Oct 14, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — A member of Upper Nile State Legislative Assembly, Simon Muoch Jundi Both, who served as the clerk for the state assembly has resigned and switched allegiance to SPLM/SPLA in Opposition, under the leadership of former Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
“I am taking this great opportunity to formally resign as Hon. Clerk of Upper Nile State Legislative Assembly and declare my defection to Sudan People Liberation Movement in Opposition under leadership of H.E. Dr Riek Machar Teny as of 15/10/2014 in Addis Ababa.” Hon. Muoch said.
Muoch believes that the regime in Juba has lost legitimacy before citizens of South Sudan for intentionally killing innocent civilians, simply because of their natural ethnic affiliation, which had little to do with SPLM political affiliation.
Muoch further reiterates that the regime in Juba has committed and continues to commit gross human rights violations, atrocities against the citizens it claimed to be ruling yet the country is ruled by “self imposed criminals who inflict great harm and hardship to the nation and the innocent people”.
Muoch states that the Juba regime has resorted to “widespread malpractices such as corruption , nepotism , tribalism, rule of guns , lawlessness dictatorship and totalitarian strategy to remain in power.”
Like many other elites who defect Salva Kiir government, Hon. Muoch blames the conflict on poor leadership strategies such as incompetency of the president, use of divide and rule to fit tribes and individuals against one another, preferential treatments of those who remain loyal to the regime, tribal affiliation and recruitment of militia, corruption, use of foreign armies and banned superior weapons in an internal conflict.
Muoch is one of the government officials who survived what he believes was a government coordinated attack on their convoy in Adong Payam of Baliet County on 24th December, 2013.
He pledges to commit his efforts and energy, under Dr. Riek Machar Teny, to prevent total collapse and disintegration of South Sudan into tribal governance like Congo and Somalia.
“As of today, I will contribute my effort and energy toward the movement goal and work hand in hand with my comrades from the resistance movement under the leadership of H.E. Dr Riek Machar in order to save this country from total collapse and disintegration into tribal areas like Congo and Somalia by the fail elites in Juba.”
Read the full speech below ……
Resignation as Hon. Clerk of UNSLA and Declaration of defection to Resistance Movement Faction
To: – H. E: Office of H.E. C in C, Office of H.E. Governor of UNS, Chairperson of Information
Cc. All media Houses, SPLM IO Office in Addis Ababa
First I would like to thank almighty God for guiding me during the most horrible and terrible time when our convoy was ambushed by the government troop in Adong Payam, Baliet County on 24/12/2013 and I was missed for 21 days in the middle of death.
It is with great sorrow to pay my condolences to the family of fallen heroes who are at the same my colleagues including the Hon. Members of the Upper Nile State Legislative Assembly and other senior government officials who perished in the bush of Baliet County by the time of attack.
I am taking the courage to pass my condolences of innocents victims Juba mass killings by genocidal regime in Juba and to show my solidarity to vulnerable citizen who still exposed to hardship and degrading inhumane conditions at UNMISS Protection facilities , displacement centers and to over millions who fled the country and currently live in refugees settlements in neighbouring states.
My sincere thanks goes to H.E. Maj Gen Gathoth Gatkouth, Military Governor for organizing rescue and search mission on timely manner, when our convoy was ambushed by the government forces in Baliet County.
Fellow citizens, media Houses, Ladies and gentlemen
I am taking this great opportunity to formally resign as Hon. Clerk of Upper Nile State Legislative Assembly and declare my defection to Sudan People Liberation Movement in Opposition under leadership of H.E. Dr Riek Machar Teny as 15/10/2014 in Addis Ababa.
I believe the regime in Juba has lost legitimacy before citizens of South Sudan for intentionally killing innocent civilians simply because of their natural tribal affiliation not political affiliation.
The regime in Juba has committed and continuing committing gross human rights violations, atrocities against the citizens it claimed to be ruling and the country is today led by self imposed criminals who inflicted great harm and hardship to the nation and the innocent people.
