The reinstatement of Pagan Amum to Secretary General of SPLM is inappropriate!

BY: Juach Garang Bul, Australia, JUN/25/2015, SSN;

Comrade Pagan Amum was the former Secretary General of the South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM). He has been accused of pilfering SPLM party money and also as being a coup plotter. Pagan Amum was reinstated back to his previous position as Secretary General in accordance with the Arusha agreement to end the nineteen-month-conflict.

I’m opposed to this reinstatement, as the decision was made without lucid clarification to the public proving that he will work in favour of the system, not his political ego.

It would be best if Comrade Pagan Amum came out and reassured the nation that he will be honest and will defend the constitution. This would work towards keeping peace, as the ongoing conflict started amongst SPLM leaders, including himself.

As this has not happened, it suggests the government is keen to support the same politicians responsible for instigating the ongoing conflict.

It would be astute to bring peace first prior to reinstating those who called President Kiir an inept and visionless leader. Perhaps reinstatement of these SPLM leaders will result in the betrayal of president Kiir and his government, again.

Related to this, many people might question why someone such as Pagan Amum is reinstated back to the party while other elites are left out. What’s behind his reinstatement?

If President Kiir was being rational, Riek Machar would also first have been reinstated back to his position, as would other former political leaders from the SPLM.

The people of South Sudan want to know why individuals who killed innocent people are being reinstated back into political positions without publically apologizing and being held to account.

Who is going to be held accountable for the innocent Nuer killed in Juba?

And likewise, who is going to be held accountable for innocent Dinka killed in Bor and other UN camps by Nuer?

We, the people, have power to question the government as to why criminals in power have not been brought to justice.

We have power to highlight mistakes by the government because democracy means people power.

This means we, the people of South Sudan, have a right to question why the government and Opposition are still fighting when former SPLM leaders are returning back to Juba without accountability.

This lack of justice means that those involved in the fight for political attentiveness between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the White Army are blindfolded and dying in vain.

I know we are all desperate for peace, but it cannot come this way. Peace without justice is not genuine peace.

Peace without South Sudanese people knowing why their children were killed isn’t real peace.

As one amongst millions of South Sudanese affected by this senseless war, I disagree with the reinstatement of Pagan Amum without questioning what he will do differently from betraying and dehumanizing President Kiir and his government.

I may have concurred if President Kiir implemented the Arusha Agreement by bringing all former SPLM leaders back to the party, and promptly ended the conflict.

Allowing one individual to such a political position like this is corrupt and not appropriate.

What has Pagan Amum done that makes him deserve this reinstatement? END

Juach Garang Bul is a concerned South Sudanese living in Perth, Western Australia (Australia). He can be reached at his personal email for any inquiry at juach111@hotmail.com

24 Comments

  1. AGUMUT says:

    No good either because he is still pseudonym of John Garang’s,methinks.Humiliated.

  2. Gatdarwich says:

    Juach, reinstated Pagan into Juba SPLA/SPLM general secretary’s post Is nothing more than a desperate-tactical and strategic move by the killer Kiir and his cronies; the Dinka council of looters to pull them out of the deep shit hole that they unknowingly jumped into by massacring the Innocent Nuers women, children, and elderly in Juba in December 2013 mistakenly thinking that it be would an easy evil plan to implement without dire repercussions from the Naath Nation. Killer Kiir tried everything he could to crush and ethnically cleansed the Nuers from the South Sudan soil. But he miserably failed. He hired numerous sudan’s rebels, but they too failed to accomplished the tasked. He hired UPDF, but only opted to buried themselves in Juba’s airport and Bor town after being taught a tough war lessons by the mightiest white army in Magala battle. So, reinstating Pagan (gangs-10 members) Into the killer Kiir’s genocidal regime is the last kick of the dying horse. Killer Kiir and his kinsmen will eminently reap what they sowed in December 15- 21, 2013 sooner or later period. Stay cornered pal.

  3. BILL KUCH says:

    Juach,
    You can bitch as you want, but it would not change a thing. I wonder why you did not ask Pagan yourself direct since you want to make a decision for him. I am sure Pagan is old enough to make his own choice when it comes to decision making. Thanks.

  4. Gatdarwich says:

    Juach, reinstated Pagan into Juba SPLA/SPLM general secretary’s post Is nothing more than a desperate-tactical and strategic move by the killer Kiir and his cronies; the Dinka council of looters to pull them out of the deep shit hole that they unknowingly jumped into by massacring the Innocent Nuers women, children, and elderly in Juba in December 2013 mistakenly thinking that it be would an easy evil plan to implement without dire repercussions from the Naath Nation. Killer Kiir tried everything he could to crush and ethnically cleansed the Nuers from the South Sudan soil. But he miserably failed. He hired numerous sudan’s rebels, but they too failed to accomplished the tasked. He hired UPDF, but only opted to buried themselves in Juba’s airport and Bor town after being taught a tough war lessons by the mightiest white army in Magala battle. So, reinstating Pagan (gangs-10 members) Into the killer Kiir’s genocidal regime is the last kick of the dying horse. Killer Kiir and his co-conspirators will eminently reap what they sowed in December 15- 21, 2013 sooner or later period. Stay cornered pal.

