South Sudan

DEVELOPING: President Kiir to Appoint Governors Today

South Sudan President Salva Kiir

The South Sudan President Salva Kiir is expected to appoint governors for the 28 created states on Friday just a day after the National Assembly controversially passed the proposals to amend the Transitional Constitution, there visit this site Chimpcorps reports.

Sources from the country’s presidency say Kiir by last evening together with his trusted were putting the names of potential governors to be announced through a decree today.

A total of 25 governors are going to be named by the president and only three to be left for the armed opposition under Riek Machar who signed a peace deal with the South Sudan government in August this year.

According to sources among the new governors is going to be the former SPLA-IO spokesman, purchase Brig. Lul Ruai Koang who defected to Kiir’s side in February after serving the rebel movement for 14 months since the beginning of South Sudan crisis in December 2013.

If confirmed, advice Ruai is going to be the governor of the newly created Akobo state. Meanwhile, the former Yau Yau commander, David Yau Yau has also been lined for the top job.

The Yau Yau integrated with the mainstream SPLA under president Kiir early this year. ChimpReports is closely following the new deployment.


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