March 03, 3016(Nyamilepedia) —- In a response to a recent defection of their son, Maj. Gen. Makuach Teny Yuok, the family of Teny Yuok Jiech,comprising of elders, brothers and senior generals in the army of SPLM/SPLA-IO have now spoken, strongly denouncing and disowning their son.
Speaking to Nyamilepedia, Brig. General Bedit Teny Yuok Jiech, Mr. Both Teny Yuok and other Teny Yuok elders and youths have distanced themselves from their brother and son, whom they accuse of many meaningless defections and betrayals of their family, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the people of Leer County, Unity State and the people of South Sudan for what they referred as personal greed.
“Our brother Makuach Teny Yuok has made what so called couple defection, only his wife and himself” said Brig. Gen Bedit on behalf of the Teny Yuok family.
“We the family of Teny Yuok Jiech did not bring Makuach up but Dr. Riek himself did. He was made to be the person he is now by Dr Riek Machar Teny whom he has betrayed for the reason best known to him.” He said.
According to the family of Teny Yuok, Makuach’s defection is a big shame given how Dr. Machar Teny entrusted him with a very influential position among his peers.
“It’s a big shame for a senior officer like Makuach Teny to run away like that, when he is in the circle of the decision making.” They said.
“Therefore, We the Teny Yuok family do hereby denouncing the self defection of our son Makuach.” The family continued.
According to his family, Makuach defected to enemy side in Khartoum in 1997, and continued to hit back on Dr. Riek Machar during the CPA and after independent in favor of Salva Kiir.
According to the outspoken family members, Makuach’s loyalty to Khartoum Government and again to Salva Kiir was awarded with ministerial positions.
” He betrayed Dr Riek Machar during Khartoum Peace Agreement in 1997 by joining Khartoum regime that appointed him a minister. He betrayed Dr. Riek Machar during the CPA by siding with Salva Kiir politically and was appointed a minister”. Said a family member.
“He has again betrayed the cause of our suffering people who are now dying in the islands of Leer County.” he reiterates.
The family believes that “Makuach has now becomes a serial heterodox in the family as well as Dok Community of Leer County.”
Maj. general Makuach has served as the Director of Inspectorate under Dr. Riek Machar and as a Cabinet Minister for Youth, Sport and Recreation under Salva Kiir.
Following his recent defection, Gen. Makauch has formed a new movement known as National Resistance Movement (NRM/A) and declared himself as the provisional Chairman and Commander in Chief.
The vision and the mission of NRM/A, according to a declaration statement extended to Nyamilepedia by Gen. Makuach, NRM/A will continue to wage the war against “murderers”
“Again I’m urging all our people especially those who hold the Nuer and the South in their hearts to join me in disowning Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon since he has already abundance us and for such he is no longer our leader, he is just a Salva Kiir Vice President. Since he has decided to go inside forgetting what happened to our people even his own six points which he had raised against Salva, let him go in peace and we remain in peace too” Gen. Makuach said.
At least five Nuer generals have defected so far from the SPLM/SPLA-IO, which is dominated by the Nuer tribe, to fight for the Nuer rights under their own tiny umbrellas. Most of these defectors have failed to gain momentums among the Nuer tribes and ended up in exile after which most have surrendered to the enemy they suppose to fight.
It’s unclear at this point whether General Makuach will return to SPLM/SPLA-IO, stay in exile or he would too surrender to Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar government of National Unity that he currently wants to fight.