The Electoral Commission of Ghana ( EC) has revoked the registration certificates of seventeen political parties, rendering them unable to participate in the activities of political parties in the country. Their names have thus been struck off the list of political parties in the register of the EC and have since November 1, 2022, ceased to be valid political parties.
The removal of the parties is due to their failure to meet the requirements of political parties contained in the Political Parties Law, 2000(Act 574) which among others requires them to have offices throughout the country.
The United Progressive Party (UPP) founded Akwasi “Odike” Addae; United Front Party (UFP); the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), the National Reform Party (NRP); the Democratic People’s Party (DPP); the United Development System Party (UDSP), Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE), the Yes People’s Party (YPP), the United Ghana Movement (UGM), the New Vision Party (NVP), the Ghana Democratic Republican Party (GDRP) and the Ghana National Party (GNP) have all had their certificates revoked according to an official publication by the Electoral Commission.
“Persuant to the publication of the Electoral Commission dated 13th & 17th October 2022, the General Public is hereby informed that the Registration Certificates of the underlisted Political Parties have been canceled in accordance with Section 15(3) (c) of the Political Parties Law, 2000(Act 574) effective the 1st day of November 2022,” the notice published in the Daily Graphic said.
There have been complaints about inactive Parties that only surface to contest elections when it is time for such but are not active on the ground…
The others include; the Power Unity Party (PUP), People’s Action Party (PAP), United Renaissance Party (URP), and the United Love Party (ULP).