By Philemon Daud,
Feb 25, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— The creation of Eastern Nile state was motivated by hatred, shallow mentality and political immaturity of expanding tribal empire that will be able to conquer the existence of any tribes in Upper Nile State. The drama of 28 states was displayed to divide the tribes and apply methods of control socially, economically and politically.
Mabaan community in diaspora believe that Jieng council of elders is an evil organization that destroyed the unity of tribes in Upper Nile state by the creation of unpopular 28 states. The demand of the people is to provide desperately needed services not to confuse general population by creating more ethnic states which promote tribalism, hatred, political ignorance, land grabbed and violence against other tribes. We are warning the Section of Dinka Pandang in so called East Nile state not to be excited for the demolition of the upper Nile state into ethnic states but they have to grieve for their evil mentality that encourage hatred, mistrust and single them out as bad tribe.
Mabaan in diaspora understood about the danger created by 28 states and completely reject the recent claim made by unqualified governor Chol Thon and his group that entire Mabaan is in favor of the creation of so called Eastern Nile State. It is against the law to use our name without our consent. We are not a confused tribe to accept claim of the governor with tribal mentality neither recognize establishment of the Eastern Nile State. As citizens, we are obligated to respect human values and take the duty of national responsibility to protect our fellow citizens by any cost but not to establish ethnic states that incite violence which jeophedaze the lives of innocent people.
Mabaan as a peaceful tribe among the violence tribes in upper Nile State are willing to coexist with any tribe that love peace and promote national values of being a free Nation South Sudan. In fact, we are so disappointed as minority tribe happen to share geographical location with tribes that cannot recognize peace and respect of human values, their way of life is so violence that cannot add any values of human dignity. Therefore, we want the people of Upper Nile state to know that Mabaan are not in favor of problematic and controversial establishment of So called 28 states and we are calling for the unity of tribes in Upper Nile state to end the military governor Chol Thon destruction in our beloved State.
The establishment of the East Nile state was the violation of the compromise peace agreement and it will not be supported by mature Mabaan people. We are educating our people in all level of political capacity to reject Mabaan placement in Eastern Nile State. Our message is very clear, if Dinka refuse to live together with Nuer and Colo people than they will not live in peace with Mabaan people because our way of life and culture is completely different than pastoralist tribes.
We are strongly warning military governor Chol Thon to stay away from Mabaan business and stop dividing our politicians to continue land grab in Ban Ketta Mabaan county which is known as adar where oil is located. The motive behind Dinka placement of Mabaan under Eastern Nile State is to grab more land with no objection but today they have to know that Mabaan in diaspora aware of their motive and very soon Mabaan will stand up for their right and reclaim their stolen land and share of oil revenue that was corrupted by the minister of petroleum Stephen Dhieu with no question.
The military governor Chol Thon should know that the appointment of Wooyi Koji as deputy governor and Sehiad Tera as peace advisor of Eastern Nile State will not affect Mabaan decision to reject establishment of Eastern Nile State. He appointed them without consultation with Mabaan people and they will not be recognise as mabaan representatives. They will be remember as traitors who betrayed their tribe like the way they used to do with NCP during first civil war ended 2005.
The people of Upper Nile state will have peace when we accept our diversities as our strength, power and drop the advancement of crazy ideas of building ethnics kingdoms that create more violence and confusion that cannot be handled. As minority tribe in fragile state, we demanded the governor of Upper Nile State must be appointed from minority tribes to build trust and reconcile aggressive tribes during transitional period because the majority tribes completely failed our state.
The article is release by executive of mabaan community in diaspora and they can be reachout by email@example.com
Gabriel Nyewe ………….Chairman