News (SS24NEWS) Wednesday July 8, 2020
SSOA Spokesman Stephen Lual the decision was made in a meeting of the leadership council on Monday in Juba.
“The Leadership Council agreed to accept the allocation of Jonglei State to SSOA as per the resolution of the President and the First Vice President on the 17th June 2020
He further said that their choice for Chagor was motivated by the fact that “he is the only leader of the SSOA hailing from Jonglei state,” he stressed.
Lam Akol National Democratic Movement (NDM) leader had also proposed one of his lieutenants who he comes from Lou Nuer for Governor of Jonglei but the alliance rejected to nominate him.
NDM candidate Mahjoub Biel Turuk Lual has been rejected by some members within SSOA.
Turuk has been leading the SSUM/AF since the death of its founding leader late General Peter Gatdet in May 2018.
The spokesman said that their first preference was Upper Nile State but due to their commitment for peace and speedy formation of the states government, SSOA believes all states of South Sudan are equal and see no reason for further objection.
“Moreover, governing Jonglei or any other state for that matter is not an individual affair but a collective responsibility of the communities in the state and the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity,” he stressed
“You will see soon that the positions allocated to the remaining parties that did not get a portfolio until now,” he added without further details.
SSOA has the position of the deputy speaker at the Council of States and some regional legislative assemblies.
NDM leader Lam Akol, on Monday, told Sudan Tribune that his party is targeted by the SPLM-IG of President Kiir.