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EC chase 17 political parties in Ghana for flouting regulations

The Electoral Commission (EC) is racing against time to revoke the liences of some political parties in the country.

These political parties we understand have flouts the rules and regulations of the commission.

According to the EC, it is required by section 15 (1) (Act 574), a political party to own offices of operations both in the regional and the national levels.

However, these political parties does not have one, according to the ECG following an exercise it conduct nationwide from May 16 to June 9, 2022.

“In a bid to ensure compliance with section 22 (1) of the Political Parties Act, 2000 (Act 574), the Electoral Commission undertook a nationwide exercise to inspect the offices of all registered political parties in Ghana.

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“Following the nationwide inspection, it came to light that the under-listed Political Parties have no offices at the national and regional levels as required by section 15 (1) (Act 574).

“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,” the EC said in a statement.

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To this effect, the Electoral says it will cancel the liences of all political parties found caupable if they fail to buttress why they exist without any offices at the regional and national levels.

Below is full of the 17 political parties 

Democratic People’s Party (DPP), United Front Party (UFP), United Development System Party (UDSP), Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE), Yes People’s Party (YPP), United Ghana Movement (UGM), Democratic Freedom Party (DFP).

Others included New Vision Party (NVP), Ghana Democratic Republican Party (GDRP), Ghana National Party (GNP)
Power Unity Party (PUP), United Progressive Party (UPP).

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Reform Patriotic Democrats (RPD), People’s Action Party (PAP), United Renaissance Party (URP)
National Reform Party (NRP) and United Love Party (ULP).

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Source: mondokayonline.com

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