People's National Party (Ghana)

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People's National Party
Leader Hilla Limann
Founder Imoru Egala
Founded 1979
Dissolved December 31, 1981 (1981-12-31)
Preceded by Convention People's Party
Succeeded by People's National Convention
Convention People's Party
Ideology Nkrumaism,
Socialism,
Pan-Africanism
Slogan Eye kube
1979 National Assembly Election
71 / 140

The People's National Party (PNP) was the ruling party in Ghana during the Third Republic (1979-1981).

All political parties in Ghana were disbanded following the January 1972 military coup led by Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong. When political activities resumed in 1979, there were five parties contesting the elections. The People's National Party (PNP) claimed to represent the Nkrumah heritage.

In elections held on 18 June 1979, PNP presidential candidate Hilla Limann won 35.3% of the vote and the party won 71 of 140 seats in the National Assembly. Limann won 62% of the vote in a 9 July run-off against Victor Owusu of the Popular Front Party (PFP). He took office as President of Ghana on 24 September 1979.

Preceded by
Armed Forces Revolutionary Council
Governments of Ghana
Third Republic

1979–1981
Succeeded by
Provisional National Defence Council