 2012 05:39, by omoni jr.

    Any news from Dinkaland is about killing,and cattle raiding.

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    • 20 January 2012 05:57, by dengtaath

      OmniJR, you are getting so negative some times, you become another Dinka dominated SPLA. Why don’t you comment direct your criticism to Awiel West County, rather calling the whole Dinka for nothing. They are Aweil West having problem not Dinka as you exagerated.

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    • 20 January 2012 07:50, by Garang Geng

      good of you onmonj, of course Dinka are fighters, they liberted you via fightng, try to respect this ethnic group bcoz they can enter place where no one has ever enter

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      • 20 January 2012 08:08, by MR. BURDEN

        So call ommonijr, u comment like Nationalist instead, u r even adicted to criticizing Dinka’s. I heard of dispute btn Tobura & Nagero counties being reconciled on 18 at western Equatoria, are those Dinka’s living in Tombura or Nagero? Idiot people who always get serious at eating monkey.

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      • 21 January 2012 12:36, by NUER ONE

        @ BURDEN,
        death to you, you dinkas who sent NUNU kumba,she is a dinka born in tambura,you wants balanda to start killing zandes to make jonglei two.mr macher who too konyi to zande land.Do you knows what took place in 2005 at yambio and Dinkas?

        death to you and nuer.

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    • 20 January 2012 10:20, by Chanson

      OmoniJr.Please distance yourself from Northern Barh el Ghazal affairs and please stop commenting like 5 years old girl.Be up-right person.Leave those idiots like Jacob who are occupying up the seat like matter alone.we don call them actives representative in the house I call them dormant(inative).Lual is not a killer of his compatriots.get it right boy.

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    • 20 January 2012 11:04, by Aweil Town

      This is not first time he behalf in such manners, this commiisinioer did not do good things since he was appointed by Governor Paul Malong and do not know the reason why is relief from is post.
      Lual Chol is adisaster to the community in Aweil west county.

      Any way we blame Governor who maitain him in this leadership
      Shame on you

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      • 20 January 2012 11:12, by Aweil Town

        You call youself Omoni Jr
        You mind your business please do not always divert the topic to Dinka. We are talking of Attempt plot to kill MP jacob Dau by idiot commissioner Lual Chol

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        • 20 January 2012 14:23, by Maperdit

          so called aweil town you are a fool i have ever seen, do you know your friend Dau murder a lot of southerners when he was NCP police man in Dheen,he just came recent after CPA was signed.he will be kill like chicken, every one wanted to revenge the people Dau killed.tell him to fly to heaven. he is illiterate,he failed to filled his own form in Juba National assembly.shame on you and your useles D

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        • 21 January 2012 04:03, by Wed Deng

          That is not enough guys, Jacob Dau must be serious very serious,how can a mp moving away from Aweil to Juba with the CDF Car which is for the community? And he started claiming that the car is to ran the process of the CDF projcets,how? our guys of South sudan needs more understanding than beating around the bush with commuinty isssues.Foolishness is every where, don’t blame him, he is illetrate,

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      • 20 January 2012 14:37, by Maperdit

        Aweil town or call yourself begggar, you are out of your mind,what have your Dau discover in the South sudan and when he was in Dheen as NCP hungry police man he use to burnt the churchs of south sudanese saying that they are for SPLA/SPLM, and now he is very selfish with SPLM community assets. he will die soon in Juba there.you,re fools.

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    • 21 January 2012 13:02, by NUER ONE

      Change the tribe’s name away, not dinka.All dinkas like killing each others for no reason.But Bar el gazal are reasoning better than those of jonglei and nuer.Their friends are Murlei the killers.

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    • 23 January 2012 10:51, by Nyamlelthii

      Dear all awielians and those against Dinka

      I would like to let you know that the so call Jacob Dau is an idiot,he does’t even understand what is meant by MP but let it just be like that.That is how they think but we shall one day chase them since they did not struggle during war period.

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  • 20 January 2012 10:06, by Chanson

    Dear Jacob.You are used apparatuse against our region.You have brought shame to this community of our.who always like peace in any corners.Look it is all your fault to bring that poor little thing called emself Omodi Jr or what ever he might callemself .Dau you thought that coming out with fault allegation to the media,ll not keep you there(Mp) but you are totally damn wrong.Keep ur mouth shut!!

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    • 21 January 2012 08:04, by Aweil Town

      you call yourself Maperdit why not Malualdit.
      Do you want to favour your lame commissioner Lual Chol,it is very unfortunate to appoint a person with one leg to be leader of community it,s unacceptable all over the world.
      But there is mercy otherwise someone who has lost his body part can not be a leader because he is very aggreassive, . Have you ever gone to where disable unit, they live unhappy

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  • 21 January 2012 08:26, by Aweil Town

    Maperdit you don,t know the history of South Sudan, now you are talking of Jacob being in NCP police during those days even Dr. John Garang was in regime of NCP and then rebel against Khartoum Govermnet and so what do you call John Garang murder now? think wisely, you so are rackless with low thinking capacity upgrade yourself. You are much far behind than Kormajong.

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    • 22 January 2012 13:20, by Maperdit

      Aweil T. the man you are backing is completely useless man,you said disable cann,t be a leader, what a great lie brother!who is not wounded in this gov,t of south sudan even president is also wounded because they were struggling to liberate the country and offcourse they did.you said Dr.John was in NCP then what evil did he do to his people? Dau burnt the Flag of SPLM in year 2005 at Nyala.ask him

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