For the first time in Ghana’s electoral processes since 1992, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has won both the presidential and parliamentary elections in the Daboya/Mankarigu constituency of the Savannah Region.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo beat John Dramani Mahama by 1,981 votes recorded at the just ended general elections.
The NPP went the extra mile to win two more seats in the Savannah Region which is the homeland of former President John Dramani Mahama.
Out of the seven constituencies, the NPP flipped Damongo, Daboya-Mankarigu, and Salaga North constituencies compared to the one seat (Salaga South) the party won in 2016.
The Members of Parliament elect are Samuel Abdulai Jinapor for the Damongo constituency, Alhassan Abdullah Iddi for Salaga North, and Alhaji Mahama Asei Seini for Daboya-Mankarigu.
The Regional Chairman, Alhaji Iddrisu Sulemana alias Professor Kalamonia in an interview described the outcome as unprecedented and commended the electorate there for what he interpreted to mean “Thank you” votes to the NPP.
According to him, since independence, residents of Gonjaland clamoured for sovereignty which Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration finally made possible in 2018.
He said the party would grow from strength to strength to win all seven parliamentary seats in subsequent elections.
Daboya-Mankarigu is the hometown of the NPP’s Regional Chairman, Alhaji Iddrisu Sulemana alias Professor Kalamonia.