Nkoranza North (Ghana parliament constituency)

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Nkoranza North
constituency
for the Parliament of Ghana
Ghana-Brong-Ahafo.png
District Nkoranza District
Region Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana
Current constituency
Created 2004
Party New Patriotic Party
MP Derek Oduro

Nkoranza North 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. Nkoranza North is located in the Nkoranza district of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.

This seat was created prior to the Ghanaian parliamentary election in 2004 and has been held by the New Patriotic Party since then.

At the by-election held on 13 March 2007, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, Derek Oduro, won the seat with an increased majority.[1]

Boundaries[edit]

The seat is located entirely within the Nkoranza district of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. It covers the northern part of the district. To the south is the Nkoranza South constituency. Its western boundary is the Techiman North constituency in the Techiman Municipal District. To the north is Kintampo South constituency in the Kintampo South District and the Pru constituency in the Pru District is north east. The eastern boundary is formed by the Atebubu Amantin constituency in the Atebubu-Amantin District. The south eastern boundary is formed by the Ejura Sekyedumase constituency in the Ejura/Sekyedumase District of the Ashanti Region.

History[edit]

The constituency was first created in 2004 by the Electoral Commission of Ghana along with 29 other new ones, increasing the number of constituencies from 200 to 230.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
2004 Constituency created
2004 Eric Amoateng New Patriotic Party
2007 Major Derek Oduro New Patriotic Party

Elections[edit]

Ghanaian parliamentary election, 2008: Nkoranza North
Source:Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
New Patriotic Party Major Derek Oduro 9,211 51.8 -11.9
National Democratic Congress Kwadwo Agyei-Dwomor 8,142 45.8 10.2
Convention People's Party Ameyaw Yahaya 415 2.3 N/A
Democratic People's Party Osei Bonsu Jnr 0.0 0.0 -0.7
Majority 3,742 19.8 N/A
Nkoranza North by-election, 2007
Source:Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
New Patriotic Party Major Derek Oduro 10,179 63.7 +15.3
National Democratic Congress Kofi Amoako-Gyambah 5,694 35.6 +7.0
Democratic People's Party Osei Bonsu Jnr. 122 0.7 N/A
Majority 4,485 28.1 +8.3
Turnout 19,490 80.5
Ghanaian parliamentary election, 2004: Nkoranza North
Source:Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
New Patriotic Party Eric Amoateng 9,144 48.4 N/A
National Democratic Congress Francis Hayford Amoako 5,402 28.6 N/A
Independent Prince Adjei Ofosu 4.354 23.0 N/A
Majority 3,742 19.8 N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NPP retains Nkoranza North seat". Elections 2004. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2007-07-25.