1. Condemned the leaders of Equatoria within the Juba government under Dictator Salva Kiir for not defending their people.
2. Call on the leaders of Equatoria within the murderous regime to make up their minds to either stand and defend the people of Equatoria or lose their legacy and respect from the people of Equatoria who have been standing behind them.
On behalf of the leadership of Equatoria caucus in the Province of Ontario and on my own behalf, I would like to take this opportunity to condemned the Equatorian leaders within the dying Juba government for not standing tall in defense of their people. Equatorian intellectuals and ordinary citizens have been killed, harassed, humiliated and intimidated on daily basis, a case in point is the killing of the former mayor of Yei, the kidnapping of intellectuals in yei and they are nowhere to be found among secret killing that is happening on daily basis. All these horrible acts have not been condemned by any of the Equatorian leaders within the government. This is quite telling that the Equatorian leaders within the one man show are not really there for the people of Equatoria but for their own stomachs. Do the equatorian leaders know that they will be killed by the same regime at anytime, any day? It is better to die in a battle field than to be killed in humiliation. When will you the Equatorian leaders listen to the voices of wisdom?
The leadership under the chairmanship of comrade Peter Kleto appeal to the leaders of Equatoria to come to terms with reality by taking bold steps in order to bring about justice, federal system, equality in South Sudan. It is regrettable and shameful to see innocent Equatorians being murdered and yet no leader speaks about it. It seems the leaders of Equatoria within Juba government have given up on their people because there is no way you can claim to be leaders and yet you don’t defend them in times of danger. Working with the Juba government under Dictator Salva Kiir will mean that you are prolonging the suffering of the Equatorian people because you are working in a government that is fighting against the interest of the people of Equatoria. The leadership would like to add its voice to all the voices calling for the leadership to take concrete action by joining the people’s resistance movement the SPLM/A in Opposition under the Chairmanship of his Excellency comrade Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
SPLM/A in opposition is the only tool to bring about federal system, democracy, justice, equality and prosperity in South Sudan and the sooner you join, the better it will be in terms of lives and suffering. The suffering of the people of Equatoria Region will continue to increase on daily and hourly basis until the Regime is change. The leadership call upon all of you the leaders of Equatoria to join SPLM/A in opposition in order to shortened the suffering of our people. I also want to inform you the leaders of Equatoria within the Juba government to deeply think beyond your interest and take decision now and not tomorrow because abandoning your community for personal interest will also mean you will be abandon by your own community. The people of Greater Equatoria are closely watching you and this is the right time for the people to see whether you are with them or not. The choice is absolutely yours. Lastly, I want to inform you the governors of the Greater Equatoria to be vigilant about your personal security as advocates of federal system are main target in South Sudan.
Comrade Peter Kleto
Deputy Chairman, SPLM IN OPPOSITION
Leader of Equatoria Caucus