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Kiir appoints eight state governors, leaves out Upper Nile and Jonglei

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir speaking to reporters at the state-house J1 in January this year [Photo credit: Reuters]

South Sudan President Salva Kiir speaking to reporters at the state-house J1 in January this year [Photo credit: Reuters]

JUBA – President Salva Kiir Mayardit has this evening appointed eight state governors without appointing governors for Upper Nile and Jonglei which are allocated to the SPLM-IO and South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), respectively.

According to a deal reached between Kiir and Machar last week, the SPLM-IO was given three states of Upper Nile, Western Equatoria and Western Bahr el Ghazal.

However, in a decree this evening, Kiir appointed governors for Unity, Warrap, Lakes, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Central Equatoria as follow:

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A- State governors

1 – Emmanuel Adil Anthony Wani – Central Equatoria state (SPLM-IG)

2 – Louis Lobong Lojore – Eastern Equatoria state (SPLM-IG)

3 – Makur Kulang – Lakes state (SPLM-IG)

4 – Tong Aken – Northern Bahr el Ghazal state (SPLM-IG)

5 – Nguen Manytuil Wijang – Unity state (SPLM-IG)

6 – Bona Biar – Warrap state (SPLM-IG)

7 – Sarah Kilto – Western Bahr el Ghazal state (SPLM-IO)

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8 – Alfred K. K. Onyango – Western Equatoria state (SPLM-IO).

B – Chief Administrators

1 – Kuol Alor – Abyei Administrative Area (SPLM-IG)

2 – Joshua Kuani – Greater Pibor Administrative Area (SPLM-IG).

3 – William Chol – Ruweng Administrative Area (SPLM-IG)

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