Juba, South Sudan,
June 15, 2021 – Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has appointed three new governors for three states.
These developments happened in accordance with the framework of the Juba Peace Agreement signed on 3 October 2020 under the auspices of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit.
The agreement stipulates that four people would be nominated by the signatory groups as governors of a number of states in the Blue Nile and Darfur.
A reliable source told Nyamilepedia that Mr. Hamdok issued a statement on Sunday 13th of June replacing Governor of North Darfur Mohammed Hassan Arabi and appointed Nimir Abdel Rahman to his position, West Darfur governor Mohammed Abdallah replacing him with Khamis Abdallah and appointed Ahmed Alumda, former General chief of General Staff of the SPLM North loyal to Malik Agar as Governor of Blue Nile State following the death of Governor in a traffic accident last year.
The newly appointed governor of North Darfur Abdel-Rahman is also the Deputy Chairman of the Sudan Liberation Movement – Transitional Council, while the newly appointed governor of West Darfur Khamis Abdallah is the head of a faction of the Sudan Liberation Movement and heads the Sudanese Alliance.
These changes were seen coming in line with consultation meetings made by Hamdok and the Forces for Freedom and Change as required by the agreement.