JUBA – South Sudan’s main armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, has accused the governor of the country’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state of creating new border crisis in the state by trying to annex parts of Aweil West to Aweil Centre.
Dut Majokdit, a member of the SPLM-IO National Liberation Council and a former opposition state official of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state said newly appointed governor Tong Akeen is trying to annex two Chiefdoms of Ajuet and Chimen of Aweil West to Aweil Centre.
“The governor want to annex the two Chiefdoms, Ajuet and Chimel, to Aweil Municipality but they’re part and parcel of Aweil West County that is governed by the SPLM-IO,” the opposition official said during an interview with Sudans Post this afternoon.
He urged the governor to cease such activities saying they are against the peace agreement and the decision by President Salva Kiir Mayardit to return the country to 10 states.
“The Governor of Northern Bahr El Ghazal state Hon. Tong Akeen should withdraw his decision demarcating Aweil town border extensions into Wanyjok County areas, which includes Mayom Wel Payam and Nyamlel county which includes Chimel Kuac and Ajuet. Aweil Akot Aru and Nyanlath of Kon Dechak are part and parcel of Aweil Town for now, until the borders are changed by the law,” he said.
“Governor Tong Akeen should not create crisis in Northern Bahr El Ghazal state’s internal borders. The People are the ones to decide. Municipality is for those in the town,” he added.
He further said the main armed opposition group “believes in the Presidential decree which returned the country to ten states with it’s 79 counties. The people will decide their fate during census but not the governor to decide. It’s biased and misplaced.”