South Sudan: Loyal Nuer Politicians Refuse To Attend Parliament Over Creation of “Tribal States”

Nuer Parliamentarian CAUCUS -11-19 at 6.59.25 PM

Nov 19, 2015(Nyamilepedia) —- A group of 22 Nuer Politicians, who remained loyal to President Salva Kiir, have called it enough over Republican Decree No. 36/2015AD.

Speaking after a meeting with President Kiir yesterday in Juba, the members of parliament, who identify themselves as “Nuer Parliamentarian Caucus”(NPC), have warned the Jieng Council of Elders[JCE] over the creation of 28 “tribal states” in the country.

Briefing the president, the caucus raised many grievances and refused to attend the Legislative Assembly[LA] today to witness the amendment of the Transitional Constitution to accommodate the controversial decree.

“We hereby register our rejection of the Republican Order No. 36/2015 in TOTALITY and subsequently abstain from attending the parliamentary sitting scheduled on 19/11/2015 meant for passing of the Amendment of the Transitional Constitution (Amendment 2) Bill, 2015” Said the chairman of the caucus.

In their declaration document extended to Nyamilepedia, Hon. James Kueth Chuol, the chairman of the Nuer Parliamentarians, regrets the Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) “has deeply encroached the Nuer territory” and distributed their ancestral land to the neighboring communities, a decision he believes will never be accepted by any living Nuer. They too have refused!

“The Jieng Elders Council [JEC] map has deeply encroached the Nuer territory and annexed it to adjacent communities. We shall NOT accept to be part of the parliamentary resolution that gives legitimacy to other community to take away our land” Hon. Kueth said.

The loyal Nuer politicians in Salva Kiir government post for a group photo after a meeting that deliberates the political interests of loyal Nuer in Salva Kiir government(Photo: Buay/Nyamilepedia version)

The loyal Nuer politicians in Salva Kiir government post for a group photo after a meeting in Juba in 2014(Photo: Nyamilepedia version)

For the first time since the conflict broke out, the caucus who have helped pass the widely opposed security and media bills, have distant themselves from what they believe is an imposed act that impinges their ancestral rights.

“We opted to distant ourselves from any imposed act that contradict with parliamentary procedures and impinged the ancestral rights of our community”. The caucus declares.

Among other grievances, NPC strongly reiterates that Kiir’s creation of new states is a deliberate abrogation and nullification of Peace agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.

The caucus, who have been worried of reunification of the bitterly divided Nuer community, reminds Salva Kiir that “the Nuer Community worldwide is yearning for peace, not 28 states”.

Despite the protests from Nuer and minority politicians, the bill was unanimously passed today in Juba, South Sudan, by the speaker Hon. Magok Rundial and a few others.

Hon. Magok, who is a Nuer by nationality, is among 8 others Nuer MPs who agree with JCE and the president on creation of 28 tribal states.

The passing of the today’s bill, however, was well received with ululations by other loyal Nuer politicians like Lul Ruai Koang.

According to Brigadier Lul, the former military spokesman of the rebels, this is a wise decision!

“Here is my heart felt Congratulatory message to all wise members of National Parliament who unanimously endorsed Establishment Order N0.36/2015 which decreed creation of 18 new States. Our folks in the countryside/rural areas will in immediate near future begin to enjoy dividends of having one’s own state more closer to home.” Lul said adding that his Lou-Nuer constituencies will benefit from the order

“Boorchar family back home will immensely benefit from thier new state.
Boorchar oyee for we have succeeded in leading peaceful campaign for H.E. President Salva Kiir to consider granting us a state.” He continued.

Lul calls on the caucus and Greater AKobo to accept and implement the order of the president, however, the caucus advises;

“We believed the order is untimely for the sake of restoration of terribly broken social fabric among our communities and unity of people of South Sudan and their peace co-existent. We gravely believe that creation of administrative areas out of conflict along ethnic lines is a recipe for tribal war” Said the parliamentarians.

For the last one and half months, the Republican decree no/36/2015AD has been criticized across the country and too by diaspora communities.

In addition to call of revocations from the SPLM/SPLA-IO and political parties, EU and IGAD-PLUS have called on Salva Kiir to stay his order.

While nearly one hundred people died in border conflict in response to the order in Warrap State, Chollo generals have defected in Upper Nile to fight for Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile state, and other parts of Chollo (Shilluck) kingdom which would be annexed to Dinka Padang by this republican decree!

19 comments

  • GatNor

    Blood is thicker than money. money doesn’t make the world goes around but love does.

    Though money makes you feel good and jolly till its gone. South Sudan will not be sold by a living Nuer and this is a clear message to the JCE in less words to go to hell.

    God blessed the Nuer parliamentarians.

  • Lualdit

    GatNor,
    Thank you brother. You are one of the few individual who seem to share my sentiments every time. Now, the ball is on Gatmachar to accept the violation of the compromise peace agreement or not. He has been very soft on the creation of 28 state. He need now to make it clear to IGAD-PLUS, and everyone else, that Kir and his demon elder of death, need to revoke their damn decree or NO PEACE in plain language. It should be now time to escalate arming the arrow boys and all fed up equatorian to bring kir and JCE to their knees. Enough is Enough.

  • GatNor

    Machar is smart he dove into cpa head first knowing its unworkable peace because he is between rock and a hard place(manuplative world leaders and the entrenched thugs of JCE)
    I am asuming its a move to buy him time because the leadership that will properly handle this tribal thugish government and the JCE must be willing to battle it out in combat and Machar is to deplomatic depending on the sympathy of the world leaders whom I believe he has no financial means of convincing them to support his cause and the cause of the suffering south sudanese.

