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Lou-Nuer On The Ground Denounces Defections of Their Sons!

Maj. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, the Chief of Staff of SPLA [IO], celebrating a victory in Duk county, 2014(Photo: file)
Maj. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, the Chief of Staff of SPLA [IO], celebrating a victory in Duk county, 2014(Photo: file)
August 20, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — In response to defections of “hotel” politicians in Diaspora and alleged defections of Bieh State Military Governor, Mr. Koang Gatkuoth Kerjok, as reported on Sudan Tribune, the Military Governor dismisses and refutes the claims as “propaganda by the enemies of peace”

According to Gov. Koang, Lou-Nuer on the ground in Bieh State are strongly united behind Dr. Riek Machar, the country’s former vice president.

In a statement extended to Nyamilepedia, “the governor and his entirely cabinets and all Field Commanders have deeply explained the reason for the defections of those politicians”

Governor Koang Gatkouth explains that the defected politicians in Diaspora just ran out of resources to pay their hotel bills in East Africa and they are now desperate to get accommodation from IGAD.

Koang strongly denies any claim of military control or support for these elders on the ground.

“The defected Generals have been driven by self interest and have no connection with Lou-Nuer Leadership on ground and the entire populations, this group’s their big problem is on the accommodation management process between Hotel to Hotel in Addis , Kenya and Khartoum.” Said the military governor of Bieh State.

“Their defection has no connection with Lou- Nuer Community on ground and also in the Diasporas.” Koang said.

Bieh State Support IGAD-Plus Peace Agreement.

Lou-Nuer leadership on the ground pledges their loyalty and support to the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny.

The community urges her members at home and in Diaspora to rally for peace under Dr. Riek Machar to end the conflict, warning that failure to do so would risk isolation from Bieh State.

“everyone who is against this proposal of peace under the leadership of H.E Dr.Machar is no longer supported by Lou Nuer Communities on ground, otherwise.” said the leadership of Bieh State.

The military governor further dismisses allegations on the SPLA [IO] Chief of General Staff, Maj. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual.

“Lou-Nuer Leadership is also dismissing the defection propaganda made on the Chief of General Staffs Cde, Maj-Gen: Simon Gatwech Dual after consultation with the SPLA-IO COGs” He said.

“Maj-Gen: Simon Gatwech Dual has completely rejected such allegations of defections procedures; he is not supporting such a self-interest defection.” The governor continued.

The Leadership of Bieh State and the entire Lou–Nuer community under the leadership of Kong Gatkuoth Kerjiok applaud their son, Maj. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual, “for not involving himself in those baseless defections”.

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Goweng Torbaar August 20, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Thanks Borchar for standing firm on your words. Gatdet Yaka defected because he don’t want Bul Nuer to be killed together with Dinka as many are insulting Bul Nuer because of all atrocities they did last couple of Months. Gathoth Gatkuoth Defect because he don’t want Appointment of Duer Tut to be Governor for Sabot State. That is all about their defection and you are right for those who defected from Addis Ababa. There are many challenges ahead of us and this will be full scale war but Dr. Riak did his part to show international and IGAD communities that we can bring peace back to this nation. NOW WE WILL FIGHT A JUST WAR WHICH WILL BE SUPPORTED BY IGAD AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES

Karab August 20, 2015 at 10:19 pm

NUER can not afford to UNDO the miracle they have achieved through their own sacrifices. They created south sudan along with south sudanese brothers. And they are putting it in the right path mainly through their own sacrifices. There can be confused people who have no any vision for anything but the majority are intact. The transion period is only temporary. It is a means to implement the reforms which salva kiir refused when the war broke out. After that, Every one will be happy in south sudan. How can some one in his right mind work against SPLM IO at this time when it is the only real force challenging thieves & gangsters. Even if another group is formed, will it be better than SPLM IO? If not, why starting from scratch? Why deciding on the nuer to kill each other again for no reason as if what gordon buay & his group is not enough?? all the NUER & SPLM IO supporters should stay vigilant like what you did to the defectors. I still hope Peter gatdet will return to SPLM IO after the peace is signed as far as he stoped being confused by the thieves. He will be given the top position. He is the reason for the survival of riek machar during the start of the war & SPLM IO should forgive him. Generals should not mess in politics. It is a different field.

Karab August 20, 2015 at 10:52 pm

I forgot to thank the LOU general & the whole white army. That is brilliant decision.

Bentiu Ramaran August 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

Many thanks to you Borchar. You are the largest Nuer section in Eastern Nuer which bring encouragement, support, unity, and collaboration to Nuer communities in general. While Bul-Nuer are the largest Nuer section in Western Nuer which brought shame and disgrace to Nuer communities in Western Upper Nile and the whole Nuer community in generals.


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