Miseriya declare Abyei independent State, appoint government to replace SPLM government headed by Edward Lino

Media Monitoring Report, 17 February 2008
(Akhbar AlYom)

Miseriya tribe influential leader Mohamed Omer Al-Ansari said Sunday that he had lined up the Cabinet of the government of his newly-formed State of Grand Bahr Al-Arab State with Abyie town as its capital.

Speaking with (Akhbar Alyoum Daily), Al-Ansari said his government, which he named as the Government of Peaceful Co-existence, was composed of five localities and includes besides the Wali, ministers, commissioners and advisors.

He added that he would assume the governorship, indicating that 16 other personalities would hold ministerial, commissioners and advisors portfolios.

Commenting on the move behind the establishment of the government, Al-Ansari said they were
motivated by the same drives, which led Firs Vice-President Salva Kiir to decree the nomination
of Abyie Administration under the Chairmanship of Edward Lino.


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