Elections 2020: Savannah

  • Date Created

    February, 2019

    Population

    469510

  • History

    A referendum on 27 December 2018[7] approved the creation of Savannah Region, with 206,350 (99.52%) votes in favour on a turnout of 81.77%.[8][9][10] CI 115 establishing the Region signed and presented on 12 February 2019.[11] Upon receiving favourable responses from all stakeholders in the Northern Region (the region it was broken off from), the Brobbey Commission (the Commission tasked with the creation of the new regions), a referendum was conducted on the 27th December 2018. The result was a resounding yes of 99.7%. The President of the Republic of Ghana signed and presented the Constitutional Instrument (CI) 115 to the Yagbonwura in the Jubilee House, Accra on 12 February 2019. The launch was well attended by sons and daughters of Gonjaland including all current and past Mps, MDCEs and all appointees with Gonjaland descent. Damongo was declared the capital of the new Savannah Region. It is located in the north of the country.

  • Demographics

    The Savannah Region is bordered on the north by the Upper West region, on the west by the Ghana-Côte d'Ivoire international border, on the south by the Bono and Bono East regions, and on the west by the North East and Northern regions. Savannah region is made up of 7 districts. The Savannah Region is much drier than southern areas of Ghana, due to its proximity to the Sahel, and the Sahara. The vegetation consists predominantly of 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 7 out of 7 Constituencies Declared

NDC
NPP

62.97%

JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA

144,244

35.19%

NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO

80,605
CANDIDATE VOTES % SHARE
JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA NDC 144,244 62.97%
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP 80,605 35.19%
CHRISTIAN K. ANDREWS GUM 1,409 0.62%
IVOR KOBINA GREENSTREET CPP 503 0.22%
ALFRED K.A. WALKER IND 427 0.19%
HASSAN AYARIGA APC 386 0.17%
DAVID APASERA PNC 344 0.15%
KOFI PERCIVAL AKPALOO LPG 324 0.14%
NANA KONADU AGYEMAN-RAWLINGS NDP 279 0.12%
AKUA DONKOR GFP 212 0.09%
HENRY HERBERT LARTEY GCPP 185 0.08%
BRIGITTE A. DZOGBENUKU PPP 160 0.07%

President: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Salaga North 711
NDC - 51.58%
NPP - 47.41%
Daboya Mankarigu 1,981
NPP - 53.62%
NDC - 45.30%
Damongo 3,443
NDC - 55.58%
NPP - 43.79%
Salaga South 6,204
NDC - 56.62%
NPP - 41.43%
Yapei/Kusawgu 15,471
NDC - 65.17%
NPP - 32.90%

Skirt & Blouse Constituencies

Name Presidential Parliamentary
Damongo JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMANDC SAMUEL ABU JINAPORNPP
Salaga North JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMANDC Alhassan Abdallah IddiNPP
Total 2

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 4
National Democratic Party - NDP 0
New Patriotic Party - NPP 3
People’s National Convention - PNC 0
Progressive People’s Party - PPP 0
United Progressive Party - UPP 0

Parliamentary: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Salaga North 954
NPP - 52.54%
NDC - 47.05%
Salaga South 1,439
NDC - 49.36%
NPP - 45.90%
Damongo 2,710
NPP - 54.08%
NDC - 44.92%
Daboya Mankarigu 4,640
NPP - 59.61%
NDC - 40.39%
Yapei/Kusawgu 8,660
NDC - 59.05%
NPP - 40.95%