Press Release

Sobat State Citizens Call Upon The Leader of SPLM/A Dr Riek Machar Teny To Appoint Duer Tut Duer To Be The Upper Nile Governor

By Kech Nguoth Tiem | Secretary, Sobat.

Sobat state military governor, Duer Tut Duer, in Sobat state(Photo: file)
Sobat state military governor, Duer Tut Duer, in Sobat state(Photo: file)

Sept 23, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The leadership of the Sobat State calls on the people’s leader His Execellency, Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, the Chairman and Commander-in-chief of SPLM/SPLA to put into consideration the needs to recognize H.E Governor Duer Tut Duer to continue serving the people of south Sudan through the gubernatorial position of the Upper Nile State during the interim period.

The massive population on the ground, particularly the south Sudanese living in Sobat region, are overwhelmingly convinced and satisfied with the leadership style demonstrated by H.E Duer Tut Duer during all these times as the military governor of Sobat Federal State.

We have seen his ability to lead as the people of Sobat. This came into serious attention on how governor Duer Tut Duir managed through his leadership skills to calms the situation of the Sobat people and enlightened the citizens on the situation that recently seems to have divided our people, the issue of the breakaway generals.

The people of Sobat are known to have accepted division among themselves in the past but recently something that tells us we are in a different era was brought to the day light by our son, Duer Tut Duer.

With this regard, and among so many other things we the citizens of Sobat have been enjoying under his wise and able leadership, we hereby appeal to share our fortune of tested good leadership with our neighboring states in the Upper Nile by supporting him to lead the citizens of Upper Nile during the Transitional Government of National Unity.

For the last two to three weeks, there has been a thorough consultation among the citizens of Sobat. The white Army leadership, Chiefs in the villages, the youth leadership, women association, church denominations and various branches that make up the largest part of Sobat State leadership together with the elders united and came up with the decision to extend their request to the Chairman and the Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition to further in future appoints and considers H.E Duer Tut Duer to shoulder the responsibility of the Upper Nile citizens as their governor.

The people of Sobat feels it is the right time to pick leader based on their potential to lead and maintains the unity of the South Sudanese in their respective States. In this regard, H.E Duer Tut Duer can unites and develops the Upper Nile during this interim period. We realized at the time of adverse need and suffering that H.E Duer Tut Duer has the spirit that we need, and this spirit should be utilized for the betterment of Upper Nile and South Sudan as a whole.

As the sons and daughters of Sobat State, we are hereby happy to present with confident before you the man with glaring potentials that we would like to share his leadership competence with all the citizens of Upper Nile and South Sudan in the near future.

We decided to takes this unselfish stand in supports of H.E Duer Tut Duer to leads our citizens during the interim period. We believe Duer as a son we worked with for a very long time is capable to handle this heavy responsibility for the sake of goodness of the citizens of Upper Nile.

In support of this resolution, eleven commissioners of Sobat State are now in Mandeng for leadership orientation. This orientation kicked off with unanimous acceptance to fully endorse their leader, H.E Duer Tut Duer, to lead the people of Upper Nile during the interim period as their governor.

We are hereby informing the whole world and the South Sudanese who might be concerned about the situation in Sobat; we openly declared that our region is in peace and no enemies’ threats under Deputy Governor H.E Elijah Awuol while the governor is on mission in Headquarters Pagak for leadership meetings.

The following are the eleven commissioners: Hon. Luk Mok Kueth (Nasir), Hon. Khor Wal Pal (Ulang), Chol Ngiengie (Baliet), Hon. Lul Chuol (Doma), Hon. Deng Gatluak (Malou), Hon. Nhail Pouch Jaak (Kewer), Hon. James Tharjiath Kuon (Thorow), Hon. Abiel Angau (Akoka), Hon. Tuach Malual (Abwong), Hon. Wilson Tabang (Yomding), Hon. Isaac Tor Kueth (Wanding).

Congratulation His Excellency For Milestone Achievements

In full support, we are also congratulating the soon to be the president of South Sudan, the people’s leader, H.E Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, for winning the international trust on his “political strategy in solving the south Sudanese crisis” by accepting peace with someone who had killed our children, our helpless mothers, elders and the future youth altogether from December 15 2013 to present due to leadership greed that wanted to consolidate dictatorship to fail this beautiful country for his lifetime.

That dream is now shattered because of your hard work. Dictator, killer, and the man who divides the people of south Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit should now come to know that we never wish to see him as the president of this country or future Federal Democratic Republic of south Sudan. We hope very soon the International Criminal Court of Justice will seek to prosecute him for crimes he committed against humanity, against the people of south Sudan, one and for all. He must one day be held answerable for killing the innocents people of south Sudan.

Dr. Riek Machar for the past few months strongly revealed his enormous experience and full capacity to lead South Sudanese into prosperity by seeking peaceful resolutions to this imposed war against the peace loving South Sudanese people. This is the spirit of Mandela that brought the Republic of South Africa together, something many across the globe thought have been impossible after the deadly years of apartheid.

