Democratic People's Party (Ghana)

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Democratic People's Party
Chairman Thomas Nuako Ward-Brew
Secretary-General Alhaji Muhammad Salisu Sulaimana
Vice Chairman G.M. Tettey
Vice Chairman Ekow Bentil
Founded 1992 (1992)
Headquarters H/No. 698/4, Star Avenue, Kokomlemle, Accra
Ideology Nkrumaism
Colors White and rainbow
Politics of Ghana
Political parties
Elections

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).

Progressive Alliance[edit]

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 election[edit]

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 symbols[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

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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