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Will Bono East influence voting dynamics?

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Mr Ofosu Ampofo -National Chairman,NDC & Mr Freddie Blay-National Chairman, NPP

The Bono East Region has become a battlefield for both President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Ex-President John Mahama with the two top presidential candidates frequenting the area to attract the attention of the electorate.

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and his wife, Samira, had also on different occasions, toured constituencies and campaigned, mostly in Muslim-dominated areas in the region.

Work on some of the notoriously bad roads in the region, particularly the Atebubu-Kwame Danso-Kwadwokrom road, in addition to other infrastructure development are currently either ongoing or completed and the NPP is banking its hopes on these projects across the region to increase votes for the President and add one or two more seats to what it currently has.

As an indigene of the Bono East Region, former First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, has also visited, particularly, the Kintampo South Constituency, to make a case for her husband.

The Bono East Region has 595,620 registered voters who are expected to exercise their franchise in the 1,412 polling centres on December 7, 2020. As voters in the region prepare to cast their votes on D-Day, many are asking if the creation of the region will be a major consideration as far as the decisions of the electorate are concerned.

Constituency dynamics

The Bono East  Region was created in 2019 out of the then Brong-Ahafo Region after 450,812 (85.82 per cent) out of 525,275 registered voters casting their votes during a referendum held in December, 2018.

A total of 448,545 (99.50 per cent) voted in favour of the creation of the new region while 1,384 (0.31 per cent) voted against the creation.

This is the first time that the region will be taking part in a general election after its creation even though the area had its own electoral dynamics when it was part of the erstwhile Brong-Ahafo Region.

It has eleven constituencies; namely Atebubu

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