September 7, 1962: National Assembly proclaims Nkrumah president for life

Following the attempt on his life at Kulungulu in August, 1962 and fierce opposition from his adversaries, Kwame Nkrumah became increasingly paranoid 5 years into his regime as Ghana's head of state. Nkrumah and the CPP-led National Assembly introduced a series of reforms including declaring Ghana a one-party state, increasing the enforcement power of Preventive Detention, and declaring Nkrumah "president for life."