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America’s SPLM chapters denounce ’disenfranchisement’ during voter drive

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November 23, 2009 (WASHINGTON) – Leaders of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement chapters in the United States of America (SPLM-USA) released a petition today voicing discontent with voter registration operations in the USA.

Many diaspora members have been expecting to exercise their right to vote in the elections scheduled for April 2010. But in the entire United States of America, home to a diaspora of tens of thousands of Sudanese, there are only three voter registration centers.

The voter registration period is scheduled to close December 7.

SPLM-USA’s petition is addressed to the National Election Commission based in Khartoum and Juba. In it, the diaspora leaders took issue with the strict documentation requirements of a Sudanese passport, national identification card, and birth certificate. Many Sudanese living in the United States do not possess all these documents.

The petition argues that the documentation requirements are “a slap in the face for the marginalized masses of the Sudan, most of whom were born either in refugee camps or villages, where such required documents are naturally rare, because birth certificates are normally issued by hospitals and related modern facilities, these are rarely available for persons born in villages…”

The three registration centers in the United States are: New York, Oakland in California, and Washington, D.C.

Marol Deng, SPLM-Alaska chapter chairperson, said “In Alaska, I, along with few members of my cabinet may be able to get tickets to go to one of the registration centers, but there is no way we will be able to transport over 3,000 Sudanese from Alaska… in order to register.”

The SPLM-USA leadership deliberated for five hours over the elections process, concluding that it “unequivocally rejects the process.” The leadership requests that registration be extended to January 30, 2010.

The full petition may be viewed in the “Press Releases” section of Sudan Tribune website.

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  • 24 November 2009 07:08, by parajok

    Who created all this? the weakness of the SPLM leadership leave the Southern Sudan without clear answer to all thing this. Voter register is something that should start some month ago. because SPLM/Dinkas is busy looting Southern Sudan resource there is no way we can win the referundom of South Sudan.

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    • 24 November 2009 07:48, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

      This is what I describe that the virus is within ourselves Sudanese of South Sudan " the diaspora leaders took issue with the strict documentation requirements of a Sudanese passport, national identification card, and birth certificate" this fool who has express this quote is the sickness to government of sick services. It is quite right for me to consider Dr Lam as our president or vice because most of SPLA-Dc are pure in South Sudan and khartoum, now SPLA is going to lose 25% of their votes due to arabs collaborators who are still working in the government of seick service. This diaspora leaders of SPLA-USA is been blackmail by NCP yet people are not aware of the arab game.

      SPLA has been indicating its collapse since time when we were in the bush, but Equatorians have rescued it when current consumers were in kakuma, Uganda and Ethiopia hiding like ladies. The time when Garang was left only with Equatorian soldiers in eastern Equatoria. This is now the final destination of SPLA to say goodbye especially to shareholders who have benefit from it. Who is going to rescue since everyone knows how bad things were been treated in South Sudan, no body everyone is going to watch it drowning right from Juba and ending up some where in blue and white nile Confluence.

      Time for SPLA-DC to lead and moment for SPLA-DC to bring the dream peace.

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      • 24 November 2009 10:31, by Fighter

        Logic Famous Boy’

        You are some how right with your comments sometimes but the bad thing is that you add things which are not true.DINKA Jech Amer had never left DR.Garang with you cowards,idiots and dogs of Equaroria.Say facts always.Your classmat Jack D.W.

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    • 24 November 2009 07:59, by Wilson Kur Lual

      Parjok

      Ill minded idiots like you will never learn til Jesus back.
      God bless idiots!

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    • 24 November 2009 13:05, by Mawien

      You again stupid animal these is not about Dinkas, these is much bigger then that. You need to quit blaming your people, Southern Sudan never have anythings from its resource, since the God created Southern Sudan. I thinks, people talk trash like you hold any apology to SPLM. NCP told you about three registration center are. But, they not doing what they told you, three days ago two members of NCP came from Sudan Embassy in DC to Dallas Tx, with out informing all the people of Sudan in Texas, the only came for two days, they were doing registration in the center of Dow Islamic Irving Tx, they only inform there people in NCP. I myself, I when for that registration just, to make shore my voice is heard, but i was been rejected, just because i was not having Sudan passport. But i have resident alien show that i am a Sudanese. I was shock when they rejected me that i can’t register, they should have told me that they only registering NCP and not SPLM members, i could have understood that. Dear, brothers and Sisters, we need to come together as one, no matter what party you from and you believe yourself that you are a Southern Sudanese. Why we felt to come together as one brothers and sister, we all see how NCP do there things. We need to unite our self and get ready for referendum of South. Fuck voter registration, the same game of Arab, that attitude never change, and fuck unity go to hell with your unity, i will never be you nor you be me, your name is Mohamed and my name is Deng, you don’t believe in mind and i don’t believe in yours. So what you don’t understand?

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    • 24 November 2009 17:29, by julius mowanga

      I do agree 100% with the National Elections Comission’s decision,that No proper documents.... No registration..simple like that.How many Sudanese citizens torned their Sudanese National IDs inorder to claim refugees’ status in the Wst and North America,eh??

      NCP mobilized all the Fulaani ,Housa,Wadai,Dajo and Gimmir Tribes from Tchad and Nijer and settled them in Northern Darfur,after they failed to cleanse all the African Tribes of Darfur.So,those immigrants from west africa,residing in Sudan,do they deserve the opportunity to register and vote in 2010,2011?????

      Therefor,No proper Documents ...No Registration...if SPLM care about us,they could manage a way longtime ago,so forget it....Period

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    • 24 November 2009 20:06, by piathda

      I am fed up of those who every time blame the splm, yet most of the appalling issues that happened during this interim period are caused by the NCP.

