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Shilluk (Chollo) Community Reject Kiir’s 28 States, Say it violates Peace Agreement & Annex Shilluk Land

shilluk traditional dance
Man holding spears at Shilluk traditional event in South Sudan.

October 15, 2015 (Nyamilepedia) – The Greater Shilluk Community which is one of the biggest communities in South Sudan’s Greater Upper Nile region has rejected President Kiir’s unilateral decision to create 28 new states saying it violates the recently signed IGAD Compromise Peace Agreement and it’s unconstitutional.

In a statement by the Shilluk intellectual and leaders represented by Joshua Otor Akol, they said the order by President Kiir was unconstitutional, tribally motivated and put some of the Shilluk Counties under the Dinka County of Biliet which they totally reject.

“Cognizant that a federal system of government is a popular demand of the people of South Sudan and the need for the Transitional Government of National Unity to reflect this demand by way of devolution of more power and resources to lower level of governments and to initiate that a federal and democratic system of governance is ensured in the diversities by enacting in a permanent constitution making process,” said Akol, quoting provision of the IGAD Peace agreement.

Joshua Otor Akol representing the Shilluk intellectuals also wonders on what basis and Criteria were the 28 states created, was it on Tribal basis or on County basis or what basis?

Joshua Akol added that if the states were created based on tribal boundaries as it seems, then all Shilluk should be within their same territories and not within other new territories, the same way as all Dinka has been put within their own territories by the Presidents order, However if the States have been created based on County boundaries, then the 4 Shilluk counties of Upper Nile should remain intact and together, but not annexed to Dinka Counties, therefore Shilluk Community totally reject Kiir’s order.

The Shilluk intellectuals further warned that any push to illegally annex Shilluk Counties and Lands of Panyikang and Malakal to Dinka areas of Biliet would lead to major conflict.

Shilluk of Upper Nile is known to be made up of 4 Counties, Pachoda, Mango, Panyikango and Malakal.

However President Kiir’s Presidential order decided to put Shilluks Counties of Malakal and Panyikango under the Dinka Administered Biliet State, a move rejected by the Shilukk Community.

“Naked Land Grab” equals more wars

Meanwhile SPLM-IO commander of Special division Gen. Johnson Olony who also doubles as leader of Shilluk Militia known as “Aguelek” has warned that any move by President Salva Kiir to annex Shilluk lands to Dinka areas will be equals to creating new and endless war between Shilluk and Dinka in Upper Nile.

Speaking to BBC reporter last week after President Kiir’s order to create 28 new States, Gen. Olony said that he was angry about the creation of the 28 new states, adding that he was not optimistic about the peace deal signed in August because of continuous violations by President Salva Kiir’s side.

Johnson Olony said the creation of the new 28 states was a “naked power-grab”, accusing Kiir’s regime of continuing to attack civilians and arming Dinka Militia against other tribes in Upper Nile who Olony blamed for occupying Shilluk areas as a result of one sided support from President Kiir’s government.

Kiir’s Presidential order to create 28 new states, annexed large Shilluk areas binding it under the administration of Dinka Biliet region, the areas annexed include Malakal also known as Makal in Shilluk, Aniekdier, Khor Fullus, Wau Shilluk and one of Shilluks heartland and key area of Panykang.

It’s still not clear as to how and why President Salva Kiir placed alrge shilluk areas under Dinka Administration States in his order, as Kiir issued his Presidential order without any consultation with the people or even the Parliament.

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GatNor October 15, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Shold the small tribes fall for this decree they will regret it later. There is nothing for them to benefit from being under Jaang umbrella(Jaang Dominated States) isolating them from the agilitarian merciful, sympathetic & the peaceful freedom loving MNW(the Nuers)

..nothing at all but anguish of lost land, freedom, identity & major declined of once then thriving communities with powerful & promising proud social status.

AGUMUT October 15, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Chollo or Shilluk needs to watch themselves in the mirror. Bed Sheets.

Bulluk October 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm

Agumut my dear South Sudanese are all fed up with you Dinkas and not Shilluk only… remember what happen to the Hutus in Rwanda they are the majority but where are they now… you Jieng need to learn the lesson from Rwanda otherwise!!!!!

AGUMUT October 16, 2015 at 12:54 am

Shrouds are going to be Shortage if we Beat Drummers of War.

AGUMUT October 15, 2015 at 2:11 pm

A man in a White bed sheet or a long sleeve is a Genocidal Riek Machar and there is nothing new about him. A Genocide planning would help.

Deng II October 15, 2015 at 4:38 pm

this is gone case.

Goweng Torbaar October 15, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Kiir has fallen down!!!!!!!! He want to Challenge Dr.Riak about creation of 21 State thinking that people will be happy when he increase with 7 State. Sorry Mr. Kiir you are dealing with PHD holder. The good news is your people in warraf received your order by burring 100 Warraf citizen. Do you still think those will enjoy your order in their grave?

I wish you were from Warraf so that you can tell me exactly why your people fight for Land border and position?

AGUMUT October 16, 2015 at 12:59 am

It is call Warrap not Warraf. Let your PHD holder go back now and they hang him very very high.

Unite All October 16, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Agumut,u have been on Dr Riek Machar back for so long. What happened in warrap recently? Was it an order from Dr RM or Criminal (kirr)? I am pretty sure all (dinka) have known now kiir is not belong to south sudan but an alien residing in this nation. Now, the time has come to show him an exit. Agumut, try to learn if u are from south sudan by birth. Think about it deeply.

AGUMUT October 17, 2015 at 1:56 am

I am not a member of SPLM and nothing to loose,but i want my people to live in peace. Dissolution of the so.called entire SPLM Party Structures wouldn’t affect me and my entire relatives because i am not a part of SPLM either. So go and ask Kiir mr .DUMBED.

Emmanuel Rajab October 16, 2015 at 2:59 am

To annex other peoples land without their consent is a crime.

Emmanuel Rajab.

gatdarwich October 16, 2015 at 10:59 pm

Chollo intellectuals, the creation of 28 states by the incompetent, tribal warlord, power-hungry-greedy, traitor, disgraced, illegitimate president, killer Kiir, is unconstitutional and practically unimplementable period. No logical and reasonable person, but killer Kiir’s jejune and gawky kinsmen would jump and break their bony legs in vain jubilation for such tribally motivated and hasty decision. by his truly, the most delusional, stupidest, and the dumbest head of state to ever hold that post in the history of mankind. Take it easy Chollo intellectuals for gaatdarwich are on your side!

Abiel October 17, 2015 at 4:33 am

Cholo please can you tell the true to South Sudanese why the British adminstration left Malakal city under the Baleit administration and why the British adminstration didn’t leave malakal city under the Pachoda or Kodok administration if Malakal city is belong to Cholo?

AMEN October 17, 2015 at 7:13 am

the so call Shulluk community which full of thieves and Crazy people ,they claim malakal to be their land while malakal is belong to Dinka Baliet who don,t know that malakal is belong to Baliet. Shulluk do claim Dinka land at the eastern Nile such as Malakal, Anakdier ,khor fulus,Pigi,Atar,Biocthiang ect for that reason shulluk and Dinka Apadang they will have no peace completely it will be one of the two either Dinka Apadang to surrender or Shulluk due to seriou fighting which will take place,


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