The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has terminated the certificates of 17 political parties in the country.
This opens the gates for only eleven parties that can possibly take part in the 2024 polls.
The Director of Electoral Services Dr. Serebuor Quarcoo disclosed that on the Ghana Tonight show with Alfred Ocansey on Monday, November 14.
“We have 15 new ones who have applied and we are assessing them,” he said
The affected parties are as follows 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) New Vision Party (NVP) Ghana Democratic Republican Party (GDRP) Ghana National Party (GNP) Power Unity Party (PUP) United Progressive Party (UPP) Reform Patriotic Democrats (RPD) People’s Action Party (PAP) United Renaissance Party (URP) National Reform Party (NRP) United Love Party (ULP)
A statement that was earlier issued by the EC said “Pursuant to the publication by the Electoral Commission dated 13th & 17th October 2022, the General Public is hereby informed that the Registration Certificates of the under-listed Political Parties have been cancelled in accordance with Section 15 (3) (c) of the Political Parties Law, 2000 (Act 574) effective the 1st day of November, 2022.”
By Lawrence Odoom