Press Statement From SPLA-IO, Eastern Equatoria Division
July 21 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– The SPLA-IO operating in Eastern Equatoria State under the overall command of LT General Martin Kenyi under the Direct leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny, is astonished for the fabricated lies the Uganda People’s Defense Forces [UPDF] published today 19 July 2016, in Daily Monitor and New Vision as well as other news outlets, design to simply fool the Ugandan people as well the International community, with Malicious claims that six Uganda are abducted by the so Called “the brake away SPLA-IO of Genral Mertin Kenyi” which has dominated today’s news headlines. Any one with brain knows there is no such thing as a brake away SPLA-IO of General Kenyi. This is where it becomes very clear that the liars have lost their dignities as leaders and in desperations resorts to lies the same way they obtain and cling to powers.
In its fabricated disgraceful lies, the Ugandan Police and Military have claimed that their So called and none existent and fictional “breakaway faction of SPLA-IO under Lt General Martin Kenyi” has abducted six Ugandans including an area MP.
According to the papers that the six Ugandan have been held since 17 July 19, 2016, and they are still in the custody of the “breakaway SPLA-IO “ according to the papers.
I want to take this rare opportunity to highlight the deceits that exist at its highest order in Kampala and Juba and correct the statement of fallacy that said “the breakaway” faction of SPLA-IO under Lt General Kenyi abducted fellow Citizens. The culture of abductions is not part of the Proud and Civilized Equatorian people thus this staged propaganda comes from those who practice the barbaric act of Kidnapping fellow Humans, no such thing exists among the great Equatorian people, neither in time of peace nor time of war. Those along the border on either sides are our very own people, how is such fathomable?
Secondly, there is no such thing called breakaway SPLA-IO in Eastern Equatoria, our forces are under the sole leadership of Dr Riek Machar who until this day is still the chairman and commander in chief of the SPLA-IO, which stand strong and as one.
Regarding to the so-called six Ugandans abducted and being held hostage in our custody, this is a fabrication designed to mislead the Ugandan people and the international community to justified their involvements and prolongations of the Murderous regime of Salva Kiir Mayerdit. As we have been saying Museveni is trying to justify his case for his unwelcomed presence in South Sudan in support of the Killer Kiir like he did in 2013.
Museveni,by you supporting and imposing the Killer Kiir on we the South Sudanese people, Museveni, You have cost the lives of South Sudanese more than your infamous so called “ have prevented a massacre in Juba’ which you are so proud about. What you did is, you prevented we Patriotic South Sudanese from Killing the Monster who so far has swallowed thousands of our people and continues to do so daily emboldened by you Museveni. This annulled your so-called, “averted massacre in Juba.” Thanks to You, Kiir Massacred our People in Yambio, in Wau to Just mention some few and now actively killing people in Eastern Equatoria, Magwi County.
I want to categorical refute this unfounded lies, and I want to reassure our Ugandans brothers, specially those who share border with us, Equatorian, you are our tribe mates that you are our brothers and sisters, blood relatives, we have no grudges against you. We know you our Ugandan brothers from the north are marginalized therefore we have two common enemies that are Kiir and Museveni who continue to marginalize and deprive us.
After making very clear all of the above, I want to categorical rejected the claim that Six Ugandans are in our custody, the fact is we have no forces within or in the surrounding of the so called Ngomoromo, Lamwo District. The best person to give the Ugandan government the clear location where the alleged six Uganda are being kept should be Kiir and his illiterate, lawless tribal militias because it is his primitive and Godless forces guiding those borders and they practice kidnapping before they were born.
Now if Museveni want to declare war on us, we shall not shy from the Obligations and Patriotic duties of protecting our Motherland and her people as we did from the Arabs and as we are now doing against the Dinka Centric regime of Salva Kiir Mayerdit.
Our intelligent sources reveals vital information that the Ugandan army with SPLA-Kiir are at their last preparatory phase attempting to March through Southern Bari to Nimule and this allegations is design to Justify such attack against Eastern Equatoria State. Museveni should know better, if you touch the wasp in its nests, there Shall be wasps in the neighborhoods and no one and no place shall be safe and people are going to get stunk.
I want to assure Museveni and Kiir that we have no extra blood carried in bottles and we have proven to them that they are mere mortals and we have the capabilities to effectively retire them from circulations. We are more than ready to welcome them not with white flags but man to man and give them the surprises of their lives.
We have the readiness to respond, and swore to spread the fire if Uganda attacks us on our own ancestral lands. Kiir made our country cheap like a prostitute where everyman can cheaply sleep with her. My fellow Equatorian and South Sudanese, rest assurance if Uganda continues with its aggressive bullying behaviors as it has done so far as it has redeployed its forces in our territory on behalf of the Dinka Centric murderous and tribal regime of Salva Kiir Mayerdit, We shall pay Museveni in a Kind.
The moment Ugandan forces attack us, we will respond with decisive and absolute force to overrun elegu and Bibia, and Adjumani barracks within days. We are sending strong warnings to all the civilians living in the military installation in the above mentioned places to take double precautions, we have no intentions to hurt you, our enemies are the men of Museveni in Uniforms who have Join the murderous Dinka centric SPLA-Kiir. And we will also attack and overrun Nimule and block Juba-Nimule road, indefinitely.
We are fully aware that the preparations UPDF and SPLA-Kiir are currently making have nothing to do with the so called abducted Ugandan citizens, we know there are border disputes between South Sudan and Uganda, and we are aware citizens from both sides have taken the matters into their hands due to the inabilities of both leaders to resolve the border issues.
But never before Ugandans and South Sudanese took to fighting along these borders enough to abduct each other, this ongoing preparation of military buildup is explicitly intended to launch attacks in our bases to retaliate the loses of Kiir’s tribal soldiers who attacked us in our territories along Juba-Nimule road and in self defense we responded with Valor and maximum force dealing them a blow they shall never forget and among the body count, surprises, were Museveni’s UPDF.
Kiir and Museveni, former Rebels, should know better, what it means to fight for a Just cause! The Gods are on our side, for we do not fight for food, money nor Power!
My fellow Equatorians and South Sudanese, We your sons, the Patriotic resistant forces stand ready to defend this land with the last drop of our blood, for Self-defense is a natural right. We stand tall and we stand ready, for the love of you our People and Country!
God bless the Greater Equatoria and God bless South Sudan.
Captain Theophilus Pitia Badru is the Spokesperson of SPLA-IO in Eastern Equatoria Division.