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July 21, 2014 (KAMPALA) – An official from South Sudan’s Unity state has warned students against criticising the caretaker governor, Joseph Nguen Monytuel over the conflict destabilising the oil-rich region.

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Unity state’s caretaker governor Joseph Monytuel has formed a new cabinet a week after dissolving the entire government (Photo: Larco Lomayat)

“Do not interfere with the leadership of governor Monytuel. Everyone has time to enjoy, so it is our time to enjoy ourselves,” said Joseph Juoi, the Unity state coordinator in the South Sudanese capital, Juba.

Juoi, in Uganda to attend an event organised by students, also advised them to put aside fears that they were being targeted in Juba and freely return.

“Whom do you want to leave Juba for? It does not belong to certain tribe, it belongs to all of us South Sudanese people,” he said.

The official dismissed criticism that the governor was “being used by president Salva Kiir to kill his own people” as baseless and uncalled for.

He said Monytuel was aware Nuers were killed, but could hardly do much other than building a new chapter for the country as opposed to rebellious means.

The state coordinator, who represented the governor at the swearing-in occasion of newly-elected student leaders, called for more courage to be given to those badly-affected by the conflict in South Sudan.

Majority of those internally displaced, he said, have mentally been affected by the conflict, especially those who lost relatives and friends in the conflict.

“We know that people were killed in Juba, even governor Monytuel used to talks about this. The governor was not very happy about these killings, but we need to take it easy,” Juoi said.

“We know time will come for those who kill innocent citizens,” he added.

AGAINST FEDERALISM

Meanwhile, the Unity state official opposed federalism, saying the proposed system of governance would promote corruption and cause regional imbalances in states that lack resources.

“The issue of federalism will bring disunity to the people of South Sudan; to me I do not support federal system in South Sudan,” Juoi told the students.

“We need decentralisation system of governance that would be the only choice and trust on all of us,” he said.

His remarks angered many students, the majority of whom accused the Juba state coordinator of trampling on their right to freedom of expression.

The newly elected chairman of the Unity state students’ union in Uganda, Charles Tot, has vowed to mobilise students in support for federalism.

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  • 23 July 2014 06:57, by Chol A.

    Tell them properly in your language because the Nuer students are studying hatred in Uganda and abroad despite everyone had lost brothers, cousins and colleagues I don’t know why only Nuer echoes about Juba crisis and talks federalism. We all know past is past it doesn’t prevent us to repair the mess done to this nation by politicians.

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    • 23 July 2014 12:50, by Simon Peter Wal

      Joseph Juoi,taking peoples responsibility has nothing to do with enjoyment.it is actually will be out of stupidity if taking care of peoples affairs is enjoyment.. Besides who told you that federalism will promote corruption. Are we corruption free nation and its only federalism that will promote it.?!

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  • 23 July 2014 07:00, by wang

    poor Joseph Juoi is completely brainwashed by those thugs in Juba….Dinka have murdered your mom, sisters, brothers, father, relatives, rapes those who are still lives, because you are Nuer and you are still calling for unity. What a low life person...

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    • 23 July 2014 07:11, by Chol A.

      As you being brainwash by stupid Riek who is indirectly killing innocent Nuer. Joseph is sort of guys who have sense of humanity and love this nation. Though you don’t want unity still you will accept Wang and whose doesn’t want will be isolated and persuade them militarily.

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  • 23 July 2014 07:02, by Madina Tonj

    Mayom communities and Nasir communities have stood up not to follow another faction of former vice president because some of Nuer people are so tired about Riek Machar’s rebellion every single time. These Students learning in Uganda schools are pro-rebels why GOSS wasting money for what? Supposedly Nuers wouldn’t study because there is no different between educated Nuers and primitive cows keepers

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  • 23 July 2014 07:02, by Madina Tonj

    Mayom communities and Nasir communities have stood up not to follow another faction of former vice president because some of Nuer people are so tired about Riek Machar’s rebellion every single time. These Students learning in Uganda schools are pro-rebels why GOSS wasting money for what? Supposedly Nuers wouldn’t study because there is no different between educated Nuers and primitive cows keepers

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  • 23 July 2014 07:03, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    And He Said " It is now his time to enjoy ". Is really a competent public figure? What does this statement mean? Sheer corruption, corruption!!! Does he have the country at heart? Pity on South Sudan!

