May 28, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Based on directives from the Chairman and Commander- In-Chief of SPLM/SPLA, Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, the delegates from the SPLM/SPLA state chapters in the United States of America converged in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 23, 2015 and held an election to elect the following SPLM/SPLA positions for the USA region:
- National Coordinator;
- Youth League Liaison Officer;
- Women’s League Liaison Officer
The following candidates contested the elections for the three positions as above:
While Mr. Chuol Buor Tang, who hails from North Dakota SPLM Chapter, and Mr. Sabata Ramba, from the State of Utah SPLM Chapter contested the elections for the Coordinator position; Cde. Matthew Dobuol Ruon from Minnesota contested the elections for the Youth League position as a lone candidate, Mrs. Nyagile Thot and Mrs. Nyaruot Majiok, both from Nebraska, contested the
elections for the Women’s League position.
The elections were supervised and observed by a supervisory team comprising of senior SPLM/SPLA leaders headed by Hon. Hussein Mar Nyuot, the Chairman of the SPLM National Committee for Humanitarian Affairs, Hon. Agnes Nyoka Kenyi, Hon. Sophia Pal Gai and Mr. Martin Abucha and Hon. Reath Muoch, the SPLM/SPLA Representative to USA.
These SPLM/SPLA dignitaries happened to be on peace mission in North America and were delegated by Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon to undertake this important task.
An Election Commission comprising of Seven (7) members under the chairmanship of Mr. Mariano
Mawein, the SPLM/SPLA Deputy Representative to USA, conducted the election process in which all the delegates were issued ballot papers that were carefully designed to reflect the actual balloting materials used in elections.
The delegates lined up in a queue upon which they mark their ballots and cast them in the ballot box. When all the voting process was completed, the votes were then counted and tallied by the Election Commission and the Supervisory team.
The final result of the elections were announced with the following contestants emerging as the winning candidates for the following positions:
- Mr. Sabata Ramba was elected the Coordinator.
- Mr. Matthew Dobuol Ruon, the Youth League Liaison Officer Elect-unopposed; and
- Mrs. Nyagile Thot, the Women’s League Liaison Officer Elect
All the three candidates, who were democratically elected, are expected to assume their responsibilities immediately.
The SPLM/SPLA Mission office in the United States of America, avails itself of this opportunity to
congratulate all the three leaders, who have won their positions in a fair and free elections, and wishes them all the best of luck in their new assignments, and further assures them of its support in the discharge of their duties.
Director of Information
The SPLM Mission, USA.