Elections 2020: Ahafo

  • Date Created

    February, 2019

    Population

    484210

  • History

    The Ahafo Region is a newly created Region in Ghana with Goaso as its capital.[1][2] The region had administrative and governmental legislature like all the ten already existing regions in Ghana. The region was carved out of the south-eastern part of the Brong Ahafo Region and was in fulfillment of a campaign promise made by New Patriotic Party. Prior to the 2016 Ghanaian general election, the then candidate Nana Akufo-Addo declared that when elected, he would explore the possibility of creating new regions out of some of the existing regions in Ghana in order to bring government closer to citizens. The execution of plans for the creation of the regions was assigned to the newly created Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development[3] which is under the leadership of Hon. Dan Botwe. Government of Ghana ministry charged with the responsibility of supervising the creation of new regions in Ghana.[3] In March 2017, the ministry sent the blue print for the creation of the region along with others to the Council of State. The council met over 36 times from the time of submission to August 2017.[4] The final stage for the creation of the region was decided through a referendum by the people within the catchment of the new region on 27 December 2018.[5]

  • Demographics

    The Ahafo Region is bordered on the north by the Bono region, the east by Ashanti Region, the west by the Bono region, the south by the Western North Region and is made up of 6 districts. Climate and vegetation The Ahafo Region is part of the forest belt of Ghana and has a vegetation consists predominantly of fertile soil, grassland, especially savanna with clusters of drought-resistant trees such as baobabs or acacias. Between December and April is the dry season. The wet season is between about July and November with an average annual rainfall of 750 to 1050 mm (30 to 40 inches). The highest temperatures are reached at the end of the dry season, the lowest in December and January. However, the hot Harmattan wind from the Sahara blows frequently between December and the beginning of February. The temperatures can vary between 14 °C (59 °F) at night and 40 °C (104 °F) during the day.

After 6 out of 6 Constituencies Declared

NPP
NDC

55.07%

NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO

145,025

44.19%

JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA

116,371
CANDIDATE VOTES % SHARE
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP 145,025 55.07%
JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA NDC 116,371 44.19%
CHRISTIAN K. ANDREWS GUM 1,325 0.50%
IVOR KOBINA GREENSTREET CPP 154 0.06%
KOFI PERCIVAL AKPALOO LPG 95 0.04%
HASSAN AYARIGA APC 93 0.04%
DAVID APASERA PNC 71 0.03%
ALFRED K.A. WALKER IND 58 0.02%
HENRY HERBERT LARTEY GCPP 43 0.02%
BRIGITTE A. DZOGBENUKU PPP 36 0.01%
AKUA DONKOR GFP 35 0.01%
NANA KONADU AGYEMAN-RAWLINGS NDP 32 0.01%

President: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Asutifi South 1,461
NDC - 51.55%
NPP - 47.73%
Asunafo South 1,643
NPP - 51.52%
NDC - 47.67%
Asutifi North 3,661
NPP - 54.79%
NDC - 44.31%
Tano South 6,829
NPP - 58.34%
NDC - 41.66%
Asunafo North 7,971
NPP - 55.65%
NDC - 43.44%

Skirt & Blouse Constituencies

Name Presidential Parliamentary
Asunafo South NANA A. AKUFO-ADDONPP HON ERIC OPOKUNDC
Total 1

Parliamentary: Summary

Party Seats
All People’s Congress - APC 0
Convention People's Party - CPP 0
Ghana Union Movement - GUM 0
Great Consolidated Popular Party - GCPP 0
Independent Candidate - IND 0
Liberal Party of Ghana - LPG 0
National Democratic Congress - NDC 2
National Democratic Party - NDP 0
New Patriotic Party - NPP 4
People’s National Convention - PNC 0
Progressive People’s Party - PPP 0
United Progressive Party - UPP 0

Parliamentary: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Asunafo South 1,395
NDC - 51.27%
NPP - 48.07%
Asutifi North 1,959
NPP - 52.62%
NDC - 47.05%
Tano South 2,304
NPP - 52.76%
NDC - 47.24%
Asutifi South 2,659
NDC - 53.37%
NPP - 46.48%
Asunafo North 3,344
NPP - 52.21%
NDC - 47.18%