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S. Sudanese Nuers in Ethiopia back rebel plan to create more states

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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

July 21, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese Nuers community in neighbouring Ethiopia on Monday declared full support to proposal made by the leadership of SPLM/A in opposition to create more states in South Sudan.

South Sudan’s former vice-president and current rebel leader, Riek Machar, last week announced the armed opposition group’s plan to expand South Sudan’s 10 states to 21.

Koat Gatkuoth Diu, chairperson of the Nuer Youth Union in Ethiopia (NYUE), told Sudan Tribune that the planed creation of more states is crucial to sustain political stability, to prevent tribal conflict and to speed up economic growth in the country.

“This proposal will open a new path to a new development, peace, reconciliation, justice, equality and prosperity in the new born nation,” Diu said.

“We believe that by having more states in the country; we will have full potential of progress in our states,” he added.

He added the creation of more states in the country will emphasize suitable route to the formation of federalism of good governance as the new system in country.

The union’s chair called up on all the citizens in South Sudan, in East African countries, in the Western world and Arab countries to voice their support to the new proposal noting it had been a long-awaited demand of the South Sudanese people.

Equatorians and Chollo community in South Sudan have also voiced their support to the SPLM-In-Opposition decision of creating more states in country.

The new proposal of creating more states comes weeks after the rebel leader puts to public debate about the formation of a new system of governance, federalism, in the youngest African nation.

The SPLM rebel faction stresses federalism was the only system of governance that would bring a change of development and long lasting peace in the country.

The question of introducing federalism seems to get wide approval from citizens particularly Equatorians and Nuers.

However, South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has maintained his position against approving the federalism system of governance.

In a recent interview with Sudan Tribune, Machar stressed that federalism was the system of governance that could accommodate the country’s diversity and which could bring about unity among the people of South Sudan.

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  • 22 July 2014 06:38, by Chol A.

    I wonder why some Nuer jump into things like fly?"are these people have brain to reason?. Federalism it gone case, creating more state will need censues because of Nuer poppulation particular has decrease! Can we creates state with less number of people? Not really! that will be mad and poor thinking of Dr. Hopeless Riekbaai otherwise creating more states in present situation encourage more hatred

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    • 22 July 2014 08:48, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      Well done Naath community in Ethiopia, Nueri always and should remain Nueri anywhere, so I appreciated your stand.

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  • 22 July 2014 06:42, by Madina Tonj

    Tesfa Alem Tekle. Your government is giving rebels Gambbal region and Addis Ababa to use as a training camps but do not be surprised Egyptian government are coming to fights for closing dam. Also there is nothing new, we can ask Ethiopians oppositions to created rebellion and we will help them to see if that will be good or bad

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  • 22 July 2014 06:55, by Thondet Manyang

    Mi Diit, Is that what you rebelled
    Nuers in Ethiopia back creation of more states,this is the reason why people should think it is truly tribal plan and it can not take South Sudan ahead simply they were forced to comment.SS not Nuer in Ethiopia Nation!!.Also Chollo accept Federalism,I hope this just a campaign to confuse the public using the websites. Impossibles can not be spread. Good Luck!!

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  • 22 July 2014 07:15, by Madina Tonj

    Thank Uganda president for his acknowledge not to welcome them. This former vice president and his groups allies are losing their minds. Before he broke out from GOSS, he announced on TV that, he will be the chairman of the SPLM Party leaving all SPLM members wondering what a arrogant man. In his 7 months movement, he create new currency and had been rejected, he set up government Affairs not work

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  • 22 July 2014 17:03, by Andrew Ojok

    You have no any ideas to jump like frogs or seers without teethe to bites one by one you don’t voices to speak up due for your absently in the motherland you are freights or reside in others hand government you kills your brothers, sisters,elders and you creates more nonessential you are powerless my friends

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