“Supporting the NCP at this time would not help us and will definitely mean betraying our own blood and losing the right of the people of South Sudan”, the leader of the group Maker Nyak Tangok told Gurtong.
The SPLM supporters pledged their loyalty to the SPLM, adding that the referendum was crucial to the future of South Sudanese.
The Unity State SPLM Secretary General Francis Mayiek welcomed the defectors and urged them to work together for the betterment of the party.
“There is no way we can compare the general election with the forthcoming referendum as the people of South Sudan are getting united at all corners to face only one direction”, said Mayiek.
He added that many people are on their way to join the SPLM.
Since the April polls, there have been defections to the SPLM by supporters of other political parties, and lately on the 9th day of every month where peaceful pro-separation rallies are held across South Sudan.