By Stephen Tomor Kenyi
“The DAY” 9th January 2011 - All was peaceful
If you ever thought there was going to be violence during the referendum, then you were wrong. Day one was like a celebration – full of happiness that can be seen on people’s faces and it was really peaceful.
I have never witnessed something like this in Sudan. In the morning of the 9th January 2011, the Bishop and I visited six polling centres and we witnessed huge turnout in every centre we visited. There were very few people on the roads and that is because they were at the polling centres queuing up to cast their votes. In most centres, many people were up on the queues as early as 5.30 AM !
For more information and pictures of the referendum voting click here
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