New political party in the offing in Ghana ahead of 2020 election

The Electoral Commission (EC) has confirmed that a new political group has submitted its application for consideration as a fully-fledged political party.

New political party in the offing in Ghana ahead of 2020 election

The new party christened Ghana Union Movement (GUM), has for its slogan “Arise for Development”.

The movement’s symbol has a logo which portrays a fist of a man against two hands with the name and motto of the movement boldly written around it. It has red, yellow and white as its colours.

The leader is Reverend Christian Kwabena Andrews, popularly known as Osofo Kyiri Abosom made the revelation in an interview at Accra. Reverend Andrews is also the Founder and General Overseer of the Life Assembly Worship Centre in Accra.

According to him, the details of the party had been forwarded to the EC’s Director of Election Services for onward transfer to the regions where vetting would be done by the regional offices of the Commission to ensure that the group had satisfied all the requirements.

Having satisfied itself that the group has fulfilled all the requirements, he further noted that the Commission would publish a gazette following which the Chairperson of the EC would issue the group with a provisional certificate.

The Deputy Chairperson of the EC in charge of Operations, Mr Samuel Tettey, when contacted, told the Daily Graphic that the Ghana Union Movement had submitted an application for registration as a political party.

Mr Andrews said the movement was serious about its decision to contest the 2020 presidential race and had made available to the EC, all the relevant documentation to guarantee its certification, adding that its engagement with the EC was far advanced and that it is expected to complete the certification processes shortly.

“We have already submitted all our documents, including our constitution and logo to the commission. We have had a fruitful engagement with the EC so far, and we expect to complete all the processes and obtain our certification,” he stated.

Not less than 15,000 people had so far registered to be members. The figure according to the leader was expected to shoot up when the movement was officially launched.

The movement has so far established offices in all the 16 regions and some districts in the country.

The Deputy Chairperson of the EC in charge of Operations, Mr Samuel Tettey, when contacted, noted that the Ghana Union Movement had submitted an application for registration as a political party.

He said details of the party had been forwarded to the EC’s Director of Election Services for onward transfer to the regions where vetting would be done by the regional offices of the Commission to ensure that the group had satisfied all the requirements.

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