By Kunen Nyak Bol
(OurSouthSudan) —– As resolution from the phone conference that we held on Tuesday, September 06, 2016, Gajaak Nuer Community in Ethiopia and in the Western World had welcomed the approval of regional forces deployment to maintain peace and security in South Sudan capital, Juba. However, the resolution called upon reinstatement and recognition of the legitimate First Vice President – Dr. Riek Machar Teny for lasting peace to be realized in South Sudan.
We are very much concerned as a community about the suffering of our people who have been residing in United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s camps in Juba, Malakal and Jonglei States. These people choose to live in the UN Protection Camps because of fear. Moreover, the communiqué condemned the current manipulation by SPLA-IO Hotel Politicians who recently plotted coup against Machar. We would like to assure the International Community that these politicians will not bring any progress on Peace Agreement instead they will intensify the problem in South Sudan that will possibly fuel the civilians’ bloodshed and suffering.
Furthermore, we urged the international community and IGAD Plus to immediately deploy third party force and reinstate the legitimate First Vice President – Dr. Machar for peace to be realized in South Sudan. This would stop the suffering of innocent citizens who fled war for other countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, we deliberately denounced our son, David Dang Kong who recently join the Government under Salva Kiir for making unwise decision. We are strongly dismayed by his statement for paraphrasing Dr. Machar as man with no vision. This is an insane statement that we didn’t expect from David Dang whose relatives or friends were murdered by Juba regime in 2013.
We would further like to inform the public that some of you have been questioning Machar’s health. We are happy to announce to you that Machar is healthy and highly committed to bring peace to our young nation as our conversation with him after our resolution. Therefore, Gajaak leadership all over the world would like to announce to the public that the entire community of Gajaak is under Machar’s leadership and would once again appeal to International Community and IGAD Plus to try what it takes to bring the current crisis into normalcy.
Signed on behalf of Gajaak Community around the world,
Kunen Nyak Bol is the chairperson of Gajaak community in Ethiopia. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for more comments.