EC asks political parties to submit audited accounts in compliance with provisions of the Political Parties Law

The Electoral Commission has asked all political parties to submit their audited accounts by May 31, 2016 in compliance with the provisions of the Political Parties Law, 2000, Act 574.

According to the Commission, if it does not receive the requested information by the close of work on May 31, 2016, sanctions will be applied in accordance with the law.

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by Mr Amadu Sulley, Deputy Chairman of the EC in charge of Operations.

Mr Sulley reminded the parties that the Political Parties Law requires that their audited accounts for the year be submitted to the Commission.

Again, Section 14(2) of the law states that “a political party shall within six months after a by-election in which it has participated, submit to the Commission, a detailed statement of all expenditure incurred for that elections.”

Consequently, the Commission is asking all political parties which contested the Talensi, Amenfi West and Abuakwa North by-elections to comply with the provision.

Mr Amadu’s statement added that Section 15(1) also states that, “within ninety days after the issue to it of final certificate of registration, a political party shall furnish the Commission with details of the existence and location of its national, regional, district and constituency offices.”

He said by the notice, all registered political parties should ensure that the requested information was received by the stipulated day failing which sanctions would be applied.

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