The Juba regime is today resorted to widespread of all form of malpractices such as corruption , nepotism , tribalism, rule of guns , lawlessness dictatorship and totalitarian strategy to remain in power
The elite in Juba believe on ethnic killing of innocents citizens who have no political affiliation and the good example is the killing of Dinka Khorfulus 2010, Killing of Shilluk citizens 2010-2011, Killing of Murle Tribe 2010-2013, mass killing of Nuer civilians in Juba and ongoing mass execution of unarmed civilians in the government control territory including UN and INGO Staff.
The regime is now using the most notorious mercenary and terrorist networks such JEM, SLM , SPLM-Nuba Mountains , SPLM-Blue Nile , M23, Uganda militias & allow UPDF to use unconventional weapon cluster bombs and other chemical weapons to kill it is own citizens.
The regime is forming and arming tribal based militias without political agenda apart from tribal agenda such as Maban Defense Forces, Collo Militias , Bul SSLA Militia , Mathiang Anyor , Dut Ku Bany , Gelweng and Murle militias as strategy to destroy the country and disintegrated into tribal areas such as Congo, Somalia and Afghanistan for the this elite to remain in power.
There is no legitimate functional government institutions in 90% of the Greater Upper Nile Region and majority of the greater upper Nile can be consider as no man land . This clearly shows that regime has lost legitimacy to rule this country.
The elites in juba resorted to inciting tribal targeting and destruction of the social fabric among the people of Upper Nile region who had been livings for many years in order to remain in powers.
The fail regime in Juba is using divide and rule poor policy and has created unnecessary animosity between Collo and Nuer tribes who had been living for many years as brothers and sisters by dragging Gen Johnson Olony forces to this war in January 2014.
The regime has completely destroyed the social fabric and relationships between Baliet and Ulang counties by forcing the Baliet armed youth to attack senior government officials from Ulang and Nasir counties on their way home when fighting erupted in Malakal on 24/12/2013.
My personal grudge this fail regime is that, my colleagues were killed in cold blood on the 24/12/2013 by the government troop under instruction of known perpetrators. As the survivor of this horrible attack by the regime, I decided to stand as living witness for the decease and will assist in bring the perpetrators to book of justice.
The killers of Hon. Members of the parliament and other senior Upper Nile State government officials should be brought to justice whether they are alive or dead. We will bring their coffins to the court to make justice to innocent lives.
Fellow citizens, media Houses, Ladies and gentlemen
Based on the afore-mentioned facts, and my love to this country and it is people, I decided to formally resign from my position as Hon. Clerk of Upper Nile State Legislative Assembly and become part of the South Sudanese people resistance movement.
I will do all it cost to be part of this historical liberation of the our citizens from the rotten system of corruption, tribalism, nepotism, lawlessness and bad governance and work to bring back hope, rebuild the destroyed social fabrics and health the wounds inflicted by the regime on the people of South Sudan in general and Greater Upper Nile region in particular.
As of today, I will contribute my effort and energy toward the movement goal and work hand in hand with my comrades from the resistance movement under the leadership of H.E. Dr Riek Machar in order to save this country from total collapse and disintegration into tribal areas like Congo and Somalia by the fail elites in Juba.
I will join hand with all peace lovers from SPLM in opposition and friends of south Sudan to work for peace, regime change at all means and to promote unity in diversity for the people of south Sudan irrespective of their tribes or political affiliations .
I will use my experiences and contacts to work for confident building measures among the South Sudanese tribes mainly the most affected community in greater upper Nile region to join the movement and remove the rotten cancer in Juba.
I am urging the Collo community leadership and SPLM DC leadership as the only legitimate opposition political party in the country to work for confident building measures among the people of Greater Upper Nile and not to allow Collo youth to be use by totalitarian regime for their personal interest.
I understand that this government lost legitimacy and it will be betrayal to thousand South Sudanese who lost their lives, the thousand who are living as internally displaced persons (IDPS) at UNMISS protection bases and millions who are forced to refugee settlements in the neighboring countries under hardship and inhumane living conditions due to this illegal government.
I therefore render my formal resignation as Hon. Clerk of Upper Nile State Legislative Assembly and announce my defection to the freedom fighters under the SPLM-in-opposition to take part in the rescue mission to avoid total collapse of the country under these thugs.
Hon. Simon Muoch Jundi Both
Clerk, Upper Nile State Legislative Assembly – Malakal