Speaking in the Lakes State capital Rumbek while on a campaign tour, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Secretary – General urged South Sudanese to turn up in their numbers for the January 9 vote.
He said SPLM is committed to ensuring freedom, adding that the party will continue pressing for equality in the Sudan.
“SPLM will continue operating in the South as the dominant political party while the SPLM’s wing in the North will continue to preach freedom until Northern Sudan becomes democratic”, he said.
He added that South Sudan is not interested in any more bloodshed, saying development is the main priority for the semi-autonomous region.
At the Rumbek Freedom Square rally, Amum was accompanied by the state leadership led by the State Governor Chol Tong Mayay.
Governor Mayay urged all Southerners to be vigilant as the voting day fast approaches, saying the exercise will go on as scheduled.
Meanwhile, the Rumbek East County Commissioner David Marial Gumke drummed up support for secession of South Sudan, with just under a week to the historic vote.
Gumke told a rally at Pacong Payam in the county that only a separation vote would free the marginalised Southerners.