EC gives17 political parties ultimatum to regularise their registration

The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has given an ultimatum to 17 political parties to regularise by registration or risk being banned.

According to the EC, these political parties have no regional and national presence and have up to Thursday, October 20, 2022 to show proof why their registrations should not be cancelled under the Political Parties Act of 2000, Act 574.

This comes after the Electoral Commission undertook a nationwide exercise to inspect the offices of all registered political parties in Ghana from May 16, 2022 to June 9, 2022.

Following the nationwide inspection, it came to light that the 17 under-listed Political Parties have no offices at the National and Regional levels as required by Section 15 (1) (Act 574), the EC said in a notice, published in the Daily Graphic.

“The Commission intends to invoke Section 15 (3) (c) of the Political Parties Act of 2000, Act 574, which mandates it to cancel the registration of Political Parties which do not have offices at the National and Regional levels. In this vein, the following Political Parties are by this notice requested to show cause in writing to the Electoral Commission why their registration should not be cancelled,” the EC said in an October 13, 2022 statement.

Find the affected parties below

  1. Democratic People’s Party (DPP)
  2. United Front Party (UFP)
  3. United Development System Party (UDSP)
  4. Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE)
  5. Yes People’s Party (YPP)
  6. United Ghana Movement (UGM)
  7. Democratic Freedom Party (DFP)
  8. New Vision Party (NVP)
  9. Ghana Democratic Republican Party (GDRP)
  10. Ghana National Party (GNP)
  11. Power Unity Party (PUP)
  12. United Progressive Party (UPP)
  13. Reform Patriotic Democrats (RPD)
  14. People’s Action Party (PAP)
  15. United Renaissance Party (URP)
  16. National Reform Party (NRP)
  17. United Love Party (ULP)

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