The Declaration of Causes of Separations of Greater Upper Nile



The people of Greater Upper Nile Region having dissolved their political connection with the Government of South Sudan, present to their confederates and the world the causes which have led to the separation. For the last five years we have had numerous and serious causes of destruction in Greater Upper Nile at large. The people of Greater Upper have endeavored one of the worse suffering throughout the region, mass destruction of the Cities, destruction of peace and tranquility, and masses murderous of our people across the Greater Upper Nile.

This hostile policy of Dinka Elders and Salva Kirr to our federation has been pursued with every circumstance of aggravation which could arouse the passions and excite the hatred of our people, and has placed the entire Tribes of South Sudan in the condition of virtual civil war. Our people, still attached to the Tribal habit and Tribal traditions, and averse to change, hoped that time, reason, and argument would bring, if not redress, at least exemption from further insults, injuries, and dangers. The current War imposed by Salva Kirr and Jieng Council of Elders follows by all events have fully dissipated all such hopes and demonstrated the necessity of separation.

We know that as we live in the 21st centuries that the public law of civilized nations requires every State to restrain its citizens or subjects from committing acts injurious to the peace and security of any other State and from attempting to excite insurrection, or to lessen the security, or to disturb the tranquillity of their neighbors. However, Salva Kirr and Dinka Council of Elders choses to punish the entire Citizens of Greater Upper Nile just to Maintain their Controlled over our Lands and Our resources in Greater Upper Nile.

We know that Salva Kirr and Dinka Elders are sound and just principles which have received the approbation of just men in South Sudan; but they are wholly disregarded by the people of the Greater Upper Nile, and the Greater Upper Nile Army will be ready to maintain them. For the last five years the Salva Kirr and Dinka Elders and their allies in the East Africa regions have been engaged in constant efforts to subvert people from their lands and to excite insurrection and servile war among us. They have sent emissaries among us for the accomplishment of these purposes.

Some of these efforts have received the Opportunistic and food loving of a majority of the leading men of the Greater Upper Nile in the Regions, the same men who are now proposed as our rulers. These efforts have in one instance led to the actual invasion of our Cities, Towns and destruction of Greater Upper Nile Regions, and those of the murderers and incendiaries who escaped destructions such as Taban Deng Gai, Lol Gatkuoth, Dr. Riek Gai Kok, Bapiny Nguen Montuil, just to named a few have found a fraternal protection from Salva Kirr and Dinka Councils in Juba. These are the same men who say the Republic of South Sudan shall be preserved.

For such are the opinions and such are the practices of those who have been called by their own masters in Juba, Salva Kirr and Jieng Council of Elders. We know their treachery, betrayal; we know the shallow pretenses under which they daily disregard its plainest obligations. If we submit to them it will be our fault and not theirs. The people of Greater Upper Nile have ever been willing to stand by this attacks, this contract; they have never sought to evade any of its obligations; they have never hitherto sought to establish any resolutions for peaceful solutions; they have struggled to maintain their positions that is only give them right of themselves and the people of Greater Upper Nile are sufferings. But people such as Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Taban Deng Gai and Gony Beliew knows the value of parchment rights in treacherous hands, and therefore they commit their own to the rulers whom the South Sudan offers us.

Why? Because by their declared principles and policy they have outlawed and destructions of our property in the common territories of the Greater Upper Nile Regions; and put it under the ban of the Republic of South Sudan where it exists and out of the protection of Salva Kirr and Dinka Council of Elders everywhere; because they give sanctuary to thieves and incendiaries who assail it to the whole extent of their power, in spite of their most solemn obligations and covenants; because their avowed purpose is to subvert our society and subject us not only to the loss of our property but the destruction of our Lands, ourselves, our families, and our future children, and the desolation of our homes, our altars, and our firesides. To avoid these evils we are fully declared that the powers which our ancestors delegated to the people of Greater Upper Nile, and henceforth will seek new safeguards for our liberty, equality, security, and tranquillity of our Lands, our people and the future of Greater Upper Nile’s people.

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