Registration of new voters resumed in the Chereponi District in the Northern Region on Sunday, September 16,
2018 after an initial halt in the limited registration exercise which began that morning .
The exercise started at 7 a.m. in all the districts in the country that will form part of the proposed new regions to be created.
The exercise in the proposed Savannah and North East regions that are to be carved out of the Northern Region began with a low turnout, but in Chereponi, it was halted by the chief of the area on the grounds that he owed allegiance to the Dagbon Traditional Area and, therefore, could not be part of the proposed North East Region which is made up of the chiefs and people of the Mamprugu Traditional Area.
Reasons for the stand-off
The chief of Chereponi claimed enough consultations were not done before they were added to the yet-to-be-created North East Region and for that
The chief stated further that he and his subjects preferred to be with the Dagbon Traditional Area which had Yendi as the traditional capital and also remained with the existing Northern Region.
However, the stand-off was amicably resolved by the District Security Committee chaired by the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Chereponi,
The acting Northern Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC),
Touching on the entire exercise in the 11 districts to form the proposed Savannah and North East regions,