July 15, 2015(Nyamilepedia) – Gordon Buay who is a government diplomat in Washington D.C and a controversial figure has caused another controversy after calling rebel commander Peter Gatdet as a hero during discussion with pro-government supporters, drawing angry response from wider Dinka community especially Bor.
In a heated discussion on social media Gordon Buay blasted one senior elder from Greater Bor Dr. Lual Achuek, telling him and others that Gen. Peter Gatdet was a Hero, something supporters didn’t expect to her from Salva Kiir’s government official.
It all started after rumour emerged that General Peter Gatdet and another senior general had defected, the claim was later dismissed by the SPLM-IO as rumours and normal administrative changes within the opposition ranks.
“What Dr. Lual Achuek Deng wrote in development forum claiming that Peter Gatdet and Gathoth Gatkuoth were arrested is NOT true”. said Gordon Buay on his social media page.
Dr. Lual Achuek Deng who is a well respected elder and former government official from Bor had suggested that Peter Gatdet should be arrested, but Gordon Buay fired back at Dr Lual Achuek leading to rage and anger within the greater Bor community who see Gordon Buay’s remarks as an insult to those Dinka killed in fighting of Bor.
“I want to inform Lual Achuek that HERO Jundi Iraq (Peter Gatdet) ….is fine… and arrived in Pagak” Amb. Gordon Buay wrote in reply to claims from Dr. Lual Achuek against Peter Gatdet.
Buay’s remark has caused anger and confusion amongst government supporters especially those from Dinka Bor who have called for Gordon Buay to retract his remark or give further explanation.
One pro-government support describes Buay’s remark as absurd, saying Buay has finally revealed his true colours.
“We’ve been led to believe something else but surely there’s a crack in Buay’s rhetoric. One wonder if Buay has finally succumbed to his inner self given this language. Unless this term has lost its meaning but this is totally absurd” said a government supporter by the name Leek.
Another pro-government supporter by name Ayuen said Gordon Buay remarks was an indication of enemy from within, calling Buay to be careful what he says as a government official not to hurt peoples feelings.
Amb. Gordon Buay could not be reached for comments by the time of this report.
General Peter Gatdet Yak who until recently served as the oppositions deputy chief of staff for Operations is seen as one of oppositions formidable rebel commanders, he carries huge support amongst opposition supporters and is seen by his supporters as a Hero general who stood up to fight Kiir’s dictatorship government.