    Machar knows if he doesnt convince his In Opposition to go in for a compromise peace agreement, the called for his leadership would have been by now mourmorings with conditions.

    I personally expect Machar to either capture major towns, controll atleast the state of Jonglei and uppernile and tell the monytuil to migrate to Bar el gazal. the padangs, and the double standardized bor to go as well. Peace will not materialized from a weak position as Machar is in.

    At this point this peace is almost like kiir is saying amnesty but when and only if he kiir is ready to reinteregate what he consider the disgruntal groups(armed factions) fighting against his leadership.

    This the time i said before that I will call for Machar to be replaced but he Machar started with his CPA.

    • Lualdit

      Gat machar has my complete support, but he need to be forceful on certain issues. This peace deal is brought about by IGAD – PLUS and as such it is them that will enforce its implementation. He job is to protest loudly if JCE are violating it unless mediators will go with the follow. They have others pressing issues in their own countries if no one will threatened them With pulling out of the peace deal. No peace in South Sudan yet.

    • Bentiu Ramaran

      Gatnor,

      I agree with you. Dr. Machar must have three options to do his homework on. 1. Dr. Machar should call for emergency meeting for his replacement. 2. If option one does not work, then Dr. Machar must declare a full scale war. Dr. Riek must order those of Gen. Dau Aturjang to capture Aweil. Dr. Machar need to replace Gen. Ruai kuol and Gen. Maguek in Unity state immediately. 3. The movement must be given different name. The name SPLA must be changed completely.

    • Gatnor, I don’t think they are against an order of Salvage Kirr,but it to confuse the nuer around the world. They know, the time’s comming to expire soon, so for nuer not to take quick action agaisnt this dump and stupid guy called salvage killer.

      In addition, nuer parlimentarian as called it, fear has taken it toll on them. Now, because their master has turned his back on them, they have to create something that would make other nuer think of nuer parlimentarian are braved and couldn’t accept what agaisnt nuer interest. For me, too many gray area in objectiving the creation of 28 states.

      1-they ‘ll be left in without postion and they can’t returne to their birth place.
      2- they all are cowards,why reject creation more not the crime committed by them and killer.

      • GatNor

        United Naath, I think you raised great points. However, the Nuer parliamentarians who skipped attending the parliamentary session to amend the constitution over creation of 28 state in favor of Jaang have to be acknowledged per this or that other wise move regardless of how tricky it may seem. When it comes time for accountsbility, each will answer to their constituencies their position through out the war. Thanks your perspective seems like that of a time traveler, love it.

  • Ambulance, Politicians are the same. That’s the work of Ambulancemen,put him on a bed and carry him away and problem solve.

  • Gatdar.wich

    It is high time for Dr. Riek and Gen. Taban to fully armed and equipped white army and SPLA-IO fighters with modest weapons. Dr. Riek and Gen. Taban must put to good use the 3 percent money collected from the oil sales in Bentiu in 2005-2013. To hell with the dumb excuses of preserving South Sudan destructions and disintegrations in the detrimental of Naath Nation period

  • Commendation step taken by the Naath Nation parliamentarians serving the Ethnocracy/-Kakistocracy government of the Incompetent, power-hungry-greedy, and traitorous, Killer NyanKiir. But these Naath Nation sellers and blood suckers need to join hands together with Dr. Riek , Gen. Taban Deng, Gen. Gathoth, Gen. Gatdet, and SPLA-IO forces if we need to prevent Jiengs from annexing our lands to their kinsmen. Otherwise, being lone rangers/wolves, we will, and shall eminently make us all slaves and survives under the mercy of Jiengs in South Sudan forever period

  • Gatdar.wich

    Commendable step taken by the Naath Nation parliamentarians serving the Ethnocracy/-Kakistocracy government of the Incompetent, power-hungry-greedy, and traitorous, Killer NyanKiir. But these Naath Nation sellers and blood suckers need to join hands together with Dr. Riek , Gen. Taban Deng, Gen. Gathoth, Gen. Gatdet, and SPLA-IO forces if we need to prevent Jiengs from annexing our lands to their kinsmen. Otherwise, being lone rangers/wolves, we will, and shall eminently make us all slaves and survives under the mercy of Jiengs in South Sudan forever period

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  • GatNor

    A reliable source on GatNor’s payroll recently here in the location said that the JCE are currently sitting on a grand designed plan to once and for all divide the Nuers using a Nuer to pull the put that plan in motiin as that plan in unity state is not working to their liking but rather only grabbing the attention of the ICC regulators to focus on the JCE and the actors on the ground. The supreme council have a task of a chaotic scenerio to assimilate, contemplate & contain. Their job part from others is just that at the moment and that is to appeal to all Nuers to take a step back to protect what is theirs by not being use against their own. How would Nuers be divide unless they are lied into having an all out war against each other. That would bring the oppositions moment to a screeching halt wouldn’t it. This is what is cooking up. I am yet to be proven wrong.

  • Trouble makers in general have to be DENY to own a inch of Land if they can’t stay in peace. Our people of Nuer have to put that in their mind. They will give your land to others,whether you like it or not and leave you with nothing.

  • let the dinka think that every citizen of south Sudan deny there behavior this is the time to they have to reform if not they will end up looking for grazing land and lastly they will finish in other peoples land. this time no room for dinkas to dominate long live Nuer