Politics Wed, 10 Jun 2020
The NDC, the biggest opposition party in the country today June 10, 2020, is marking 28 years of the formation of the party.As part of the anniversary celebrations, the party on Wednesday morning is holding a Flag Raising Ceremony at its headquarters at Adabraka in Accra.
The ceremony is being led by the Leader and Flagbearer of the party, Former President John Dramani Mahama.
Founded by Former President Jerry John Rawlings, the NDC was birthed out of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) which ruled Ghana following the military coup d'état on 31 December 1981 led by Mr Rawlings.
Ahead of the 1992 presidential elections, the NDC was formed and won the 1992 elections making Mr Rawlings President. He subsequently won the 1996 general elections and finished an 8-year tenure after which his party lost power to the New Patriotic Party in the 2000 elections.
The NDC has, however, since the 2000 elections won three elections with the late Professor John Evans Atta-Mills and Former President John Mahama serving as presidents on the party’s ticket.
Ahead of the 2020 elections former Mahama and his NDC is seeking a comeback at the nation's presidency after having been endorsed as the party’s candidate for the election in December.
Watch a livestream of the event here: