South Sudan: Northern Upper Nile (Adar) State Establishes Its Military Government
- James Majiok – appointed head of Local Government and Laws Enforcement.
- Kun Minylang – head of Finance.
- Mary Nyawech appointed Head of Gender.
- James Khor Chuol Lengdit appointed head of information.
- Gatbel Gach Wuol appointed Head of Agriculture and Forestry.
- Gatong Nyak Gatluak appointed head of political organization.
Adar’s military leadership vows to commence the implementation of the federal system of governance as adopted by the Opposition at Pagaak General Convention in December 2014.
Gen. Chayot calls upon the people of Adar, South Sudan and the International Community to not only help restoring peace in the country but also give their supports towards the implementations of the Federal Systems.
The demand for federal system has gone viral in the world’s newest state, South Sudan. Within the past one week major defections from the former major rebel groups, COBRA and late Athor-led SSLA faction have declared loyalty to Dr. Machar’s SPLM/SPLA faction to fight for Federalism.
In Juba, however, doubts are seen on faces of citizens, who believe that the creation of 21-State System should be passed through a cabinet, parliament or through a major referendum in the current ten states.
Although it is yet to be verified, the call for Federalism has been popularly echoed in all the ten states. Most of the latest political and military defections have emphasized that the nation must be federalized.
The regime created Greater Pibor Administration Area (GPAA) has followed suit and declared itself as a federal state under the 21-state system, and joined the armed opposition.
While Juba continue to lose more citizens to the opposition, the latest defection of COBRA and Murle ethnic group, in addition to subsequent defections in Greater Equatoria region, are ones of the major turn in the conflict.
Salva Kiir administration, has yesterday denounced the call for general elections, which were expected in June this year. Instead the regime has proposed, through its cabinet, that the lifespan of the current leadership will be extended for another two years as a good will gesture for peace.
In Maiwut, the lifespan of the newly established military leadership is yet be confirmed.