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Isaac Adongo, MP Bolgatanga Central

Isaac Adongo, MP Bolgatanga Central

Isaac Adongo is a Ghanaian politician and Member of Parliament representing the Bolgatanga Central Constituency in the Upper East Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress.

Adongo hails from Bolgatanga. He is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the University of Ghana.

He was first elected in 2016 and then was re-elected in 2020.

He came to international prominence in 2022 for his criticism of the Vice President of Ghana, Mahamudu Bawumia because of the way he used the Manchester United and England national team footballer, Harry Maguire as a object of comparison in his speech to attack the economic record of the Vice President, whom he called an "economic Maguire". He likened the Vice President's attempts to restore the value of the Ghanaian currency, the Cedi, to Maguire's tendency to score own goals. Honourable Isaac Adongo, is a Ranking Member of Parliament’s Finance Committee.


Adongo is a member of National Democratic Congress and a member of parliament for Bolgatanga central constituency in the Seventh and Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.

2016 election

Adongo contested the Bolgatanga central constituency parliamentary seat on the ticket of National Democratic Congress during the 2016 Ghanian general election and won the election with 25, 042 votes representing 51.41% of the total votes. He won the election over Asanga Rex Simeon Atareyella of New Patriotic Party, Thomas Akurugu of PNC, Sampson Ayindongo Akolgo of PPP, Abdul- Rahman Latifa of Convention People's Party and Ayamga Richard of APC. They obtained 15, 610 votes, 431 votes, 288 votes, 174 votes and 169 votes respectively. These is equivalent to 32.04%, 15.25%, 0.59%, 0.36% and.0.35% of the total votes respectively.

2020 election

Isaac was re- elected as a member of parliament for Bolgatanga central (Ghana parliament constituency ) during the 2020 Ghanian general election on the ticket of National Democratic Congress. He was elected with 36, 726 votes representing 64.45% of the total votes. He won the election over Rex Simeon Atareyella Asanga of New Patriotic Party who polled 19, 794 votes which is equivalent to 34.84%, parliamentary candidate for LPG Francis Ayadogo had 237 votes representing 0.42% and the parliamentary candidate for Convention People's Party Abdul- Rahman Latifa had 214 votes representing 0.38% of the total votes.

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