Elections 2008: Northern

  • Date Created

    March, 1957

    Population

    1544946

  • History

    The Northern Region is one of the sixteen regions of Ghana. It is located in the north of the country and was the largest of the sixteen regions, covering an area of 70,384 square kilometres or 31 percent of Ghana's area until December 2018 when the Savannah Region and North East Regions were created from it. The Northern Region is divided into 14 districts. The region's capital is Tamale.

  • Demographics

    The Northern Region has a low population density, and, along with the official language of English, most inhabitants (52%) speak a language of the Oti–Volta subfamily in the Niger–Congo language family, such as Dagbani, Mamprusi or Konkomba. The Dagbon Kingdom, of the Dagomba people, is located in the region.

After 20 out of 20 Constituencies Declared

NDC
NPP

62.48%

JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS

423,618

37.52%

NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO

254,337
CANDIDATE VOTES % SHARE
JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS NDC 423,618 62.48%
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP 254,337 37.52%

President: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Nanton 713
NDC - 52.32%
NPP - 47.68%
Tolon 1,125
NDC - 51.56%
NPP - 48.44%
Gushiegu 1,756
NDC - 52.98%
NPP - 47.02%
Wulensi 2,114
NPP - 54.11%
NDC - 45.89%
Saboba 2,488
NDC - 56.11%
NPP - 43.89%