  5. Lavina Lual says:

    Juac-

    Comrade Pagan, Dr Riek, Igga and Kiir were all elected through the SPLM convention, meaning no single individual has the right to dismiss his fellow brother, only the people can take them away through the party procedure-in the coming SPLM convention. So be prepared if you want to replace Pagan and start lobbying smartly, and refrain from the usual damaging jieng propoganda scenarios.

    The people of South Sudan through the SPLM party has the chance to dismiss any one including kiir through the coming convention if your people elect/delegate you to represent them in the coming SPLM convention.

    As for the corruption you narrated; all are corrupt including Kiir because these are the core people that constituted the list of 75 corrupt top officials as internationally identified that includes kiir, dr riek, igga, and pagan.

    When it comes to accountability for the loss of Nuer, dinka and other army soldiers consisting of all the 64 communities that are/were fighting along kiir in this current war; it is squarely on the neck of kiir and dr riek minus pagan and wani igga because wani and pagan have no militias like kiir-gelweng/gelbeny and dr riek-white army/jec mapuor plus others.

    You should know that kiir was all along trying to pull pagan out from dr riek even the time he detained them in juba in the name of the being involved in the alleged coup-de-tat because he knows pagan is a good articulator that Akol who is anticipating to replace him cannot even matched Pagan’s sandal.

    Lavina Lual

    • Francis Mangok Angeir says:

      Dear Lavina Lual,

      Thank you for your commended I truly agreed with you Pagan is a great leader, but right now God gives him assignment to work on it otherwise he will lose his credibility and leadership. God does not want me to mention the assignment, but Pagan has to pick it out; thanks and God bless South Sudan.

  6. Abraham chol says:

    I totally agree with you.Rewarding the renegades against the systems will not bring the peace into our country.Otherwise everyone can do so in order get into power, if that is the case.

  7. AGUMUT says:

    If i was Pagan Amum,i think he shouldn’t accept that reinstatement of Secretary General of SPLM again. I don’t think he will he become the president of South Sudan because competition will be very tough.

  8. Alier Gai says:

    Those who have died and still dying are not involved in any dirty activities these guys have been practicing. The innocents did not guard south sudan’s banks before the thieves broke in and stolen nation’s life. They did not pick up guns and shoot people randomly even when they are given the power to loot. So, what is this war for anyway? The peace is not for them or they, but for the knowing-nothing citizens who are surprisingly caught b y the suffering created by the greedy few who are benefiting from the choas. The war should have not happened in the first place, and it doesn’t matter at this point to make peace approperiate or not, because the war is not right, so to speak. For the war to end is what matters. Our leaders will never get anything right.

  9. Francis Mangok Angeir says:

    Dear South Sudanese,

    I am so happy and pleased for the peace process and the meeting that will be going to be scheduling for Kiir and Machar to meet in Nairobi Kenya, but I pray to God for that meeting to be successfully without any an accident. According to Reinstated secretary general and this is a quoted from Sudan Tribune “KIIR TO MEET MACHAR Dak said that Amum informed the opposition leadership about his new role as reinstated secretary general and revealed that president Kiir would travel to Nairobi and meet with Machar under the auspices of the Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta.”
    In this meeting I would like to see security arrangement from both Countries South Sudan and Kenya otherwise no meeting. The reason is because God wants these both leaders Kiir and Machar to finish the meeting peacefully without any disagreement. Pray for President Kiir and his Former Vice President and God will bless them. I have no access, but God opens one door for me to send the messages to my people God bless you all.

    • Toria says:

      Man of God
      You are a false prophet, stop lying in the name of God. Read the Ten Commandments Exodus 20:2-17, the third says ” You shall not take the name of of the LORD your God in vain”.

  10. GatCharwearbol says:

    Dear Juach Garang Bul,

    I personally see where you are coming from. To these politicians, our innocent lives are nothing to worry about. All they care about is there bellies. All of them are wolves in sheep’s cloths. From the standpoint of the ordinary citizens such as yourself, we value lives of our innocent citizens more than wealth and personal ego. In fact, those innocent lives lost are the valuable wealth South Sudan ever produce. Had it not been for consistent services to this nation, we would have no nation under the name The Republic of South Sudan today. Millions lives were lost during the long struggle and for what? It was simply to have a nation of their own that their lineage could enjoy in peace. Their precious blood result into the birth of this nation that Pagan and his partners in crime are enjoying alone. The God of our innocent civilians killed in ther power wrangling will not forgive them. Justice to our innocent people first and then they can take their millions of dollars to hell or heaven. Thank you for this insightful remark. You made my day.

