October 05, 2015 (Nyamilepedia)—The Murle Community in diaspora has strongly expressed out their reaction to recent decree, hastily issued by Salva kiir without constitutional validity or approval from the national parliament and the people of South Sudan, to create twenty eight (28) states in the Republic of South Sudan.
We strongly condemn this premature decision taken by Mr. Salva kiir as a serious flagrant violation of the law and the peace agreement that was recently signed between the regime and opposition party on the 17th August 2015.
We hereby, reject and denounce the creations of 28 states. This is a bluff attempt by president kiir to brainwash the citizens of South Sudan to lure them into yet another unimaginable catastrophic mistake as of the recent.
As for us, we are for democratic federals state in South Sudan. The SPLM/SPLA, before the peace agreement, had established (21) Federals States based on the former British Colonial Districts.
The twenty one (21) colonial districts have a clear delineated borders that where demarcated before 1st January 1956, and therefore establishing more states on such a system is feasible and logical.
For such, we don’t recognize the creation of twenty eight (28) fake tribal states as legitimate. We are, therefore, sending this clear message to president Kiir that Buma or Pibor is not part of your newly imposed states.
Pibor was already a state with eleven (11) counties and it’s one among the federal states that were created by SPLM/SPLA chairman Dr RiekMacharTeny.
Gen. Poulino Zangil
COBRA FACTION in opposition.