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Nuer Community Condolence to the Family of General Paulino Matip Nhial Nyak

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Dear Family of Late Lt Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial,

September 3, 2012 (SSNA) -- On behalf of the Nuer Community in the United States, the NCDS-USA Head Office is hereby extending its heartfelt condolence to the entire Nuer Community, immediate family members and lovely friends of our late leader, Lt. Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial. The community also extended its heartfelt condolence to entire South Sudanese communities that he was unconditionally saved from political fallout by signing Juba declaration of 2006. The time that unasked political populism and disagreements were expected, and highly seemed inevitable. The chances for unity among South Sudanese could have been at higher stakes. Due to his unyielding consideration and loves for his people, Lt Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial was unconditionally put behind the unforgettable sentiments of the aftermath of 1983 Bilpam’s politically motivated military attacked by SPLA Forces; an attack which led to his long held opposing views of SPLM/A under the leadership of Late Lt. Gen. Dr. John Garang De Mabior.

Most importantly, Lt Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial has longhand in the Nuer Community existing in the United States as his visit to the United States in 2009 was vehemently blessed and characterized with unbiased decision he took as a community elder and leader by inciting the opponent candidates for Nuer Community leadership in the United States to conduct a new election as both sides were claiming victory. His unbiased decision was unanimously taken into consideration by both sides of aisles, and then the new election was held. Today, the NCDS USA becomes one among the United States Nonprofit Organizations and responses to the world crises.

The NCDS USA leadership received the death of Lt Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial with tremendously saddened and heartfelt, and we are sincerely asking Nuer Community general membership in the United States to share this unasked moment of mourning with the family members of our late leader, Lt Gen. Paulino Matip Nhial. He was our greater leader who fearlessly said yes or no, should such circumstances constitute yes or no. Within the last eight years of South Sudan self-rule, the man became vigor monitor and role model for Nuer Society, and South Sudan as a nation. Our national leaders always ask for his undauntedly help when things don’t look rights for them, either politically or militarily.

In reiterating what majority of people have said concerned his untimely death, indeed Nuer Community has lost its mother elephant and unyielding icon. His lost has inflicted a great occurrence on us and he will be greatly missed by the whole Nuer Society and South Sudanese communities. May our Almighty God blesses his immediate family members and earns them speedy recovery from this tragic death of their father, grandfather, uncle, brother, nephew, cousin, husband and the likes; as well as resting his soul in an eternal peace in his everlasting paradise. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Cordially Yours,

Signed By: Chief Brown Both Bol Guandong
NCDS USA President
Information and Media Office

SPLM-USA Condolence Message on the Death of Paulino Matip Nhial

Condolences Message

August 23, 2012 (SSNA) -- On August 22, 2012, the SPLM – USA National Secretariat, learned with great shock the passing of General Paulino Matip Nhial, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the South Sudan Armed Forces (SPLA) in Nairobi’s Mayo Clinic after a long battle with illness. The lost of this giant and one of the most decorated, respected and feared military officers in the history of South Sudan, has not only left a big hole in the hearts of his people but could not come at the wrong time. At a time when the two Sudans struggle to coexist as neighbors, it is no brainer that the first to lose a military mind of Gen. Matip’s caliber is at a disadvantage. For this, the people of South Sudan cannot be blamed if they chose to believe that God has been unfair to them since the signing of the comprehensive peace agreement (CPA) for taking great sons of the land in what seems to be succession.

General Matip fought the inevitable illness valiantly, as he always does, but ultimately lost one of the rare battles of his life to it. With his lost, the people of South Sudan should rightfully mourn but not lose sight of the big picture, which is his legacy of peace, reconciliation, fairness and resolve. The only way we can dishonor him is by forgetting his legacy, neglecting his wishes, South Sudanese unity, his family and his army – the SPLA. One must make no mistake of thinking that he can be replaced, but we must all understand that we can and must move on stronger and more united than before. Let’s once more thank him for joining President Kiir in safeguarding our dignity and the comprehensive peace agreement (CPA).

With this few words, we want to express our deepest and sincere condolences to the people of South Sudan, the SPLA, the Nuer community and his family. His legacy will live on!

South Sudan OOYEE!


PLM-USA Secretariat Executive Leadership.
United States of America

Leader of Minority in Upper Nile State Legislative Assembly on the Farcical Statement Made by Upper Nile Governor in Juba

Press Statement by the Leader of Minority in Upper Nile State Legislative Assembly on;

The Farcical statement made by Upper Nile Governor in Juba.

August 22, 2012 (SSNA) -- Governor of Upper Nile State Simon Kun Puoch Mar beamed on SSTV on Saturday August 18th 2012 on his arrival at Juba airport from Malakal, same shams published in the citizen news paper the following morning on first page that; quote “SPLA Captures SPLM-DC Militiamen in Upper Nile”.

The crux of the matter is retaliation against the SPLM-DC party members’ walk out from the Legislative Assembly of Upper Nile State for refusing to accord audience to illegally appointed  constitutional-snare Mayor for Malakal town council by the governor.

The Governor had been hoarding copies of the state’s constitution hidden in his custody since it has been reviewed and passed by national ministry of legal affairs and constitutional development in Juba several months ago.

The constitution was only made available to the parliament only 48 hours before the summon of the Mayor to the parliament. When it became crystal clear that the Mayor had no constitutional being, to appear before and address the parliament, the leader of minority in Upper Nile State Legislative Assembly, protested as a matter of procedure. However, the deputy speaker overruled and offered the opposition either of two choices i.e. either he must sit down and precede with the appearance of the Mayor or to leave the room. The leader of the opposition opted for choice of the constitutional provisions and walked out. He was immediately joined by SPLM-DC members in  the walk-out.

Simon Kun Puoch Mar is above the constitution in Upper Nile State, and can not entertain any opposition from whoever. Least of all the SPLM-DC party. The delayed distribution of the constitution copies to the MPs was a tactic to keep them in the dark in the hope of illegal confirmation of the city Mayor position which is not in the constitution, along with others as the ministry of legal affairs and the ministry of trade and investment. The opposition in the parliament is the vanguard against any unconstitutional practices fostered by the governor in the state.

The SPLM-DC has nothing to do with what happened in Renk county carried out by known commanders of insurgency in the area under the command of Maj. General Mohamed Chol El Haamer, Maj. General James Gai Yoach, Maj. General James Thiel. The accusation by Simon Kun Puoch Mar, comes as no surprise to many people of Upper Nile State, because when he is in difficulties in the state, he rationalizes by smearing the name of SPLM-DC as the escape goat, to appease his superiors as to avert the attention of the public from real issues like the bad health and education where there are no drugs and overcrowded classes of two hundred pupils who never attend classes on rainy days and poorly paid teachers .

Prevention of the commissioner of Makal county to celebrate the nations’ independence in Malakal town, ordering him to celebrate across the river at Lelo Payam, is one part of this plot to hand over the county to an illegally appointed Mayor. The refusal of Makal county commissioner to give-up the town of Malakal and opposition walk-out of the parliament had triggered anger in the governor who feels better when regarded being above the law. Where are 15 captured militia men affiliated to the SPLM-DC. But they could pay any persons to impersonate the alleged militiamen, if the investigation is not carried out by an independent court of competence.

Hon. Juliano Nyawello Dak Padiet
Leader of Minority Upper Nile Legislative Assembly.
Malakal, Upper Nile State

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