The results of the referendum for the creation of Oti region has been overwhelming as it exceeded the minimum 80 per cent threshold of YES votes.

A total of 98.64 per cent voted in favour of the creation of the Oti region out of the Volta region.

Graphic Online’s Volta Regional Correspondent Tim Dzamboe reports that it also exceeded the minimum 50 per cent threshold of turn out as 88.31 per cent out of the total voter population voted.

The Volta Regional returning officer of Electoral Commission, Mr Joseph Kodua broke the news to a jubilant crowd at the collation centre at the Bueman Senior High School on Friday morning.

A total of 323,708 voted out of the total registered voter population of 366,545.

The YES votes were 319,296 as against 2,878 NO votes.

A total of 1,534 votes were rejected.  

Breakdown

The returning officer, Mr Joseph Kodua gave the breakdown as follows Jasikan District with 39,360 votes cast with 38,915 YES votes and 310 NO votes.

135 votes were rejected out of a total of 40,566 registered voters in the district.

Biakoye District had a total 43,571 registered voters but 36,883 cast the vote with 36,351 YES votes and 434 NO votes.

98 ballots were rejected.

Kadjebi District had 43,586 registered voters.

More to follow …