The Electoral Commission of Ghana has cancelled the certificates of some 17 political parties who have no regional and national presence effective November 1, 2022.
This is in accordance with Section 15 (3) (c) of the Political Parties Law, 2000 (Act 574), the Election Management Body said in a Press Statement Monday.
The EC served the 17 political parties with a notice in early October and gave them 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.
The 17 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.
Ahead of the action, the EC had given them 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.
“The Commission has therefore struck out the names of the above-mentioned entities from the list of Political Parties in Ghana,” the EC said in its statement.
The Electoral Commission undertook a nationwide exercise to inspect the offices of all registered political parties in Ghana.
This exercise was conducted from May 16, 2022, to June 9, 2022.
Below is the affected Political Parties
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)