EQUATORIA LEADERS IN DIASPORA CONDEMN PRESIDENT KIIR FOR TURNING HIS GOVERNORS AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN

Press Release

From Equatoria Leaders in the Diaspora,

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (R) addresses a news conference at the Presidential Palace in capital Juba December 16, 2013.

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (R) addresses a news conference at the Presidential Palace in capital Juba December 16, 2013.

Dec 03, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– We, the Equatoria leaders in the Diaspora, strongly condemn President Salva Kiir for encouraging his appointed Governors to turn against the people of South Sudan, as demonstrated in Greater Equatoria.

We condemn the arrest of the Paramount Chief of the Azande people, Mr. Wilson Peni Rikito, on 20 November 2016. The Chief represents his people. The arrest of such a prominent community figure is indicative of the growing repression of the Azande people. We hold President Kiir and His Governor in Western Equatoria, Patrick Zamoi, responsible for this outrageous action.

We observe, with grave concern, how Governor David Lokonga of Yei has betrayed his own people. Governor Lokonga has allowed himself to be used by President Kiir, and his parochial advisors, to brutally suppress the Equatorians of Yei.

We note that President Kiir does not pursue, in his own home state, a similar policy of targeting civilians and forcing them to seek refuge abroad. This presents further evidence that his presidency is discriminatory and unsympathetic to the suffering of all South Sudanese.

We, the Equatoria leaders in Diaspora, reaffirm our condemnation of President Kiir and his appointed governors. Their deplorable and highly divisive actions continue to exacerbate instability in South Sudan at a time when the focus must be on creating an environment conducive to peacebuilding.

THE EQUATORIA LEADERS IN DIASPORA:

Federico Awi Vuni Chairman, Executive Committee, Equatorian Community in the UK
William Orule Interim Chair, Federation of Equatoria Community Associations in Australia
Kwaje M. Lasu, MPH, RCP President, Equatoria South Sudanese Community Association-USA (ESSCA-USA)
Joseph Modi President, Equatoria South Sudanese Community Association-Canada (ESSCA- Canada)

For Correspondence: Federico Awi Vuni; livi.hope@yahoo.co.uk

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2 comments

  • Stop blackmailing south sudan citizens from the backyard of being in the diapora.

  • the gov’t of s.sudan are warmongers their wreth is now on equatorians becuase world has seen their failures.they lured equatorians.they turned gov’t into family gov’t.our brothers who are money lovers have become tools and lathers i detest de gov’t ofs.s