VEEP cast his ballot in ongoing referendum for new regions


Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has cast his vote in the ongoing special referendum on the proposed creation of six new regions.

Dr Bawumia cast his ballot at the Kperiga Presby JHS ‘A’ Polling Station at Walewale in the proposed North East Region, at about 9:20am.

In an interview with the media after voting, the Vice President urged voters in all six proposed regions to turn out in their numbers to exercise their democratic right to vote.

He was confident of a smooth, peaceful vote which would affirm the wishes of the people on the proposal to create new regions.

The proposed regions are Western North, Bono East, Ahafo, Savannah, North East, and Oti Regions.

A total of 2,260,724 voters are expected to vote at 4,798 polling stations of the proposed areas. Voting is expected to start at 7:00 am and end at 5:00 pm at all the 4,978 polling stations in the proposed enclaves.

Eligible voters would be expected to vote for or against the question, “Are you in favour of the creation of the region? Yes or No.

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