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Statement by Gaanman Joachim-Joseph Adochini, Paramount Chief of the Aluku (Boni) People

I send cordial greetings to you [Ken Bilby]—and, respectfully and humbly, to the entire United States. I also send greetings to the President of the United States and all his under-officers.

Today you sent a message and asked who will govern the Aluku territory as a leader—who will be the new Paramount Chief to govern the territory. Well, one can't go and claim such a post oneself. But the entire Aluku people have set their sights on a person they believe should speak for them today as their leader.

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