By: Tut Tongyik Gach Larguan,
May 12, 2015 (Nyamilepedia)—Former SPLM Secretary General and former Detainees Cde Pagan Amum Okiech Son of Paramount chief Edward Amum Okiech failed in the politic of South Sudan since he was removed from SPLM Secretary General by Salva Kiir. Cde Pagan has lost popularity in Chollo Community since he was working with Dr. Garang the SPLM founder; he didn’t participate in Shilluk Dinka land dispute in Upper Nile Region.
He was working for his own interest supporting Dinka for taking the Land of Chollo in Panyikang, Dolieb and other areas in Malakal. Cde Amum, Gen. Oyay were detained in Juba together with their colleagues SPLM members because of Politic issues in the Country, but Chollo People they had not complain for their Sons. Now Cde Amum knowing that he doesn’t have popularity to lead the Country as President, he decided to contest for the 35th Shilluk King to regain Chollo people and make his Sons, Daughters to be loyal in the Community.
Pagan Amum he is alone with no Colleagues, relatives to support him in the Country South Sudan and others foreign politic. He is the selfish person even his relative they are not sharing food, and Pagan Amum thanks God because He created Shilluk as Minority in the Country and said that we Shilluk never share food even your wife, that is why you’re looking me as target person in the Country, I don’t want others tribes to be in Country South Sudan is only Shilluk Tribe not all of them only Okiech Family.
The problem is will Cde Pagan Amum succeed to be King in Chollo Land? Big No. Coronation of the Räth(King) The Chollo system does not tolerate a prolonged power vacuum (wangi-yomo) following the passing of the sovereign. it is the law and order and therefore must be immediately replaced.
The process of installation of the new Rath (King) begins immediately once the council of chiefs (jagiwipadiwad) have met and decided on a choice. Cde Amum is not the honest person in the Shilluk Kingdom to be select by the Chollo Council of Chief.
To be chosen, the prince should have been born during the reign of his late father; any one from Okiech Family was selected as King? Should not have scars whatsoever on his body; should not be known to be a coward as he grew up under the supervision of the chief of the village in which he was brought up.how about The Current Chollo King, will he allow Cde Pagan Amum to comein the Shilluk Kingdom Land?
Big No Räth Kwongo Dak Padiet is the reigning sovereign. He was installed as 34th Shilluk Rath in 1992. Now he planned for his Sons not any from Shilluk like Pagan Amum. The Räth elect – ororo – prepares for wowo (last funeral rites) of the late Räth and embarks on his own installation process.
Once all the ritual items (Jami kwer) have been procured and Nyikango has accented to the choice of jagiwipadiwad, then the final stages of coronation (kwer rony) begin in earnest. It could take up to three months until the last day of the ceremony when all the chiefs pay their allegiance to the new Räth, assures the Shilluk nation, and then begin his reign throughout the Chollo Kingdom.
Our support as South Sudanese Community, let we fight to convince our brothers and Sisters Chollo Community to accept Pagan Amum request to be a King , to rebuilt his relationship with his Community and then step to State and after 10 year to the Country.
The Räth (King) reigns for life from Pachodo – established in about 1690 – 1710 as the kingdom’s headquarters and site for coronation of kings by Tugo wad Dhakodh. However, the reigning sovereign is expected to found his own village; and comes to Pachodo only when major decisions affecting the kingdom have to be taken.
Cde Pagan Amum Okiech go to live in Fashoda to fight with your Community together in this Country Crisis, maybe they will honor you and think for your selection as the next King in the Chollo Kingdom. First of all, Pagan Amum has been accused of being a corrupt person by his Community, former boss Salva Kiir Mayardit and many people in the world are more aware about the that.
Pagan was the very person behind the down fall of the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) because he was the General Secretary who was supposed to make thing right in the Party but because of divisive and too much talking from Mr Amum, he has buried the party up to zero level.
This one it make Pagan as friendless in the Country even in the Shilluk Community, because he down play the Shilluk Land dispute with Dinka and he was given a huge Money by Dinka Leaders special George Athor and Stephen Dhiew for his own Family ,not thinking for the land of shilluk Community. How can someone who lost his family support be come Leader in the Country?Big No. Now Amum have a new decision to regain his Community relationship through selected him as Chollo King.
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