‘We’re hailed as heroes on battlefields, but forgotten during peacetime,’ Lou Nuer blasts Machar
(Thessherald)–Lou Nuer Community Association in Nairobi, Kenya has issued a strongly worded statement, condemning and decrying recent unfair allocation of ministerial portfolios to other sub-clans of the Nuer tribe by the leadership of the SPLM-IO.
Below is the statement issued by the Lou Nuer community following the appointment of the cabinet ministers.
Rejection of Weak Docket Allocated to Lou-Nuer And Imbalance of Other Nuer Subsections In Appointment
“In reference to the aforementioned subject, Lou Nuer Community Association in Kenya decries and regrets the light and almost no ministry given to them Under SPLM/A-IO. This is the ignorance of the highest order and the community cannot and will not accept the docket for countless reasons that only few can be mentioned to ease the readership, time and space. Lou Nuer community has been experiencing marginalization from Dr Riek for many decades.”
We cannot be watching the abandonment of this community after massive support was given to IO. We have realized that Lou Nuer are preferred as front line by Dr. Riek Machar but he does not consider them as end-users of movement success.
We lost Dong and Koang Rambang for being IO supporters but as appointment comes, the deceased’s families are not even remembered anywhere or in whatsoever case.To bring you to what ought to be done if we meant well for the movement, Lou Nuer community deserves to be given Petroleum as to compensate them of their denied complains in 2016.
Therefore in the short note, as a community we observed the following mistakes [made] by Dr. Riek Machar against the Lou Nuer community and the Nuer community at large:
- Dr. Reik Machar appointed Aggrey’s wife and did not say or reward Dong and Gatdet Dak families.
- To ease the equal distributions of positions in 10 Lou Nuer community demanded that, Angelina Teny Should only server at the capacity of the 2nd Lady of the Republic of South Sudan and her docket falls to Greater Jikany Eastern Nuer.
- Lou Nuer community must be given nothing less but Petroleum and failure to do so will lead to the shift of community support from 10 without any bargains.
In addition to all, Lou Nuer are calling up on Peter Manawa Gatkuoth Gual not to take oaths in that Ministry of Water and irrigation and we are recalling him back to the community till the community settle with the 10 leadership.
On the same note, we would also like to seize this opportunity to give vote of thanks and acknowledge the recognitions given to Lou Nuer community by other oppositions for instance FPDS in person Of Hon. John Luke Jok Minister for EACA and SSOA in person of Hon.Denay Jok Chagor Minister for General education and instruction.
We say congratulations and we have welcome the huge contribution you guys brought home eventually. To You Lou Nuer, You need to be vigilant this time round and as a community, we must cease from blind support and we support movements with returns by the end of the day unlike what IO has done to Lou Nuer community.
In conclusion, if any position is given to Lou Nuer, Lou Nuer elders Like Late Gabriel Yoal, John Luke Jock, 1st Lt Simon Gatwech Dual, Gen Chot Riek Pathot and Peter Bol Kong. These are people who know how Lou Nuer things are shared amongst themselves.
Regardless of their affiliations, we believe peaces have come and if so, consulting the said elders could not be an offence but could only save the movement from blames. NB: It must be very dear that if Dr Riek Machar Pays deaf hears to this community demand, let him forget Lou Nuer votes and it is explicit that Lou Nuer is a No go zone (Not political backyard again).