Former President John Dramani Mahama has cast his ballot in the ongoing referendum for the creation of the proposed Savannah Region in Bole in the Northern Region this morning, Thursday, December 27, 2018.
The ex-president endorsed the decision to carve the Savannah Region from the current Northern Region when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was in power.
Mynewsgh.com reports that Mahama has been one of the major contributors to the cause of the new regional project by donating a total of GHC 50,000.
He is expected to return to Accra soon after casting his ballot. However, he is not the only high-profile voter in the north of Ghana during the referendum.
Sitting vice president, Mahamudu Bawumia, has also cast his vote for a new region in the north.
The Ghana News Agency (GNA) quoted the country's second most powerful politician as saying, after voting: “I think it is very important that everybody has a say in the creation of this region. It is not a partisan matter”.
Bawumia is also a supporter for the creation of a North East Region.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Edward Agyekum Kufuor, son of former president Kufuor, has pulled out of the race in the run-up to becoming the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon.
His decision comes barely three days to the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) primaries scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2018.
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