Upper Nile communities to consult over Olony’s appointment

Johnson Olony | Photo Credit: Radio Tamazuj

South Sudan’s presidency agreed last week to consult Upper Nile state communities on the appointment of Johnson Olony as state governor, Sudan Tribune says.

The move came in a bid to end the stalemate between the president and his first deputy over the issue.

The presidency said that the revitalized transitional government of national unity would hold a conference in Juba for Communities of Upper Nile State to discuss ways and means of resolving any tribal or communal differences in the state prior to a final decision on the appoint of the governor of the state. 

 Lam Akol, the leader of the National Democratic Movement advised the presidency not to involve the Upper Nile communities in the dispute between the president and his deputy over the state government. He prefers that other four Vice Presidents should talk to their senior colleagues either to accept appointment or change nomination.

The date for the conference is yet to be set.