Political parties divided over new EC report

Some political parties which are likely to lose their licenses come 2016 have received the news with mixed reactions.

The Electoral Commission in a report has cited some minor parties for noncompliance with aspects of the Political parties Act. According to the EC’s report which was put together in 2013, political parties must have at least 144 district offices out of 216 used in the report.

The ruling NDC and the main opposition NPP were the only parties which met the requirement. The CPP, PNC, NDP, PPP and other minor political parties have been branded as nonfunctional.

Commenting on the report, Deputy Youth Organizer of the CPP, Ernesto Yeboah told Kafui Dey on the Morning Starr Tuesday that the move is part of a calculated attempt to get the CPP out of the 2016 elections.

For his part, the PNC’s National Secretary Bernard Mornah described the EC’s report as fake and unreliable.

But the report has been welcomed by the Progressive People’s Party (PPP). The party has described it as a bold attempt by the EC to clean the political system.