January 17, 2010
Nashville, TN 37217
REPORT OF THE SOUTHERN SUDANESE
REFERENDUM HELD IN NASHVILLE, TN
The Southern Sudanese referendum held in Nashville from Sunday January 9th to Saturday January 15, 2011 was an unqualified success. The voting was free, fair and transparent. Everybody who registered and wanted to vote was allowed to vote without any inhibitions or intimidation. Counting of the ballots was efficient, meticulous, methodical and thorough. The atmosphere was very festive, joyous and infectious.
Nashville was one of the 8 cities chosen in the United States. The others are Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Omaha, Dallas, Washington, DC and Phoenix.
Of the 915 Southern Sudanese who registered to vote in Nashville, 902 voted. 898 voted for secession, while 4 voted for unity. Over all, 99.6% resoundingly voted for secession.
If what happened in Nashville is repeated across the United States and in Southern Sudan, there would be no doubt that the Southern Sudanese are on their way to achieving their independence. " I was very pleased with the thoroughness and transparency of the process", said Leonard Madu an observer and President of the PanAfrica Conference, "I am glad to be part of this historic ocassion".
PanAfrica Conference is an organization that works to build and improve relationships between Africa and the United States.
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