Nuer Community in the United States elects new leader

A section of NCDS voters… Photo: SSNA/File

Omaha, July 2, 2017 (SSNA) — The Nuer (Naath) Community Development Service (NCDS, Inc) in the United States has elected a new leader after months of intense campaigning and political accusations.

Gach Chok-Chok, a conservative Nuer, won the election by a wide margin, beating other six candidates who failed to garner enough votes at the election hall, the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) has learned.

Chok-Chok, who hails from the Greater Gajaak Community, beats Abioth Mark Chuol, William Pay, Nimeri Riek, Dak Reath Thoan, Gatjang Matay, and John Jock Tay in what has been described by South Sudanese local analysts as “surprising.”

Chok-Chok, told the South Sudan News Agency minutes before the election results were announced that ” he is ready to work and support whoever wins” the hotly contested election.

The outgoing NCDS’s President, Nyanguok Gatloa, said she is happy that the election went smoothly and urges all NCDS members to pledge their support to the incoming administration.

The Nuer community is the biggest among all South Sudanese communities in the United States.

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  • Gen. Lul T. Duop
    July 2, 2017 10:29 pm

    Congratulation to Mr. Gach Chokchok for winning Nuer National Election as a new leader for the Nuer Community Development Service ( NCDS) the larger organization in the country’s immigrant that resided in the United State of America. Hope, you’ll be working for the safegaurd of the Nuer Community at large and therefore, to bring a new era that fill of good development among other things. Be courage and work for your people and be dealing with all the necessary things that would promote the organization largely in different levels.

    • Lam Majub Lam
      August 2, 2017 7:13 am

      I am totally disagreed with that election being run in usa as Lam Majub Lam.and you called national election how stupid are you lul

  • Anyiri Mokoy Liey
    July 3, 2017 12:42 am

    Taban Deng Gai has failed terribly, Any Nuer leader needs Nuer of the USA to succeed. Now it is lear that the incoming NCDS-USA leader is a RED-LINE for Taban and his food overs. Sorry for you food lovers.

  • Nuer of USA are right to choose Gaatjaak son. Now we know it will be impossible for Nuer Wew in US.

    • Kuel Ruon Bithow
      July 3, 2017 9:19 pm

      Lol Gakuoth from the same Longechuk county with ChokChok so let’s just hope for the best.

  • Thanks to the new community leader who won the election. Our community wants people like you to bring the kind of change we have been looking for here in the diaspora, as well as back home.

  • Permina Deng
    July 3, 2017 3:59 am

    Good job guys, smooth is all the best.

  • Peter Gatkuoth Gatdet
    July 3, 2017 4:23 am

    Congrtulation For Nuer U S A Leader I Hope To Prevention The Nuer Failar In S S City Work Hard

  • Congratulations to the new elected leader of NCDS in USA

  • Congratulations to the new elected leader of NCDS in USA.Our people are in need of a leader who can navigate them out in the mess that they have been put into by the poor political leadership!!

  • Simon David
    July 3, 2017 11:56 am

    Big congratulations to the elected leader of NCDS USA it is a good job that you did even us here in Africa we appreciate it we know that your new elected leader will not let our community Nuer to fall down within this critical situation created by our food lover Taban group don’t let them to play a role among the community Nuer, and thank guy for your success.

  • Gatwech in Akobo, South Sudan
    July 3, 2017 12:36 pm

    Haahaaaaa…Taban Deng Gai is doomed.

  • Santino Puokleena Yien
    July 3, 2017 2:37 pm

    Congratulations. Put interests of others first for better reign.

  • Dual Diw Jak Deng
    July 3, 2017 2:52 pm

    Congrats to Mr. Gai for winning the trust of Nuer Community in the United States of America.

  • I would like congratulations to Mr Michael Gach Chokchok for won NCDS seat.

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  • Now am gonna say the peace is going to come instead of starving, work hard brother to bring South Sudan back as country, South Sudan was a great country and economics country, let be proud of our brother. Love from Mabaan.

  • Alex Gatluak
    July 6, 2017 11:14 am

    Congratulations to Naath Community in USA for the smooth election.


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