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The Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Nayiri Nabohagu Mahami Sheriga has put forward a strong proposal for Nalerigu in the East Mamprusi Municipality to made the capital the new North East Region.

"I want Nalerigu to be the regional capital of the North East Region because we are all Mamprusis and we are one" he told some journalists on Friday.

According to him, Nalerigu is strategically located at the centre of the new region and would be convenient for all the people in the region.

Nabohagu said this when he addressed the media at his palace on Friday after the declaration of the result of the referendum.

His comment was greeted with wild jubilation from the thousands of residents who massed up at the palace to listen to his address.

He thanked the people of the area for coming out in their numbers and overwhelmingly endorsing the creation of the North East Region.

The Nayiri called for peace and unity among the people to enable development to thrive in the area.

The people in the North East region voted overwhelmingly to endorse the creation of the new region out of the current Northern Region.

Out of the total of 252,575 registered voters in the area, 205,121 voted YES representing 99.8 per cent in support while 447 representing 0.2 per cent voted No.

Meanwhile, the atmosphere in the North East Region is charged as thousands of people have thronged the Nayiri palace jubilating amidst singing and dancing.

source: ghanaweb.com