  11. Dear The Author: Mr.Juach Garang Bul

    Do not get me wrong! I am a non believer to any religious affiliations! I am not believing nobody! But the read the book the so called the Bible.The information I found thereof,is what I am trying to tell to you my true frankly speaking!

    According to the book the Bible,it says in the seasons,there is end in life! when saying to time to born,time to die,to time hate,time forgive,time remember,time to forget! and many more untell!

    My Dear:Do not dwelling on 15,December,2013 episode! Time has come to heal the depths wounds! Reinstatement of Mr.Pagan Amum by President Salva Kirr,is good! I need peace! We shall give DEMOCRACY A CHANCE WAY FORWARD! I am a political pundit! politics will ruin the South Sudan if people are not take a necessary precautionary!

    The matter in the ruling party in the SPLM,was from smouldering smoking fire at the beginning.But eventuallyit engufed out from the hearth! burning outside around people! The war should stop! SELF DESTRUCTION AT HOME is not welcome! Southerners should rule themselves equatably regardless where you come from in the South in the country! Thank you! It will be up to you! You take my advice! you leave it! Back to you to the audience! Peace will come home soon!

    Wichita,Kansas USA

  12. Chief Abiko! says:

    Dear Agumut:

    Do not underestimate small persons! Small persons always killing a big animals in the bush during on gathering hunting! Do not overlook Pagan Amum before you can prove his Muscles strengths! This what I want in the country in the South Sudan should have done.Let people those who are looking for powers he or she to vye or contest one way and other But not on cause bloods in the name of powers!

  13. Easy Money says:

    Mr. Pagan Amum is a professional idiot to accept the SG position since there is no alternative to the job. The Kenyans are fed up of these guys, begging around for everything. Air tickets, Hotel accommodation,food,pocket money and so on. They have become orphans of SPLM in exile. Good, just go home and resume looting any leftover. It reminds us of the Prodigal Son, when life becomes miserable. Let Dr. Riak manage the situation as a man. The people of South Sudan know who is a reformer, for a better nation.

    • AGUMUT says:

      Dr.Riek will become like Pagan Amum with the same Humiliation to Nuer. There is nothing called better Nation if he comes back again because he is going to abuse our people with the LINGUISTICS.

      • Nuer-Another Israel in East Africa says:

        Mr. AGUMUT,

        Do not worry yourself about Dr. Machar; he is totally done with your government. If he comes back to Juba, expect big change to occur otherwise, there is no returning back to SPLM under this stupid leadership of Kiir. Have a peace of mind.

  14. The situation in south Sudan has become so dire that any attempt to bring peace look like a joke. There is no good idea, effort, nor any attempt to bring peace that has never been tried. All efforts has been made and nothing look good. Our country has become like Palestinian and Israelis issue, where talks does not matter anymore, and nothing tangible will ever be achieved. Restating Pagan Amum as secretary general is just like pouring cold water on a molded hot iron, it is too little and too late because things will never be the same again. South Sudan needs new leadership structure, new spirit, and new vision for the country to move forward. The obstacle to achieve these are the old guards and chronic tribal conflicts between some of those vicious tribes in the country. There are dieing hard from both sides who don’t want peace to prevail especially the so called the evil council of elders. Well, US president Barack Obama will be landing in Nairobi next month at our backward. I hope president Uhuru Kinyatta will invite Salva Kiir and Riach Machar for a cup of tea with Obama at Kenyatta’s ranch. May be Obama can pressed them with unprecedented peace deal, and if not, it will be a missed opportunity.

  15. AGUMUT says:

    Pagan Amum had being rehabbed,but he decided to go back to the same boring position again.

    • alex says:

      Yeah all along we know you have been fighting for positions but pagan amon listed to the cry of his people for peace
      it’s shame to kill your people because of positions

  16. Buoyar Apuk says:

    Dear Juach,
    In my opinion it is appropriate not only Pagan but even Machar,Taban,Gore,should be reinstated so that we unite because for the following reasons:
    – The war with the North has not ended.
    -The borders have not been demarcated.
    -National reconciliation with those who fought against SPLA has to be done.
    – Civic education,nationhood
    sensitizing campaign has to go out especially in some parts of Upper Nile region.

  17. Malek Ngor says:

    The coming of SPLM secretary general will not bring peace to the nation because he is the only one who returned to the position but not whole fighters came back to resume their duties.

  18. Dak Marial Buot says:

    Thanks Juach for this piece.

  19. alex says:

    The coming of the G 10 is really cutting the souls of the spl in opp because it has shown they are the only criminals who are still interested in this war to continue. They have to explain themselves to the world body why they are refusing the agreement they have signed. It also exposes them as the only group who are not concern with the suffering of our innocent people. Those who are oppesed of the returning of the G 10 are the only ones crying here in this net while the peace makers sees it as a big step forward. So you cry and cry we know you are devils and killers. Good people will not be interested in persuing war which is killing and puting their own people in to misery.

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