BY: MARTIN OLUKU, JUBA, OCT/22/2013, SSN;
As I write, the unpopular Nimule Town Council has been officially inaugurated on 22nd October 2013 with the beneficiaries: Governor Louis Lobong Lojore and his friends in crime – Ambassador John Andruga, MP Jerome Surur, MP Avelino Bilal, Dr. Anne Itto, amongst others and their slaves, Mr. Daudi Kisire and his Nimule company, must be patting themselves on their backs for having succeeded in their evil plans.
For the rest and majority of the Ma’di people, it was a day of misery and gloom. For the plan to grab their land is on its way to be fully effected. The opportunists have fulfilled their evil schemes as their masters (the land grabbers) have told them to do.
The fact remains that this is a plan of few coward individuals. I dare you, Mr. Governor, you and your musketeers: if you are men and women enough to come in front of the Ma’di people and in a democratic way ask them whether they would like to have Nimule as a town council, the vote will be an overwhelming majority for a NO vote. That is why you decided to use the back door for pushing through your project.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mark 8:36).
Money you have received, yes. To you, it could have looked enticing, lucrative and promising but you have lost the trust and the respect of all Ma’di people.
You are traitors (especially you, Mr. Jerome Surur, the project implementer and Dr. Anne Itto, the initiator of the project) and you are worse than the devil itself.
The facts speak for themselves and this evil you have committed against your own people will follow you like your shadows to wherever you go and will follow you all your lives to your graves and will follow your children and to your grandchildren for the bear insults and affronts on your behalves.
Without shame, you are now asking the religious leaders to organize the Ma’di people for reconciliation. Reconciliation for what?
Who is reconciling who and for what?
The Ma’di people do not want to reconcile with any of you, your sins are unforgivable.
And you want to use your power to silence us from voicing our issues. You say you are hurt by what the Ma’di people are writing about you.
We, the majority of the Ma’di people, should be the ones to cry out loud that we are hurt for you have taken away their land for “a few pieces of silver.”
We warn you not to pull even a single hair from a Ma’di. We want to see all the people you have arrested, those you are threatening with arrests, those you wrongfully said defamed you by their writings and all of us to be safe.
We have reached our boiling point and the consequences will be great if you dare touch any one of us.
All we want is the NTC project of ours should be officially withdrawn without any conditions or pre-conditions before anybody can talk of reconciliation, if any.
And all we ask for as Madi people is the repatriation of IDPs and their animals, clear border demarcation of Ma’di land and granting of our county (Pageri County) as we have been refused access and chased away from Magwi County.
I call on all Ma’di people not to be deceived by these cunning individuals to accept their call for reconciliation. We want the whole of Madi land for yourselves but not its people. Have the land through your NTC project.
What do want from the rest of the Madi people after you and your cheque payers have taken Ma’diland through your NTC project?
Those singing the reconciliation song are planning for failure. All Madi people: young or old, at home or in diaspora are all disappointed by the actions of the few individuals towards them. Reconciliation MUST start with the truths.
The pro-NTC people MUST first tell us who started the NTC project, how much they were paid for it and why they killed chief Ajugo of Nimule payam?
When they publicly tell us the truths, they MUST ask us to forgive them. And if we decide to forgive them shall we then reconcile with them.
These are the terms of the reconciliation they have ask for. Short of that let the Ma’di elders and religious leaders forget what they so call “reconciliation”.
Finally, for the Ma’di people are not there just to be used to satisfy the undying egos and selfish greed for power of the pro-NTC group.
You have starting it and you should find a way of clearing your mess.
Martin Oluku, Juba, South Sudan (firstname.lastname@example.org)