Rebels appoint governor for curbed Warrap state

by talkofsudan | Posted on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

June 16, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese rebels led by former vice president, Riek Machar, have appointed a governor for Lol state (Warrap state) in accordance with their newly created 21 federal states in the country.

Agel Riing Machar is appointed governor of the state by the rebel leader with effect from 10 June, replacing the former rebel appointed governor Aguer Rual, who has taken new assignment as advisor to the rebel leader, Riek Machar.

Warrap state, according to the proposed states by the opposition leadership, is divided into two states, of which Lol is one.

The newly appointed governor was formerly the president of South Sudan National Youth Union and the Chairman of Political Parties Youth Forum. He declared his defection to SPLM/SPLA, under the leadership of Machar.

In his declaration in March, the former youth leader called on the youth in the country to rise up to restore a country that he believes has been destroyed beyond repairs by incompetent leadership of president Salva Kiir.

The opposition group said appointing the officials in the states was important to mobilize citizens to support the movement and provide security to the populations.


Source: sudantribune

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