Adil, King Atoroba pledge to work on regional peace

Adil, King Atoroba pledge to work on regional peace
Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony and King Atoroba Peni.

The government of Central Equatoria State and the Azande Kingdom will collaborate to restore peace and stability with Western Equatoria State.

The resolution was reached after a meeting between the Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony, and King Atoroba Peni. The two leaders agreed to work in unity to pursue peaceful coexistence among many tribes in the Equatoria region.

“King Peni pledged the kingdom’s unwavering support to the leadership of Central Equatoria State in the areas of restoring peace, unity and traditional authority of the various communities as the revival of the kingdom plays a significant role in enhancing cultural values,” the statement from the office of the governor read.

Adil promised that his government would support the kingdom, commending it for its valuable contributions towards stability in Western Equatoria State by uniting communities.

“Governor Adil also reiterated his government’s commitment to supporting the king in all ways possible to rally the people of South Sudan regardless of their political affiliation to embrace peace, and unity,” the statement continued.

Early this month, the King met President Salva Kiir Mayardit and vice predident James Wani Igga.

The Azande kingdom was restored after nearly 117 years of ruins following the 1905 invasion by the British government.

Atoroba succeeded his grandfather Gbudue in February 2022. He had been acting as the paramount chief of Yambio for more than 20 years.