Asawase (Ghana parliament constituency)

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Asawase
constituency
for the Parliament of Ghana
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District Kumasi Metropolitan District
Region Ashanti Region of Ghana
Current constituency
Created 2004
Party National Democratic Congress
MP Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak

Asawase is one of the constituencies represented in the Parliament of Ghana. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Asawase is located in the Kumasi Metropolitan district of the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

This seat was created prior to the Ghanaian parliamentary election in 2004 and has since been held by the National Democratic Congress.

Boundaries[edit]

The seat is located within the Kumasi Metropolitan District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

History[edit]

The constituency was formed in 2004 by the Electoral Commission of Ghana along with 29 other new ones, increasing the number of constituencies from 200 to 230. The Asokwa East and Asokwa West constituencies were realigned, forming the Asawase (Asokwa) constituency and the new Oforikrom constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2004 Constituency created
2004 Dr. Gibril Adamu Mohammed National Democratic Congress
2005 Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak National Democratic Congress

Elections[edit]

Ghanaian parliamentary election, 2008: Asawase
Source:Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak 36,234 56.6 -3.8
New Patriotic Party Dr. Mohammed Abdul Kabir 27,118 42.4 +3.7
People's National Convention Elyasu Mohammed 369 0.6 -0.2
Convention People's Party Alhaji Baba Musah 262 0.4 N/A
Democratic Freedom Party Mohammed Bashir Tijani 0 0 N/A
Majority 9,116 14.2 -7.5
  • A by-election was held following the death of the incumbent MP, Dr. Gibril. Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak won with a majority of 11,142[1] replacing the late Dr Gibrine also of the NDC who had won the seat in December 2004 with a majority of 4,474.[2] The Ghana Center for Democratic Development deemed that this by-election was "fair and transparent, but not free from fear."[3] He subsequently retained his seat in the Ghanaian parliamentary election held in December 2008.[4]
Asawase By-election, 2005
Source:Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak 31,017 60.4 +10.7
New Patriotic Party Shuaibu Musah Sharif 19,875 38.7 -4.4
People's National Convention Ibrahim Mohammed Issaka 417 0.8 -1.6
Majority 11,142 21.7 +15.1
Turnout 51,635 64.29
Ghanaian parliamentary election, 2004: Asawase
Source:Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Dr. Gibril Adamu Mohammed 33,541 49.7 N/A
New Patriotic Party Patrick Appiagyei 29,067 43.1 N/A
Independent Abdul Majeed Alhassan 2,505 3.7 N/A
People's National Convention Thomas Tangwanse Atigah 1,598 2.4 N/A
Convention People's Party King Hassan Abu Bong 570 0.8 N/A
Democratic People's Party (Ghana) Adam Diyawu Rahman 204 0.3 N/A
Majority 4,474 6.6 N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NDC wins Asawase bye-election". General News of Friday, 22 April 2005. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  2. ^ "NDC Silences Ruling Party In Asawase". Politics of Friday, 22 April 2005. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  3. ^ "Statement on the Thursday April 21, 2005 Asawasi Constituency Parliamentary Bye-Election" (PDF). Ghana Center for Democratic Development. p. 3. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  4. ^ "Parliamentary Results Asawase (Ashanti Region)". Elections 2008. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2009-06-21.