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Electoral Commission of Ghana eliminates 17 political parties from Register

Electoral Commission of Ghana eliminates 17 political parties from Register


This comes after the commission reviewed the offices of registered political parties across the provinces during May and June 2022.

Following the exercise, the EC invoked Section 15 (3) (c) of the Political Parties Act of 2000, Act 574, which requires it to terminate the registration of Political Parties that lack National and Regional offices.

jean Mensah, Electoral Conmision of Ghana Boss
jean Mensah, Electoral Commission of Ghana Boss

“The general public is hereby informed that the registration certificates of below to political parties have been cancelled in line with Section 15 (3) (c) of the Political Parties Law, 2000 (Act 574), effective November 1, 2022.”

 

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Although several political party founders, including Akwasi Addae Odike and others, have spoken out against the plan, Prof. Ransford Gyampo of the University of Ghana thinks the EC’s initiative must be supported because it is headed in the correct path.

Akwasi Addae Odike
Akwasi Addae Odike

“Democracy is expensive, so if you have political parties worth their sort, and they satisfy all the requirements that make them political parties and say we practice multi-party democracy, then they should all be on the ballot papers if we have the resources.”

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The impacted political parties are listed

  1. Democratic People’s Party (DPP)
  2. United Front Party (UFP)
  3. United Development System (UDSP)
  4. Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere
  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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