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Maiwut County, Upper Nile state has voted 100% for secession

January 18, 2011 (JUBA) – Maiwut county of Upper Nile state has voted 100% for
secession, according to the official result released by the Southern Sudan
Referendum Commission.

Ruei Yoh Yat, the Chairman of the Maiwut county sub-committee of the referendum
commission told Sudan Tribune that results released on Tuesday from all the centres in the county show the vote distribution as, 0% for unity and 100% for secession.

Yoh said during the vote counting, conducted in the presence of observers and party agents, that 57,549 people cast their votes – everyone with a voter registration card.

Maiwut county is located in the extreme eastern part of Upper Nile state
bordering with Ethiopia and has no access roads to the north.