Nov 27, 2014(Nyamielepedia) — We, the SPLM/SPLA Chapter in Northern New England with its headquarters in Portland, Maine, are hereby declaring our allegiance and loyalty to the SPLM/SPLA In Opposition under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
The SPLM Chapters in Portland, Maine, regrets having taking this long to denounce Salva Kiir’s illegitimacy and his brutal dictatorial regime. With thanks to SPLM-IO leadership for sending us one of her prominent elites, Dr. Wani Tombe, who sensitized the South Sudanese community here in Portland in mid April, we believe that our SPLM Charter would have been among the first SPLM Chapters to declare our opposition against the incompetence and hostile leadership of the incumbent South Sudan president, Salva Kiir Mayardiit.
Among the reasons that we feel obligated to support the visionary and able leadership of DR. Riek Machar Teny is that Dr. Riek Machar, Lt. Gen. Alfred Lado Gore or Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka, did not choose to pick up arms to fight for power. They were forced to act in self defense to prevent genocides in South Sudan. We thanks Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka in particular for diverting the conflict from Ethnic conflict of Dictator Salva Kiir to military and political conflict. This was the first step to prevent genocide in South Sudan.
We believe that if Dr. Riek Machar and several military generals such as Maj. Gen Peter Gatdet of division 8 and Maj. Gen. James Koang Chuol Ranley of division 4 did not take up arms to stop this murderous president from killing the Nuer Ethnic group, Salva Kiir and his tribal militias could have continued killing the Nuer Ethnic group until the Nuer summit to his dictatorial rule or until he finish them. This is the philosophy of all dictators. They instill fear in the civil population by terrorizing one powerful ethnic group for them to rule the country through oppression.
President Salva Kirr deliberately massacred the Nuer people with intent to fully marginalize them and use them as example to other minor tribes and individuals who may attempt to challenge his leadership. This way, Salva Kiir could lead the country forever. Although Salva Kiir has achieved his main goal of massacring the Nuer using the foreign armies, UPDF, SPLM-North and JEM, we believe that Salva Kiir has failed the overall objective to rule the country for life.
It is for this reason that we are joining the SPLM/SPLA in Opposition to restore the country. We must work with the SPLM/SPLA-IO to prevent Salva Kiir from selling the country, from exterminating minority tribes and from marginalizing the few remnants, who will survive his brutal onslaughts. To achieve these, Salva Kiir must be disposed militarily or he must share executive powers with the SPLM/SPLA. The two armies must share power equally to prevent Salva Kiir from committing the same genocides he committed in December, 2013.
The reason as to why it took the SPLM/SPLA chapter in northern New England so long to announce our defection to the opposition forces is due to the fact that we have been focusing our limited time and resources toward working hard for the very same cause that has brought so much dismay to each and every one of us who have lost family members, friends, and colleagues, which at the end amounted to the death toll of approximately 25,000. As the old saying goes, we believe that actions really do speak louder than words. Hence, here in northern New England, and specifically in the the state of Maine, we have dedicated a tremendous amount of time and effort toward helping our people back home, despite the fact that we have a relatively low number of residents and members.
Lastly, we would like to remind the SPLM Chapters all over the world that it is better late than never. Join the SPLM/SPLA in Opposition to restore the country before it is too late. Salva Kiir’s term has officially ended in December 2013 and he must be continuously reminded until he leaves the people of South Sudan alone to coexist and live a meaningful life. South Sudanese people do not deserve massacres, they deserve peaceful and beautiful lives.
The following are the members of the SPLM/SPLA chapter in Northern New England:
Chairman: James Deng Kuol Chuol
Vice Chairman: Dobol Hoth Luak
Chairman Advisory: Peter Ngany Machar
Secretary of finance: Peter Nhial Mot
Secretary of information: Steven Lam
Youth Mobilizer: Wour Thok
Treasury: Peter Mok
Deputy Secretary of Finance: Rebecca Nyagone Wal
Member of delegates to the office of the chairman: RuachKuoth Thiwat Deng
Members of delegates to the office of the chairman advisor: David Mayoun
Coordinator of the region: John Dar Mechuol