Itto and Andruga: They’ve done it again

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”
South Sudan

10 Comments

  1. Moigo says:

    Kanyara,

    You have done it again too, indeed the duo are looking for some personal gains at the expense of the Ma’di people, in fact I wish they should not be invited should the president decides to see Ma’di elders. if such rats are invited they will finish the G/nuts.
    I am dismayed and disgraced by the actions of both Itto and Ogo, what profits are they gaining by betraying their own people, this is spirit of egoisticism, these individuals with likes such as Bilal, Jerome, oreste will one day be summoned by Ma’di.
    Kanyara thank you for standing tall for the cause of your people, Andruga is a man who failed life badly in Denmark, this CPA has brought for him luck of earning money without work, he must be sacked by the president because he failed to report to his station in Zimbabwe.

  2. Elijah Samuel says:

    David, These two and many others Shall pay for their crimes against their own people, it may not be now but they will. If they escape their punishment because the President is their man, even their children shall carry the curse they brought on their own people!
    Let the stolen monies and fancy houses not deceive them. Stolen honey rots after ingestion!
    No human power lasts forever, Even the powerful Arabs are no longer, their times are numbered. The power belongs to the people. Evil may have a temporary victory but ultimate victory belongs to the people and the people shall not forget.
    For now Andruga, Itto, Bilal… etc, enjoy your day. The peoples’ day shall come, you can count on it.

  3. Tyson says:

    Let Kiir know that majority of the people of South Sudan hate him except his kitchen cocoons. He is a failed leader, a murderer, looter and land grabber. If he wants to save his face, he should allow the SPLM leadership elections to be conducted and monitored by independent body, then he will taste the real waters.
    Secondly, he should allow the elections in 2015, then he will know that majority of the people of South Sudan are tired of his ugly face with shallow mind. WHY APOLOGIZE TO THIS IDIOT AND HIS PUPPETS; ANNO ITTO & JOHN ANDRUGA????????
    Kiir’s continuous presence as the leader of South Sudan is a curse!!!!

  4. Madi Pride says:

    Madi peoples should neither invite these imbeciles to meetings, or attend any meeting called by them. These sell-outs should be shunned like the Biblical lepers until they die of constipation from the ill-gotten monies. These cheap attempts at intimidation and face-saving aren’t gonna work. If their words to the media are biting them today, let them swallow those words, apologize to the community, secure the release of the imprisoned, and reverse course of their actions. NOTHING SHORT OF THE THESE WILL STOP THE GATHERING STORM!!!

    Madi people are NOT cowards; we only strike at opportune time. These traitors better know where to turn to next, especially Ann Itto. She can turn to her predecessor (Pagan Amum) for advice on how to survive isolation because he too sold his Chollo people down the river for a few coins. Now he’s crushed under the Oyee bus and no-one is interested in picking him up. What a fate!!!

    FROM EDITOR: MADI PRIDE, I LIKE YOUR OBSERVATION, IN FACT MANY OF THOSE FATALISTICALLY ‘CRUSHED UNDER THE OYEE BUS’ HAVE NEVER EVER BEEN RECOVERED, RESCUED OR REHABILITATED. PERHAPS THOSE OF ITTO AND COMPANY SHOULD TAKE THE WARNING.
    TODAY, THE SAME ‘OYEE BUS’ IS NOW MERCILESSLY CRUSHING THE ABYEI COMRADES WHOSE VERY BLOOD BROUGHT THE RICHES TO THE ITTO’S AND ANDRUGA’S.
    INDEED, WHAT A CATASTROPHIC TWIST OF FATE!!!

  5. Bedipiny says:

    Ann Itto is committing and making the same mistakes which was done by Pagan Amum to his people collo in upper Nile , see now what has happened to him!

  6. Wololo says:

    These guys can’t learn from their friends but experience is the best teacher.

