People's National Convention (Ghana)

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People's National Convention
Leader Edward Mahama
Chairman Bernard Mornah
General Secretary Atik Mohammed
Vice Chairman Henry Haruna
Founder Hilla Limann
Founded 27 July 1992 (1992-07-27)
Headquarters Arts Centre, Accra
Ideology Nkrumaism,
Socialism,
Pan-Africanism
Colors Red, green and white
Slogan Eye kube
Service with honesty
Election symbol
Palm tree
Party flag
Pnc-ghana flag.gif

The People's National Convention is a political party in Ghana.

At the elections held on 7 December 2004, the party was part of the Grand Coalition, which won four out of 230 seats. Edward Mahama, candidate of the Grand Coalition, won 1.9% of the vote at the presidential elections. At the December 2008 elections, the party won two seats in Parliament. For the fourth time in a row, Edward Mahama was the presidential candidate. He received 0.8% of the vote. Hassan Ayariga was elected in 2011 by the party to stand in the 2012 presidential election.[1] Ayariga received 0.22% of the vote.[2]

The party elected new officials in 2016, with Edward Mahama becoming its presidential candidate and General Secretary Bernard Mornah becoming the Chairman.[3]

Electoral performance[edit]

The PNC has contested all national elections since the inception of the fourth republic apart from the 1992 parliamentary election, which was boycotted along with other opposition parties.

Parliamentary elections[edit]

Election Number of PNC votes Share of votes Seats Outcome of election
2012 72,618 0.66% 1 Minority in parliament
2008 117,732 1.4% 2 Minority in parliament[4]
2004 186,226 2.1% 4 Minority in parliament[5]
2000 224,657 3.4% 3 Minority in parliament[6]
1996 5 Minority in parliament[7]
1992 boycotted The minority parties boycotted the election[8]

Presidential elections[edit]

Election Candidate Number of votes Share of votes Outcome of election
2012 Hassan Ayariga 24,617 0.22% Minority[2]
2008 Edward Mahama 73,494 0.9% Minority[9]
2004 Edward Mahama 165,375 1.9% Minority[10]
2000 Edward Mahama 189,659 2.5% Minority[11]
1996 Edward Mahama 3.0% Minority[12]
1992 Hilla Limann 266,728 6.7% Minority[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of 2012 Presidential Candidates". Electoral Commission of Ghana. Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Results of Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2012". 
  3. ^ "Edward Mahama dethrones 'Ayaricough' as PNC flagbearer; Mornah elected Chairman". Graphic Online. 13 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "REPUBLIC OF GHANA - LEGISLATIVE ELECTION OF 7 DECEMBER 2008". Adam Carr. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  5. ^ "REPUBLIC OF GHANA - LEGISLATIVE ELECTION OF 7 DECEMBER 2004". Adam Carr. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  6. ^ "REPUBLIC OF GHANA - LEGISLATIVE ELECTION OF 7 DECEMBER 2000". Adam Carr. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  7. ^ "07 December 1996 Parliamentary Election". Albert C. Nunley. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  8. ^ "29 December 1992 Parliamentary Election". Albert C. Nunley. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  9. ^ "REPUBLIC OF GHANA - PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF DECEMBER 2008". Adam Carr. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  10. ^ "07 December 2004 Presidential Election". Albert C. Nunley. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  11. ^ "REPUBLIC OF GHANA - PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF DECEMBER 2000". Adam Carr. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  12. ^ "07 December 1996 Presidential Election". Elections in Ghana. Albert C. Nunley. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  13. ^ "03 November 1992 Presidential Election". Elections in Ghana. Albert C. Nunley. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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