Unity State Cannot Be Given To “Defeated Rebellion”- Panyinjiar County Commissioner

An ostrich runs through empty streets and past destroyed buildings, after government forces on Friday retook from rebel forces the provincial capital of Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan, Jan. 12, 2014.(Photo: VOA)

An ostrich runs through empty streets and past destroyed buildings, after government forces on Friday retook from rebel forces the provincial capital of Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan, Jan. 12, 2014.(Photo: VOA)

Sept 3rd, 2015(Nyamilepedia) —- A government appointed commissioner, Mr. William Nyuon Jok, who speaks on his “own behalf and on behalf of Panyinjiar County” refused the recently signed peace agreement for giving away the leadership of his state to the armed opposition, SPLM/SPLA.

Speaking from Rumbek in Lake State, Mr. Nyuon, who sees the suffering of more than two millions South Sudanese as a collective responsibility, accuses IGAD of fueling the conflict in his country by imposing peace on his people.

“Although the sufferings of our civil population in various displaced and refugee camps are a grave concern to all of us, we believe that a just and everlasting peace can only be achieved if local problems that necessitated the current unfortunate war are genuinely addressed. However, to the surprise of our suffering people, the IGAD PLUS only added fuel to the conflict by imposing ideas that can never be internalize in South Sudan.” Nyuon said.

“For instance, one of the tragic clauses of the IGAD PLUS compromise peace agreement is that the Governor of Unity State would be nominated by the SPLM/SPLA-IO during the transitional period. The big question is did IGAD PLUS take into consideration the military situation on the ground in its conclusion that Unity State be given to SPLM/SPLA-IO?  If not, what rationale did they used to gravely surrender the control of our state and people to the rebels?” Nyuon wonders.

The appointed commissioner, who recruits from the neighboring Lake State as alleged in the reports of casualties, believes that Unity State was liberated from the rebels of Riek Machar and now threatens to fight back if it means to to reclaim it.

“I would like to categorically state that this tragic clause in practical sense is unacceptable and remained a potential cause of division among our people in the state. Our gallant sons and daughters of Unity State as well as the National Army liberated the state from Riek Machar with their precious blood and their ultimate sacrifices should not be betrayed by handing back control to the same person they defeated on a golden plate.” Nyuon said.

“Our people have risen against the leadership of Riek Machar and his friend Taban Deng Gai and any attempt to hand us back to their control is a suicide in waiting. We cannot accept to be handed to someone who is planning to unleash terror on us during the transitional period.” He continued.

Nyuon accuses the mediating IGAD-Plus, which comprises of 11 African Countries, representatives of the United States, United Nations, United Kingdom, Norway, China and European Union, of having a hidden agenda to topple a “duly elected government” of Salva Kiir.

“We also believe that IGAD PLUS is not only serious in bringing the crisis in South Sudan to an end but have an hidden agenda of changing the duly elected government in our country and install a puppet regime in order to have their hands on our resources.” Mr. Nyuon said.

“Riek Machar and his group have been defeated militarily on the ground in Unity State and across the country. Why would IGAD PLUS empower him by giving him a huge share in the National Government?” He continued.

Nyuon, who has never settle his administrations in his county since his appointment , has been accused of continuing to fight for control of the county despite that the two principles, president Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar, have declared a permanent ceasefire.

According to rebel reports, government troops have attacked Taiyar Port in Panyinjiar County few hours after Salva Kiir signed the Peace Agreement on August 26th, 2015.

Although the rebels reports that the government troops were defeated in Panyinjiar, the troops which used three barges and five boats, according to reports that were confirmed by the military spokesman of SPLA [IO], attacked many rebels’ bases along the river Nile towards Malakal.

Latest reports from Pangak County in northern Jonglei State alleged that one of the three government barges was blown off by the rebels and the second barge was captured in “good conditions”, a report that was partially confirmed by the government military spokesman, Col. Phiilip Aguer.

Aguer believes that the barges were attacked in Tonga, however, he declined to confirmed their states or any casualties.

“The only thing we got in the report is that the barges were attacked on the 31st and around the first yesterday,” Col Aguer told journalists in Juba.

“They came under attack from the forces of Riek Machar in Tonga. The SPLA is committed to the cease-fire, only when attacked those barges have the right of self-defense.’’ he continued.

Despite the signing of the peace agreement and declaration of permanent Ceasefire, politicians like William Nyuon Jok and a few military generals on both sides are willing to fight to maintain influential positions either in Kiir’s regime or in the armed opposition.

