Opinion Poll on nominees for South Sudan Government by Shean Ashang
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Mar 15, 2010 - 7:37:24 PM
Opinion Poll on nominees for
South Sudan Government
for Public Opinion Studies has organized opinion poll on the chances of nominees for South Sudan Government. The poll has interviewed
the citizens' opinion in Upper Nile State , North and West Bahr lGazal States , Jongli state and Equatorial State
regarding the chances of Silva Kiir , Chairman of SPLM and Dr. Lam Akol , Chairman of SPLM-Democratic Change to win the elections. The centre has interviewed 360 persons , 60 persons from each states and they were chosen randomly .
The question of the opinion poll is : who is going to win the elections and why?
66.6% of the participants said that Silva Kiir will win the elections
30.6% said that Dr. Lam Akol will win the elections
2.8% did not give an answer and expressed dissatisfaction about the situation in the south.
Those who supported Silva Kiir said he will win because :
Silva Kiir is SPLM candidate and SPLM wants him to win
Silva Kiir is the companion of Dr. Jon Grange
Silva Kiir supports southerners unity
Silva Kiir will work to achieve
South Sudan independence
Lam Akol will not work for south
Sudan independence and he supports north
Those who supported Lam Akol said he will win because :
For democracy and change
He is and educated person
He will make a difference in people's life and ends corruption
South Sudan army to include all the tribes .
will vote for Lam Akol to end Dinka domination
Lam Akol will work to end tribal violence
Silva Kiir has failed to rule south
66.7% of the sample interviewed said that they will not vote for Silva Kiir and will vote for Lam Akol for freedom and denounced tearing Lam Akol picture by SPLM in Malakal and the arrest of SPLM-DC leaders . Some of the interviewed said that the situation in the South is bad and nobody will vote for Silva Kiir save Dinka Bahr Al Gazal. Some others said if there is democracy and transparency Silva Kiir will not win
50% of the sample interviewed in
Juba said that Silva Kiir will win because army and all things under SPLM control. Silva Kiir will be the chairman of GoSS with or without elections. Some other said that Lam Akol will make difference and will end corruption . Some of the interviewed said that they will not vote for a Dinka
About 83.3 % of the interviewed
persons said that Silva Kiir will win the election and will became the president by elections or by force . 16.7 % think that Lam Akol will win the elections and he needs fair and transparent elections to win. Some people think that SPLM will use military and security powers to win the elections.
D. North Bahr AlGazal
90 % in Awil think that Silva Kiir will win because he is the
companion of Dr. John Garng and he supported by Dinka.
10 % think that Dr. Lam Akol will win because he is an educated man, will end corruption and will organize the army to include all tribes.
E. West Bahr AlGazal
56.7 5 of the interviewed sample think that Silva Kiir will win because he is the companion of Dr. John Garnag . Some other think that Lam Akol will not support south
Sudan independence and will implement north
Sudan policies . Others think that Lam Akol is better for the south and can achieve stability and development . Some other described GoSS as corrupted and has created tribal violence . some other think that SPLM is afraid of Lam Akol and started to arrest his supporters.
80% of the interviewed sample in the state think that Silva Kiir will
win the elections . Some other think that Silva Kiir has achieved nothing for the south but he will win because he is SLPM candidate . Some others think that Lam Akol will win because some officials support him secretly .
6.6 % of the interviewed sample think that no candidates in the South deserve to be supported .
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