Wulensi (Ghana parliament constituency)

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Wulensi
constituency
for the Parliament of Ghana
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District Nanumba South District
Region Northern Region of Ghana
Current constituency
Party Independent
MP Alhaji Saani Iddi

Wulensi 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. Wulensi is located in the Nanumba South district of the Northern Region of Ghana.

Boundaries[edit]

The seat is located entirely within the Nanumba South district of the Northern Region of Ghana.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1992 National Democratic Congress
1996 Alhaji Saani Iddi New Patriotic Party
2000 Samuel Nyimakan National Democratic Congress
2002 Wumbei Kofi Karim New Patriotic Party
2008 Alhaji Saani Iddi Independent

Following the death of the independent MP Alhaji Saani Iddi in early June 2012,[1][2] the Electoral Commission of Ghana set 31 July 2012 as the date for a by-election following registration of candidates on 3 July and 4 July 2012.[3]

Elections[edit]

Ghanaian parliamentary election, 2008: Wulensi
Source:Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Alhaji Saani Iddi 10,174 37.1
New Patriotic Party Thomas Donkor Ogajah NPP 8,538 31.1 -15.3
National Democratic Congress Laliri George Maban 8,335 30.4 -13.3
Convention People's Party Musah Ziblim Star Boy 196 0.7 -0.2
People's National Convention Thomas Muyabi 171 0.6
Majority 1,636 6.0 3.3
Turnout
Ghanaian parliamentary election, 2004: Wulensi
Source:National Electoral Commission, Ghana
Party Candidate Votes % ±
New Patriotic Party Wumbei Kofi Karim 10,476 46.4 -4.1
National Democratic Congress Laliri George Maban 9,864 43.7 -1.3
People's National Convention Daniel Okpanul 881 3.9 +1.9
Democratic People's Party Dawuda Mumuni 287 1.3 -0.1
Convention People's Party Alhaji Musah Ziblila 207 0.9
Majority 612 2.7 -1.8
Turnout 23,754 89.0 +30.9

Wumbei Kofi Karim (NPP), a teacher, won the by-election held on 4 March 2002 with a majority of 894[4] following the disqualification of the incumbent MP, Samuel Nyimakan of the NDC by the Supreme Court of Ghana on 15 January 2003.[5]

Wulensi by-election, 2002
Source:Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
New Patriotic Party Wumbei Kofi Karim 8,197 50.5 +11.2
National Democratic Congress Sadani Njigur 7,303 45.0 -9.4
People's National Convention Daniel Okpanul Niwubni 319 2.0
Democratic People's Party Dawuda Mumuni 227 1.4
Independent Alhaji Ziblila Musah 75 0.5
Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere Inusah Natogmah 56 0.3
Independent Peter Maagan Oggah 53 0.3
Majority 894 4.5 -10.6
Turnout 16,798 58.1
Ghanaian parliamentary election, 2000: Wulensi
Source:Adam Carr's Election Archives
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Samuel Nyimakan[5] 9,537 54.4
New Patriotic Party Alhaji Saani Iddi 6,884 39.3
National Reform Party Binyam S Jangboja 837 4.8
Convention People's Party Ayi Abdu-Rahaman 278 1.6
Majority 2,653 15.1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MP for Wulensi is dead". CitiFMOnline. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Walensi MP is dead". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "EC sets July 31 for Wulensi By-Election". General news. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "NPP Wins Wulensi By-election". Politics of Wednesday, 5 March 2003. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  5. ^ a b "Supreme Court disqualifies NDC MP". Politics of Thursday, 16 January 2003. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2007-05-16.