Hundreds of Unity State residents today turned up to show support for the separation of South Sudan in next year’s referendum.
The demonstration was attended by all the new State Government officials including the Deputy Governor who is also the Minister of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Development William Daud Riek among others.
“Since our State is bordering the North, we want to show the people of South Sudan who may expect us to support the Unity of Sudan that our state is the first to say NO to the unity and YES to separation”, said Riek.
“Our women and children were the marginalised of the marginalised and we should not make any mistake of one country which later on let us live as second class citizens in our own land”, he added.
The State Minister of Information and Communication Gideon Gatphan Thor said his Ministry will work hard to disseminate all the necessary information to the public so that everyone will be aware of what the Referendum is.
The SPLM Youth and Women leagues have also urged all South Sudan political parties to stand together with the SPLM so that the choice for Southerners can succeed.
“I am hundred percent sure that no body in this State would want to continue living with the Arabs”, said the head of Traditional Court in Bentiu Chief Tunguar Kueiguong.
He said that many areas in the state have been re-named and said they should get back their original names.
“We have never had colleges and universities in Unity State for the last hundred years and now we have KCA University and Sunshine College. If we vote for the independence of South Sudan the number will definitely increase”, said the newly – appointed Headquarter Commissioner Mayang Tiach Badeng.