Creation of new regions: nearly done as results trickle in

All six proposed regions will likely come to fruition following close of voting barely 12 hours in 47 districts spread across the four regions in the country, to determine the creation of six new administrative regions.

Despite all but some of the results  been declared, bar any hitch or change of trend, all the six proposed regions will happen.

The proposed Oti region which is expected to be carved out of the northern part of the Volta region, has seen the most controversy.

Their counterparts in the southern part, fiercely resisted the “splitting” of the region. And scores of people in Akpafu township which is in the proposed Oti region, resisted being added to the new region.

But the provisional figures have shown a different result; massive endorsement throughout. In the Jasikan District, a total of 39,360 votes were recorded out of a total of 40,566 voters.

As many as 38, 915 voted Yes and a paltry 310 voted No.

In Hohoe District where there was low voter turnout in areas like Akpafu, only 10,619 of the 21,367 registered voters (in the Sandrofi, Akpafu, Lolobi, Lille) turned out. Out of that, 9,427 endorsed creation while quite a significant 1,125 voted against it.

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