Press Release

Appealing To H. E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, The President, Republic Of South Sudan To Remove Governor Of Gogrial State Gregory Deng Kuaac Aduol

By Simon Machuar Manhkeracnaak,

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, showing his skeptical face during peace talks in Addis Ababa. That agreement has now collapsed and the leaders continue to impose themselves amid an intense conflict that is now in its 4 years(Photo: file)
South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, showing his skeptical face during peace talks in Addis Ababa. That agreement has now collapsed and the leaders continue to impose themselves amid an intense conflict that is now in its 4 years(Photo: file)

May 05, 2017 (Nyamilepedia) —— On behalf of Gogrial state youth union in Juba, we would want to re-appeal to our President, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit to remove Hon. Gregory Deng Kuac from Governorship because he tremendously fail to run the affairs of our state, he illegally detained innocents youth without taking them to the court and as we speak, their situations are deteriorating in custodies. We also condemned in stronger term possible his wrong disintegration policy of mobilizing students from Apuk to leave headquarters and demand for their state as the political tool of silencing his opponents if they continuous to criticize him and his marvelous failure to varnish continuous communal fighting which engulfed the whole Gogrial State, right from the dawn of his appointment. Because he was received as a part of conflict and was using Apuk –Aguok conflict as the means of opposition by then, his appointment has happened out of people will but few bribed individuals who blindly recommended him. This caused disappointment to the people who aware of his administrative shortcomings, the prominent opposer of governors’ poor leadership have been seen as flabby in administering state affairs. Therefore, the outcome of his poorest administration causalities details of incidences that occurred at different locations are tabled as follows:

S/No Area of incident occurred Death toll Wounded Destructions Properties looted Date of incident
1 Paanjak village 1 SPLA killed 3 SPLA soldiers 29/04/2017


Jak-buot village 4 people killed 3 people 200 houses were burned into ashes Goats and sheep 27/04/2017
3 Marol village 1 person killed 25/04/2017
4 Mabior-liit village 1 person killed 1 person 23/04/2017
5 Malual Angui-But village 1 person killed 23/04/2017
6 Akac-Kuac (Adhothic) village 2 people were killed, 1 old lady and 7 year old child 2 people 21/04/2017
7 Jok-Rol village 1 person
7 Abieth-Anguth Village 1 civilian and 1 SPLA soldier 3 houses 26/03/2017
Roor-manyiel 2 young girls killed 2 wounded 20/03/2017
8 Agak-Keer village 3 people April/2017
9 Akac-Kuac & Malual Angui But villages 1 person 3 houses were burned into ashes 21/03/2017
10 Mabior-Atuong diak at Toch areas The owner of cows was severely beaten and tied on tree by rope, he was rescued by Soldiers 24 cows from Aguok, 6 cows from Awan Riau, & 3 cows from Twic 24/03/2017
10 Leng graze land areas  3 people, 1 from Twic, 1 from SPLA & 1 from Apuk More 605 cows were looted from Awan-Riau youth 04/04, 2017
 11 War Nyang 29 herd of cattle looted from Aguok youth 21/03/2017
12 Liet-nhom 53 recovered  cattle looted from Aguok in government dairy In March, 2017
13 Ameth village 1 April, 2017
14 War-Adhoth/Nyang clashes 4 people from both sides 5 people from both sides April, 2017
Total 20 23

In summary of the above table, the communal fight within Gogrial State claim the lives of 21 people and 22 other wounded. In Kuac community two people (1 old lady with her grandchild seven (7) years old were killed at night and 3 other were wounded at Akac-Kuac village). In Apuk community 12 people lost their lives and 7 others wounded while in Aguok community 5 people were killed and wounded 7 others. 1 SPLA soldier was killed and 5 others were also wounded by Titweng and 1 person from Twic State was wounded.

We sturdily condemn the reckless, irresponsible and uncontrollable behaviors of Governor, instead of taking steps to control situation to stop communal fight among communities, he evacuate his office to one of best Hotel in Wau leaving our people dying. Since fighting erupted he has not taken any single security measures and some of his commissioners have upper hands in ongoing fighting, the last incidents of 27/04/2017 in Apuk South County proved to us beyond doubt that they are part and partial of this conflict. The immature governor of Gogrial State used to take no measures to rescue situations but always leave, when he heard about fighting and refuge in  Wau while fighting is going on the ground, he repeat it 5 times. He also went to Abyei area 4 days   visit.  The Governor involved in finance like accountant, he threatens Secretary General and finance officers of dismissing them when paying salaries of dismissed officials, and he told Secretary General and Finance officers not to pay the former constitutional post holders who were relieved in March 2017 with salaries of January.

To our surprise the governor appointed constitutional post holders and assign them without swearing in to take office officially, that drawn attention of general public why the governor did things which is not existed in law, good examples are; Security Advisor was appointed and the following morning date 17 January 2017 he made his official visited to Gogrial town, Aguok South County without being sworn-in, the so-called Deputy Advisors for Security and Peace and Reconciliation were also appointed and Governor was due prepare their sworn-in but it was block by State Legislative Assembly leadership refers it to State constitution and Assembly Advised him to re-appoint them as consultants, however, governor reject Assembly advises and allow to continue with their duties known by Governor Gregory Vassili Demitry Yalouris and the claim now being senior to Ministers and Commissioners, hence, he (governor) relieved and re-appointed Advisor for Political Affairs, Minister of Health and four commissioners such as Kuac South, Apuk South, Apuk North and Aguok North counties and order them to resumed their normal duties without swearing in, he claims that swearing in is not important. He also   violated Presidential directives which give state government structure of 9 executives, 3 Advisors in 32 states and Abyei Administrative Area. This is violated by Gogrial state Governor by creating two more ministerial posts and five Advisory positions without order of establishment to make the total of 11 Executives and 8 advisors compare to other states, we condemn such unconstitutional activity in merits.

We repeatedly   and strongly condemn the move of Hon. Governor of Gogrial State and his team of mobilizing pupils, Students and youth from Apuk community to evacuate Kuajok and demand for their state (Apuk state) as a pressure to silence those who oppose him in name of Gogrial. We therefore, advise the entire public to refrain from such disintegrated policies of governor that destroy our social fabric. We also urge youth (pupils and students) to disown governor and wait hopefully for peaceful solution and betterment of our state from H.E. 1st LT Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, The President of Republic of South Sudan

Our positions:

  1. We are re-appealing to the president to remove governor of Gogrial State in order rescue lives of innocent civilians that are suffering.
  2. We are also begging our president to form neutral committee to go to Gogrial State to see crisis and investigate the causes of communal fighting and bring into book those responsible for masterminding this senseless fighting.
  3. We urge our elders to intervene by calling rescue meeting stop escalation of fighting by advising youth and politicians who use communal fight for their benefits.
  4.  We are appealing to Humanitarian Aid and UN Agencies to grant humanitarian assistant to our populations who were affected by incident of April 27, 2017 in Apuk South County which burnt more than 200 households and displaced more than 500 households as well.

Finally, we are appealing for release of Hon. Peter Matem Yak, Hon. Madut Akucpir, Mr. Mayak Wol, Mr. Bona Makur Awet, Dr. Bul Madut Geng, Mr. Mariak Agim Buoi and the twelve youth who were arrested in Apuk west by state government  because they have done nothing wrong to be arbitrarily arrested, tortured, starved and prisoned without trial.

Best regards,


Simon Machuar Manhkeracnaak

President of Gogrial State Youth Union in Juba

Email: wendengdit@gmail.com

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