New regions not for votes – Akufo-Addo replies critics

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that his government’s resolve to create additional regions in the country is not for votes as some have suggested.

“There is no political underlying agenda in this thing. I am not doing it for votes,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo made the remark when he spoke at a durbar of Chiefs and people of Adaklu in the Volta Region as part of his three-day tour of the region.

The Commission of Enquiry tasked to analyze petitions for the creation of additional regions submitted its report to the President in June 2018.

The committee proposed the creation of six new regions.

Some critics have however argued that the new regions are merely to score political points.

But President Akufo-Addo rejected such assertions.

“I don’t know how the people in this region are going to vote. That because they have their region it means automatically they are going to vote for Akufo-Addo? Why is that the case? There are plenty of reasons why they don’t vote for me, why would there be a vote difference if this region is created? There is no political agenda in this matter, and there is no attempt to create ethnic antagonisms or passions in this exercise. It is meant to try to improve the governance of our people,” he added.