BY: David Kanyara Aju, JUBA, OCT/25/2013, SSN;
The duo, Ambassador John Anduga and Dr Anna Itto, who are excellent negotiators when their best interest is at hand have done it again. In an attempt to catch their own shadows, the two have gone after the community members demanding and forcing a double apology!
First and foremost they wanted apology from the community for exposing their dirty intents. Dr Anna Itto insistently denied having called Ma’di Leader Angelo Voga ‘a prime suspect’ nor having implicated Brigadier Martin Kenyi in the Killing of nephew, the late chief Livio Ajugo of Nimule payam on 08/09/13 – a statement she issued to the Juba Monitor.
To date, she has not been able to face the Editor in chief to issue a counter statement that would have done some face-saving in the community. Instead, she chose to pursue ‘the little man’, the reporter.
On the other hand, Ambassador John Anduga wants to spend some of his hard earned monies to sue for rightly quoting and airing his own voice to the public. I am not sure which of the two, the individual that sent his voice over or the You Tube company that featured him that he is after?
All in all, he is against this ‘For free promotion.’
This saw the pair, whose platonic relationship sprang up after betraying their own rounding the community in Juba where they expressed their grievances and demanded they apportioned apology from the community.
Of course with their intimidating presence, one or two community members began to feel the heat and were at the verge of giving in to their demands.
While pursuing their interest, they almost forgot to mention one other very important reason of their presence at the meeting. Which was a special message from President Salva Kiir.
It is alleged that Kiir was tipped off by one of the Ma’di neighbors that the Ma’di had insulted Kiir. That also they disliked him and his government, labelled the Ma’di as non-supporters of the SPLM. What a spin?
It can only take a selfish neighbor with a good motive to utter such incriminating remarks about the Ma’di in an attempt to either settle old scores or gain political favors. Trying to smear the name of the Ma’di or trying to incorporate an agenda into a straight forward case is only a cheap political plot, which we have seen through and are not going to fall for.
Mr. President Kiir unfortunately fell for these allegations and now finds it in his troubled heart that the Ma’di ‘hate’ him and has demanded to see them.
Is it ‘hate’ or dislike of his governance and handling of the Ma’di affairs they raised their concerns about? I wonder what gains are attained with such emotive words!
With the leaders locked up in Torit, which representative leaders will he, Kiir, have to see other than those non-representative ones led by the duo?
So, to look good, they have demanded the community apologize for ‘hating’, ‘insulting’ and lack of support for Mr. president! What a joke!
Unfortunately we as a community cannot apologize for what we have not done. If there are individuals who offended the president, their apology should come at a personal level.
Mr. President Kiir should look into other communities that insulted him for apology but not the Ma’di who have categorically presented their case to the Eastern Equatoria State Governor on several occasions in search for a tangible dialogue to resolve the issues facing them in their land.
They have presented their case to the Vice President, Mr. Wani Igga, and will continue to explore all possible avenues of dialogues.
As for the duo, they came for two apologies; one set for themselves and the other for Mr. President but how many did they walk away with?
Author: David Kanyara Aju.
“A voice for voiceless”