FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By Amb. Miyong Kuon,
Sept 6, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– The people of Sobat community condemned Gen. Taban Deng Gai in a meeting in Nebraska, in United States. Gai illegal actions to appease the SPLM-IG and conspired against the vision led by the people’s leader Dr. Riek Machar can not be condoned. has been rThe members have also condemned Gen. Gat-Hoth Gatkuoth, who is from Sobat state but chosen to abandon his own people over self-interest a year ago.
There is no SPLM-IO official in Juba to implement the agreement. What Gen. Taban and Gen. Gat-Hoth is doing are doing is not implementation but rather a unity of disgruntle group of SPLM-IO to find sanctuary under the SPLM-IG. We the sons and daughters of Sobat state, predominantly from the counties of the Greater Nasir, namely-Nasir county, Thorow country, and Ulang County, vehemently opposed this fatal move. If not reversed, this clear violations of August Peace Agreement will further destabilized the country and will return the nation back to war. We call on the people of Sobat in particular and South Sudanese diaspora in general to stand firm in support of Dr. Riek Machar vision with purpose.
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We highly appreciate the commendable actions tecently taken by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) led by the US Ambassador Samantha Powers for approving the UN resolution 2304 while exerting irresistible pressure on President Salva Kiir regime and finally give permission to allow protections force in Juba. We further call on the IGAD leaders, TRIOKA, AU, and the world to work with Dr. Riek Machar the only leader backed by the people of South Sudan. Gen. Taban, the desperate leader who has no supporters is only backed by military tanks on street. He cannot claim to implement peace while dropping the security arrangement and all the important provisions highly crucial in the agreement.
Gen. Taban and his cohorts have lost direction. They are disgruntled group of SPLM-IO who are seeking to fulfill self-interests over nation’s interest. They have switched their allegiance to the SPLM-IG and Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) simply to secure government positions while attempting to assassinate Machar, cancel the vision and take over the people’s party.
We congratulate the steadfast Leadership of Sobat state under Governor Duer Tut Duer, and the acting governor, Gatdoar Goat Thoan in confluence with wise leadership of the area commander Gen. Tut Rik. We applaud tour courageous actions to protect the interest of the people and remove the bad elements in the town of Nasir. We, the Sobat community in America urged the people of Sobat diaspora all over the world to work diligently together to achieve the vision by supporting the cause that vanished tens of thousands of our sons and daughters.
Signed by community leaders:
Chuol Lew Ruey-Ulang County
Gatluak Deng Got-Nasir