Subject: Demand for Eastern Nuer MPs from Upper Nile State to resign from National and state Parliament
This letter is directly address to all Nuers MPs from National and State parliament of South Sudan, particularly in Upper Nile State.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Victoria, July 7, 2014 (SSNA) — On behalf of Nasir Community Association in Victoria, Australia, the Nasir Community Leadership in Victoria (release) this statement for the first time since the fighting erupted on 15th December 2013 in the Capital Juba South Sudan, when President Kiir accused Former Vic-President Dr Riek machar for plotting a coup and which has been denied by Dr Machar and international Community including Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
This letter is directed to Upper Nile Nuers MPs both in National and State Parliament. According to our knowledge, your job as the members of Parliament or as law makers is to represent the views, advocates for development, services, rights protection of the people in your constituencies foremost,as well as the entire south Sudan nation ,yet now it turn out that the people you represented in two parliaments were massacred in Juba on the 15th December 2013 and you have been silent since December until now. This implies your utter incompetency and failure to provide duty of care to your people. We believe, in case you have lost insight like your executive part of the government, your in-action and silence regarding events of December is subversion of duty and is an act of collaboration, assistance and support to the violent, brutal, physical torture and killing of unarmed Nuer civilian in December and thereafter. Until now none of you MPs denounced or criticised the government for it irresponsible and deplorable action which resulted in the loss of thousands lives of our people who voted for you to represent us in parliaments, instead you campaign and supported the government which has killed your people. Then, to us it means you denied our people their rights and hence lost trust from the sons and daughters of Upper Nile Nuer citizens.
The leadership of Nasir Community Association in Victoria, Australia Inc. chair person Mr Tut GatLuak Witchthiel ,remind you for this, government legal responsibility is to fulfil its duty of care for the protection of its own citizen rights and delivering of their basic services such as food security, health care, education and jobs opportunities.
Now as a matter of fact you are engaged in, activities misrepresenting facts, propagating lies about the December events evolution and consequencies , mobilizing Nuer citizen to go back to Juba where members of their relatives have been killed in act of genocide by the same dictatorial , and tribal government in Juba under your right watch .
Therefore the Nasir Community Leadership in Australia officially asks all Nuer MPs from Upper Nile to:
1-tender their resignations letter immediately to president Kiir. Also for the first time,
2-Publicly apologise to your constituencies for your direct and indirect involvement in their relative demise in JUba
3-Publicly denounce government crimes, continuation of violent and presence of mercenary forces in the country and drainage of little financial resource and corruption
3-Help file report about human right violations and acts against humanity and ethnically targeted crimes committed against Nuer in Juba and other cities by tribal criminals under command of the president kiir and his security agencies.
4-call for immediate voluntary step down of the president Salva Kiir.
The parliamentary members are Honourable Mr Kueth Chuol, Mr Gatwach Lam Pouch,Mrs Nyagoa John Jock and others.
The reason why, Nasir community Leadership in Victoria, Australia call upon all Nuer MPs from Upper Nile States to resign from Kiir Government is because he has killed our people and therefore, he is no longer a legitimate president of Republic of South Sudan for his directs involvement and organising a tribal army from his own state and carried out the massacred in Juba between 15-19th December 2013 by targeted only one tribe.
Nasir Community Leadership declared its support to SPLM in Opposition, because government led by Salva Kiir Mayardit is no longer a legitimate government that will bring peace’s in our Country.
Nasir Community also support the peace’s process initiated and hosted by IGAD and we have urged the rest of south Sudanese community to support the peace’s process.
A gain, Nasir Community Leadership in Australia, demanded the two warring parties to respect the cessations of hostilities agreement signed on 23rd January and 9th May 2014 between South Sudanese Government and SPLM in Opposition and fully support the implementation of this agreement.
President Kiir must step down in order to give South Sudanese people a chance to be a peacefully Nation again.
South Sudan Government killed thousands of ordinary Nuer civilians who neither have any political affiliation with government nor opposition, therefore the roots cause need to be addressed and those who are found alleged to be involved in to the killing of Nuer Civilians in Juba must face justice from both sides.
The killing of innocent unarm men, women and children from Nuer tribe indicated that Mr Kiir will never be accepted by the people of South Sudan to lead them again. If president Kiir claimed that he was an elected leader, why did he commit an atrocity against the people who vote for him? And more importantly, even though he was an elected leader, he has got no right to kill any ordinary citizen of south Sudan regardless of their ethnicities.
In this case, it is clear that President Kiir has lost trust and therefore he must step down for the sake of peace and stability in South Sudan.
And to restore peace and stability, President Kiir must go and federal system which will be inclusive and accommodate every citizen in South Sudan need to be installed.
Another important issue is to review South Sudan 2011 transitional constitution, so that each state in south Sudan will manage its own affairs with no or constitutional interference from federal government.
People of South Sudan need federal systems because it will address the roots cause of problem, killing of innocent men, women and children in Juba on15th December 2013, including corruption, tribalism and system of governance. It will also address the Lack of development in some states, distribution of wealth and deliver of Social services to all South Sudanese people.
Nuer MPs and Army Generals, it was very shameful seeing all of you involved campaigning for Salva who and executed his premeditated lies plan intended to terrorise Nuer off leadership aspiration and killed your people. We understand that, you are ,and will always be self serving leaders who don’t uphold moral responsibility ,corrupt in its all spectrum Hence the Great Nasir community ,you all know well, boldly mark your name in the Hall of ,and live with , shame for your entire life.
Individuals name like Hon-Gatwech Lam Puoch, James Kok Ruei, Simon Kun Puoch, Nguan Monytual, Gen-Hoth Mai, Gony Beliw, Charles Lam, Nyadak Paul and Dr Riek Gai Kok and the lists go on.
Some of those were educated in the West and should be more responsible, and aspire for good governance but elected to have done the opposite, hence should feel more ashamed more than anybody else and do so for your entire life not only that but for supporting a criminal man like Salva Kiir who never been in the classroom as student like you. He lacks working knowledge of structure and function of government and the complexities involved make him even more dysfunctional and confused.
The president uneducated, hence incompetent, he resorts to tribalistic system, receive tribal advise from illitrate kinsmen, understandably, he could easily comprehend and This means he could commit attrocities, and become corrupt like what he did, because he doesn’t know about the goodwill of the people,and he should govern for the people.
He was honoured for his seniority in military arms to lead the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) after the death of Late Dr John when the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed between North and South Sudan in January 2005.
And again, he was honoured by his fellow comrades from Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) to go for an election and won the big no without even campaigning in Sudan general election 2010.
Now he exploited the privilege, forgets his basic responsibility and instead declared war against the people of South Sudan who voted overwhelmingly for him. Again he dishonoured the trust and should voluntarily step down before shamefully forced downed by the masses of the south Sudan people.
From this time onward, it will be known in the history for some of the Nuers are selfish and betrayers and other s will be known for their bravery and can anytime put their lives at risk for the protection of their own citizens.
Long live people of the south Sudan, long live revolutionary movement for south Sudan democratic change (SPLM -in opposition).The goal determined, working together brings success.
Thank you very much,