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Hussein Abdelbagi appointed 4th South Sudan’s Vice-President

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Vice President Hussein Abdelbagi (C) poses with President Kiir (R) and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan head of Sudan's Sovereign Council on 23 Feb 2020 (ST photo)
February 23, 2020 (JUBA) - The Deputy Chairman of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) Hussein Abdelbagi Akol Agany has been appointed Vice-President of the Republic on Sunday and took the oath of office on the same day.

Agany was appointed after the signing of a letter to President Kiir by five SSOA candidates demanding him to choose one the alliance leaders for vice-president.

Lam Akol of the National Democratic Movement (NDM) refused to sign it.

They also agreed on the need to represent the Bahr el Ghazal province giving a greater chance to the appointment of Agany who is the son of a Dinka tribal leader in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal.

The fourth vice-president swore-in before President Salva Kiir at the South Sudanese presidency in presence of Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan Sovereign Council.

The oath-taking ceremony was also attended by the SSOA leaders to show their support for him.

According to the revitalized peace agreement, the First Vice President will oversee the Governance Cluster while the four vice-presidents will supervise Economic Cluster, Services Delivery Cluster, Infrastructure Cluster and Gender and Youth Cluster.

The cluster of every one of the four vice-presidents will be determined in a meeting chaired by President Salva Kiir.

Hussein joined the South Sudan Patriotic Movement of Costello Garang Ring Lual and appeared with him during the preparatory meetings of the High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) in October 2017.

Stephen Lual Garang, the SSOA deputy spokesman, told Sudan Tribune that the other leaders of the alliance Josephine Joseph Lagu, Lam Akol, Joseph Bangasi Bakasoro, Khalid Butrous and Gabriel Changson will be consoled with the ministerial positions allocated to the alliance.

The SSOA has three ministerial portfolios and a deputy minister.

(ST)

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  • 24 February 03:09, by Dinka-Defender-General

    What in the world do we need 4 Vice Presidents? Are you kidding us, President Kiir? What are they going to do that one vice president cannot hold it? Would you please tell us why we need 4 vice presidents in South Sudan. Do you know Only, I mean only South Sudan has 4 vice presidents and thousand of generals that do have assignments. I’m sorry for the country without roads, medicals, foods,& schoo

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    • 24 February 03:10, by Dinka-Defender-General

      I and the citizens of South Sudan are outraged about this news.

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      • 24 February 04:33, by Games

        Dinka-Defener-General
        Salva Kiir Mayardit created all those five VPs..but right now it will be up to Salva Kiir on how to run a country with that too many VPs. On top of that there should have been equity distribution for all 5 VPs, one of those should have gone to Bhargazal, 2 for Equatorian and others 2 in greatest Upper Nile.

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      • 24 February 05:25, by South South

        Dinka-Defender-General,

        You are very right, they will achieve nothing, but enrich themselves. Some of those 5 people have already bought new cars and they changed them with another news cars, in the name of God I have seen that in Juba right now. Majority of these 5 people were working against SPLA all the time we were fighting. Good news is, Lam Akol shit is out.

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