South Sudan’s Nuer Youths Union in Federal Republic of Ethiopia Recjected Kiir’s 28 States.
For Immediate Release,
October 04, 2015 (Nyamilepedia)—The Nuer Youth Union has unanimously rejected and condemned in the strongest terms possible the creation of 28 States that was decreed/ ordered yesterday by Salva Kiir on the state owned SSTV. The creation of States need feasibility studies, parliament approval, citizens will or sensitization and should be in line with upcoming permanent constitution. It should not just be a one man or single-handed decision but must base on mutual agreement from all the warring parties and unanimously approved by the citizens.
The NYU, understand the ill intention behind the creation of such states without proper study; It is simply mean to claim undeserved credit and kill the hopes and aspirations for the well designated federalism that was proposed by the arm opposition. Majority of the decreed states were divided based on tribal line and some were created to marginalize the small tribes in expenses of the larger one especially in Western Bhar El Ghazal where Raja was merged with Aweil West and North Counties. The decreed also created new boundaries without feasibility study and the consent of the citizen; Example, the annexation of Pigi County to the Upper Nile State-Malakal. Those and many more errors will create more problems and possibly wars if not stopped! We called it a historical mistake that should be condemned both locally and internationally.
We are hereby calling on our beloved South Sudanese and the international community to reject and condemn Kiir ill intention to renege on the signed CPA-2.
We are hereby reaffirming our supports for the proposed 21 states based on the former British Colonial districts because they were studied and had clear boundaries. We also recognized the fact that it should be done through public consultation and first adopted by the permanent constitution during the Transitional Government of National Unity. We applauded the leadership of SPLM in Opposition by adopting the Federalism based on 21 states during the Nasir Consultative Conference in April 2014 unlike unplanned unilateral creation that was made by Kiir yesterday undermining his government organs; Parliament, Judiciary, and Council of Minister and more importantly the citizens and the provision of the CPA-2 that only recognized 10 states.
Lastly, we applauded the African Union Peace and Security Council for announcing to release the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS). We are hereby calling for its immediate release to the public such that perpetrators are known by South Sudanese and swiftly held into account. We also support the creation of an independent Hybrid Courts outside South Sudan to trial those who committed crimes.
May God bless South Sudan!
Cde.Koat Gatkuoth Thoat Diew, President of Nuer Youth Union in Ethiopia
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