Talensi (Ghana parliament constituency)

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Talensi
constituency
for the Parliament of Ghana
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District Talensi-Nabdam District
Region Upper East Region of Ghana
Current constituency
Created 2004
Party National Democratic Congress
MP John Akologu Tia

Talensi 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. Talensi is located in the Talensi-Nabdam district of the Upper East Region of Ghana.

Boundaries[edit]

The seat is located within the Talensi-Nabdam District in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1992 John Akologu Tia National Democratic Congress
2012 Robert Nachinab Doameng National Patriotic Party
2015 Benson Tongo Baba National Democratic Congress

Elections[edit]

Following Robert Nachinab Doameng (NPP) becoming the Paramount Chief of Tongo, a by-election was held resulting in Benson Tongo Baba of the NDC being elected MP for Talensi with a margin of 3521.[1]

Talensi by-election, 2015
Source: Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Benson Tongo Baba 10,366 42.31 +9.09
New Patriotic Party Thomas Pearson Duanab Wuni 6,845 27.94 -13.52
People's National Convention Michael Namalteng Wombeogo 6,836 27.9 +4.51
Progressive People's Party Joseph Toatoba 214 0.87 -0.05
New Vision Party James Mambora Doubil 93
Ghana Freedom Party Philip Bameezina Yaro 58
United Progressive Party Isaac Kungasore 49
Independent People's Party Dennis Atiah Tambil 38
Majority 3,521 14.37
Turnout 24,499
Ghanaian general election, 2012
Source: Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
New Patriotic Party Robert Nachinab Doameng 11,380 41.46
National Democratic Congress John Akologu Tia 9,119 33.22
People's National Convention Michael Wombeogo 6,420 23.39
Convention People's Party Ramson Yinbil Dabitzaaya 278 1.01
Progressive People's Party Mogre Dominic 253 0.92
Majority 2,261 8.24
Turnout 27,450
Ghanaian parliamentary election, 2008: Talensi
Source:Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress John Akologu Tia 9,548 44.2
New Patriotic Party Bisnab Sebastian Tibil 7,496 34.7
People's National Convention Michael Wombeogo 4,394 20.4
Democratic Freedom Party Grace Akua Yinmadug 148 0.7
Majority 1,052 9.5
Turnout

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B.T. BABA: I am going to hit the ground running". Ghanaweb.com. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 8 July 2015.