BY ANDREW OLWENY.
December 1st 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The faithful follower of Kiir and compromised governor of Eastern Equatoria State, Hon. Louis Lobong, made un announced visit to the Ma’di Corridor of Magwi County.
Lobong arrived in a surprised visit of reprimand of the Ma’di people. Per Lobong, he was send by Salva Kiir Mayerdit to warn the Ma’di people “they are playing with fire”.
The governor’s first stop was in Pageri, where he gathers few Citizens to listen to what he came to say. Instead of addressing the heavy handed Soldiers that swamp the area and advising them to protect the civilians, Lobong spoke angrily to the civilians that came to the public gatherings.
Lobong stated that the Ma’di people are being ungrateful and accuses them of causing unrest, a typical case of blaming the victims!
In the whole of Eastern Equatoria, the Ma’di lives have been lost in the hands of SPLA-Juba than any other tribes. Being the governor elected by the people, Lobongs speech was disappointing but not surprising.
Lobong’s next stop was in Mugali bypassing Nimule. While in Mugali, he scolded the civilians for being rebels and supporting rebels. He accused the Civilians of giving food and feeding the Rebels, by doing so, they are all equal and the same parcel.
He said the government would not allow destroying Nimule for it is the heart of South Sudan and they will protect it at all cost, even if it means treating the entire Ma’di populations as rebels and dealing with them accordingly. There shall be no mercies for rebels.
Governor Lobong Concluded, The next time there is an outbreak of gunfights, the Civilians will be targeted just as their rebels because they feed the rebels and they have become the same as rebels.
It is beyond believe hearing the governor stating these words while the governor found these Civilians in their homes and ended up accusing them of being rebels and threatening their lives.
As a governor elected by the people, he is expected to reassure the citizens and protect them, given the trauma Juba has subjected the people into, but instead he ended up accusing them of supporting rebels and threatening their lives. Since when do Rebels stay at home without guns?
Lobong forgot who employed him and has no fear for the electorats because Kiir has usurped the people’s power and he becomes the only soul Lobong and his likes fear.
We at SouthSudanliberty news condemn the governor in the strongest term possible for threatening the people the Citizen that gave him the power to protect them. Is it any wonder then the foot soldier will kill Civilians, arrest and torture Civilians without fear of any kind when the supposed leaders of the country talk this way? Should his threat materialize in the Ma’di Corridor, Lobong shall be a candidate for ICC.
ANDREW OLWENY is a South Sudanese journalist corresponding for South Sudan Liberty News in collaboration with Nyamilepedia. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org