National Security officer elected youth president in South Sudan

Photo: Newly elected SSNYU chairman 1st Lt. Gola Boyoi

December 11th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan National Youth Union (SSNYU) election ended this morning with election of a national security officer as the new leader triggering criticism from many who believe election procedures weren’t followed.

1st Lieutenant Gola Boyoi Gola won the election by taking over 90 percent of the votes. Out of the 163 voters, 136 voted for him. Deng Panchol was elected by 15th. Deng Gai Gatluak who withdrew shortly before the vote end was elected by five.

Two other candidates were voted by 1 person reach and two didn’t get any vote at all.

Boyoi’s election has sparked controversy on the social media. Many believes the NSS officer was imposed on the youth with government intimidating candidates competing him.

Sources said Deng Gai Gatluak who was seen as the main rival to Boyoi was forced to resign paving way for his election.

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