By Lou Nuer Community, Khartoum, Sudan
Feb 25, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The Lou Nuer Community in Khartoum are hereby dismissing or denouncing the claims made by Brigadier General Lul Ruai Kong, the former spokesperson of the SPLA/M IO, that The greater Akobo breakaway from the movement SPLA/M IO led by Dr Riek Machar Teny. Thereof, Lou Nuer Community in Khartoum wants to inform the entire Nuer communities worldwide and SPLA/M IO as well, that we are not a part of that claim.
We considered this as an emotional expression which expressed his desires and decisions that could not evolves the Greater Akobo local communities and the Lou Nuer politician within the movement, therefore, Lou Nuer are still a part and parcel of SPLM/A IO, and we are rallying behind the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny and Chief of General Staff, Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual.
Henceforth, if we go back to the old story, our officers (Lou Nuer Officers) in the previous struggle of the past movement, had no someone call Lul Ruai Kong with that rank, Lul Ruai Kong never been a soldier, because of this, he wants to make a short cute like what he did during the reign of Salva Kiir. Salva Kiir taught every citizens of South Sudan to make such a corruption, like what is now doing within these two days by promoting some officers and leaving the other behind.
The intention of Gen. Lul Ruai Kong was not to form the faction but it was a way of going back to Juba and get promotion to the position of Major General, thereto, if Gen. Koang forget the massacred which was conducted by Salva some months ago to our innocent civilians, therefore, is good for him to go, because such a person can cause a lot havocs within the movement.
Mr. Lul Ruai Kong’s press conference was initiated by Government key fingers, like Deacon Rachel Nyadak Paul and Rev. Gabriel Gai Riam, because of this it took us no surprise to see him doing that, before his press, some of keys government fingers went to Nairobi to get him some money and continue with the press but our advices is this, don’t attempt to see your back, we’re all wishing you good luck either bad of good result from your mission.
Conclusion, we’re informing the world wide and our movement (SPLM/A I O) as well, that The Greater Akobo Communities (Uror, Nyirol and Akobo) are still under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
Gen. David Reath Malual said, Lul Ruai has no right to generalized Greater Akobo communities, even his own brothers can’t accept the decision he made that lead him to Juba. The former Deputy Director of Police in Unity State Gen. John Juol Buotbuot also said the same, any person with normal sense can’t attempt to go back to Juba and share happiness with Kiir while Kiir killed our people without reason, therefore, I’m advising everyone that, stay away from Lul Ruai and let him do whatever he wants, but still his being in Juba will not affect any single inch from struggle.
The former Logistic Director from Western Bharel Gazel,Gen. Joseph Wuor Puok, said I came footing from Wau till Ethiopia, nothing could allow me to go back and beg Salva Kiir again. Therein, if it could be for the hierarch, Lul can’t even attempt to call himself Commander in Chief while Gen. Simon Gatwech and other are there. So, Cde Lul wants to spoil and discredit the contributions being made by Lou Nuer Community.
The Chairperson of Lou Nuer Community, Simon Guet said, we totally condemn that speech of Cde Lul Ruai Kong with strong term, therefore, Lou Nuer are against the interest that can keep Salva Kiir on that position. Herein, we are a part of Nuer Communities, so we work through the interest of our communities not a single man interest like what has been said by Lul. Lou Nuer cannot support one man show.
Lou Nuer community
Submitted by Dr. Zeko Gatkek