Jonglei wrestling association polls postponed after electoral chair was ‘kidnapped’
The Jonglei State ministry of youth, culture, and sports has postponed the planned election of new executive members of the State Wrestling Association.
The polls were deferred 21 more days.
This came after the alleged kidnapping of the chairperson of the electoral commission over the weekend.
The election was scheduled for Sunday, September 25.
The electoral boss Lual Kuol Aleng was allegedly kidnapped by unknown people.
Minister of youth, culture and sport, Mabil Makuach told City Review that they were forced to call off the elections to avert possible chaos.
“Their actions will not go unpunished because the law is very clear that if there is an unlawful act, it should go through all the legal process, which includes the police to investigate. There are no suspects arrested yet,” Mabil said.
He urged the youth of Jonglei State to embrace unity and peaceful co-existence.
Mabil said the election will proceed as usual after 21 days and vowed to punish the individuals who acted unlawfully.