Nine candidates to seek Lakes governorship.By Manyang Mayom December 31, 2009 (RUMBEK) -- Nine candidates from the Sudan People's Liberation Movement The People's Liberation Movement is a political party in Trinidad and Tobago. Its leader is Mr. Eric Hercules. The party was formed in 2006. will contest for the governorship of Lakes State in the 2010 election, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Abraham Mayen Kuc, the chairperson of Lakes state electoral college electoral college, in U.S. government, the body of electors that chooses the president and vice president. The Constitution, in Article 2, Section 1, provides: "Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, of SPLM SPLM Sudan People's Liberation Movement
SPLM Shielded Planar Layered Media . The governor's seat is mostly sought after by Rumbek East and Yirol natives, including members of the badly split state cabinet. The whole cabinet in fact is contesting for either the governorship itself or for various posts in the South Sudan Legislative Assembly, (SSLA), State Legislative Assembly or the SPLM party list for the National Assembly. The party's final candidate for governor will be determined within the SPLM State Secretariat and then at the SPLM Political Bureau in Juba. In legislative races too, the primary stage of screening will be done by party's state secretariat, said Abraham Mayen Kuc, Lakes State Electoral College Chairman. Candidates include a mix of seated lawmakers, rivals from across the eight counties of Lakes state, key advisors and commissioners drawn from the state government headed by Lt-Gen. Daniel Awet Akot, and higher-level figures. One politician coming from Khartoum, Andrew Makur Thou, in an interview this week at a hotel in Rumbek affirmed, "I am Ambassador General Andrew Makur Thou, nominating myself to contest for the post going to Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly (SSLA). There are three of us contesting for this one post of the constituency in Yirol West County. I am here with all my documents, everything is available, I came from Khartoum as presidential advisor and I need to win this election". GOVERNOR'S RACE CANDIDATES Daniel Awet Akot - Current governor, appointed by Salva Kiir in September 2006. A Gok Dinka from the state's far western Cuiebet County, he was a wartime zonal commander in Northern Bahr El Ghazal Bahr el Gha·zal
A river of southwest Sudan flowing about 805 km (500 mi) east to Lake No, where it joins the Bahr el Jebel. David Nok Marial Buot - Current deputy governor and state minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement John Rin Mabor - From the Dinka sub-group Aduot-juac, he is said to have some supporters among chiefs and women. Formerly he was commissioner of Greater Yirol from roughly 2000-2004 Makuei Philemon Majok - Member of the South Sudan De-Mining Authority by appointment of Salva Kiir in June 2006 Mangar Mamur - Retired bishop Gordon Maper Manyiel - Chairman of the SPLM caucus in Lakes state parliament Chol Tong Mayay - Minister of Physical Infrastructure, engineer Awan Guol Riak - Ex-deputy governor Bol Makueng Yuol - Secretary for Culture, Information and Communication in the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) STATE & NATIONAL OFFICIALS ENTERING PARLIAMENTARY RACES Apollo Madong Chol -- Political advisor for the present governor, contesting for a geographic constituency in parliament Agad Chol Mabuong - Information Minister, contesting for a South Sudan Legislative Assembly seat Jok Ayom Majak - Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, contesting for a state parliament seat Zachariah Matur Makuer Gol - Economic advisor, contesting for a state parliament seat Adak Costa Mapuor - Former minister of Information and Communication, contesting for the women's list The Women's List (Samtök um kvennalista) was a feminist party in Iceland that took part in national politics from 1983 to 1998, gaining some seats in Alþingi. Many of its members later joined the Alliance or the Left-Green Movement. seat in state parliament. Andrew Makur Thou - Veteran politician, based in Khartoum as advisor to Omer Al-Bashir, seeking a seat in the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly. Formerly among the leaders of the Anya-Anya I guerrillas, he is vying against two other SPLM candidates, including GOSS Minister of Finance David Deng Athorbei. (ST)
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