Some traditional authorities from the Tongu area, who are against the creation of the proposed Oti Region, have invoked deities of their lands to prevent the Volta region from being divided.
They seek the Tongu deities to ensure the 50% voter turnout and 80% yes votes in favor of the creation of the proposed Oti Region in the referendum as required by the 1992 constitution are not achieved.
The team which visited the Zikpixor Shrine at the bank of River Volta in Sogakofe was led by the Chairman of the Tongu Traditional Council and Paramount Chief of Tefle, Togbe Nakakpo Dugbaza VIII.
The traditional authorities clad in red also asked the deities to strike dead anyone who would attempt to engage in electoral fraud in the referendum to favor proponents of the division of the Volta Region.
The prayers which saw the slaughtering of animals and other rituals performed were also to protect polling agents for ‘No’ votes in Thursday December 27 referendum in the northern territory of the Volta Region, christened the Oti Enclave.