August 20, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — In response to defections of “hotel” politicians in Diaspora and alleged defections of Bieh State Military Governor, Mr. Koang Gatkuoth Kerjok, as reported on Sudan Tribune, the Military Governor dismisses and refutes the claims as “propaganda by the enemies of peace”
According to Gov. Koang, Lou-Nuer on the ground in Bieh State are strongly united behind Dr. Riek Machar, the country’s former vice president.
In a statement extended to Nyamilepedia, “the governor and his entirely cabinets and all Field Commanders have deeply explained the reason for the defections of those politicians”
Governor Koang Gatkouth explains that the defected politicians in Diaspora just ran out of resources to pay their hotel bills in East Africa and they are now desperate to get accommodation from IGAD.
Koang strongly denies any claim of military control or support for these elders on the ground.
“The defected Generals have been driven by self interest and have no connection with Lou-Nuer Leadership on ground and the entire populations, this group’s their big problem is on the accommodation management process between Hotel to Hotel in Addis , Kenya and Khartoum.” Said the military governor of Bieh State.
“Their defection has no connection with Lou- Nuer Community on ground and also in the Diasporas.” Koang said.
Bieh State Support IGAD-Plus Peace Agreement.
Lou-Nuer leadership on the ground pledges their loyalty and support to the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
The community urges her members at home and in Diaspora to rally for peace under Dr. Riek Machar to end the conflict, warning that failure to do so would risk isolation from Bieh State.
“everyone who is against this proposal of peace under the leadership of H.E Dr.Machar is no longer supported by Lou Nuer Communities on ground, otherwise.” said the leadership of Bieh State.
The military governor further dismisses allegations on the SPLA [IO] Chief of General Staff, Maj. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual.
“Lou-Nuer Leadership is also dismissing the defection propaganda made on the Chief of General Staffs Cde, Maj-Gen: Simon Gatwech Dual after consultation with the SPLA-IO COGs” He said.
“Maj-Gen: Simon Gatwech Dual has completely rejected such allegations of defections procedures; he is not supporting such a self-interest defection.” The governor continued.
The Leadership of Bieh State and the entire Lou–Nuer community under the leadership of Kong Gatkuoth Kerjiok applaud their son, Maj. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, “for not involving himself in those baseless defections”.