Juba– Lou Nuer youth Association held an emergency meeting today in protection of civilians (POC) 3 In Juba the meeting was attended by 300 lou Nuer youth.
The meeting was organised by executive council chairperson and Lou Nuer counties chairpersons.
The motive of the meeting is to denounce and protest against the ongoing move made by some disgruntled Lou youth who wanted to take advantage in the current conflict that scattered majority of the youth members in country , they have called the meeting that will take place tomorrow in Regency hotel in order to confirm the self proclaimed group who wanted to grasp the power and use the Association name and logo for their own programs and interests without knowledge of the legitimate Lou Nuer executive council members.
Constitutionally, the Lou Nuer youth Association executive body tenure in the office came to an end in 2013 before the eruption of the conflict in Juba, prior to election, the electoral committee body was formed to run and supervise the election process, Peter Reat Gatkuoth was nominated as a chairman of the committee unfortunately, the election was not carried out as scheduled due to December 15 event which causes constitutional vacuum in association leadership, enough fund was mobilised equivalent to 10,000 ssp to cover election expenses.
Now the chairman nominated to supervise the election turns against the constitution and wants to grasp and assume leadership without knowledge of Lou Nuer executive council and counties.
Realistically, the chairman of electoral committee is not allowed Constitutionally to call a meeting nor to assume association leadership without consultation from relevant branches like executive council and counties executive leadership.
Therefore, Lou Nuer executive council in coordination with Lou Nuer counties leadership convened this emergency to denounce this illegal body to use LNYA name.
The resolution of the meeting cited the following points;
1 – The meeting that was organised to take place in regency hotel is illegal and shouldn’t be attended by any Lou Nuer member who believes
2- Urging all Lou Nuer members in POC 1, 2 and 3 to distant themselves from those youth using Lou nuer youth association for the or own gain.
3- Lou Nuer executive council mandated to assume leadership with all the responsibilities until stability is restored.