10 political parties face cancellation
Posted Wednesday, October 23 2013 at 01:00
Court has set November 11, as the day when the eligibility of 10 political parties will be determined.
The Electoral Commission (EC) petitioned court to de-register Action Party, Bridge Party, Progressive Alliance Party, Uganda Mandate Party, New Order Democracy, Peoples Independent Party, Movement for Democratic Change, National Redemption Party, Movement Volunteer Mobilisers Organisation and Reform party in respect of failure to declare the source of funding and other assets and liabilities.
EC head of Public Relations Jotham Taremwa told this paper yesterday that having failed to submit on time despite several warnings, the EC has no option but to rather enforce section 9 of the political parties and organisation’s Act.
“We had previously been sending reminders to them to submit their returns but they continued to ignore and so we decided to ask Court to determine whether they can still operate or they are operating illegally,” Mr Taremwa said.
The notice that appeared yesterday in the press stated in part: “Notice is hereby given that an application has been made to the High Court for de-registration of political parties by the Electoral Commission in respect to non-submission of written declaration stating the sources of funds and other assets and liabilities.” Mr Taremwa revealed that out of 38 parties fully registered, 10 failed to declare their returns since 2005 while some have partially declared.
Parties in uganda
Forum for Democratic Change
National Resistance Movement
Uganda People’s Congress
Uganda Green Party
People’s Progressive Party
Uganda Federal Alliance