Archive for January 11, 2018


His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)

Republic of South Sudan

Dear Your Excellency,

Subject: An Open Letter to President Salva Kiir from John Wuoi Chuit, the Father of Agou John Wuoi: Appeal for Forgiveness and Presidential Pardon for My Son, Agou John Wuoi

Agou John Wuoi

Agou John Wuoi Chuit, the former Executive Security Attache to the office of the president, was arrested on the 29th of May 2016, accused of misappropriating public funds, forging the President’s signature, and money laundering

January 11, 2018 (SSB) — Your Excellency, I wish to take this earliest opportunity to congratulate you and sincerely thank Your Excellency for the wise and courageous decision you took to pardon some of the individuals who were jailed together with my son John Agou Wuoi because of alleged corruption case at the Presidency.

I want to personally thank you for the noble gesture of forgiveness, mercy, and kindness that you have shown to the families of these individuals who were jailed together with my son John Agou Wuoi.  However, as you may be aware Your Excellency, my son John Agou Wuoi was left out of the Presidential Pardon which was extended to the rest of the people who were together with him in prison.

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By Ariik Atekdit Mawien, Juba, South Sudan

Ariik Atekdit @ the Referendum polling station in Malakal 2011.jpg

January 11, 2018 (SSB) — It is now seven solid years since the people of South Sudan voted for the independence referendum that was organized to take place from 9 to 15 Jan 2011. This national plebiscite exactly took place on the Day the historical Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed in Naivasha, Kenya in 2005 between the Khartoum central government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M). Out of the 3,851,994 eligible voters who turned out to choose between the choices of separation and Unity of the Sudan about 3,792,518 casted their votes including the writer of this article to choose the separation, leading to the creation of the new country and the declaration of South Sudan independence on 9 July 2011 only six months later.

When we voted for the country of our own a lot of campaign was done across the Sudan and many other out-side-country-voting centres in the rest of the world where the South Sudanese population was believed to be dense. South Sudanese were made to get convinced that they must vote for a country of their own and therefore 98.83% won the independence of South Sudan, creating a country that was left to be led by South Sudan’s long struggle military general and a successor of Dr John Garang, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit in Juba, a city just situated near to the Uganda border.

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