POLITICAL PARTIES ACT - 2000 (ACT 574)

    Section - 8 - Method of Registration of a Political Party.

    (1) An application to register a political party shall be made to the Commission and shall be accompanied with-

    (a) a copy of the constitution and the rules or regulations, if any, of the political party duly signed by the interim national chairman or leader and by the interim national or general secretary of the party;

    (b) the written names and addresses of its national officers;

    (c) a full description of the identifying symbols, slogans, and colours, if any, of the political party;

    (d) the registration fee specified in subsection (1) of section 4; and

    (e) such other particulars as the Commission may reasonably require.

    (2) The Commission shall, not later than seven days after the receipt of the application, issue to the political party a provisional certificate of registration and shall cause a notice of the application to be published in the Gazette after receipt, inviting objections from any person, concerning the name, aim, objects, constitution, rules, symbols, slogans and colours of the party.

    (3) The Commission may in addition to inviting objections to the application under subsection (2), cause independent inquiries to be made so as to ascertain the truth or correctness of the particulars submitted with the application for registration.

    (4) On expiration of thirty days after the date of the publication of the Gazette notice, the Commission shall, if satisfied that the relevant provisions of this Act on registration have been complied with, register the political party.

    (5) Where within the thirty day period an objection has been brought to the notice of the Commission, it shall not register the political party until the objection has been disposed of to the satisfaction of the Commission.

    (6) Where the Commission upholds the objection or if enquiries made under subsection (3) disclose that any of the particulars submitted with the application for registration are false, the Commission may refuse to register the party and cancel the provisional certificate issued to that party under subsection (2).