Press Release N0.64
Threatening to Wage War:
Where were you Mr. Hakim when the properties of people of Pigi County were destroyed, women, girls and even some men raped by Kiir’s forces while putting down George Athor’s rebellion before killing him in cold blood in Kampala and dumping his lifeless body in Morocco County, Central Equatoria State?
Did the youth from Khorfulus in particular and Pigi County in general stand with what you are today calling legitimate government of the Republic of South Sudan, under Kiir?
From the best of my knowledge, the real and patriotic youth of Pigi County stood with the late Gen. George Athor, only were betrayed by Pastor Peter Kuol Chuol Awan when he unshamelessly surrendered to Kiir’s regime only to be told to resume his pastoral duties.
For your information and as a matter of fact, Kiir lost legitimacy since December 2013 after his tribal militias and ill disciplined army murdered over 20,000 innocent Nuer Civilians.
We, the SPLA in Opposition take this opportunity to strongly warn you and the youth under your non visionary leadership against Beating the Drums of War in air conditioned little hotel rooms in Juba. In good faith, stop trying to drag to war peace loving people of Pigi County. The war of resistance we are fighting today was imposed on the people of South Sudan by Kiir’s murderous regime. Our brothers and sisters from Pigi County will immensely benefit from dividends of Federalism once established.
Federal Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang,
Military Spokesperson for SPLA (Opposition)