The Electoral Commission (EC) has deregistered four political parties that fell short of the law last week.
This is due to failure to adhere to the Political Parties and Organizations Act, 2005.
According to the EC’s deputy spokesperson, Paul Bukenya, the parties fell short of the provisions of Section 9 of Act that provides for the declaration of assets and liabilities among other requirements.
This ought to be done after one year of verification as a political party by the Electoral commission.
These parties are; the Farmers Party of Uganda (FPU), Uganda People’s Party (UPP), Popular People’s Democracy and National Revolutionary Organization.
“It is true. The Electoral Commission said we did not submit a declaration of our assets and liabilities,” said Bombokka-Nsiko, a Farmers Party of Uganda official.
The Uganda People’s Party through Reagan Bwayo also confirmed deregistration.
Parties that were scrapped off the register can reapply but the EC will have to verify the registration criteria