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Lakes state preliminary result indicates 99% secession vote


By Manyang Mayom

January 19, 2011 (RUMBEK) - The Lakes state announced on Wednesday the preliminary results of south Sudan’s referendum on independence, showing an overwhelming vote for in favor of secession.

According to a document seen by Sudan Tribune, signed by Michael Mabor Makuei the chairman of Lakes state High Referendum Committee, indicated that 99.924 percent have voted for the favor of secession, while only 0.076 percent voted for the unity of Sudan.

The document reported that of the 300,444 people registered in Lakes state 299,041 voted, meaning that the state had a turnout of 99.53 percent. There were 450 invalid ballots.

Southern officials claimed that people who had voted for unity must have been from remote areas which were not reached by the southern government’s outreach committee.

However, Rumbek Central county had the most votes for unity vote with 103. Rumbek East County reported 59 votes for unity; Cueibet county 41; Yirol West county 41; Yirol East county 8; Wulu county 3.

Rumbek North county and Awerial County of Lakes state reported no votes for unity.

In a press conference Lakes state governor, Chol Tong Mayay, said he was “excited with result” despite challenges including lack of water points and transport.

Tong also appreciated the work well done by international observers, the traditional chief authority, referendum polling officers, and national media for covering the referendum in fair attitude.

The governor congratulated the state on the conduct of the referendum and the choosing separation.

“I am very happy for this result which fully indicate secession of South Sudan from Khartoum regime, I am happy with this result because I was already separatist since day one - we get ourselves in new nation and with new history added into Africa as a continent to have new chapter history in new state.”


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  • 20 January 2011 08:45, by Abraham Majur Lam

    Congratulations and many thanks to my dear lakers for overwhelmingly voted for secession. However much my vote was counted in Central Equatoria Am still proud of you. We don’t mind of few individuals who voted for unity that is it in every community there are always those who seek to go to Hell even when the road to heaven is wide enough. Am now in limbo due to overwhelm excitement hence I run short of words to express my happiness.
    South Sudan oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    Republic of South Sudan oyeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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    • 20 January 2011 15:19, by Chol Buoi

      Dear Readers,

      Can you guys believe in Wulu ’s result? It is good to hear that, our small County has brought 99% secession vote.I’m (Overconfident)proud of it. What is there after, for notorious Government of Lakes State? Because, Wulu had been Beleaguered by Dinka-Agar togather with stupid Commissioner of Wulu County who came through the window and he said that,SPLM-DC had totally bought civilan ’s cards. Will you brothers stop chitchat or mockery of Wulu? We are cleans for this.

      Mr. Manyang Mayom, never secess with any party within Lakes State. Be prefect! Let ’s say, new Nation Oyeeeee! Republic of South Sudan Oyeeeeeeee! We also, says new change Oyeeeee.

      Mr. Chol Buoi

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      • 20 January 2011 16:55, by Gatwech

        Bravo, Bravo and Bravo a thousand times my dear cousins of Lakes state. You have scored the highest secession vote of the overall state unless there will be another state with closer or 100% overal vote for secession.

        It is very excellent that you have voted into that "One Hand" of Ngudeng’s predicted symbol of separation.

        Thanks again for the job well done. Let us all fit into that "One Hand" as Ngundeng predicted!!!

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      • 21 January 2011 03:34, by Deng E. Manyuon

        Chol Buoi,
        I think it is not good idea to generalise Dinka Agar people. It does not work that way my friend.


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    • 20 January 2011 18:59, by majier Johou

      Sorry Manyang Mayom When you are a reporter you must be careful in reporting what you put is wrong and abusing Yirol West
      I openly can tell you that the voters for separation are 52,299 and the voters for unity are 13 in the following places Agany 6 votes, Aluakluak 2 votes , Panekar 01 Town C 3 votes and Mageng 01 that bring the total to 13 where did you get this 41???????
      You must apologize for this otherwise it a vice
      Unless you have visual defect

      IT officer for sub-committee Yirol West County
      Daniel Majier Johou

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  • 20 January 2011 13:37, by makuei

    People who voted for Unity in Rumbek Central county are clowns.

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    • 20 January 2011 14:53, by John Gum

      Dear All
      103 voters is not a promblem,Rumbek central is HQ for lake state where all Arabs including Dardurs,they can not vote for Secession all b’se they are Muslim born from the north.

      Thanks my peoples of lake state of very good turned out,late state had been the position of struggling,very strong and wise.


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    • 21 January 2011 00:04, by South Elite Eye (see)

      Indeed Thumb up to the Lakes State and her people. 99.9% is a unanimous approval. I guess the 0.076% for unity are from the few who were perhaps out of their mood due to liquor or psychiatric patients.

      Lakes had been strong hold for the movement since its inception on 16 may 1983.
      Long live the seccession
      South Elite Eye (SEE)

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  • 20 January 2011 14:55, by Deng E. Manyuon

    Lakes State result is to be applauded. Those who voted for unity in Lakes State should now respect the will of majority.

    On the other hand, previous fear about Wulu people was exaggerated. Well done jur-bel.


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  • 20 January 2011 16:57, by Gatwech

    Bravo, Bravo and Bravo a thousand times my dear cousins of Lakes state. You have scored the highest secession vote of the overall state unless there will be another state with closer or 100% overal vote for secession.

    It is very excellent that you have voted into that "One Hand" of Ngudeng’s predicted symbol of separation.

    Thanks again for the job well done. Let us all fit into that "One Hand" as Ngundeng predicted!!!

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