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    • 23 July 2014 10:04, by Mayom County Boy

      what we need Mr Governor is just only peace in our state Bentiu, let us leave every thing aside that may kill our innocent people, let me assured you Mr Governor it is your roll to protect every citizen life every where.

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      • 23 July 2014 13:32, by Frak Cho

        To Nuer People,
        Many Dinkas were killed in Bentiu, Malakal, Baliet and Bor, but Dinkas do not talk about it because what happened - happened. Dinkas are human that’s why they have human senses. They are merciful to live and they can’t slaughter a human being with knife like Nuers and Arabs, see the difference!! "Great people forgive and put aside what happened but the wicked don’t"

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      • 23 July 2014 16:46, by Bentiu Sudan

        Mayom County Boy,

        You Bul people of Nuer bring shame to Nuer people year after year. Jalaba fucked you all for 21 years when other Nuer were fighting for Independent. After Jalaba fucked Nguen until his ass hurt. Now the same Nguen of Bul people switched Jalaba Dick to Dinka dick. Now all Dinka are fucking Nguen and his Bul people in the ass both in frontline and in Juba.

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        • 23 July 2014 20:31, by Rami Tot

          Bentiu sudan
          Please take note that these are not the mayom people who are fighting beside Kiir genocidal government who killed hundreds of thousands of Nuer people in juba these are only Manytuil Wijang family not all Bul people. Bul are the main people are the fighters who saved of Nuer lives in juba and in Jonglei. Bul are those of Geah thah, Lim Bol, Peter Gatdet Yaka in juba and Jonglei

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        • 23 July 2014 20:43, by Rami Tot

          Bentiu sudan
          General general Peter Gatdet who fought with Gaatbor char to word juba in and Lt col Gueh Thah and Brig general Lim Bol Tiger and the rest of our generals are from their area mayom those who are with bloody Kiir are opportunist not all Bul. Bul has lost more people in juba alone.

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  • 23 July 2014 13:23, by Rami Tot

    thief Joui Gatthot is a well known thief known when we were a student time he always steal cloths and shoes of his colleagues when we were in Khartoum at Omdurman which can not deny now this era his thiefnes he very lazy enough who does not work. He just want to steal money from Nguen manytuil illegal governor by cheating him so that to say this man is working with him he try to be a teacher how?

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    • 23 July 2014 13:36, by Rami Tot

      how can a thief teach children to be a thieves this is unbelievable characters will these they become pls Joui Gathot enjoy your dirty money with Nguen Manytuil u think you want to enjoy inshaalah u will enjoy the hill too.

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    • 23 July 2014 23:22, by Bentiu Sudan

      Rami Tot,

      Thank you man I hear your voice. I know very well that Bul people died in Juba more than other Nuer. 500 Bul were killed on the first day of Juba Massacre including 13 body of Nguen Manytuil. This unity governor is sick, mentally ill, and love money so much above his own life.

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      • 23 July 2014 23:28, by Bentiu Sudan

        You see Nguet Manytuil, condemned very strongly the killing of JEM of Darfur in Bentiu who pretended to be civilians when Bentiu was captured by the Rebels while he (Nguet)never condemn the killing of Nuer in Juba, the massacre of Nuer in UN Compound in Bor, never condemn the killing of Nuer in Mapel, W. Bar-El-Gal. Nguet Manytuil love for the government is purely money motivated nothing else.

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  • 23 July 2014 15:29, by Bentiu Sudan

    Governor Nguet, is one of the figurehead that has been used by President Kiir to kill his own people for sake of money. Nguet had been fighting in Arab side from 1983 until he joined the SPLA in 2009. Nguet is someone who is always sided with the leaders who have money. He never want to join Salva Kiir in struggle because Salva did not have money during war time.

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    • 23 July 2014 15:34, by Bentiu Sudan

      Now Joseph Nguet is a good friend of Salva because Salva Kiir has money. Nguet Manytuel is one of the prominent Nuer who believe in bribery. Nguet is always put money above the life of his own people. Shame on you foolish governor.

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