      Whar failures do the splm contributed during the voters’ registration if the power house for NEC was in Khnartoum, controlled by the same NCP?

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  • 24 November 2009 07:16, by Kim Deng

    GoSS,

    Complain after complain won’t yield any signal to the arabized Nubian gov’t[NIF/NCP], but who is going to run for presidence from GoSS against Mr. Omar? None, therefore, I urge Mr. Marol Wichduel Deng and his colleagues not to waste their time and $$$$$$$ on this fake useless election.

    The most important issue to be prepared and waste time and $$$$ for must be Referendum day which is going to be conducted on January 9, 2011 rather than this one-sided election.

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    • 24 November 2009 08:59, by DabeJoseph Gale

      Hi Kim,your learn but,not educate i don’t understand whether you people read the agreement.take it from me that,we canontjump to referendum without election.this is facts we are following time table or sequence of CPA.i only disagree with SPLM the way they handle evens in Sudan like what is going now in theelection process.they don’t pay attention after manipulation by NCP they will begin complaining like wehen things were done theyare not there.

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  • 24 November 2009 07:19, by soldier boy

    People of southern Sudan open your eyes very we now and focuse. We really need to take this matter seriouselly because we don’t want to miss this oppartunity.
    SPLA Chapters this is your job to make election offices avialable all over united states by all means this is how Arabs going to get a changes to cheat us again one more time, we really don’t want this to happend again people.
    God bless us as Southern.

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    • 24 November 2009 08:43, by pol d

      I gree with people special, for those who called SPLM DINKA. The’re right,because 99 percent of people who fought that war/ losed their lifed in SPLA/M was DINKA and great people
      of Nubian mount,mosly death to protected Nuerland,and
      Equotarialand arab was using them against their bros/sisters in the South.so if you want to call it SPLA/M NUBIA,or DINKA go head.
      parajok/Mr.sFamous Big_Logic_Boy the loser always cry.

      GOD is the witness for our Land

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      • 24 November 2009 10:00, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

        Loser are vsionless people like u with ur fake government of selfish service making people sick sick sick sick. I have life and future what else? dog go away with your childish beahviours

        Hopeless Fool are those who go opposite like urself supporting your visionless government. Your foolishess will not give you a better future and life because ur daily drinking level is beyond the expect. Idiots like you are happy with the little u always steal in order to continue living life. I don’t have an interest to respond to your vomits of raw milk but as a son of man i will not tolerate such childish behaviuors. Criminals and birds of the same feather are always together just like how you stand with your crook government of sick service. Who do you think is happy with current government of selfish service? nobody only monkeys like you survivor of leftover. But there is time for all this mess in South Sudan to be brough under control, and you will see whether parasites like yourself will survive if u don’t change ur old fashion behaviours.

        Moreover to you poor old man, take this quote and don’t forget in your life " government of sick service makes everyone sick of it" the time Equatorians, nuer, murle and shilluk are standing according to their communities will be the end of your looting and abuses of power. Mr commander of kakuma burglar don’t forget 1972 (adidas Ababa) and 1991 by Riek, because this are some of the things that a wise man should not forget. Take this repetition right from here and link it back to that time. I never see a parasite that never appreciate those who have rescue them from hands of arabs, taught them a rebellion and politics. If your government is not going to change then the other way is to have red boundaries within states. Not impossible to happen and for your advice am not interested talking to an old fashion man like u. What do you know about Sudan politics in general? Politics Politics Politics is an easy word to say but complex in theory just like how arrogance you are on bottom of Sudan politics. Not knowing what is truth and what is not. I debate World politics not just Sudan as a piece of cake.

        Once again I advice u to learn how to anaysis your kakuma grammar orderly, because some of yours sentences make no sense at all. Try to make them sound professional not raw milk mix in a jug. You make me laugh when i read your grammar as a kakuma student who saw violences and been threaten by Turkana worriers. You are mental affacted in your neocortex when you first saw the brutal abuses of your family members by Turkana in kakuma. The trauma that you have experience in kakuma has total damage your level of understanding and communication. It cannot be blame on anyone because this are results of your cowardness, Equatorians were confronting with arabs while cockroach were looking for safety. You are lucky to escape your first grave in kakuma because you flee with minor scars and injuries from the cruel torture.

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  • 24 November 2009 08:34, by Dinka Boy

    Who is responsible/monitor (in) the three areas for vote registration?.
    We must be careful for this registartion other the North Agent might step in.
    Or those who like unity can do something that can cheat the vote and that will be the great mistake.
    Thanks

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    • 24 November 2009 15:39, by Ajongtar

      That the south sudan president went to Uganda to meat M7 and solve the boarder conflict that is taking place in Kajokeji and Moyo of Uganda.

      Those are simple problems why dont you delegate some body, in fact what will be the work of Oyai Deng Ajak??????

      I don’t understand why you dinka’s like to act on useless issues like this.

      If that’s the case what about Abyie Boundaries??????????

      The people of Central Equatoria State are not as wild and difficult as it had been manifested.

      Some men on the ground there intended to make central equatoria state a Theatre of war for their own interest.

      As such, I would like to ask those who might easily become the instruments of our enemies to reject being used to cause central equatoria state become a Theatre of chaos and war.

      Central equatoria state must not be made the forest of graves and especially of the innocent people.

      What happened is not the way we can defend our doctrine: Solidarity, subsidiaries, respect for human dignity and diversity.

      Slave Kiir for your information you need to tranfer the whole of your political Administrations to Khartuom.

      Other wise you are going to loose all then we shall force you to retire whether you or not.

      If I was an Outhority in CES, I will ask Goss to transfer its City out of Juba and take it to Ramciel as propose be 4

      I’m now fedup of all these CONFLICT in CES.

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