Elections 2020: Upper West

  • Date Created

    June, 1960

    Population

    702110

  • History

    The Upper West Region of Ghana is located in the north-western corner of Ghana and is bordered by Upper East region to the east, Northern region to the south, and Burkina Faso to the west and north. The Upper West regional capital and largest settlement is Wa. Upper West is the youngest region, created in Ghana by the then Head of State, Flight-Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings in 1983 under the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC). The area was carved out of the former Upper Region, which is now the Upper East Region.

  • Demographics

    The Upper West Region is one of the 16 regions of Ghana. It is located at the North Western corner of Ghana with latitude 9.8°- 11.O° North and longitude 1.6°- 3.0 West, bounded to Burkina Faso to the North. It covers a geographical area of 18,476 square kilometers, representing 12.7% of the total land area of Ghana. The northern Ghana-Burkina Faso is bordered on the east by the Upper East region and Northern regions, on the south by the Northern region, on the west by western Ghana-Burkina Faso, and the Upper West region on the north. It is the seventh largest region in Ghana in total area, and it is made up of 11 districts. By virtue of its location, the Upper West Region has the potential for international and inter-regional trade and other bi-lateral relations, but the overspill of criminal activities and disaster, such as bush fires, diseases and pestilence, armed robbery etc., from the region's neighbors also pose a threat

After 11 out of 11 Constituencies Declared

NDC
NPP

67.42%

JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA

238,949

29.89%

NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO

105,947
CANDIDATE VOTES % SHARE
JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA NDC 238,949 67.42%
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP 105,947 29.89%
DAVID APASERA PNC 2,959 0.83%
CHRISTIAN K. ANDREWS GUM 2,242 0.63%
ALFRED K.A. WALKER IND 1,063 0.30%
KOFI PERCIVAL AKPALOO LPG 744 0.21%
IVOR KOBINA GREENSTREET CPP 640 0.18%
HASSAN AYARIGA APC 445 0.13%
NANA KONADU AGYEMAN-RAWLINGS NDP 407 0.11%
AKUA DONKOR GFP 359 0.10%
HENRY HERBERT LARTEY GCPP 354 0.10%
BRIGITTE A. DZOGBENUKU PPP 333 0.09%

President: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Nandom 1,197
NDC - 51.94%
NPP - 47.32%
Sissala West 4,647
NDC - 56.26%
NPP - 41.41%
Lawra 5,475
NDC - 60.24%
NPP - 38.20%
Wa East 7,950
NDC - 60.56%
NPP - 37.80%
Lambussie-Karni 8,119
NDC - 70.87%
NPP - 25.66%

Skirt & Blouse Constituencies

Name Presidential Parliamentary
Lambussie-Karni JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMANDC BAKYE YELVIEL-DONG BALIGINPP
Nandom JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMANDC AMBROSE DERYNPP
Sissala East JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMANDC ISSAHAKU AMIDU CHINNIANPP
Total 3

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 8
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
Lambussie-Karni 630
NPP - 45.45%
NDC - 42.33%
Sissala East 872
NPP - 37.23%
NDC - 34.72%
Daffiama Bussie Issa 2,427
NDC - 56.50%
NPP - 43.50%
Lawra 2,970
NDC - 55.87%
NPP - 44.13%
Sissala West 3,737
NDC - 55.58%
NPP - 43.87%