The Chiefs and people of the Bono East enclave of the Brong Ahafo Region have voted overwhelmingly to endorse the proposal for the creation of a new region.

At the end of the collation of the entire results from the 11 districts and municipalities forming the proposed region, 450,812 representing 85.82 per cent of the 525,275 registered voters turned out for the exercise, reports Graphic Online’s Emmanuel Adu-Gyamerah.

In all 448,545 people representing 99.5 per cent of the total votes cast voted YES while 1,384 people, representing 0.3 per cent voted NO.

A total of 883 votes representing 0.2 per cent were rejected.

The residents waited throughout the night for the outcome of the referendum.

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The Electoral Commission’s Returning Officer, Mr James Yeboah Arthur declared the results at about 6.05 am Friday.

It was therefore not surprising that the election results were declared in the presence of only few media personnel and some campaigners for the creation of the region.

Detailed Results

Techiman South

YES – 100,066
NO – 273
Rejected – 204
Total – 100,543

Techiman North

YES – 40,653
No – 83
Rejected- 67
Total – 40,803

Nkoranza North

YES – 27,711
NO -51
Rejected-34
Total- 27,796

Nkoranza South

YES – 57,166
NO – 56
Rejected- 60
Total – 57,882

Kintampo North

YES – 45,227
NO – 158
Rejected- 62
Total-45,447

Kintampo South

YES – 32,497
NO – 126
Rejected- 64
Total- 32,687

Atebubu-Amantin

YES – 46,668
NO – 152
Rejected- 72
Total- 46,829

Pru East

YES – 33,828
NO – 160
Rejected- 107
Total- 34,095

Pru West

YES – 24,133
NO – 121
Rejected- 88
Total- 24,342

Sene East

YES -18,318
NO – 69
Rejected- 59
Total – 18,446

Sene West

Yes – 22,278
No -135
Rejected- 66
Total- 22,479