Democratic People's Party (Ghana)

The Democratic People's Party is a Ghanaian political party formed in 1992 after the ban on political party activity was lifted by the Provisional National Defence Council government of Ghana. The party claims to follow the Nkrumahist tradition[1] along with the People's National Convention (PNC), Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), National Reform Party (NRP) and the Convention People's Party (CPP).

Democratic People's Party
ChairmanThomas Nuako Ward-Brew
Secretary-GeneralAlhaji Muhammad Salisu Sulaimana
Vice ChairmanG.M. Tettey
Vice ChairmanEkow Bentil
Founded1992 (1992)
HeadquartersH/No. 698/4, Star Avenue, Kokomlemle, Accra
IdeologyNkrumaism
Pan-africanism
African socialism
ColorsWhite and rainbow

Progressive AllianceEdit

The party formed the "Progressive Alliance" with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE) for the presidential election in December 1992.[2] Their common presidential candidate was Jerry Rawlings of the NDC. This alliance continued through the 1996 elections with the party not fielding its own candidates. The party however started fielding its own presidential and parliamentary candidates since the December 2000 elections but has won no seats in parliament.

2004 presidential electionEdit

The presidential nominee of the party, Thomas N. Ward-Brew, a lawyer, was hours late submitting his nomination documents and was unable to contest the Ghanaian presidential election on 7 December 2004.[3]

Party symbolsEdit

The symbols of the party are as follow:[4]

  • Motto: God is Great
  • Colours: The rainbow over a white background
  • Symbol: White dove with an olive branch and leaves in its mouth all over a rainbow.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ "Expunge Ghost Political Parties". Feature Article. Ghana Home Page. 2003-08-30. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
  2. ^ "New Party to replace DPP". Press Review of Thursday, 3 May 2001. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
  3. ^ Kwaku Sakyi-Addo (2004-10-29). "Ghana election diary I: The line-up". African news. BBC Online. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
  4. ^ "The Democratic People's Party". Election 2000. Ghana Review International. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
  5. ^ "Political Parties". Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2007-07-30.

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