he Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia earlier today [Thursday] cast his vote in the ongoing referendum for the creation of six new regions in the country.
He cast his vote at the Kperiga Presby JHS ‘A’ Polling Station at Walewale in the proposed North East Region, at about 9:20am.
Speaking to the media after voting, the Vice President urged voters in all of the six proposed regions to turn out in their numbers to exercise their democratic right.
He said the process is not partisan and must be treated as a national duty be persons in the affected areas.
“I can see a lot of enthusiasm for the region and I myself an indigene of this proposed region I’m exercising my civic duty to come in an express my view on this proposed creation of this region. I want to encourage everybody to come out and vote. It is important that everybody has a say in the creation of this region. In the proposed Savanna Region, the Oti Region, the Ahafo region, the North West region, all of them. This is not a partisan matter. There is no NDC, NPP, PNC, CPP. No, it is not partisan. This is a matter for those people in the affected regions to decide. Everybody should come out and vote,” Bawumia said.
He also said he was confident of an incident-free process whose result will reflect the collective expectation of persons in the affected areas.
The Vice President who visited some polling stations to observe the process said he was impressed with turnout and was happy with the “smooth” process.
Meanwhile the Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor has also cast his vote at Damongo in the proposed Savannah region.