AUGUST 2, 2017
Aug. 1, 2017
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
Press Release: SPLA-IO Governor of Yei State Maj. General Frank Matata
My name is Major General Matata Frank I am the Governor of Yei, River State and I am here with the commander of Division 2B Maj Gen. John Mabieh based in Yei River. what happened this Morning was a incursion from Gen. John Kenyi who has already defected from the SPLA-IO, he declared himself to have joined NAS under the leadership of Gen. Thomas Cirillo.
This morning we sent our troops in a recession mission only for Gen. John kenyi Loburon, to attack us, and good enough our troops did there best as they thrust them out, he has already got into disarray, we do not know where he is , he is still at large but we are looking for him, he escaped toward Uganda. We believe that if he reaches Uganda, he will be apprehended and handed back to us. we want to assure our people that the situation is normal and there is nothing happening right now , the security is okey, let all our civilians remain normal, we encourage all the soldiers that disarray in the bushes , we don’t have any problems with you, you can come back to your Garrison , we will welcome you, and for those who have sustain some injuries, we have full equipments that can treat you just be normal.
Come back to us, you are soldiers of SPLM/SPLA-IO, it is only Gen. John Kenyi Loburon we want, kenyi is at large we will look for him wherever he is we will find him and bring him to book. we are all SPLA-IO under Riek Machar and nobody, i assure you that nobody in Yei river is under the command of General Thomas Cirillo, we know very well that Gen. Thomas and his (NAS) have been mobilising our own forces buying them with money so that they can join (NAS), this is Unacceptable in Yei, River territory and we are sure Gen. Thomas Cirillo as long as he continue messing us up, he is opening up way for the enemy to come and find the lean way, we will block all the routes and he will lose and whoever is associating with him we don’t have any area for him to operate here, we are SPLM/SPLA-IO and we Assure our people to remain calm and to continue supporting SPLM/SPLA-IO under Riek Machar our enemy is the regime in juba and we will never allow another enemy to be created for us here in our territory , what we are doing here is we are looking for peace, we assure everybody, any peace loving south sudanese that for as long as SPLM/SPLA-IO is still here, the total peace will come to our country and that will only happen under the leadership of Riek Machar
SPLM/SPLA-IO Yei, Governor
Maj. Gen. Frank Matata
AUGUST 2, 2017