Addis Ababa, October 26, 2014 (SSNA) — In a four (4) hours video hot debate facilitated by electoral board and experts, the candidates faced hard talk from experts and audiences.
Denay Jock Chagor, a South Sudanese American facilitated the debate in a video connected event.
Mekonen Tefere, an independent journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, investigates candidates’ and audiences view after the debate.
On Saturday, 25 October 2014, the Acting Chairperson of [for] Nuer Community in Ethiopia – Nhial Wal Dap admits that the general election is adjourning to be held on Saturday, 01 November 2014. The election will kick-off by 10:00am-04:00pm and the result will be announced right after the voting.
South Sudan torn apart by man-made crisis in December 2013 and more than 188,000 Nuer are believed to be refugees in Western part of Gambella Region, Ethiopia.
In a separate interview, the Electoral Board Technical Assistant said that the video is used for future practical experience for other Nuer around the globe.
Mr. Garwech Kewer Kong who is also a sound Engineer and Electoral Board Technical Assistant added that the video would soon be release on the YouTube after election.
The debate was conducted in Nuer Language and two questions were purposely debated in English to test the candidate’s potential in Foreign Language.
John Jekow Doluoth, David Kew Mathiang and Gatwech Koak Nyuon were known to compete for the presidency.
The Acting Chairperson Mr. Nhial Wal Dap added that the key positions to be elected are:
- Deputy Chairperson
- Secretary and
President will nominate the rest of the positions such as Information and others.