Elections 2020: Western North

  • Date Created

    February, 2019

    Population

    711435

  • History

    The Western North Region of Ghana is a new region carved out of the existing Western Region of Ghana. This creation of this new region was in fulfillment of a promise made by the New Patriotic Party prior to the 2016 Ghana general election. Upon winning the elections, the President, Nana Akuffo Addo created the Ministry of Regional Reorganization to oversee policy formulation and implementation. In all, six new regions were created from the existing ten regions of Ghana. The other new regions are Bono East, Ahafo, Savannah, North East, and Oti regions.[3] The execution of plans for the creation of the regions was ceded to the newly created Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development[4] which is under the leadership of Hon. Dan Botwe.[4] In March 2017, the ministry sent the blueprint 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.[5] The final stage for the creation of the region was decided through a referendum by the people within the area of the new region on 27 December 2018.[6][7]

  • Demographics

    The region has several forest reserves which serve as tourist attractions.Cyril The Western region has many post-secondary schools, including teachers' and nursing colleges. The Western North Region of Ghana contains nine ordinary districts (while the residual portion of the Western Region is made up of 1 metropolitan, 2 municipal and 13 ordinary districts) as follows:[8]

After 9 out of 9 Constituencies Declared

NDC
NPP

53.59%

JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA

192,460

44.98%

NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO

161,560
CANDIDATE VOTES % SHARE
JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA NDC 192,460 53.59%
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP 161,560 44.98%
CHRISTIAN K. ANDREWS GUM 3,864 1.08%
IVOR KOBINA GREENSTREET CPP 239 0.07%
DAVID APASERA PNC 226 0.06%
HASSAN AYARIGA APC 147 0.04%
ALFRED K.A. WALKER IND 132 0.04%
AKUA DONKOR GFP 131 0.04%
KOFI PERCIVAL AKPALOO LPG 128 0.04%
HENRY HERBERT LARTEY GCPP 121 0.03%
NANA KONADU AGYEMAN-RAWLINGS NDP 95 0.03%
BRIGITTE A. DZOGBENUKU PPP 55 0.02%

President: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Sefwi-Akontombra 296
NPP - 50.63%
NDC - 49.37%
Sefwi Wiawso 1,699
NPP - 50.81%
NDC - 48.14%
Suaman 2,009
NDC - 55.28%
NPP - 43.60%
Aowin 5,993
NDC - 54.91%
NPP - 43.17%
Bia East 6,588
NDC - 64.22%
NPP - 34.23%

Skirt & Blouse Constituencies

Name Presidential Parliamentary
Total 0

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 6
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
Sefwi Wiawso 72
NPP - 45.10%
NDC - 44.99%
Suaman 414
NDC - 51.19%
NPP - 48.81%
Bia East 2,251
NDC - 54.59%
NPP - 45.07%
Bodi 2,548
NDC - 48.01%
NPP - 39.03%
Sefwi-Akontombra 3,423
NPP - 54.88%
NDC - 44.43%