  7. SPLA says:

    MADI PEOPLE, WHERE IS PEOPLES’ POWER? STAND UP TOGETHER AND FACE THE ENEMIES STARTING WITH ANNA ITTO AND ANDRUGA AND THE LIKES THEN THE GOSS. IF YOU FEAR THEM THEN THEY WILL CONTINUE TO HARM YOU PEOPLE. LET KIIR KNOW THESE PEOPLE ARE LYING TO HIM AND THEY ARE DOING THE WRONG THING, THE PRESIDENT WILL LISTEN. IT IS A GOOD SIGN THAT KIIR WANTS TO TALK TO MADI PEOPLE, USE SUCH OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE YOUR ANGER TO HIM.

  8. mindra says:

    Thanks a lot, Mr David,

    It’s nice articles, Mr president is looking for favors from madi but he will no get it if those leaders are still locked in the shell. if i may ask, who is he going to meet since the leaders are in Torit attending to their trail.
    we are not ready to see mr president until justice is done on our leaders.

    Note, there is not apology for both Andruga and Itto, these are confused people like Kiir who always enjoy his double bed.

    Even if one hundred years to come Kiir will be tried of Corruption and killing of innocent people who perish at no cause. For mr president is maintaining John andruga Ogo without assignment, he is wasting public money on him.

    we madi we have done nothing to offer apology to Andruga and Itto instead shame on them, let him come to Kerepi and begin cultivating. he has looted too much money which he used to build nice house in Kerepi.
    If Mr president to see the elders/leaders of madi on his own wish not those of Andruga and Itto we are willing to see him wholeheartedly.
    What David Aju says on these culprits is very correct and facts on the ground. we will never offer you apology as community and we madis we are no cowards.
    Finally the current Splm Governor is my Classmate in Kampala international university. It’s real disgrace for the Government of South Sudan to make such to be candidate. there must be minimum standards for the people to contest an elections.

    Mindra

    i live in Loa local Pageri payam
    you reach me on the mail above:

  9. Loku Eberu Vuni says:

    Indeed the SPLM Oyee bus is without brakes! But worse still, even those inside the bus can be thrown out without mercy. Dr Riek Macher was until recently in the front seat of the Oyee bus. But not today. Lesson to learn from.

    Vuni

  10. nikalongo says:

    David,
    let us remain focused by continuing to advocate for justice for the murdered Chief and demand solution to the presence of the IDPs and the insecurity that comes with it. In some quarters, there is clapping of hands because you are diverting attention away from real issues in M’adiland. Amb. John and Dr. Ann are civil servants in the Republic of South Sudan and not M’adi representatives in government. As individuals like you and me, they are entitle to their views regardless of whether me and you agree to it or not. Describing John as having failed in Denmark amounts to character assasination. What was he suppose to have done in Denmark? Our success should be measured where we belong. John did not belong to Denmark. If we are not satisfied with our representatives (I am not), we have the opportunity to throw them out in the next election. Will u be able to get enough votes against, for example, Jerome in Mugali?

    Amb. John and Dr. Ann are among the millions of South Sudanese who in their own ways fought for the freedom of my country. Let us give them credit for that. As for looting my country dry! Well, there are no angels. I do not defend thieves. But again, they have never been in positions where loots are looted and shared. I would like to assure the children of Ann and John that, the Republic of South Sudan will defend their right to live in peace in M’adiland and as citizens of this great Nation for which their ancestors fought for. There are no better M’adis.

    The President of a republic needs no permission to visit any part of his country. He is aware that he can never get 100 % electorate support from every bit of my country. There is no community hatred for Kiir. In M’adiland, just like in Gogrial, there many people who disagree with the way my country is governed. Visits are not tied to apologies but to see and hear from people. The President has the freedom to choose his delegation. Practice has it that, state and national representatives MPs from the area are likely to be included in this delegation. Community leaders do not normally accompany Presidents. Amb. John and Dr. Ann are neither community leaders nor area representatives on the state and national assemblies.

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