JUBA – Source in Juba disclosed to The Upper Nile Times that President Kiir announced 28 States Governors. The move comes at which time both the government and the opposition in Pagak are gearing up for full implementation of the Compromise Peace Agreement. The advent of the Advanced Team brought the spirit of unity and harmony to prevail across the country including the diaspora.
But, given this announcement, President Kiir’s move has seen new rise of sharp criticism from the people of South Sudan. Our correspondence, inside Juba, has seen mixed reactions in many forms.
Some expressed fear that President Kiir is setting South Sudan back to December 15th, 2013 when more than 20,000 thousands Nuer people were brutally attacked and killed by the Presidential Guards incited by the President Salva Kiir (Dinka). Salva Kiir’s Presidential Guards publicly shout: “Kill the Nuer.” therefore any unnecessary situation that this announcement might have caused will completely rest in President Kiir’s onus.
Whereas others expressed their reaction saying the “announcement is a complete declaration of war across the country.” The others are calling for JMEC to urge Kiir to withdraw such an announcement when South Sudanese are preparing for Christmas again and for the agreement to be implemented.
The Upper Nile Times has seen the list of names of the appointed Governors for 28 states are:
1: Natisio Loluke, Imatong state
2: Luois Lobong Lojore, Namorunyang state
3: Afikaano Monday, Maridi state
4: Joseph Kachipo, Amadi state
5: Patrick Raphael, Gbudwe state
6: Augustino Jadalla Wani, Jubek state
7: Juma Ali Malou, Terekeka state
8: David Lokonga Moses, Yei state
9: Elias Waya Nyipuoc, Wau state
10: Ronald Ruai Deng, Aweil state
11: Rezik Zechariah Hassan, Lol state
12: Deng Deng Akui, Aweil East state
13: Bona Panek, Twic state
14: Abraham Gum Makuac, Gogrial state
15: Akec Tong Aleu, Tonj state
16: Rin Tuec, Eastern Lakes state
17: Abraham Makoi Bol, Western Lakes state
18: Madang Majok, Gok state
19: Dr. Joseph Monytuil, Northern Liech state
20: Teker Riek Dong, Southern Liech state
21: Mayol Kur Akuei, Ruweng state
22: Philip Aguer Panyang, Jonglei state
23: Dr. William Othuon, Western Nile state
24: Chol Thon Balook, Eastern Nile state
25: James Kok Ruey, Western Bieh state
26: Peter Bol Kong, Eastern Bieh state
27: Peter Lam Both, Latjoor state
28: Baba Medan Konyi, Boma state
However, the leadership of the SPLM – IO has not yet issued its position given the fact that the Team of Advanced Group has set foot inside Juba the Capital. Follow up will be done with the IO and will be brought to public as soon as they make their position known to the people of South Sudan and the world at large.
More news to follow, stay tune!
THE UPPER NILE TIMES