The Buem constituency 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. It is located in the Jasikan district of the Oti Region of Ghana.

Buem
constituency
for the Parliament of Ghana
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DistrictJasikan District
RegionOti Region of Ghana
Current constituency
PartyNational Democratic Congress
MPDaniel Kosi Ashiaman

BoundariesEdit

The constituency is located within the Jasikan district of the Oti Region of Ghana. It is one of two constituencies in this district, the other being the Akan constituency. The constituency was originally located within the Volta Region of Ghana until new Regions were created following the December 2018 referendum.[1]

Members of ParliamentEdit

First elected Member Party Term
1956 Francis Yao Asare Convention People's Party 1956 – 1965
1965 Eric Kwame Heymann Convention People's Party 1965 – 1966
1969 Christopher Kwaku Nyano National Alliance of Liberals 1969 – 1972
1979 Monica P. Atenkah People's National Convention 1979 – 1981
1992 Emil Kwadzo Brantuo National Democratic Congress 1992 – 2004
2004 Henry Ford Kamel National Democratic Congress 2004 – 2013
2013 Daniel Kosi Ashiaman National Democratic Congress 2013 – date

ElectionsEdit

2016 Ghanaian general election: Buem
Source GhanaWeb
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Daniel Kwasi Ashiaman 14,799 69.72 -14.96
New Patriotic Party Aziale Lawrence Kwami 5,896 27.78 (+6.78)
Progressive People's Party Aziakpa Francis Kofi 233 1.10
Convention People's Party Nelson Asafo 193 0.91 -5.55
Independent David Kofi Ahose 106 0.50
Majority 8,903
Turnout 21,227

Due to the death of Henry Ford Kamel of the NDC, a by-election was scheduled for 26 February 2013.[2][3] This was won by Daniel Kosi Ashiaman of the NDC with a majority of 8,640 (78%) votes.[4]

2013 By-election: Buem
Source:GhanaWeb
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Daniel Kosi Ashiaman 9,366 84.68 +10.88
Convention People's Party Nelson Asafo 726 6.46 +3.16
New Vision Party Alhaji Muniru 251 2.27
People's National Convention Adams Darko-Boateng 211 1.91 +0.01
Majority 8,640
Turnout 11,247
2012 Ghanaian parliamentary election: Buem
Source:Electoral Commission of Ghana
Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Henry Ford Kofi Kamel 19,031 73.8 8.0
New Patriotic Party Francis Asuka-Boakye 5,404 21.0 -6.5
Convention People's Party Nelson Asafo 850 3.3 2.4
People's National Convention Darko-Boateng Adams 502 1.9
Majority 13,627 52.8 14.5
Turnout 26,252 70.7
2008 Ghanaian parliamentary election: Buem
Source:Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Henry Ford Kamel 1,2766 65.8 -4.2
New Patriotic Party Bob-Charles Agbentor 5,340 27.5 5.5
Independent Obeng Akyea Richard Asafoatse 755 3.9
Democratic Freedom Party Patience Ama Yirenkyi 353 1.8
Convention People's Party Kwabena Ahenkora Osei Boahene 179 0.9
Majority 12,426 38.3 -9.7
Turnout
2004 Ghanaian parliamentary election: Buem
Source:National Electoral Commission, Ghana
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Henry Ford Kamel 15,295 70.0 21.2
New Patriotic Party Bob Charles Agbontor 4,807 22.0 15.0
Convention People's Party Sosthenes Simon Sakyi 1,602 7.3 -0.3
People's National Convention Mohammed Nurudeen 139 0.6 0.0
Majority 10,488 48.0 22.5
Turnout 21,743 84.8
2000 Ghanaian parliamentary election: Buem
Source:Adam Carr's Election Archives
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Emil Kwadzo Brantuo 9,610 48.8 -14.3
Independent Adjei Richard Kwadwo 4,578 23.3
National Reform Party Ernest A. Yeboah 2,356 12.0
Convention People's Party Sosthenes S. Sakyi 1,500 7.6
New Patriotic Party Sam Baidu Kelele 1,386 7.0 +2.2
United Ghana Movement Nyame Manasseh Ebun 144 0.7
People's National Convention Donkor S. Kwamena 110 0.6 +0.2
Majority 5,032 25.5 -6.4
1996 Ghanaian parliamentary election: Avenor-Ave
Source:Electoral Commission of Ghana
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Emil Kwadzo Brantuo 15,623 63.1
Democratic People's Party Sosthenes Simon Sakyi 7,722 31.2
New Patriotic Party Bani Nyarko Agyemang Charles 1,186 4.8
National Convention Party Nayo Rockson 114 0.5
People's National Convention Bobison Emmanuel Kwaku 99 0.4
Majority 7,901 31.9
Turnout 25,146 81.3 +10.3
1992 Ghanaian parliamentary election: Avenor-Ave
Source:Electoral Commission of Ghana
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Democratic Congress Emil Kwadzo Brantuo
Majority
Turnout 19,650 71.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zurek, Kweku (28 December 2018). "CONFIRMED: Results of the 2018 Referendum on new regions". Graphic Online. Accra, Ghana: Graphic Communications Group Ltd. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  2. ^ "PARLIAMENTARY BY-ELECTION – BUEM CONSTITUENCY". News. Electoral Commission of Ghana. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Akatsi South, Buem by-elections slated for Feb 5 and 26". Politics. Ghana Home Page. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  4. ^ "NDC's Kwasi Ashiaman wins Buem seat". GhanaWeb. GhanaWeb. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2018.