Questions and Answers About SPLM Former Detainees

By Bayak Chuol Puoch

Cairo, May 24, 2014 (SSNA) — I am very disappointed seeing SPLM Former Detainees to be neural in this conflict while we have lost many lives in South Sudan and the killing is still continuing in the country. The SPLM Former Detainees were with Dr Riek Machar and his team to reformed the party as they mentioned last December and we the South Sudanese people thought that these SPLM’s Former Detainees were seeking ways to reform the party and this came out as result into the ethnic killing in the country and this shows us that SPLM Former Detainees were not happy because they lost their positions in the government and that was why they are against the government of South Sudan.

The SPLM’s Former Detainees were coming out in a big number on December 6th 2013 against President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the South Sudanese thought these people will bring developments in this country and they are not happy with Kiir’s regime.

The SPLM’s Former Detainees were in the government from 2005 until 2013 and there was no development in the country and 4 billion US dollars were stolen by this group as President Kiir said in the year 2013. I want to tell you that if you want to be good in the of eye of International Community in order to seek power in this way, you will not get any leadership in the country because you are the same people who were working in the government and if you think that you are good people than President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar Teny, this is absolutely wrong and this will destroy your politics in the future.

I am here urging the government of South Sudan and SPLM/A in Opposition to bring lasting peace in the country because our innocent people are dying day and night, this will come from two Parties, not the SPLM Former Detainees because they want to confuse the world that they are good people and they are talking without Army. Who will listen to them while they looted billions of dollars when they were in the government in the absence of education, health and others essential public services?

There is no need for you to be neural in this conflict because you are a major part of this problem and now you are looking yourselves to lead the transitional government and my advice to you is better for you to side with government or SPLM/A In Opposition, or you should go home and do your own businesses. Nobody will believe in you in coming the future and selfishness doesn’t work as I know that many children, women, elderly and youth were killed in this conflict and the blood is still bleeding up to now.

God bless South Sudan!

Bayak Chuol Puoch is the Former Chairperson of the Nuer Community in Egypt.

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