Articles worth reading
Ottobah Cugoano

Ottobah Cugoano

access_time March 14, 2017

Ottobah Cugoano (c.1757, date of death unknown) was an African abolitionist who was active in England in the latter half of the eighteenth century. E...

Ghana National Soccer Team

access_time March 14, 2017

Ghana National Soccer Team(Nickname: Black Stars)  The Black Stars, is the senior national team of Ghana and is controlled by the Ghana Football ...

Sakumo Lagoon

Sakumo Lagoon

access_time March 13, 2017

The lagoons Sakumo and Djange are two of the many coastal lagoons in Ghana which provide valuable resources to the local communities and offer importa...

National Democratic Congress (Ghana)

National Democratic Congress (Ghana)

National Democratic Congress (Ghana)

access_time March 14, 2017 chat_bubble_outline 0 comments
shareShare this post

The National Democratic Congress is a social democratic political party in Ghana, founded by Jerry Rawlings, who was President of Ghana from 1981 to 2001. The NDC was formed ahead of elections in 1992 and 1996 which returned Rawlings to power. Rawlings’ second term ended in 2001. His Vice-President, John Atta Mills, placed second in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, winning 44.6% of the vote on the second occasion. In the general elections held on 7 December 2004, the party won 94 out of 230 seats.

On December 21, 2006, Mills was overwhelmingly elected by the NDC as its candidate for the 2008 presidential election with a majority of 81.4%, or 1,362 votes. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah was second with 8.7% (146 votes), Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu was third with 8.2% (137 votes), and Eddie Annan was fourth with 1.7% (28 votes).In April 2008, John Mahama was chosen as the party’s vice-presidential candidate.On January 3, 2009, Mills was certified as the victor of the December 28, 2008, run-off election to become the next president of Ghana.

READ ALSO:   Witches Haven

The NDC’s party symbol is an umbrella with an eagle’s head on top. Party colors are red, white, green, and black.

Internationally, the NDC is a member of the Socialist International.

shareShare this post
folder_openAssigned tags
content_copyCategorized under

No Comments

comment No comments yet

You can be first to leave a comment

Submit an answer

info_outline

Your data will be safe!

Your e-mail address will not be published. Also other data will not be shared with third person.