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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is 30 years today 28 July 2022

 Musah Superior writes:

The New Patriotic Party will be 30 years tomorrow, 28 July 2022.

Things you should know about how this great Party came into being.

First meeting to discuss our name was held in June 1992. 

The meeting was held to agree on the name, colours, motto and symbol.

Do you know that the Interim National Executive led by Mssrs B J da Rocha finally settled on National Patriotic Party and not New Patriotic Party as our name?

B J da Rocha to the surprise of everyone replaced "National" with "New" when he announced the name of the Party at Ringway Hotel on the 24th of June 1992. He later explained his decision to change the agreed name. He argued that because almost all the Parties formed after the ban on Partisan politics was lifted in 1992 had "National" in their names, he decided not to follow the "status quo".

The name was widely accepted by defunt Progress Party loyalists in Ghana.

The NPP finally received its certificate of registration on the 28th July, 1992 from the then Interim National Electoral Commission (INEC) headed by the late Justice Josiah Ofori Boateng.

We held our first National Congress not "conference" as we call it now in the middle of August,1992.

At the congress we performed the following activities. 

1. Approved the first constitution of the Party.

2. Launched our manifesto for the 1992 general elections.

3. Elected our new National officers; and Presidential candidate. It was an extraordinary congress.

Between July and November 1992, we worked hard, mobilised the people and demonstrated that we were a better alternative to JJ's brutal dictatorship and "won" the November 1992 Presidential elections but Jerry's NDC stole it from us. We documented the theft entitled the stolen verdict.

We must always remember that (Mssrs) B. J. da Rocha, the first National Chairman of the NPP played a major role in keeping the PP group active though silently, formation of the Danquah/Busia Club and subsequently the NPP.

Here, l want to pay tribute to Baffuor Akoto, Nana Awuku, Prof. Ofosu Armah, S. D. Dombo, Alhaji Osman, S. G. Antor, Victor Owusu, Kwesi Lamptey, J. A. Braimah, Richard Quashie, Alhaji Yakubu Tali (Tolon-Na), Prof. Yaw Twumasi, Prof. Adzei Bekoe, Alhaji B. K. Adama, Haruna Esseku, Jato Kaleo, J. H. Mensah, Abaifa Karbo, Dzana Selby, Jones Ofori Atta, Sackey Schek, former President J. A Kufuor, H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Appiah Menka, Alhaji Shani Mahama, Stephen Kreku, Prof. John Fynn, Mr. Cockra, Adam Amande, Gyebi Ofosu, Ama Busia, Mariama Sanpaga, Alhaji Salifu COP, Mariama Arko, Alhaji Adam Gariba, etc. All these were members of the PP group and played key roles in the establishment of the Danquah/ Busia club which eventually metamophosed into the NPP.

ratulations to our Great Party.


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