Press Release

Breaking: Senior State Government Official Defects To SPLM/SPLA [IO]

The caretaker governor, Joseph Nguen Monytuel with his state official in Unity state during one of his visit after his appointment. Nguen spends most of his time in Juba, South Sudan due to insecurity in his state (Photo: file/Nyamilepedia)
The caretaker governor, Joseph Nguen Monytuel with his state official in Unity state during one of his visit after his appointment. Nguen spends most of his time in Juba, South Sudan due to insecurity in his state (Photo: file/Nyamilepedia)

Feb 1, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Tungwar Gatluak, a senior Unity state official, and adviser to caretaker Governor of Unity State has declares his defection to SPLM/SPLA[IO] in present of the Military Governor of Unity General, and Deputy Commander in Chief for SPLA-IO, Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka.

Honorable Tungwar has joined the SPLM/SPLA, under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the Chairman and commander-in-chief of SPLA.

Tungwar declared his defection to SPLM/SPLA [IO] in a day-long Press Conference at Giref East of Bul Community, where thousands of South Sudanese attended a briefing by SPLM/SPLA’s Military governor, Maj.Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka.

Gen. Peter Gatdet, who speaks like a Harvard graduate, briefed the South Sudanese on Pagak Conference and the position of SPLM/SPLA in the upcoming peace agreement.

The inspired politician, Tungwar denounced Salva Kiir’s leadership, calling it a tribal government and begs the SPLM/SPLA, under Dr. Riek Machar, “to bring to an end this tribal regime of Salva Kiir Mayardit”.

Tungwar said his brothers were mercilessly killed and others beaten in Juba last year by Salva Kirr Mayardit’s tribal militia, who were rushed through a two-month training before the conflict broke out in Juba.

The politician, who has continued to advise the caretaker governor, Dr. Nguen Mwonytuel, for more than a year, said that many people were massacred in Juba between 16th to 19th December, 2013.

“The attacks Salva Kiir’s militias instigated against innocent Nuer civilians in Juba, South Sudan, in which the SPLA Juba burned up to 7,800 civilians alive, Sixty five children, elderly women, dissable and unarmed men who did not managed to escape to UNIMISS CAMPs is totally unacceptable” Hon. Tungwar said

“The SPLA soldiers killed every civilian who attempted to escape. It was reported by UN that the SPLA have killed more than (5,000) who tried to escape on that day 16/12/2013!” said the politician.

According to the latest UN reports, over 50, 000 people are reportedly killed in South Sudan conflict, and over 1.5 millions others displaced.

Following over 13 months of fighting,  the events have systematically spread to nearly all the ten states of South Sudan.

Salva Kiir’s regime has been constantly losing both the military generals and politicians from the three region of South Sudan.

Within the last one month the Director of South Sudan Television and Radio, Brig. Gen. Khamis Abdel-Latif Chawoul Lom ,from Lake state, defected to SPLM/SPLA-IO. In addition, over 100 soldiers defected from the army Headquarters at Bilpham, Juba and established a base in Maridi, South Sudan.

Nyamilepedia correspondent, Turial Mosses from Khartoum, Sudan, has contributed to this report.

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AGUMUT February 1, 2015 at 7:52 am

Who is going to fight for those big thieves officials,my appeal to Dinka youths do not attempt to make another mistake because you see them in the government now.

Tut John Nyuon February 1, 2015 at 8:17 am

Congratualation to join movement of freedom. And thank to our correspondent Mr.Tutrial.

Hopeful to be nyamilepedia correspondent of where I am very soon.

Diplo Guest February 1, 2015 at 11:12 am

More defections are on the pipe line. Just a matter of time.

James Ruei Majok February 1, 2015 at 9:54 am

So the guy is not late to defect to opposition site.the matter he defected the way government will maintain is position.Congratulations is it a welcome defections!!!

chop February 1, 2015 at 10:12 am

The a causation that was said that Tungwar Gatlauk his declare him self to the Splm /SPLA in o is baseless and no room for it.

Lime February 1, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Are the rebels fighting to liberate de ctry .or fighting for machar position as a vice president?

mike 10 February 1, 2015 at 11:22 pm

one plus one always make the victory.

Ruot Beyang February 2, 2015 at 4:16 am

congratulation to Tunguar Gatluak for his declaration to SPLM/SPLA-IO. You have made a good and early decision i know this Nuer who are still in Salva Government will one day join the rebel after they will know that this is not government.

AGUMUT February 2, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Who is going to fight for you and your TOP POSITIONS SEEKERS? You are in LIMBO.

john kom February 25, 2015 at 2:00 am

What i know so far if you were born as a birdbrain if remain as its,and i know for those who support Salva Kiir are doing nothing,they will come to Dr.Machar his plan though they don’t want to join us now. To much appreciation to Machar you can go a head with your work we will overcome this fighting.


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