We the citizens of Sobat fought so well during this crisis in the defense of our civil population from the aggressive mercenaries of Salva Kiir. Salva Kiir has been using chemical weapons to fight us and today he may think because we accepted peace with him that we are no longer to endure his ruthless leadership against our massive population. We say no, we the citizens of Sobat declared that if Salva Kiir refused to cooperate in implementation of this peace agreement accepted by our able leader Dr. Riek Machar, then we may have no choice but to defense our inhabitant from his mercenaries by all means.

We appreciate the council of the world body, UN for extending their letter of request to Dr. Riek Machar Teny to attend the upcoming summits to discuss the situation of south Sudan crisis.

We also learned with great astonishment that the incapable leader Salva Kiir will not make it to New York to attend the summit due to his incompetency, guilt and shames. Indeed it doesn’t fit him. It has come to our understanding that the world is no longer interested in those people who terribly failed to lead and and not in support of the most needed peaceful resolutions to end the conflict. Salva Kiir is among this category and for that he will face the full swing of international community, our new partners and friends in the region and African, and above all our gallant forces and civil defense(White armies).

Signed by:

Hon. Kech Nguoth Tiem
For More Information contact the Office of the Secretary (Minster) Of Information, Documentation and Orientation Sobat State at kechnguth@rocketmail.com

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Goweng Torbaar September 23, 2015 at 5:47 am

I like this decision and many will apreciate it since it has Dinka (Akoka, Abuong and Baliet) plus Nuer. This is the only state among all states in upper Nile which has both Dinka and Nuer who want to live in harmony. Soon he will be endorsed by all upper Nile citizen.

AGUMUT September 23, 2015 at 10:31 am

His name sounded to me like Door to Door.

lual deng September 24, 2015 at 4:01 am

Mr Goweng Torbaar you imbecilic mr duer tut duer when he was commissioner of ulang county no body like because he destroy the county and took all money which goes to the people and he did build thing in the county while you claim is ok to be a governor of upper nile state I think you distorted yourself because soon you will go will and ripe off everything state and run away with no achievement mr embezzler.

manalone September 23, 2015 at 7:28 am

Where in the world, is only one tribe can be only one holding the system of the movement? The rebels wants to occupy all the positions of the government , do you think government is stupid to all that to happen , or do you think south sudan does not the right or wrong? Tribal rebellions of one of tribe.where will you put the 63 tribes of south sudan my dear? That alone will be a headed to you as rebels.thanks.

gatdarwich September 23, 2015 at 11:11 am

Great to know that the Sobat state citizens are currently united behind Hon. Duer’s leadership. I think Hon. Duer and many others have the leadership qualities to be appointed Upper Nile state governor. So, I believe the SPLA-IO leadership will appoints competent individual like Duer for the governorship of Upper Nile state.

Kiery Nyilek September 24, 2015 at 8:31 am

Well is not bad to try, but Nuer should not forget that there are other tribes in greater Upper Nile Region. not very far all greater Upper Nile Governors ( upper Nile, unity, jonguli) were from Nuer, now time has come for Nuer to rethink if they have not thought all this time. also I don’t think Dr. Riek Machar will accept to be missed led by non visionaries group of Nuer who will make him look like dr.Salva kiir in Juba. more over he is dreaming for the high office in the country.

ticity chiok duong September 24, 2015 at 12:14 am

manalone don’t call those collectives tribal criminals in juba as the government they were misers from different countries just to destroy South Sudan

lual deng September 24, 2015 at 3:49 am

Please people do fabricated things without taking survey because not all sobat state will agree with your notions mr writer. Many people from sobat state do not know what mr Duer tut Duer did to people of sobot accept your the merely one who knows duer achievement perhaps is your friend. Let be honest to ourselves , I think the position should go to shuluk tribe if we need fairness in this country because many nuer people held that position before this time let give it to shuluk for seek of good courtesy.

Paulino Omoj Omay September 24, 2015 at 11:34 am

Brother Lual Deng you absolutely wright , base on merging processes between Agwelek forces and SPLM-IO the seat will go to collo(shuluk) specially to Agwelek candidate Hon. Jukino

Karab September 24, 2015 at 5:37 am

It is good for the people to voice their support if the a leader is genuinely good. Good leaders are good for everything for SPLM IO, for the local people & for the whole south sudan.

GatNor September 24, 2015 at 9:41 pm

A civil and a healthy debate is called democracy in progress. Duer is just one of many Sobat sons and daughters being endorsed. I am assuming there will be more names on the ticket. therefore, instead of defaming each other try being open about your wish for the position or endorse the best qualify person you want for the job with respect to the others nominated individuals and the citizens will still have the deciding say on who will ultimately represent them. Congratulations the citizens of Sobat & to Duer, his information office and to those who have endorsed him for the position. The best candidates always woe his supporters and opponents alike by laying out on the table what his/her programs are or will be in a timeline sequence if peasable. Most people like to know who and what programs they are supporting and this is where it begins.

Goweng Torbaar September 25, 2015 at 2:08 am

Lual Deng,

Hon.Duer Tut Duer was removed from being commissioner through political motivated not from Ulang community on ground


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