By: Philemon B. Daud
One of the best example of Kiir poor leadership seen at the eve of Friday when he appeared on the state SSTV with complication to read out the decree “order” to creates 28 states. The government of Juba completely lost political direction and need someone to risk them of misuse of power by using decrees as means of their leadership survival that destroyed credibility of the nation. The people of South Sudan tired of decrees and will not buy the order that has tribal and selfish individual interest.
Federalism is a popular system demanded by the people of South but not in the way Kiir and his crook politicians demanded. We believe the SPLM in opposition under humble and wise leader of Dr. Riak Machar proposed 21 states with clear definition, what it means to be a federal states and the people of South Sudan accept the proposal because it creates the spirit of nationhood building, development competition, intermixed tribes in some states and gives state more power to control their own budget and economic affairs without interference of central government.
The creation of 28 states is only popular to Jieng council of elders with the clear declaration of free Nuer and slave minority tribes that have no political will to oppose evil tribal government action against their people. There is no doubt the government of Juba create a confused leadership attitudes that subject citizens to unthinkable suffering, tribalism mentality, divided and conquer policies.
I can categorize the ill intention of the government of Juba to create 28 states into four conspiracy reasons, one is to weaken SPLM in opposition control over the greater Upper Nile states during the period of transitional unity government, second to separate Nuer from oil fields location that leave economic power under Dinka states dominate to dodge the reforms, third to silent Equatorians demand of federalism and convince them not to join the opposition, fourth it give government excuse to demolize implementation of the compromise peace agreement. All these are assumption that cannot help government to persuade her supporters and they will be known down in the history of South Sudan as people that stole the power from people and brutal them to protect the interest of one tribe out of 63.
Mabaan to remain under Dinka state is satanic ideological engineered by Jeing council of elders to control oil of Adar and Gelguk. Proved by radio Tamazuji news that “Kiir decree would leave Dinka intermixed with other ethnic groups in some state, example the Mabaan would be governed by majority Dinka in Eastern Upper Nile State”. As son of Mabaan, I urge my people to understand the same Dinka that deny Mabaan 2% of oil revenue for the last ten years again decree without their knowledge for Mabaan to remain under them in order to control the oil fields of Adar and Gelguk free of opposition. There is no enough word I can describe the behaviors of evil organization of Dinka council of elders, they are brutal, selfish and have no mercy on other tribes and they must know that their ideological doctrine will not last long because its theory rejected by majority of South Sudanese.
For the last 21 months some of us endure humiliations, hatred, denial by our own Mabaan tribe because we decided to follow wise leadership of the SPLM IO and they gave us so many nicknames followers of Nuer, Nuer brainwashed boys, and followers of Dr. Riek Machar lost vision etc.
Today I want to assure Mabaan people that I and some of my comrades are not followers of Nuer neither brainwashed by anybody but we are the followers of truth and clear visions and principles under able leadership of Dr. Riek Machar. We are so blessed as South Sudanese to follow Dr. Riek Machar vision for our country, he want South Sudan to be a democratic nation that respect freedom of expression, build institution that reflect the values of the people and give right to every citizen regardless who they are, what they believe and who they look like. Dr. Riek Machar is a humble and good listener leader who dream South Sudan to be a strong country and institute the best government that enables communities to nurture spirit of nationalism and utilize their resources and establish community base integration and viable unity.
The unpopular decree “order” creation of 28 states is a wishful thinking of enemies of the compromise peace agreement and they will not succeed their plan because the people of South Sudan never buy their tribal interest. The people of S. Sudan should be aware that “the more it (government) knows how to nurture and use the rich diversity of individual views and capabilities within it, the more wise and democratic society will be. It will resist small-minded leadership and even the dictatorship of the majority”. Juba government run out of ideas to feed the public and people should not buy their creation of tribal federalism but they must wait for the really federalism that will be accepted by all citizens constitutionally.
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