Abyei Youth Union Postpones elections

Chairperson of Abyei Youth Union-Dr. Bol Ajiing | Credit: Chol Ayiik Chol | AIRS 2020

The elections of Abyei Youth Union have been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. They were planned to take place on Tuesday this week.

The decision was arrived at county youth associations in a meeting they held in Abyei town last Friday. Lual Kuol Miyen, the Secretary General of Abyei Youth Union says they will continue serving till the end of this year.

On his part, the Director of Youth and Sports, Victor Bol Dau, has welcomed the postponement of the polls. However, he says they did not receive any official document about the decision.

The term of office for the current youth leadership elapses on 9th June 2020. The serving body was elected in 2018.

According to the Union’s by-laws, the term of office is 2 years.