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Wulu community distance themselves from claims MP is Yau Yau supporter


November 25, 2013 (WULU) – A Lakes state MP at the centre of allegations he is a supporter of rebel leader David Yau Yau has rejected the claims made by the state’s military caretaker governor.

Matur Chuot Dhuol made the comments while addressing a rally in Wulu county on Monday.

Dhuol made an unexpected visited to Cueibet county, located in western part of Rumbek Central county, last Thursday, ending the trip in Wulu.

MP Moses Taban Manyiel, who represents the Wulu and Bahrgel as part of constituency No. 9, detailed a range of complex problems facing Wulu county during the meeting, including land grabbing and lack of adequate political representation.

Manyiel raised concerns that Wulu had been undermined by Dhuol after he excluded Wulu from representation in his new cabinet line-up.

The reshuffle was announced in October and left Wulu without a ministerial post.

The MP added that land grabbing between Wulu and Rumbek East county was continuing in Rumpanbuol-riak while the state government remained silent.

“Does your government allow us to talk about internal borders issues [rather] than international boundaries or is [the] government paying attention to Khartoum?” Manyiel asked the governor.

Dhuol sidestepped questions raised by the independent MP, accusing him of supporting the Yau Yau-led insurgency in Jonglei state and calling on the public not to vote for Manyiel in the upcoming 2015 elections.

The governor said as a Yau Yau supporter, Manyiel was not entitled to speak on community-related matters.

Dhuol’s comments took attendees at the rally by surprise who slowly began to disperse and move away.

Realising the public rally was breaking up, Wulu county commissioner Benjamin Akol Muorwel threatened to chop off the hands of those found to be criticising the governor.

“I would like to tell you, people of Wulu, that after governor Dhuol goes back to his office, I will chop off [the] hands of people who will criticise the system in this county”, he told the crowd.

Muorwel said that his administration would stand by Dhuol and would not be influenced by public opinion.

Muorwel is also serving as the Wulu SPLM party secretary, with his recent appointment as county commissioner drawing a negatives reaction from Wulu inhabitants.

Muorwel was arrested in February 2010 after he was accused of being involved in the murder of the state ministry of local government’s former deputy director, Sabit Nichola Majok, who was killed in June last year in an ambush carried out by unknown gunmen.

After spending a few months in prison, he was released under the protection of SPLM party leader Daniel Awet Akot and former caretaker Telar Ring Deng who reportedly made efforts to secure his release before the case went before court.


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  • 26 November 2013 05:17, by Jonglie

    Pathetic, how can an innocent MP in Lakes State support Yau Yau in Jonglei. So Yau Yau became the scapegoat replacing Jalaba before independence. People of Lakes need to face their problems and solve them by themselves and not accuse Yau Yau, for Jonglei will deal with Yau Yau locally here

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    • 26 November 2013 06:46, by Shadrack Chol Buoi

      What ’s a notorious government is this! What ’s shows that MP Moses Taban Manyiel support David Yau Yau? He’s Primitive. David Yau Yau has nothing with Lakes State ’s People.

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      • 26 November 2013 07:16, by Dam Musa

        Dear Gen. Matur, I am supporting your government please do not lie on others. If you develop telling nonesene, then will fall apart. An MP supporting Yau Yau is your creation. Otherwise don`t slip.

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    • 26 November 2013 08:31, by Mayom County Boy

      @Jonglie please make sure David Yau Yau having many supporter
      who are spoilling this goverment of republic of south sudan .
      but an way because their time become limted that is why they fail to run their affiar goverment they need !!!

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  • 26 November 2013 06:23, by tootke’bai-ngo

    Jonglie, Yau Yau have his supporters inside national Government in Juba leave alone other states. Yau Yau is against Kiir’s corrupt system, so his issue will be one day national threat if not solves now.

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  • 26 November 2013 06:47, by Jalaby

    I doubt if Mr. Yau Yau will ever put down his gun and sit down for peace negotiation because many leaders in Juba who were opposing him before now are supporting him either publicly or secretly because of their hatred to Mr. Kiir government and Mr. Yau Yau has become a major player in the political field and strong tool for stressing Kiir’s government and toppling it.

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    • 26 November 2013 07:27, by Tata

      I think Governor Matur has gone beyond limits. How can he accuse the honorable MP of supporting Yau Yau without the least evidence. The MP was presenting concerns of his County and constituency which does not warrant threat. Why? Mr. Governor, reconsider your position.

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  • 26 November 2013 07:19, by dinkdong

    It will not take long before that state (Lakes state) turn into another Jonglei. As a matter of fact, Jonglei will be better when it burst. It is a state with crazy people - Agar and Gok people.

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  • 26 November 2013 07:36, by peter wade

    Lakes state Governor with his team of uneducated commissioners starting from his home village Rumbek East, Wulu, Maper will put Rumbek on fire on day light. I thank Sudan Tribune for having remean watchdog to help Rumbek people from rough justice ruling. our Assemlies are nothings and they don’t defend their public beacuse they are threaten by this system. God help Lakes from poor man with his tea

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  • 26 November 2013 09:33, by Bol Pur

    In fact if there could be justice Hon. Taban Manyiel would have take Matur to court but which justice can Taban really get? I think those are kind of accusation what normally gave people when they are telling truth. Taban is an officer of SPLA and he has never since the inception of SPLA/M rebel why today. I think Matur just wanted to please Kiir in everything for him to stay. Yau Yau in Jongeli.

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  • 26 November 2013 10:24, by Marco Bul

    The politics of blackmailing has been adapted so as to cover one’s ass.Who is better b/n adui fi säb and looters??

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