In other reports, SPLA generals on both sides are attending workshops in Addis Ababa to orient them on the anticipated implementation of the recently signed peace agreement.

14 comments

  • Karab

    This guy knows what he did to the innocent people & he is fearing the rebels. Dont worry, the rebels as you call them are freedom fighters. They fought for you too. They will protect you not kill like you fear.

    • Lualdit

      Nyuon, Puljang, Bapiny brothers and Mayom county commissioner will not escape the unbelievable atrocities they have committed in Unity state. He is right in seeing the coming doomed on them. He and cohorts should commit suicide to safe themselves court humiliation if that matter at all to them. They have brought shame and division to Naath biological believe to always fight a common enemy in spite our differences.

  • Bentiu Ramaran

    Mr. William Nyuon Jok.

    You may be either confuse or kidding, You are a commissioner of Panyinjiar County in Unity State and you have been living in Rumbek, Lakes State since December 2013. If the government defeated rebels in Unity State, then why are you not living in Panyinjiar County in Unity State? and why the governor of Unity State and his deputy are living in Juba since December 2013? Why are they not living in Bentiu?

    You Nuer sell out, you do not have a room anymore in Nuer community to rule. Mark my words. You Nuer sell out, you burned civilians houses, you looted civilians cows and took them to Lakes and Warrap States, you castrated Nuer boys in Unity State, you nailed Nuer girls on roofs on the houses and trees in Unity and you massacred more Nuer in Unity State more than they were massacred in Juba, yet you claim you want to rule Panyinjiar County and Nguen Manytuel still want to remain as a governor of Unity State. What are you smoking on really?

  • Mr. William Nyuon Jok, the Fake government appointed commissioner was sexually abused on16/12/2013 when he was arrested for the sake of humiliation and it is shameful for Mr. William Nyuon to say, He is not a man more.

    • Mr. William Nyuon Jok, the Fake government appointed commissioner was sexually abused on16/12/2013 when he was arrested for the sake of humiliation and it is shameful for Mr. William Nyuon to say something, He is not a man any more.

      • Mr Nyuon doesn’t want to face those humiliated him back then because they will be broadcasting nyuon name all over south sudan that he was so sexually abused by very killer he try to protect now.
        this is the last time he would see panyinijar because he will be the first to be collected by icc to Huege. Mr nyuon know he can not go to warrap because there will be more toturiing and abusing if he decided to run to kuacjock.
        Why u are disloyaled to ur master (salvage killer) now? Your are really incompetent. you had being used by illitrate killer as if you would survived. The table has turned up side down. The death is comming to you now than you had been searching for it for long time.
        no escape next time.

        • John G R Malual

          Never mind Mr. Nyuon FFs have fought for the freedom of all marginalized South Sudanese including yourself. What you ought to do beforehand is, you reconcile with your fellow Nuer citizens of Unity state whom you tortured and harmed. We are there for the total change in the political and socio-economic pyramids of this country. Hence,no citizens should despair or feel unsaved in their own homeland. Nuer-nuer and Dinka-dinka reconciliations are next in the process. Then comes Nuer – Dinka healing procedure, and eventually, south-south dialogue for peace and healing. Mind you, dear readers of the piece of advice, all peaceful nations; including the United States, Rwanda, Kenya, Ireland,…, name them. It’s good we suffer now for our next generations to enjoy lasting peace and tranquility.

  • Camel keep on moving when dogs barks! Mr. Nyuon Joak is a barking dog

  • philip tut

    Take care of money as Jesus was sale with ; b/s those who send by the government to fight nuer are nuer & those from rebel also nuer did the guys not sell their parent look the destruction is on the area of nuer while dinka children are freely leaning long live to freedom fighter , long to peace I think u guys will stay with ur dad Salva fore ever thanks have good dad

  • Koa Dung

    Mr Nyuon’s fighting for his position as a commissioner. I am wondering where Mr Nyuon was during massacre in 2013 in Juba. Just for head up, forger about being a commissioner.

  • Madong Kuoth

    My words finished by brother Bentiu Ramaran, why not exactly he is not in county that he claimed. There will be not questioning those folks will suffering for long. They do know that very well Citizens of Western Nuer (Bentiu) are very totally different with others Nuer and it is not easily to forget that what other guys did to his own people. And they will see consequence for their action unless they are staying a way from Bentiu Land. Let see.

  • Damn nyamilepedia editors..why don’t you publish my wise advise to stinky-Loud mouth William Nyuon Joak? Nyuon bribed you right?

  • Ghost Town,only Ostrich left behind.