Elections 2008: Eastern

  • Date Created

    March, 1957

    Population

    2633154

  • History

    The Eastern Region is located in south Ghana and is one of the sixteen (formerly ten) administrative regions of Ghana. Eastern region is bordered to the east by the Lake Volta, to the north by Bono East Region and Ashanti region, to the west by Ashanti region, to the south by Central region and Greater Accra Region. Akans are the dominant inhabitants and natives of Eastern region and Akan, Ewe, Krobo, Hausa and English are the main spoken languages. The capital town of Eastern Region is Koforidua.The Eastern region is the location of the Akosombo dam and the economy of the Eastern region is dominated by its high-capacity electricity generation. Eastern region covers an area of 19,323 square kilometres, which is about 8.1% of Ghana's total landform.[3]

  • Demographics

    The region is divided into administrative districts. The total number of districts were increased from 21 districts to 26. The capital town of Eastern Region is Koforidua.The Eastern region is the location of the Akosombo dam and the economy of the Eastern region is dominated by its high-capacity electricity generation. Eastern region covers an area of 19,323 square kilometres, which is about 8.1% of Ghana's total landform.

After 28 out of 28 Constituencies Declared

NPP
NDC

57.51%

NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO

536,366

42.49%

JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS

396,277
CANDIDATE VOTES % SHARE
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP 536,366 57.51%
JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS NDC 396,277 42.49%

President: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Ayensuano 3,060
NPP - 55.12%
NDC - 44.88%
Akwatia 3,228
NPP - 54.54%
NDC - 45.46%
Asuogyaman 3,340
NDC - 54.92%
NPP - 45.08%
Upper West Akim 4,246
NDC - 57.58%
NPP - 42.42%
Suhum 4,430
NPP - 55.67%
NDC - 44.33%