- “the Leadership Council of South Sudan United Movement [SSUM] do hereby with consultation of our honorable membership request your kind office to replace Hon. Denay Chagor”
Juba, South Sudan.
May 30, 2021 — South Sudan’s United Movement [SSUM], a member of South Sudan Opposition Alliance[SSOA], that nominated the current governor of Jonglei State, Hon. Denay Chagor, is calling on president Salva Kiir to remove the said governor to rescue the vulnerable state from what the undersigned believe is a “leadership failure”
According to a letter extended to Nyamilepedia Press, SSUM leadership Council claims to have unanimously decided to remove and replace their candidate with a more qualified, more “suitable and capable South Sudanese leader” to fill up the leadership vacuum in Jonglei State.
The undersigned wants to install Hon. David de Dau who is also a member of SSUM.
“Your excellency, we would therefore like to echo that we the undersigned members of the Leadership Council of South Sudan United Movement [SSUM] do hereby with consultation of our honorable membership request your kind office to replace Hon. Denay Chagor with Hon. David de Dau who is a member of SSOA; suitable and capable South Sudanese leader wo all communities living within the territory of Jonglei State” Read part of a statement that was signed by more than 90 members.
“Your excellency, South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) has one allocated state which happened to have been Jonglei State” The statement continued.
The SSUM leadership council reiterated that their party has the sole prerogative to swap the governor with a more qualified member of their party at any time of their choosing.
“As a matter of internal responsibility sharing mechanism in SSOA, the state was further allocated to South Sudan United Movement [SSUM] that brought Hon. Denay Chagor Jok as the Governor of Jonglei State” SSUM statement said.
“We stand behind you to support the people of Jonglei State in appointing a governor that will not fail the people of Jonglei State in their governance” The undersigned continued.