EC terminates registration certificates of 17 political parties

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After reviewing their records, the Electoral Commission (EC) has decided to terminate 17 political parties’ registration certificates.

The EC, in an advertisement in the national dailies to inform the public that the parties had failed to open national and regional offices in the country.

The EC has stated that it is acting in accordance with Section 15 (3) (c) of Act 574 pertaining to political parties.

Before this termination, on October 13 and 17, the Commission warned these political parties and requested them to present to the EC their national and regional offices around the country in order to meet the requirements of the Political Parties Act 2000.

17 political parties with Terminated Certificates of Registration

Here is a list of the 17 political parties that had their Certificates of Registration revoked;

  1. United Progressive Party (UPP) led by Akwasi Addae (Odike)

  2. United Front Party (UFP)

  3. Democratic Freedom Party (DFP)

  4. National Reform Party (NRP)

  5. Reform Patriotic Democrats (RPD).

  6. Democratic People’s Party (DPP)

  7. United Development System Party (UDSP)

  8. Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE)

  9. Yes People’s Party (YPP)

  10. United Ghana Movement (UGM)

  11. New Vision Party (NVP)

  12. Ghana Democratic Republican Party (GDRP)

  13. Ghana National Party (GNP)

  14. Power Unity Party (PUP)

  15. People’s Action Party (PAP)

  16. United Renaissance Party (URP)

  17. United Love Party (ULP)

The constitutionally mandated election authority conducted nationwide inspections of all registered political parties’ offices.

It was discovered as a result of a countrywide audit that these political parties have no representation or offices at the regional levels.

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This called for the EC’s decision to terminate the registration certificates of these 17 political parties.

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