August 14, 2015 (Nyamilepedia)—The Nuer Council of Elders (NCE) would like to take this opportunity to dismiss, condemn media propaganda perpetuating splits in the SPLM/A IO. We categorically denounce such allegations as true lies manufactured by agents of Juba Regime.
In light of this unfortunate lie, the Nuer Council of Elders want to make it clear to the entire Nuer Community worldwide, regional and international bodies and; to all the south Sudanese diversity that such allegations circulated in different media outlet portraying splits within the movement of the people are just mere propaganda orchestrated by enemy of peace as a mechanism to divert efforts by IGAD to reach for a meaningful approach that can end the twenty one month conflict.
Furthermore, NCE believe that the recent changes within SPLM/A IO ranks are normal in any set up and should not be used as political grenades against the movement.
We also want to apprise the general public that the populace of Nuer community are staunch supporters and shall continue to commit their unwavering allegiance to the leadership of SPLM/A IO under Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon.
We urge all the 64 tribes of south Sudan to rise up in unity, and collectively work hard to reach the level of democracy that our country deserves.
The Nuer Council of Elders (NCE) also want to remind everyone that we cannot afford to act contrary to the cause of the struggle against the dictatorial, genocidal, corrupt, inept tribal leadership of Salva Kiir Mayardit.
Equally on the same note, we cannot support the very government that has violated the supreme law of our land contrary to article 11 of south Sudan’s Transitional Constitution which says “Everyone has the inherent right to life, dignity and the integrity……which shall be protected by the law and no one shall arbitrarily deprived of his or her life’’.
Therefore, the massacre of thousands of innocent souls in cold blood on 15th December 2013 shall not be in vain just for the sake of individuals who wanted to utilize Juba Regime’s strategy of divide and surrender within SPLM/A IO.
Finally, the Nuer Council of Elders (NCE) on behalf of the entire Nuer community want to plainly warn the public that we shall not entertain or embrace any one or a group of ill- interests who want to launch any parallel movement apart from the freedom fighters movement (SPLM/A IO).
Signed on behalf of the Council
Elder Hon. Gabriel Yoal Dok
Chairperson, the Nuer Council of Elders (NCE)
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